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Beyond the Mississippi.
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Beyond the Mississippi.

By AMERICAN WEST) Richardson, Albert.

Hartford, Connecticut.: American Publishing Company.. 1867.. Hardcover volume, 9 x 6 inches, 572 pages. Title page illustration by Thomas Nast, interior illustrations by A. R. Waud et al. Pencil notations on several pages of Chapter XXX ("Salt Lake—the City of the Future"). Binding is firm, but damp has caused puckering to spine of book and front and rear covers. Chapters focus on the author's travels "Beyond the Mississippi" between 1857 and 1866. A folded map (8 ½ x 11 inches) at the front of the volume depicts "the Region Between the Mississippi and the Pacific" with a rail line in various states of construction linking Omaha to Sacramento (where ferry service carried passengers to San Francisco. Contents overall in good clean condition. Text on title page states "more than 200 illustrations, from photographs and original sketches, of the prairies, deserts, mountains, rivers, mines, cities, Indians, trappers, pioneers and great natural curiosities of the new states and territories 1857-1867." .

$185.00

Marvels of the New West. A Vivid Portrayal of the Stupendous Marvels in the Vast Wonderland West of the Missouri River.

By AMERICAN WEST) Thayer, William M.

Norwich, CT.: The Henry Hill Publishing Company.. 1890.. Massive volume 9 ½ x 6 ½ inches, 715 pages with marbled edges, described on the title page as "Six Books in One Volume," with additional text touting a "vivid portrayal of the Stupendous Marvels in the Vast Wonderland West of the Missouri River." Profusely illustrated with black and white full and partial-page illustrations. Text is broken into six sections of "Marvels": that of Nature, that of Race (the "Ancients"), that of Enterprise, Mining, Stock-raising, and Agriculture. Sturdily bound; gilded image of "Ancient Cliff-Dwellers" on front cover; overall excellent clean condition. Note on verso of title page states: "Sold Only by Subscription." A handsome volume; text concludes with a last-page rhetorical flourish: "the New West shall bring its multiform elements into complete accord for the Union, and the Christian Religion shall control the whole for Humanity and God." .

$235.00

Where to Emigrate and Why. Homes and Fortunes in the Boundless West and the Sunny South; Their Climate, Scenery, Soil, Productions, Rail Roads, Mining Interests, and General Resources; the Cost of Farm Lands, How to Obtain Titles, the Homestead...

By PACIFIC RAILROAD / AMERICAN WEST) Goddard, Frederick B.

Philadelphia.: The People's Publishing Company.. 1869.. Title page trumpets the book's expansive coverage of "Homes and Fortunes" available in "the Boundless West and Sunny South," detailing in 35 chapters (many featuring maps of the state or territory discussed) the Virtues to the Immigrant of each locale. Volume 9 x 6 inches, 591 pages, features 19 maps (several folded) of states and territories in addition to 16 full-page black and white illustrations. The brown "pebbled" covers remain resiliently attached to the text block; overall good clean condition. Text on title page itemizes the topics to be addressed: "Climate, Scenery, Soil, Railroads, Mining Interests, General Resources…Cost of farm lands," etc. etc. resolving with "A Complete History of the Pacific Railroad," detailing particulars of the transcontinental line completed in 1869 (the same year as Goddard's guide) and depicted in a folded (and creased) three-panel map of the U.S. at the front of the book. A potentially useful guide to those seeking opportunity in the West or post-war South. Occasional foxing or spotting to text pages; maps chiefly bright and clean with very occasional spotting. List of states or territories shown in maps as follows: California, Oregon, Washington, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Eastern and Western Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and Kentucky, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas. Book was available "by Subscription Only." .

$325.00

Our Western Empire: or the New West Beyond the Mississippi: The Latest and Most Comprehensive Work on the States and Territories West of the Mississippi.

By AMERICAN WEST) Brockett, L.P.

