New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1950. First edition, 1950. Inscribed “To C.P., Roy Appleton” on the half-title, in red pencil. The “C.P.” in the inscription was Charles Pont, who left copies of his letters to the editor of the New York times castigating them for printing unfavorable reviews of the book. It also includes a letter in response signed by New York Times book review editor Francis Brown, and a few other clippings, etc. Tan textured cloth printed in black and red, decorative endpapers, 279 pages, errata slip at front, decorative dustjacket. The book looks and feels nearly new, with a small personal bookplate of Pont’s on the back of the front free endpaper, no other names or markings. The mylar protected dustjacket has a slightly tanned spine, minor edgewear, and an inch-long closed tear to the top of the front panel, little paper loss. A detailed illustrated guide to the arts of Native Americans throughout both American continents, arranged by geographic region. Includes numerous color plates each showing several examples of both practical and decorative arts. A very clean and sound copy. Inscribed by The Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 4to – over 9¾” – 12″ tall.