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THE WRITINGS OF CALEB ATWATER (containing) "A DESCRIPTION OF THE ANTIQUITIES DISCOVERED IN THE WESTERN COUNTRY; ORIGINALLY COMMUNICATED TO THE AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY" (and) "REMARKS MADE ON A TOUR TO PRAIRIE DU CHIEN THENCE TO WASHINGTON CITY, 1829"

THE WRITINGS OF CALEB ATWATER (containing) "A DESCRIPTION OF THE ANTIQUITIES DISCOVERED IN THE WESTERN COUNTRY; ORIGINALLY COMMUNICATED TO THE AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY" (and) "REMARKS MADE ON A TOUR TO PRAIRIE DU CHIEN THENCE TO WASHINGTON CITY, 1829"

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THE WRITINGS OF CALEB ATWATER (containing) "A DESCRIPTION OF THE ANTIQUITIES DISCOVERED IN THE WESTERN COUNTRY; ORIGINALLY COMMUNICATED TO THE AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY" (and) "REMARKS MADE ON A TOUR TO PRAIRIE DU CHIEN THENCE TO WASHINGTON CITY, 1829"

by Atwater, Caleb

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Octavo (8 1/2 by 5 1/4 inches) Columbus, Ohio: Published by the Author, Printed by Scott and Wright, 1833 and 1829. First Edition of "A Description .... ". Hardcover: full early original leather. 408 pages, two separate titles bound together as one book, with consistent, and uniform pagination, illustrated by 10 engraved plates (6 are fold out; plate 8 is misnumbered), and 6 woodcuts, and an appendix. Good condition: original early full leather binding, showing minimal wear, with title "Western Antiquities" in gilt lettering on red leather label on spine. Some foxing, nominal staining to margins mostly to the last pages of second title - not affecting the text, which is readable and intact; old rubber stamp of previous owner's name on front fly leaf, same name in faint pencil below title on title page, faint pencil marks to last fly leaf, top edge stained blue.

An early study of the ethnology, and anthropology of the Ohio Valley. The plates reflect the author's focus on Indian mounds. Also included are sections on Indian chiefs, Indian Eloquence," customs, traditions, and languages, among many other topics.

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Title
THE WRITINGS OF CALEB ATWATER (containing) "A DESCRIPTION OF THE ANTIQUITIES DISCOVERED IN THE WESTERN COUNTRY; ORIGINALLY COMMUNICATED TO THE AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY" (and) "REMARKS MADE ON A TOUR TO PRAIRIE DU CHIEN THENCE TO WASHINGTON CITY, 1829"
Author
Atwater, Caleb
Format/Binding
Hardcover: full early original leather
Book Condition
Used - Good
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Edition
First Edition of "A Description .... "
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Published by the Author, Printed by Scott and Wright
Place of Publication
Columbus, Ohio
Date Published
1833 and 1829
Weight
0.00 lbs
Bookseller catalogs
Americana; Old and Rare; Native American; History; Anthropology; American Indian; Ohio; Antiquarian;

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For more than 65 years, we have specialized in rare and out of print books on the Western experience, satisfying a vast and varied clientele. Our focus is on early California and Los Angeles, represented by books, ephemera, paintings, and prints. Fine press, printing history, literature, gastronomy, aviation, railroads, and voyages are also available. Our store opened in downtown Los Angeles in 1954, and is now closed; but we are still available by phone, regular mail, and email. We issue occasional catalogs online.

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