Philadelphia.: Bradley, Garretson & Co.. 1881.. Hard cover volume, 9 ¾ x 7 inches, 1312 pages. Covers show wear; bumped corners, toning to rear cover, thin fabric at spine bottom worn. In addition to copious black and white illustrations there are twelve hand-colored maps, most double-page size (9 ½ x 12 ½ inches). The maps pertain chiefly to western states and territories. All twelve are in excellent clean condition. Opening chapters in the volume (nearly 500 pages) discuss a variety of topics: the vast region's climatic variety, mining and mineral wealth, soils, game, agriculture, timber, stock raising, sheep farming, urban employment, immigration, and many additional topics. The volume then moves to Part III titled "The Several States and Territories Described," offering focused discussion of 21 western states or territories (also Alaska and Manitoba) to provide the fullest possible picture of the myriad opportunities available in "The New West Beyond the Mississippi," the hugely diverse region of the book's title. Contents in very good clean condition. The hand-colored maps, listed as they appear in the volume, are: Arizona & New Mexico; Mississippi & Arkansas; California & Nevada; Utah and Colorado; Dakota and Nebraska; Idaho, Wyoming and Montana; Minnesota and Iowa; Kansas; Texas; Oregon and Washington; Alaska and Manitoba; Ontario. .

$275.00

Report on Indians Taxed and Indians Not Taxed in The United States (Except Alaska) at the Eleventh Census: 1890.

By NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS - STATE BY STATE STUDY OF NATIVEAMERICAN POPULATIONS IN 19TH CENTURY AMERICA)

Washington, D.C.: Department of the Interior, Census Office.. First Edition.. 1894.. Massive study from the Department of the Interior, 11 ¾ X 9 ½ inches, vi+683 pp. including Index at rear, cloth-covered boards (hardbound). Document features 25 maps (three large folding maps in color ("Reservations in U.S."; "Linguistic Stocks"; "Indian Territory (Oklahoma)"; plus numerous maps depicting individual reservations and 20 color lithographic plates including portraits of Native Americans ("Sitting Bull" and others); commentary on domestic life of various tribes, ceremonies, schooling, employment, etc.; additional uncolored lithographic plates on a range of topics (crafts, diverse geographic habitats, etc.) and over 150 pp. featuring photos of Native American populations in states and territories across the country; recurring emphasis centered on individual tribal leaders. Light wear and bumping to exterior, hinges have been neatly reinforced, creasing and repaired tear to front free endpaper, lower right corner of text block bumped at front of volume, short tears to tissue guards of several of the color plates; contents overall in excellent condition; volume itself clean and tightly bound. An extraordinary undertaking with considerable contemporary social relevance. .

$1200.00

A New Map of the British Dominions in North America; with the Limits of the Governments annexed thereto by the late Treaty of Peace and settled by Proclamation of October 7th, 1763.
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A New Map of the British Dominions in North America; with the Limits of the Governments annexed thereto by the late Treaty of Peace and settled by Proclamation of October 7th, 1763.

By UNITED STATES - COLONIAL MAP) Burke, Edmund (ed).

London.: Annual Register.. 1763.. Copperplate engraved map 9 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches on sheet 11 x 13 3/4 inches, published folding into the Annual Register with 1/4 inch margin at upper left edge. Light watermark at lower edge of sheet (well outside the neatline), map in very good condition. Map shows the southern states (Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia) extending to the Mississippi River. The Western boundary of Pennsylvania appears to be somewhat erratic and the Northern boundary extends into present-day New York state. A small inset map of East Florida, with St. Augustine indicated, promotes the map's compact composition. Numerous Native American tribes are located and identified on the map. Text at bottom of map states "Engraved for the History of the War in the Annual Register, and to be Placed at the End of the Volume for 1763." The Annual Register first appeared in 1758. An uncommon map showing the extent of the British Colonies just 13 years before the Declaration of Independence. .

$845.00

Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly.  July-December 1896.
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Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly. July-December 1896.

By DOGS / NEW YORK)

New York.: Frank Leslie's Publishing House.. Vol. XXXVI.. 1896.. Bound volume, July-December 1896, approximately 11 x 8 inches, featuring 6 issues of the monthly magazine, pp. 1 - 762 plus 8 pp Index. Each monthly issue features a color illustration at the front and includes fiction and entertainment features. There are numerous illustrated articles that retain interest for the present-day reader: “Greenland and its Mysteries,” “Dalmatia and Albania,” “The Sailors of the Czar,” “The Business and Sport of Horse Racing,” “Perpendicular New York” (skyscrapers), “The World’s Fair Cosmopolis,” “Journey to the Garden of Eden” (Caucasus), “The Balearic Islands,” “In Fairest Florida,” and much more. Bound volume in good clean condition, with abrasions to spine and leather trim to front and rear covers. Six color plates in good clean condition, one for each month. .

