The Indian in His Wigwam, or Characteristics of the Red Race of America From Original Notes and Manuscripts. Henry R. Schoolcraft.
The Indian in His Wigwam, or Characteristics of the Red Race of America From Original Notes and Manuscripts

The Indian in His Wigwam, or Characteristics of the Red Race of America From Original Notes and Manuscripts

Buffalo: Derby & Hewson, 1848. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. 416pp. Publishers black T-grain cloth blocked in gilt on the upper board with a figure of an Indian and his bow; the spine is gilt with the title and a repeat of the illustration; the rear-board is blocked similarly to the upper board, but in blind. Two illustrations. Lower portion of spine neatly repaired; edges, corners and upper spine worn; light foxing; else a very good copy. Schoolcraft issued Oneóta as a 64p pamphlet in 1844-5, reissued it in wraps with 418pp (including the front and rear wraps) as "The red race of America, in 1847, but with "The Indian in his wigwam" on the cover. This work of 416pp. was then issued in bound form, and with the present title, in Buffalo as well as NY in 1848. Howes, S-188, who notes :"Issuing a book under 5 different titles within 10 years is an unparalleled Protean feat--even for Schoolcraft." Very good. Item #17465

Price: $500.00

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