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(AMERICAN INDIANS.) Thomas McKenney and James Hall. 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, binding detached on volume II, otherwise minor wear; minimal foxing; all edges gilt, a handsome unsophisticated copy; early bookplates on front pastedowns, owner's inked stamps on free endpapers. 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").