Original The BASKET, The Journal of the Basket Fraternity or Lovers of Indian Baskets and Other Good Things
This is a rare original publication of “The Basket.” This is Vol I, dated October, 1903, No. 4., published by “The Basket Fraternity,” Pasadena, California, 1903.
This issue measures just over 9 1/8″ tall by 6 1/8″ wide. Softcover, with slightly heavier gold paper covers. The first page is a double advertisement and the other side is Figure 29, “An Apache Maiden…” The numbered pages begin with #43 and run through #102 with a last full page of ads and both side of the back cover filled with the stated objectives of The Basket Fraternity.
Topics and articles include: Various articles by George Wharton James including “Palomas Apaches and Their Baskets,” “With the Hopi,” “The Snake Dance of the Hopis,” and other articles, “Some Modern Martyrs in the United States,” a survey article, “A Few Indian Baskets” that includes Shoshone, Mission, Pomo, Washoe and Hopi and, more. Wonderful illustrations accompany articles.
Overall condition is excellent for a book of this age. There is light soil and wear to the covers. Stapled spine is intact but staples have some rust so there is some staining to pages 72 & 73 (central stapled page) and several adjacent pages on both sides. Some pages still have original uncut fold. Very small margin tears to some pages. Note that this book has this price written in pencil on the first page.