Salem MA: George A. Bates, 1881.
First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good with no dust jacket. Item #14278
Light tone, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover. ; "In 1876, [Abbott] announced the discovery, later confirmed by other archaeologists, of traces of human presence in the Delaware River Valley dating from the first or "Kansan" ice age, and inferentially from the pre-glacial period when humans are believed to have entered upon the North American continent. However, today the consensus of archaeologists is that most of Abbott's "Trenton Gravel Implements" date from the Middle Woodland period of about A.D. 300–900. ... [This] book Primitive Industry: Illustrations of the Hand-work in Stone, Bone, and Clay of the Native Races of the Northern Atlantic Seaboard of America (Salem, 1881) detailed the evidences of the presence of pre-glacial man in the Delaware Valley." - Wikipedia. First Edition, First Printing of this thorough and classic nineteenth-century work on Native American material culture, intended to prove pre-glacial inhabitation of North America. ; (vii), 560, 3 ad pages.