Totem Poles: Two Volumes. Volume One; Totem Poles According to Crests and Topics, Volume Two; Totem Poles According to Location
The Definitive Work on Totems of the North Pacific Coast
Highly detailed and expertly researched work on totems and First People tribes of the Western British Columbia. Written by Marius Barbeau a Canadian ethnographer, folklorist and Rhodes Scholar. Barbeau is considered a founder of Canadian Anthropology. More than 880 pages and 651 vintage black and white photographs. Nicely organized by totem crests and topics. Barbeau covers totems of the Tsimshian, Haida, Tlingit, Nootka, Salish and Swakiutul peoples.
Ottawa, Canada, National Museum of Canada, First Edition, Two Volumes: Bulletin No. 119, printed in 1950 and 1964 respectively, 880 pages in total, 651 illustrations. Octavo: 9.75 inches in height by 6.5 inches in width, Original printed stiff wraps protected in custom mylar sleeves. Informative map endpapers, very clean near Fine First Edition.