Zuni Breadstuff.

New York: Museum of the American Indian, 1920.

Indian Notes & Monographs Vol. VIII. Small thin octavo, 673 pages. First edition in book form of this important survey of the food traditions of the Zuni tribes. 'Feeding America' calls it one of the most "thorough and comprehensive" examinations of Native American foodways. The author "lived as an adopted member of the Zuni tribe from 1879 to 1884. During this time he examined and recorded information respecting not only the food products of the Zuni but also their methods of food preparation, and the myths, ceremonies, and daily customs pertaining thereto." Although lacking his bookplate or other physical indications, this is Alan Davidson's copy. Small hole to bottom of several early pages near gutter, otherwise fine in publisher's red printed tan cloth. Scarce.

Price: $350.00