Kent: Volair Limited, 1978. Limited edition. Hardcover. Fine. Item #21675 .
Two volumes. Full calf. Spines in six compartments, gilt boards blocked in gilt; all edges gilt; moiré endpapers, ribbon markers. A fine bright set in publisher's slipcase.
Issued in conjunction with the American Museum of Natural History. Contains the biographies and full color lithographic portraits of 120 prominent American Indians as first issued in 1837. Also contains the first publishing of the portrait of Mahaska, which had been used as a proof to convince backers, but was not included in the 1837 edition.
Prospectus is laid in and also the engraved bookplate (unsigned).
One of 5000 sets.