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Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe (1793-1864) Information Respecting the History, Condition and Prospects of the Indian Tribes of the United Stat

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2730B
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278
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Books & Manuscripts - 2730B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 31, 2014 11:00AM

Description:

Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe (1793-1864) Information Respecting the History, Condition and Prospects of the Indian Tribes of the United States, Presentation Copy. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo & Co., 1853.
Large quarto, volume one only, illustrated by Seth Eastman (1808-1875) with seventy-five full paged plates, many hand-colored; with the following inscription inside the front board: Hon. C.G. Green with respects of H.R. Schoolcraft; bound in publisher's textured purple cloth, with a central gilt-tooled image of an American Indian holding a scalp and knife over the body of a dead European; the cloth somewhat sun-faded and worn, slightly shaken, contents good, evidence of flower pressing, marginal stain to fore-edge affecting the last sixty or so pages, 13 x 9 1/2 in.
The presentation inscription was almost certainly written by one of Schoolcraft's literary assistants, perhaps his wife Mary, or son John. By the date of publication, the author had suffered two devastating strokes that left him paralyzed.
Estimate $400-600


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Henry Rowe, United States, Philadelphia, Lippincott Grambo & Co., Seth Eastman, John, Mary

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