Indian Basketry, and How to Make Indian and Other Baskets. With Nearly 600 Illustrations.

By: James, George Wharton

Price: $47.50

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Book Condition: Fine


Contains two titles, "Indian Basketry" and "How to Make Indian and Other Baskets." The edition of Indian Basketry is the 3rd Edition, Revised and Enlarged, 1903. The edition of How to Make Indian and Other Baskets is the 2nd Edition, 1904. "Privately printed by the author, George Wharton James." Original publisher's green cloth binding with gilt lettering and a beautiful gilt decoration of a woven basket on the front cover. 6 1/4" x 9 1/4." [1]-271, advertisement, [1]-136, [8], complete. Many black and white illustrations, complete. The eight pages in the back contain advertisements for the Basket Fraternity and "Indian trading stores," an Index, and the list of illustrations for "How to Make Indian and Other Baskets." The first title also has a list of illustrations as well as an Index and Appendix. Pages and covers are virtually pristine and intact. Slight corner wear and wear at the head and tail of the spine. A Fine copy. Pages [1]-271 comprise "Indian Basketry." The latter half of the book, Pages [1]-136, comprise "How to Make Indian and Other Baskets." The Contents of the book are as follows: "Introduction," "Basketry, the Mother of Pottery," "Basketry in Indian Legend," "Basketry in Indian Ceremonial," "Basket Making People," "Materials Used in Indian Basketry," "Colors in Indian Basketry," "Basket Forms and Designs; Their Origin and Relation to Art," "Some Uses of Indian Baskets," "Symbolism of Indian Basketry," "The Poetry of Indian Basketry," "Baskets to be Prized," "The Decadence of the Art," "How the Art may be Preserved," "Hints to the Collector," "Bibliography of Indian Basketry," "Appendix," "Index," and "How to Make Indian and Other Baskets." George Wharton James (1858-1923) was an American author, editor, lecturer, journalist, and photographer. Many of his works are about California and the American Southwest.

Title: Indian Basketry, and How to Make Indian and Other Baskets. With Nearly 600 Illustrations.

Author Name: James, George Wharton

Categories: Literature, Western Americana, Art and Architecture,

Publisher: Pasadena, CA, George Wharton James: 0

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Type: Book

Seller ID: 022142

Keywords: Nonfiction. Guides. Manuals. Instructional books. Reference books. Indigenous history. Native American history. Indigenous Peoples. First Peoples. Native Americans. Fine art. Studio art. Culture. Crafts. Baskets. Woven baskets. Basketry. Basket weaving. Basket making. George Wharton James. George James. SG-139.,