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    Forty-Eight Full-Color Portraits
    of Native Americans

    Thomas L. McKenney and James Hall. History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs. Volume II. Philadelphia: Daniel Rice and James G. Clark, 1842. First edition of volume II [only volume present]. One folio volume, of three. Approximately 19.75 x 14 inches. [ii], 237, [3, blank] pages. Volume II is complete with forty-eight hand-colored plates. Errata slip. Twentieth-century half brown levant morocco over brown cloth boards, with portion of contemporary leather spine affixed to spine, and with contemporary (original?) cloth portion from front board affixed to front board, later endleaves. Front joint cracked, binding worn, hinges reinforced, pages 5/6 and 7/8 and one plate (Opothle Yoholo) reinforced with brown paper tape at edges, page 75 with large tape repairs, pages 12, 13, 15, and 19 with small tape repairs or reinforcements, some plates with apparent offset from leaves or other small plants on blank rectos, some toning, offset to plates, some foxing in text. Good. Despite these flaws, this is still a portion of the first edition of "The grandest color plate book issued in the United States up the time of its publication" [Reese]. Howes M-129. Reese Nineteenth Century American Color Plate Books, 24. Sabin 43410a.


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