Title Photographs of Interesting and Outstanding Specimens of Indian Relics From The Edward W. Payne Stone Age Collection: Material on Display at the Dickson Mounds, Lewistown, Illinois.
Publisher Williamson Printing and Publishing: / National Bank of Springfield 1937
Seller ID k1707095
1st ed. 156 pp. 11-1/2”x9”, brown cloth with gilt titles. 148 b&w photographic plates showing Native American artifacts and relics. Brown cloth hardcover with gilt titles. Light wear to edges and corners, some light fading to center of front cover. Bound in is a printed card identifying this as copy number 1 of a special edition. Payne, a prominent resident of Springfield had assembled over 43 large collections of Native American relics and at the time of his death in 1932 purportedly had the largest collection extant. Efforts to keep the collection intact failed and it was distributed for sale beginning in 1935.