Handbook of American Indian Languages [Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 40, parts I and II]. Franz Boas.
Handbook of American Indian Languages [Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 40, parts I and II]

Handbook of American Indian Languages [Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 40, parts I and II]

Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1922. Hardcover. Part I published 1911; part II published 1922. 2 volumes (vii, [2], 1069 p.; v, [1], 903 p.): tables; 24 cm. Publisher's olive green cloth with gilt-stamped spine titles abd blind-ruled borders on each board. No dust jackets, as issued. First Edition. The most significant work on American Indian Languages. Contents: [Part I] Athapascan (Hupa) by Pliny Earle Goddard -- Tlingit by John R. Swanton -- Haida by John R. Swanton -- Tsimshian by Franz Boas -- Kwakiutl by Franz Boas -- Chinook by Franz Boas -- Maidu -- by Roland B. Dixon -- Algonquian (Fox) by William Jones (revised by Truman Michelson) -- Sionan (Dakota) by Franz Boas and John R. Swanton -- Eskimo by William Thalbitzer -- [Part II] The Takelma language of Southwestern Oregon by Edward Sapir -- Coos by Leo J. Frachtenberg -- Siuslawan (Lower Umpqua) by Leo J. Frachtenberg -- Chukchee by Waldemar Bogoras. In Very Good Condition: covers are very lightly soiled; edges are rubbed; spine of Part II somewhat faded; pages are clean and tight. A very solid set of this important work. Very Good. Item #002898

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