3 December 2007
McKENNEY, Thomas L. and James HALL. History of the Indian Tribes of North America. Philadelphia: D. Rice and A.N. Hart, 1855.
3 volumes, 8o (263 x 174 mm). 120 hand-colored lithographic plates by J.T. Bowen, most after Charles Bird King. (Occasional light spotting and soiling.) Original publisher's brown blind-stamped morocco, spine in six compartments with five raised bands, gilt-lettered in two, the others decorated in blind, all edges gilt (scuffed at the extremities and covers with surface abrasions, joints starting). Provenance: Geo M. Smephaw (signature).
Later octavo edition. First published in this reduced format in 1850. Howes M-129; Sabin 43411. (3)
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