History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs. Embellished with One Hundred and Twenty Portraits from the Indian Gallery in the Department of War, at Washington

Philadelphia: D. Rice and A.N. Hart, 1855. Third octavo edition; considered by some to be the best of the octavo editions for the superiority of its hand coloring; three volumes; publisher’s red pebble-grained morocco; all edges gilt; thick, beveled boards; raised bands; elaborate gilt decoration on the boards and the spine; in superb condition. Most of the illustrations are by artist Charles Bird King, many of whose original oil paintings were destroyed in a 1865 fire at the Smithsonian.

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Price: $35,000.00