$98.00

Harper's Weekly.  A Journal of Civilization.  Volume  for the year 1875.
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Harper's Weekly. A Journal of Civilization. Volume for the year 1875.

By BOUND VOLUME - 1875) Nast, Thomas, Winslow Homer, Tavernier & Frenzeny, William M.

Harper & Brothers.. 1875.. Bound volume containing weekly issues of the newspaper for the year 1875, profusely illustrated throughout with black and white wood-engraved illustrations, 1056 pp., half leather marble-paper covered boards measuring 16 x 11 1/2 inches. The covers are very worn with some loss to the leather and the marble paper covers. Contents in overall very good clean condition, tightly bound, with tears to several pages — 20 or so. The double page illustrations are bound in (not tipped-in). Full-page wood engravings focus on topics of the day: political events at home and abroad, holidays, sporting events, Mormonism, African-American life (often condescendingly), the American West, the Chinese in San Francisco, Africa and the East (Egypt, Burma, India, Ceylon, China, etc.) Fiction in installments by Wilkie Collins, Katherine King, et al., plus poetry by Will Carleton, and full-page weekly political cartoons by Thomas Nast (with a wary eye frequently directed toward Roman Catholicism). There is a single page wood engraving by Winslow Homer "The Battle of Bunker Hill." .

$660.00

Sunset Magazine.  April 1935.
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Sunset Magazine. April 1935.

By LUMBERING / WESTERN HOUSEKEEPING / GARDENING) Logan, Maurice (cover illustration).

San Francisco.: Lane Publishing Co.. Vol. 74, No. 4.. 04- 1935.. April 1935 issue of the magazine, black and white with color pictorial wrappers, 69 pages, 11 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. Light wear to extremities, light creasing to covers, tiny chip to tail of spine and to upper right corner of front cover, stamped address at bottom right dating from September 1935. Overall very good condition. Dramatic cover image of huge logs being floated downstream which is likely the work of California watercolorist Maurice Logan (barely readable signature at lower right). Articles include: "Every Western Garden Calls for Flowering Trees", "Western Home Building and Modernizing", and "A Sunbath Room for Southern California". .

$45.00

Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Service.
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Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Service.

By ROOSEVELT, THEODORE) Springer, Frank.

Santa Fe, New Mexico.: American Research).. 1919.. Booklet, 9 x 6 inches, 33 pp., preserving the address given by Frank Springer by Invitation of the Fourth Legislature of the State of New Mexico commemorating the life of Theodore Roosevelt. Some pencil notation on several pages and at top of front cover; ink notation at bottom of page 18; two loose pages at center of booklet; black and white photo of Roosevelt (as Rough Rider) on last page. Overall good clean condition. .

$35.00

Official Boy Scout Uniforms and Equipment.
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Official Boy Scout Uniforms and Equipment.

By BOY SCOUTS)

Portland, OR.: Portland Area Council Boy Scouts of America.. 1961.. Booklet 8 ½ x 5 ½ inches, 24 pp including covers, with damage to cover along spine edge. Contents in good clean condition. Booklet pictures and describes a wide variety of merchandise aimed at boy scouts-uniforms, packs and bags, camping gear, scouting books, "handicraft kits" (transistor radio kits, whittling knives, totem pole kits, wood and leather burning kits, official bird feeder, etc.), Eagle Scout goods (gold ring, tie bar), various types of compass, Merit Badge Pamphlets, etc. etc. Page after page of stuff. Cover issues noted. .

$35.00

Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly.  1902 - 08.
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Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly. 1902 - 08.

By ADVERTISING) Clay, John Cecil, Maud Humphrey, Harrison Fisher, et al. (illus).

