Gesammelte Abhandlungen Zur Amerikanischen Sprach- Und Alterthumskunde 3 Vols. & Index
Seler, Eduard

Berlin, Germany: A. Asher & Co., 1902. F Four volumes; Volume I (1902 Asher) xxviii+ 862; Volume II (1904 Asher) xxxvi + 1107; Volume III (1912 Behrend & Co.) xxx + 729; Volume IV the index (1914 Behrend) 370 pages; German text throughout; Eduard Georg Seler (1849 - 1922) German anthropologist "...His published papers and monographs made fundamental contributions to studies of aboriginal American linguistics, archaeology, native history, and ethnography..." (UCLA Special Collections); illustrated with black and white drawings, photographs, folding plates, maps, plans, panoramas; in the forward to Volume I, Dr. Seler writes of his debt to the Duc de Loubat, who gave Seler encouragement and impetus to publish this massive reference work to Meso-American archaeology and anthropology; the first 3 volumes all with the armorial bookplate "Bibliotheque Du Duc de Loubat" engraved by Agry of Paris (signed in the plate); Joseph Florimond Loubat (1831-1927) French and American bibliophile, antiquarian, sportsman, and philanthropist, especially interested in and supportive of the publication of anthropological works of the Americas as here, who lived for many years in New York and for the last thirty years of his life in Paris; the title of Due de Loubat was conferred by Pope Leo XIII in 1893 as the result of services to the Holy See. "…He inherited a large fortune which he spent liberally in historical publication and in support of learned institutions such as Columbia University and the American Antiquarian Society (information from the AAS obituary memorial and online); each volume similarly bound in brown marbled-paper covered boards, dark brown leather spines, gilt spine titles, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers; a few small rubs to the leather, some tips and edge wear to the volumes; blank endpaper of index volume with old tear; contents very clean and in very good condition in very presentable bindings. Very Good (Item ID: 23906)


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