VG- in VG- jacket. Book The book is red cloth covered boards with black indian symbol decorations and black title on spine. The only defect to note on the book is a stamp on the front edge that reads "Reading Copy Only" which may be the publishers copy as the book appears to be unread. The DJ is yellow with similar decorationsThe fold is rubbed but there are no tears, there is a small smudge on the front. The book contains a publicity letter describing the book and providing a brief bio of the author.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Foreword by Carl Schaefer Dentzel, Director, Southwest Museum, Los Angeles, California. By a comparative study of Indian folklore across the breadth of North America and from Alaska down to the Gulf of Mexico, Jones demonstrates a marked similarity in the beliefs and legends of widely separated tribes. Presentation copy, inscribed by Jones to Bruce Bryan, the long time curator of the Southwest Museum of the American Indian in Los Angeles, on the title page, with Bryan's bookplate to the front pastedown. Bryan edited Louis Thomas Jones's book Aboriginal American Oratory (1965). Prospectus laid in. Red cloth binding, with decorative black stamping. A bit of rubbing and edgewear to the dust jacket; otherwise very good. Inscribed by Author.
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