New York.. Vol.LIV., No.4.. 08- 1902.. Profusely illustrated magazine, 9 ¾ x 7 inches, pp 313-416, plus copious advertising including a full-page color lithograph for Uneeda Milk Biscuits. Featured article is a profile of actor Otis Skinner by F. F. Fyles with frontispiece "portrait in colors" (really, not many) by John Cecil Clay. Another featured article (by C. E. Borchgrevink, "Discoverer of the Antarctic Continent") discusses "The Birds of the Farthest South," i.e. penguins. Artists whose work illustrates features in the magazine include Maud Humphrey, Harrison Fisher, and B. Cory Kilvert. Apart from small area of tape on spine, magazine in very good clean condition. .

$48.00

Washington, D. C.-The Attack on the President's Life.
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Washington, D. C.-The Attack on the President's Life.

By GARFIELD ASSASSINATION) A. Berghaus & C. Upham

New York.: Frank Leslie.. 07-16- 1881.. Double-page wood engraving on sheet size 16 x 22 inches. President Garfield has been shot, and lurches backward. The Assassin Guiteau is shown in the upper left, gun in hand, surrounded by his captors. (Text on verso mentions Garfield attends the Campbellite Church in Washington, D.C.-a Christian sect seeking roots in early Christianity.) Originally tipped-in to a bound volume of the newspaper. No binding holes. .

$145.00

New York Illustrated News.
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New York Illustrated News.

By NEW YORK - THE BACKGROUND OF OUR CIVILIZATION - THE HOMES OFMISERY) Nast, Thomas (?)

02-11- 1860.. Description: Weekly illustrated newspaper; 16 x 11 inches; pp 193-208; disbound, with separation at spine edge. Overall very good clean condition. Text introducing Part I dealing with the slums of New York City observes: "Let the public...look at these plague-spots - this dark background of our civilization - and devise measures to remove it, if such a thing be possible.... Criminals...build houses without the slightest regard to the health of their occupants. Every one of them should have a death's head engraved on the door handle." The first entry in the series is titled "Dutch Hill." "Where is Dutch Hill?" writes the author. "Proceed up Second Avenue as far as thirty-eighth street, and you will be in full view of the spot.... Its principal productions are pigs, goats, cats and dogs, together with an indefinite number of Irish Americans." A two-page centerfold illustrates the blight and poverty of Dutch Hill's residents. .

$65.00

New York Illustrated News.
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New York Illustrated News.

By NEW YORK - THE BACKGROUND OF OUR CIVILIZATION - THE HOMES OFMISERY) Nast, Thomas (?)

02-25- 1860.. Weekly illustrated newspaper February 25, 1860; 16 x 11 inches; pp 225-240; disbound. Overall very good clean condition. Text of Part III in the newspaper's series gives focus to the slums of New York and is titled "At the 'Five Points,'" a continuation of reportage that began in Part II focusing on the crime-ridden slum on the lower East Side. Text reports that "At almost every passage-way leading to these abodes of misery and crime, we find the upper half of the door open, and looking from within, a bevy of girls, whose countenances betray the several grades of their positions in prostitution....'Come in sports!' is the continual salutation to the passers-by." .

$65.00

Vanity Fair.  The Kaleidoscopic Review of Modern Life.  (Six bound issues July to December 1932).
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Vanity Fair. The Kaleidoscopic Review of Modern Life. (Six bound issues July to December 1932).

By POLITICAL & POPULAR CULTURE) Covarrubias et al. (illus).

