Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    J[ohn].W[esley]. Powell: Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages with Word Phrases and Sentences to be Collected. By J.W. Powell. Second Edition-with Charts. [Smithsonian Institution-Bureau of Ethnology, J.W. Powell Director]. (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1880). Second edition. Quarto (11.5" x 8.5"). xi, 216 pages. Four kinship charts laid into rear pocket (three folding). Handsomely rebound in quarter mottled calf over marbled paper boards by the Cottage Bindery in Bath, spine in six compartments with five raised bands, and lettered and tooled in gilt. Some slight dampstains to the margins and not affecting the text, also to the edges of the charts, a child's scribbling on the blank verso of a section title in the middle, else a very good copy. Housed in a custom cloth slipcase.

    View all of [The Chris Kortlander Collection ]

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2007
    25th-26th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 905

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 September 14 - 15 Americana & Political.

    Learn about consigning with us

    You reach a customer base that is in many ways completely unknown to the major auction houses, and your marketing to this base is as professional as one could hope for. As I continue to wind down my holdings.
    Michael Z.,
    Hawthorne, NY
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 December 14 Historic Flags of World War II Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 December 14 Historic Flags of World War II Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,022,424