19 December 2002
MCKENNEY, Thomas L. (1785-1859). Sketches of a Tour to the Lakes, of the Character and Customs of the Chippeway Indians, and of the Incidents connected with the Treaty of Fond du Lac... Also, a Vocabulary of the Algic, or Chippeway Language. Baltimore: Fielding Lucas, Jun. 1827.
8o (230 x 143 mm). Half-title. Lithographed portrait frontispiece and 28 lithographed plates, after Swett by Imbert and Pendleton (browned, some scattered light foxing, one plate trimmed and laid down, blank portion of half-title renewed). Publisher's cloth-backed boards, spine with printed paper label, uncut (worn, book block broken); cloth chemise and slipcase. Provenance: John Talbot Gernon (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION. "In this tour McKenney formed a more intimate association with the great mass of the Indian population, and was able to present much valuable information..." (Field 994). Howes M132; Sabin 43407.
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