11-18-2012 11-18-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2621B Boston
November 18, 2012 11:00 AMCalender

McKenney, Thomas L. (1785-1859) History of Indian Tribes of North America

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2621B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 18, 2012 11:00AM


McKenney, Thomas L. (1785-1859) History of Indian Tribes of North America. Philadelphia: Edward C. Biddle, 1836.
Folio, volume one only, containing forty-seven of forty-eight hand-colored lithographic portraits, lacking only Waapashaw, and with Elskwatawaw's portrait used where Tenskwautawaw's should be, one plate badly torn, another with smaller closed tears, and some loss to the image surface, bound in three-quarter leather, boards and preliminaries detached, some foxing, staining and tears to text.
The vivid portraits in striking colors and words in McKenney's book form an indelible image of the great civilizations of North America as they existed in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
Estimate $4,000-6,000


Philadelphia, Edward C. Biddle