Publication: Government Printing Office, 1892, Washington
First edition. 4to. Original printed wrappers bound into a quarter leather and marbled paper over boards binder with raised bands on the spine and titles stamped on the spine, 443 - 617 pp (174 pp.), illustrated, full-page color plates, footnotes, top edge gilt, bibliography. Inked gift presentation inscription on the title page, signed and dated by Captain John G. Bourke on September 20th, 1893. This is an extract from the Ninth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology. This monograph describes the paraphernalia of the medicine men of the Apache and other tribes. Captain John Gregory Bourke was a prolific diarist and author, his works include "On the Border with Crook," ethnological publications such as "Scatalogic Rites of All Nations," "Snake-Dance of the Moquis of Arizona," "The Urine Dance of the Zuni Indians of New Mexico," and others. A small closed tear to bottom edge of title page, else a fine copy in a handsome quarter leather and marbled boards binder.
Inventory Number: 47069