Lot 103: Twenty-three books and journals on the pre-Columbian ar

Turner Auctions and Appraisals LLC

November 13, 2016
South San Francisco, CA, US

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Description: Peru - Art from Chavin to the Incas, 2006, Luis Guillermo Lumbreras et al; Royal Tombs of Sipan, 1993, Walter Alva and Christopher Donnan; Ancestors of the Incas - the Lost Civilizations of Peru, 1998, Federico Kauffmann-Doig; Museums of the Andes, 1981, Junius B. Bird et al; Moche Art of Peru, 1978, Christopher B. Donnan; The Kings of El Dorado, 1982, Thomas Dickey, John Man and Henry Wiencek; Ceramics of Ancient Peru, 1992, Christopher B.Donnan; Gold for the Gods, 1976, A.D. Tushingham; Mastercraftsmen of Ancient Peru, 1968, Alan Sawyer; Ancient Peruvian Ceramics - the Nathan Cummings Collection 1966, Alan Sawyer; The Nathan Cummings Collection of Ancient Peruvian Art (Formerly Wassermann-San Blas Collection), 1954, Alan Sawyer; The Art of Ancient and Modern Latin America - Selections from Public and Private Collections in the United States, 1968, Marjorie Smith Zengel et al; Peru Arqueologico, undated, Banco Central de Reserva del Peru; The Desert Kingdoms of Peru, 1964, Victor W. von Hagen; The Mochica - a Culture of Peru, 1972, Elizabeth Benson; Ancient Art of the Andes, 1954, Wendell C. Bennett (two copies); Peru, 1966, Rafael Larco Hoyle; Revista del Museo Nacional - Lima, Peru, 1937 and 1941, various; The Archaeology of Ancient Peru and the Work of Max Uhle, 1977, Dorothy Menzel; Gold of the Andes - Treasures of Peru, 1963, Miguel Mujica Gallo et al; Ancient Peruvian Art, Vol. 1 - Sculpture, 1937, Luis E. Valcarcel
Provenance: Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to offer the library and selected artifacts from the personal collection of Jim Haas, the noted, long-time specialist in Native American and Ethnographic Arts, who recently retired from Bonhams after 31 years with the company and its predecessor.  The sale also includes property from a major Southwest museum and estates of two long-time collectors:  the Furgatch Collection features contemporary Southwest pottery; the Nancy Florsheim Estate, Part 2, offers contemporary and prehistoric pottery and Southwest jewelry.  
Notes: “Please note that the various books, catalogues, and periodicals included in this lot are from a working reference library dealing with African, Oceanic, Southeast Asian tribal art, pre-Columbian art, Oriental rugs, fine art and photography. I used them during my professional career and as a private collector who bought and sold at auction. The variety here represents decades of searching out the literature that best enabled me to perform my duties as an auction house appraiser and cataloguer while keeping abreast of pricing and the current market demand. That said, potential bidders should be aware that in general, the various volumes are in good, serviceable condition. Some are excellent, others are poor. For a condition report on specific titles, please contact Turner Auctions and Appraisals.”
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