Very Good. 4to. Crisp, clean pages except for a small gift note penned at the half-title page and a little light foxing at the first and last pages and around the outside edges; spine square and uncreased, soft cover rubbed around the edges and at the spine ends with a chip at the spine head, otherwise excellent. 214pp.; black-and-white illustrations throughout.
Good. XL. Ex-library copy with the usual stamps and markings. Some pencil marks. Cover worn around edges. Some ink stains to last few pages. 214 pages. Contents: Putting Argillite Art into a Shape in Time; The Haida: People, Culture, Ideas; Encounters: A Brief Historical Sketch of the Meeting of Haida and Euro-American Cultures; Argillite: The Reality of the Stone; The Art: Haida Images of Sense and Non-Sense in Argillite; Catalogue; Notes; Bibliography.
Very good. 1st Edition. 214pp. Quarto. Illustrations in text from photos and drawings (including maps). Previous owner's names to half-title page; errata sheet laid in. Original pictorial stiff wrapppers; minor rubbing. Text block clean and tight. very good Exhibition catalog of Haida Argillite art held at the Glenbow Museum. Included is the history of the art, the Haida and their culture. Photographs by Ron Marsh.
Near Fine. No Jacket, as Issued. Exhibition Catalogue. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. Wrappers., the glossy black cover shows very slight signs of handling to tiny spots on extreme edges. very low impact visually. no other flaws-clean, no names, writing or markings. strong sewn binding.; 214pp., 8 color plates, 283 b/w illustrations, figures, map. photography by ron marsh. examines the culture and art of the haida people of coastal alaska and british columbia, particularly the carvings they have produced using argillite, a cousin of slate.
VG-(Ex-lib., remnants of a sticker at front cover; Inkstamp at title page and colophon; Pocket inside back cover) Color illus. wraps; 214 pp.; Profusely illustrated in bw. From the back cover: "The Haida, in carving argillite, have given us their 'history' through a continuous creative expression over a period of 180 years. Argillite carvings tell us of the Haidas' experiences as a people, of their values and ideology. The objects speak of the flourishing of a society and then its ghastly destruction; the tenuity of survival and then the proud determination to be and remain Haida."; 232 items listed; Extensive text.
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