Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1962. Hardcover. Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 181. 140 paintings, with explanatory notes on facing pages, of the Tiwa (Pueblo Indians) from the town of Isleta on the Rio Grande near Albuquerque, New Mexico. The first ten paintings are a fascinating record of the rituals of childbirth; the volume is a key source for Isleta (Pueblo) ethnology.
4to, 299 pp, color frontis, and color and b&w illus throughout. Introduction and commentary by Dr. Elsie Clews Parsons. Brown cloth covers with gilt Smithsonian stamp on front cover and gilt title on spine. Cloth covers near perfect; slightest rubbing at base of spine. Pictorial dj with title in black on gold ground on front cover and spine. Dj is slightly chipped at top of spine and slightly dusty on spine only. Internally, very good, bright and clean. Fine in near fine dj. Item #11952