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(AMERICAN INDIANS.) McKenney, Thomas L.; and Hall, James. History of the Indian Tribes of North America. 120 hand-colored lithographed plates. iv, 333; xvii, -290; iv, 17-392 pages. 3 volumes. Large 8vo, publisher's full morocco with ornamental frame stamped on covers, front joints just starting, otherwise minimal wear; minimal foxing, a handful of imprint lines cropped as usual; a handsome unsophisticated copy. Philadelphia, 1855
Third octavo edition of the classic work of American Indian portrait iconography, with color plates after paintings later destroyed in the 1865 Smithsonian fire. The original edition in folio format was published in 1836-44. "The most colorful portraits of Indians ever executed"--Howes M129 ("aa").
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