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Meacham, Hon. A[fred]. B[enjamin. 1826 - 1882]. Winema, Modoc Chieftainess [1842 - 1932].
WI - NE - MA (The Woman - Chief) and Her People
American Publishing Company, Hartford, 1876. vi, [7] - 168 pp. Illustrated with frontis, 5 portraits & 8 plates. 12mo. 7-5/8" x 5" "During the 1872-3 Modoc uprising on the California-Oregon border, Winema acted as interpreter for the peace commission, saving the life of the author, who was Indian superintendent for Oregon. Meacham gives the Modoc side of the controversy." [Sloan]. ABPC shows the title last at auction in 1997, with only one prior occurence (1991). Spine cloth darkend & worn, with front joint cloth splitting top 1.5". Two bookplates to front paste-down. Faint tide-line in lower margin of first few leaves. A few pages with po underlining. An About VG copy of a rare book on the subject. Original brown cloth binding with gilt stamped title lettering to front board 1st edition (Cowan II, p. 421; Smith 6627). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA [Alameda, CA, U.S.A.]
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