22 May 2001
PROPERTY OF THE FRIENDS OF THE FALL RIVER PUBLIC LIBRARY
FALL RIVER, MA
McKENNEY, Thomas L. (1785-1859) [and James Hall (1793-1868)]. History of the Indian Tribes of North America. Philadelphia: Caxton Press of Sherman & Co. for D. Rice & Co., 1872-74.
2 text volumes, royal 8o (268 x 190 mm) and atlas folio (508 x 356 mm). 120 hand-finished color lithographic plates and small version of the "Billy Bowlegs" portrait as frontispiece to volume 2 of text, all after Charles Bird King. (Some occasional pale dampstaining in upper margin.) Contemporary black half morocco (text volumes with covers detached, atlas with text block loose). Provenance: Fall River Public Library (pockets at front).
Later folio edition, mixed issue, the plates variously without imprints or with those of F.W. Greenough, David C. Rice and James G. Clark or E.C. Biddle. This later edition, made after Biddle's first of 1836-44, Greenough's of 1838-44, and other earlier undated folio editions, was made from the remaining stock of plates and does not include the lithographic map, table or 17 pages of lithographed facsimile signatures of the subcribers. James Hall's name is not included on the title. This edition not in Field, Howes or Sabin. FINE SET OF THESE PLATES. (3)
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