My Adventures in Zuni Frank Cushing 1941 Ernest Thompson Seton's Copy w/slipcase

My Adventures in Zuni by Cushing, Frank 16956

Author: Cushing, Frank

Title: My Adventures in Zuni

Published: Santa Fe; Peripatetic Press, [1941]

Signed by Author: No

First Edition: No

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Near fine

Description: First appearance in book form, one of a limited edition of 400 copies, with additional essays by E. DeGolyer and Sylvester Baxter, color illustrations by Fanita Lanier. A near fine copy (one pale stain to front board) in very good dust jacket (chip to top of front panel, mild toning, rubbing to joints, some internal reinforcement) and custom marbled paper slipcase. Bookplate of nature writer and Boy Scouts of America founder Ernest Thompson Seton on the front pastedown. Cushing is generally credited with having laid the foundations for scientific study of the ethnology and archaeology of the Southwest. Settling in Zuni, New Mexico, he became the first anthropologist to conduct fieldwork by actually living with the subjects of investigation and joining in their daily activities "helping to establish participant-observation as an accepted anthropological research strategy (ANB).

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