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Adair, James ("a trader with the Indians, and resident in their country for forty years")
The History of the American Indians; Particularly Those Nations Adjoining the Mississippi, East and West Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina, and Virginia; Containing an Account of Their Origin, Language, Manners, Religious and Civil Customs, Laws, Form of Government, Punishments, Conduct in War and Domestic Life, Their Habits, Diet, Agriculture, Manufactures, Diseases and Method of Cure, and Other Particulars, Sufficient to Render It a Complete Indian System; With Observations on Former Historians, the Conduct of Our Colony Governors, Superintendents, Missionaries, &c.; Also an Appendix, Containing a Description of the Floridas, and the Mississippi Lands, with Their Productions, the Benefits of Colonising Georgiana, and Civilizing the Indians, and the Way to Make All the Colonies More Valuable to the Mother Country. With a new map of the country referred to in the history
London: Edward and Charles Dilly, 1775. First edition. 4to. (12), 464 pp. Folding frontispiece map; with the half-title. Howes A-38: "Best 18th-century English source on the Southern tribes, written by one who traded forty years with them." Sabin 155 (quoting Allen): "Points out various customs of the Indians, having a striking resemblance to those of the Jews; and the great object of his work appears to be, to prove that the aborigines of America are descended from that race." Clark Old South I, 28. Field 11, Graff 10. Thornton 28. Turnbull, p. 194. De Renne catalogue I, p. 208. Servies 517: "An account of the Katahba, Cheerake, Muskohge, Choktah, and Chikkasah nations." Owen, p. 732. Allen "Tennessee Rarities" 2. Some offset from map, some browning in lower margin toward the end of the text, some marginal worming toward the rear; still a very good, wide-margined copy. 20th-century brown quarter leather and marbled boards, leather spine label, marbled endpapers. (9174).
Bookseller: Bartlebys Books [U.S.A.]
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