New York: Junior Literary Guild, 1931.. 1931.. Very good. - Octavo, orange cloth decorated & titled in black. The covers are bumped, rubbed & soiled with a small white stain to the front cover. The spine is somewhat faded. xv & 179 pages. Full-page illustrations in red, black & white & black-and-white vignettes, head-pieces & tail -pieces by Erick Berry. 1 top page corner is creased & there is light foxing or soiling to a very few pages. Very good.
Stated first edition.
The author states in his introduction that he began research for this book after reading a study by Dr. Franz Boas on the "Tsimshian Mythology, based on the texts of Henry W. Tate". "This work remains to date the outstanding and practically the only authority on the habits, culture and legends of this particular people of the Nass River Valley. The story itself is based on the myths of the Haida, Tlingit, and the Tsimshian tribes of British Columbia, on Prince Charlotte Island and the adjacent mainland." Dust jacket present. First Edition.