Potsherds: An Introduction to the Study of Prehistoric Southwestern Ceramics and Their Use in Historic Reconstruction

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Author: Colton, Harold S. (1881-1970)

Publisher: Northern Arizona Society of Science and Art (Museum of Northern Arizona)

Pub Date: 1953 (First edition)

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: 2 copies.  Copy 1 (FL): Good.  Binding tight.  No tears, bends or folds.  Previous owner’s mark and name on inside front board.  Bumping to corners, light edgewear.  Edgewear at spine hinges, front and rear.  Without dust jacket.  Copy 2 (BRU): Book: Good.  Binding tight.  No tears, bends or folds.  Previous owner’s stamp on ffep. Very light edge and corner wear.  Dust Jacket: Fair.  NOT price clipped.   It’s the head and foot of the spine that have borne the brunt–the head of the spine is torn and chipped, the foot of the spine has an approx. 3/4″ tear at rear edge and chipping to the bottom.  There’s some edge wear at the folds.  Now in mylar (and probably not a moment too soon).

Notes: Museum of Northern Arizona Bulletin 25.  Copy 1 from the library of the late archaeologist Robert Lister, his marks.  Pottery as the prime indicator of time and culture, “the basic material of history.” (Colton)

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