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Book 1- $500
Banner Stones of the North
American Indians. KNOBLOCK Byron W
A specialized illustrated volume prepared for the primary purpose of putting forth conclusions regarding distribution, possible uses, methods of manufacture, evolution of types, adoption of special materials for particular types, and to establish a system for classifying the diversity of shapes of banner-stones by their lines and planes. With articles by, Prof. Charles E. Brown, Prof. Henry C. Shetrone, Dr. Fay-Cooper Cole, Prof. George A. West, Dr. Warren K. Moorehead, Dr. William S. Webb. LaGrange, Illinois: Published by the Author, Popular Edition, 1939
596pp. 272 plates and other illustrations illustrating 1650 stones from Museum and private collections in the United States, maps, biblio., index, dw. The ultimate work on the American Indian Banner-Stones; the result of a lifetime's interest and four years actual compilation of this volume.
What follows is Alan Banks Description of the book when I purchased it from him in 2006.
"Bannerstones of the North American Indian," by Byron W. Knoblock. 1939. This is Knoblock's classic study of bannerstones. It includes his analysis of these interesting artifacts with photo illustrations of hundreds of bannerstones from all over the country. This is a blue cover edition. I think these are more scarce than the green cover printing. The book is about 8 by 11 inches, 596 pages. This book is from the library of Gray LaDassor who was a prominent artifact collector and officer in the Greater St. Louis Archaeological Society, Central States Archaeological Societies, and was a founder of the Redskin. LaDassor has used the book and the cover shows some wear. There are "Xs" in pencil by some of the bannerstones and I expect those are ones LaDassor owned or wanted to own. Interior pages in good condition.
Book 2- $30
Wormington, H. M.; Ancient Man in North America. Denver Museum of Natural History, 1957. Fourth Edition, Second Printing 1964, foldout map, 322 pages. Includes 72 text figures, glossary, bibliography, index.
Spine is cracked and seperating from binding
Book 3- $50
Wachtel, H.C. ;Who's Who in Indian Relics; Dayton, Ohio in 1960; Reprinted, Charley E Drake, 1980; 252 pages
Book 4- $60
Wachtel, H.C. ;Who's Who in Indian Relics; Dayton, Ohio in 1960; Third printing Ben Thompson 1997; 252 pages
Book 5- $50
Thompson Ben W. editor; Who's Who in Indian Relics No. 6; Messenger Printing Company 1984. Second Printing 1992; 344 pages
Book 6- $60
Jinks-Weidner, Janie; Who's Who in Indian Relics #10; Westerville, Oh Privately Printed 2000 First Edition; 400pp
Book 7- $50
Wachtel, Hubert C.; Who's Who in Indian Relics No. 2; Privately Printed in 1968, Reproduced from the 1968 First Edition by Clinton Color Crafters, Inc. 1980; 304 pages
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