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    Charles de Wolf Brownell. Indian Races of North and South America. New York: The American Subscription House, 1857. 8vo. 720 pp. Rebound in blue three-quarter morocco. Raised bands, gilt lettering and designs to spine. Marbled endpapers. Dozens of hand-colored plates. Very good.

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    Comprising an Account of the Principal Aboriginal Races; a Description of their National Customs, Mythology, and Religious Ceremonies; the History of their Most Powerful Tribes, and of their Most Celebrated Chiefs and Warriors; their Intercourse and Wars with the European Settlers; and a Great Variety of Anecdote and Description, Illustrative of Personal and National Character. With Numerous and Diversified colored Illustrations, Entirely New, many of Which are from Original Designs, Executed in the Best Style of the Art, by the First Artists in America.

     

    Reference: Sabin 8681.

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