James, George Wharton. Indian Blankets and their Makers; With Numerous Illustrations and Colored Plates. New York: Tudor Publishing Co., 1937. Second Edition. 
Red decorated publisher's cloth, binding very good+ with sharp corners, 7 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches, small paper address label with small ink inventory number on the front end papers, previous owner's ink name stamp on the top closed page edge. xvi., 213 clean pp., tight. Frontispiece plus 214 illustrations, both photographic and drawn, some in color. Very good. Hardcover.
A reprint of the first edition of 1914.
"For upward of thirty years I have known the Navaho Indian. I wrote and published for the first Indian trader who made a specialty of the Navaho blanket the first blanket catalogue ever issued. I have carefully watched the various developments of the art, and have bought many hundreds of blankets, know personally scores of the best weavers of the tribe, and as late as the winter of 1912-13 spent over three months visiting them, watching them work, engaging in their ceremonies, sleeping in their hogans, eating their food, riding their ponies, and listening to their legends, and the following pages are the result of this long-continued study and personal association." - Introduction.
George Wharton James (1858-1923), b. Lincolnshire, England; emigrated to the United States as a Methodist minister, and served churches in the American Southwest. In 1889 he took to the desert in search of better health and to escape accusations of misconduct brought against him by his wife (he was defrocked and later reinstated). James then explored the Grand Canyon, studied the American Indians, and was made member of several tribes. He did not return to the ministry, but became an advocate, author, and lecturer on behalf of the Native Americans of the American Southwest. He lectured on the Chautauqua circuit, edited two magazines, and wrote over 40 books as well as numerous articles and pamphlets.