Stockholm, Sweden: P.A. Norstedt & Soners Forlag. Very Good. 1893. First Edition. Cloth. A first edition of Gustaf Nordenskiold's beautifully illustrated first scientific study of Mesa Verde's ruins. Original red stamped boards with gilt imprint. Sunning on spine, rubbed corners. Light soil and toning on pages with some offsetting from the plates. Collated complete with seventeen plates as called for. The photogravures are very high quality images and include a two-page center spread of the Cliff Palace. Many maps and plans also illustrate the Swedish text. Gustaf Nordenskiold excavated and collected Mesa Verde artifacts in the summer of 1891, working with Richard Wetherill and taking some of the best early photographs of Southwest ruins. Howes N 174. ; Book; 14 3/4" x 11" . (Inventory #: 011583)
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