New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., 1971. Photos and drawings. First Edition. Cloth. 8vo, two-tone: brown-atop-red cloth with silver lettering on spine, Introduction by C.W. Ceram; archival polyester-protected photographic dust jacket (unclipped) depicting cliff palace at Mesa Verde taken by Joseph Muench, illustrated with colored photographic frontispiece and 49 images of early native American ruins and artifacts (with drawings by Hannelore Marek); light brown endpapers; xxi, [xxii:blank] + 357 pages. Near Fine / Very Good. Item #6885
SUPERIOR survey of prehistoric Native American archaeology (e.g., Clovis, Folsom, Pueblo, Hohokam, Basket Makers, Mound Builders) with 50 color and B&W illustrations.
C. W. Ceram (1915 – 1972) was the pseudonym of German journalist, editor and author Kurt Wilhelm Marek, known for his popular works about archaeology. The best known of these was Gods, Graves, and Scholars [Götter, Graber und Gelehrte].
Cloth is tight, bright, and clean. Dust jacket is bright with some wear at corners and edges.