Col. Thomas L. McKenney and James Hall. History of the Indian Tribes of North America with biographical sketches of the Principal Chiefs embellished with one hundred and twenty portraits from the Indian Gallery in the Department of War, at Washington.
Three folio volumes: vol. I (Philadelphia: Edward C. Biddle, 23 Minor Street, 1836); vol. II (Philadelphia: Daniel Rice and James G. Clark, 132 Arch Street, 1842); and vol. III (Philadelphia: Daniel Rice and James G. Clark, 132 Arch Street, 1844). 120 lithographed plates with superb bright original hand color heightened with gum arabic: 117 portraits after King and 3 frontispieces after Rindisbacher and Bodmer; uncolored lithographed sheet with two maps and one chart: “Localities of all the Indian Tribes of North America in 1833,” “Present Localities of the Indian Tribes west of the Mississippi,” and “Statement showing the number of each tribe of Indians;” 17 pages of facsimile signatures of subscribers on 9 leaves. Includes original subscription wrappers and bindery instructions. All three volumes in original binding, with spine restoration: original boards, marbled end papers, and original spine leather overlay with seven compartments containing gilt title and decorations. Binding boards worn at corners. Vol. I front free endpaper, with minor cracking. Some foxing on text as usual, some staining at lower edges of text pages in vol. II. (See separate sheet for remarks on individual plates.) Very clean and bright condition, overall excellent.
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