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Published by University of Washington Press, Douglas & McIntyre in Seattle, Wash, Vancouver .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Reid, William, -- 1920- -- Pictorial works.,
  • Haida sculpture -- Pictorial works.,
  • Haida mythology -- Pictorial works.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementUlli Steltzer ; introduction by Robin Laurence, foreword by Bill Reid.
GenrePictorial works.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE99.H2 S76 1997
The Physical Object
Pagination61 p. :
Number of Pages61
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20085654M
ISBN 100295976241, 1550545795

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