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History of the Indian Tribes of North America with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs Embellished with One Hundred and Twenty Portraits, from the Indian Gallery in the Department of War, at Washington
Philadelphia: D. Rice & A. N. Hart, 1855 Originally published in folio between 1836 and 1844, the three volume set was first reissued in royal octavo from 1848-1850. This is the third octavo edition, with 120 hand colored plates produced by J. T. Bowen whose lithographs were used in all four of the first octavo editions. The lithographs are based upon the original paintings of Charles Bird King, which were destroyed by a fire in 1865 at the Smithsonian where they were exhibited. Original full Moroccan leather covers with blind stamp, and gilt lettering in two of the six spine compartments. Raised spine bands. All edges are gilded. Leather is a bit rubbed and scuffed along edges, mostly lower, and show a few scuffs and light rubbing on joints. Corners are a little worn. Light smudges and foxing scattered throughout all volumes, though contents and plates are generally clean. Tissue guards are intact, with an occasional small tear or misfold. All three volumes remains tight. . Third Edition, Thus . Full Leather. Good+/No Dust Jacket. Royal Quarto.
      [Bookseller: Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps]
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