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McKenney, Thomas (1785-1859) & James Hall (1793-1868) History of the Indian Tribes of North America.

Auction:
2950B
Lot:
311
Sold for:
$31,980$26,000

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2950B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 30, 2016 11:00AM

Description:

McKenney, Thomas (1785-1859) & James Hall (1793-1868) History of the Indian Tribes of North America. I: Philadelphia: Edward C. Biddle, 1837; II: Philadelphia: Daniel Rice & James G. Clark, 1842; III: Philadelphia: Daniel Rice & James G. Clark, 1844. Three large folio volumes; volume one: first edition first issue; volume two: first edition, second issue; volume three: first edition, first issue; illustrated with 120 hand-finished chromolithographic portraits of Native American Indians, the full-page plate with two maps and a table, and seventeen pages of the facsimile signatures of subscribers; bound in contemporary half dark green morocco, with textured cloth boards, spines ruled and tooled in gilt, a.e.g.; rebacked, and recornered, with the original spines relaid; the plates with good color, minimal foxing, 19 3/4 x 14 in. (3)
Provenance: The Estate of David Spinney.
Estimate $35,000-55,000

I: 48 plates; II: 48 plates; III: 24 plates.


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James Hall, David Spinney, James G. Clark, Edward C. Biddle, Daniel Rice, Philadelphia, Biddle, Book publishing, Bookbinding, Crafts, Foxing, Graphic design, Paper art, Print production, Printing, Publishing, Visual arts

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