Volume III only of a 3 volume set. First edition, first issue of the third volume. Large folio, with the page size measuring 20 1/8 x 14 inches. Bound in beautiful three quarter red morroco binding with dark green gilt lettered leather spine labels. Binding has minor rubbing and shelfwear. Spine compartments with alternating Chief's head and crossed tomahawk tooling. All edges gilt, with a few scuffs to the fore-edge, and a few spots of minor discoloration to the top edge, not affecting the interior. Illustrated with 24 hand-colored lithographic plates of which Howes says "the most colorful portraits of Indians ever executed," of which these examples are no exception. Original color is vivid and the plates are clean, with only occasional light foxing and light fingerprints in the background or margin of a few plates. The title page and a small minority of the text is lightly foxed. Bookplate of Samuel Spaight Reeves on the front pastedown. Includes the following plates: Encampment of Piekann Indians near Fort McKenzie, on the Muscleshell River; No-Way-Ke-Sug-Ga, an Otoe; No-Tin, a Chippewa Chief; on-Chousia, a Kansas Chief; Tah-Col-O-Quoit, a Sauk Warrior; Tuko-See Mathla, a Seminole Chief; Pa-She-Nine, a Chippewa Chief; Oche-Finceco, a Half-Breed Creek, Po-Ca-Hon-Tas, the Princess who rescued Capt. Smith; Ledagie, a Creek Chief; On-Ge-Wae, a Chippewa Chief; Nah-Et-Luc-Hopie, a Muscogee Chief; Amiskquew, a Menomine Warrior; Itcho Tustinnuggee, a Seminole Chief; David Cann, a Cherokee Chief; Tulcee Mathla, a Seminole Chief; Jack O Pay, a Chippewa Chief; Kee-She-Waa, a Fox Warrior; A Winnebago, an Orator; Waa-Top-E-Not, a Chippewa Chief; Pee-Che-Kir, a Chippewa Chief; O-Hya-Wa-Mince-Kee, a Chippewa Chief; John Ross, a Cherokee Chief; and Apauly-Tustennuggee, a Creek Chief. These plates are mainly from Charles Bird King's original studio oil paintings, and from field watercolor portraits executed by young frontier artist James Otto Lewis. Most of the paintings were destroyed in the 1865 Smithsonian fire. Additionally illustrated with two lithographic maps and one table printed on the recto of one leaf, 17 pages of lithographic facsimile signatures of the original subscribers. This, the first folio edition, as well as early octavo editions are the only "faithful recordings of the features and dress of celebrated American Indians who lived and died long before the age of photography" (McKenny-Hall Portrait Gallery, 23). Howes M129. Sabin 43410a. Size: Elephant Folio. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: HISTORY OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH ...
Editorial: Daniel Rice and James G. Clark
Año de publicación: 1844
Condición del libro: Very good+ condition
Edición: First Edition.
Descripción Frederick W. Greenough, Philadelphia, PA, 1844. Cloth Covered Boards. Estado de conservación: Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: No Jacket as Issued. 1st Edition. Tthird volume of one of the most important early works published on the Native American. It holds some of the best American handcoloured plates ever produced in the 1800s, celebrated for its detailed portraits of various native chiefs and warriors of different tribes, painted originally by Charles Bird King, as commissioned by Thomas McKennedy. Illustrated with 23 fine original hand colored lithographic plates, providing beautiful portraits of notable 19th century Aboriginal leaders and warriors, including a portrait of Pocahantas. Contains 17 pages of lithographic facsimile signatures of the original subscribers (including kings. statesmen and more), and a map of Indian Territories in 1833, Present Location of Tribes west of the Mississippi (in 1843 and 1844). Probable library or prior owner recovered this volume; it is green buckram with gold lettering showing only mild wear. Some interior page edges were patched to keep the pages strong, long ago; no areas containing lettering were affected; all paintings in good to excellent condition. All portraits protected with bound in tissue. Nº de ref. de la librería 303148