02-14-201302-14-2013
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Skinner AuctionsMarlborough MA
February 14, 2013 10:00 AMCalender
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Buchanan, James, British Consul to New York (1772-1851) Sketches of the History, Manners, and Customs of the North American Indians, wi

$150$150
Auction: Discovery - 2637MLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: February 14, 2013 10:00AM

Description:

Buchanan, James, British Consul to New York (1772-1851) Sketches of the History,Manners, and Customs of the North American Indians, with a Plan for their Melioration. New York: Published by William Borradaile, 1824.
Octavo, two volumes, in original paper-covered boards, mostly unopened and completely untrimmed throughout, end papers spotted, bottom blank corner of title page in volume two torn away.
Buchanan concludes his Sketches with recommendations for imposing European "civilization" on the North American Indians, and establishing a reservation that he calls a "Royal Asylum." (2)
Estimate $150-200


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Keywords

James, Consul, William Borradaile