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Título: The History of the American Indians; ...
Editorial: Printed for Edward and Charles Dilly, LONDON
Año de publicación: 1775
Edición: First Edition
Containing an Account of the Origin, Language, Manners, Religious and Civil Customs, Laws, form of Government, Punishments, Conduct in War and Domestic Life, their Habits, Diet, Agriculture, Manufactures, Diseases and method of cure, and other particulars, sufficient to render it. A Complete Indian System with Observations on former Historians, the conduct of our Colony Governors, Superiintendendents, Missionaries, &c. Also an Appendiix, containing a description of the Floridas, and the Missisippi Lands , with their Productions - The Benefits of Colonising Georgiana and civilising the Indians - and the way to make all the Colonies more valuable to the Mother Country. With a new map of the Country refered to in the History. by James Adair, Esquire, a Trader with the Indians, and Resident in their Country for Forty Years. Large Quarto, [ 12 x 9.5 inches] [xii] 464pp folding engraved Map of the American Indian Nations, adjoining to the Missisippi, West & East Florida, Georgia. S& N. Carolina, Virginia &c. [James Adair was a frontiersman and fur trader who lived among the Catawba, Chickasaw, and Cherokee for forty years, gathering first-hand information about the customs of these Indian tribes. He was one of the first white settlers to explore the Alleghenies, and because he lived among the Indians, his observations "of the peculiarities of the Southern Indians . is not without great value"] (Field, p. 3) Sabin 155. Complete Copy with Half-title. Finely Bound, later three quarter polished brown calf, raised bands, six gilt design compartments, red, green leather labels, over marbled boards. FINE FINE RARE LARGE PAPER UNCUT COPY. N° de ref. de la librería 568
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