New York.: Condé Nast Publications.. 07- 1932to 12-1932.. Six issues of the famous original monthly magazine of this title, July to December 1932, bound in cloth-covered boards, 12 3/4 x 10 inches, profusely illustrated in color and black and white. The magazines feature color caricature illustrations of the famous, black and white and color photographs, again, of the famous, and a variety of articles of contemporary political and cultural interest. Color cover art by various illustrators. Three covers have a prominent ink stamp stating "File Copy"; the Roosevelt cover has been trimmed at the right edge for binding cutting off a section of the date, but not affecting the masthead nor the image itself; the November (Hitler by Garretto) has a 1/2 x 2 inch section cut out in the white background of the image. Damage to the cloth of a small section of the spine, otherwise the binding is in good condition. Text on the magazine's "Contents" page terms Vanity Fair "The Kaleidoscopic Review of Modern Life." Cover art includes (July issue) an image of the U.S. Constitution despoiled by a large handprint with various social belligerents identified (including "Fanatical Drys"); another issue (September) offers a caricature of Franklin D. Roosevelt; another (October) of Mussolini (ink stamp damage), yet another (November) of Hitler (small rectangular paper loss). Present in each of the monthly magazines is a feature titled "Impossible Interviews" with striking color cartoon images by Covarrubias. Titles include Eugene O’Neill versus Jimmie Durante; Chief Justice Hughes versus Al Capone; Herbert Hoover versus Jim Londos; Clark Gable versus the Price of Wales; Senator Brookhart versus Marlene Dietrich; etc. Full page celebrity black and white photos include studies of Bernard Baruch, Lillian Gish, Amelia Earhart, Garbo, Alla Nazimova, Paul Muni, Miriam Hopkins, Maureen O'Sullivan, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Noel Coward, Ruby Keeler, Sinclair Lewis, Yehudi Menuhin, and many others. Full-page color cartoon images of Speaker of the House John Nance Garner, Al Smith, Amelia Earhart, Eamonde Valera of Ireland, Hoover’s Secretary of State Henry L. Stimson, etc. Also of interest, two full page color illustration by Cecil Beaton, one titled "Broadway Ladies" and another of Hollywood film stars including Joan Crawford, Marion Davies, Constance Bennett etc. The six issues are a treasure trove of cultural icons, including numerous politicans, of the early 30s. .

$285.00

New York Illustrated News (March 16 1861).
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New York Illustrated News (March 16 1861).

By LINCOLN INAUGURATION) Nast, Thomas (illus).

New York.: John King, Proprietor.. 03-16- 1861.. Weekly newspaper, March 16 1861, featuring, on front cover, Abraham Lincoln taking the oath of office, as drawn by Thomas Nast. Newspaper 16 x 11 inches; pp 259-304; folded Thomas Nast wood engraving at center unfolding to 23 x 32 inches depicting Lincoln's outdoor Inauguration with, behind the proceedings, the capitol building pictured under construction (text on verso). Short tears to free edge of front cover and interior pages. Two tape repairs (of uncertain vintage but clearly not recent) at margins of the unfolded center wood engraving. Needless to say, an uncommon item of considerable historical value with condition issues noted. .

$600.00

Steve Tobin' Rubber Cushioned Horseshoe /  A Pictorial Description of Broadway by the Mail & Express 1899 / Eldredge $50 Belvidere $40
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Steve Tobin' Rubber Cushioned Horseshoe / A Pictorial Description of Broadway by the Mail & Express 1899 / Eldredge $50 Belvidere $40

By BICYCLES / HORSESHOES / NEW YORK / ADVERTISING)

No date. Ca. 1899.. Three color lithographic thin card sheets each approximately 6 x 16 1/2 inches, printed in color on both sides. It appears they were at one time attached at the left edge, and two of them still are attached there. Many chips to the edges but the images are intact; the loose card sheet has a diagonal 3 inch tear to the upper edge, some light discoloration at the right edge and some offset from another print. The advertisements are printed as follows, back to back: Steve Tobins Horseshoe New York/ The Eldredge, The Belvidere National Sewing Machine Company Belvidere, Ill.; A Pictorial Description of Broadway by the Mail & Express 1899 / Not a Horse Slipped The Battle of San Juan Hill, Steve Tobin's Rubber-Cushioned Horseshoes; Steve Tobin' Eldredge... The Eldredge/Belvidere ad features a woman smartly dressed to ride, and highlights the unlikely manufacturer (National Sewing Machine Company) with the slogan "We Make Wheels Too." An interesting collection of manufacturing advertising from the turn of the 19th century. .

$145.00

Leslie's Illustrated Weekly Newspaper.
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Leslie's Illustrated Weekly Newspaper.

By ROOSEVELT, TEDDY) Hamilton, Grant E. (cover illus).

New York.: Leslie-Judge Co.. 07-27- 1916.. Complete issue of the century-old weekly news magazine which, according to their masthead, was "The Oldest Weekly Newspaper in the United States," Color front cover by the political cartoonist Grant E. Hamilton titled "Not Too Proud to Fight" featuring an image of Teddy Roosevelt wielding a huge sword labeled "Americanism." Magazine contains pp 87-110 and is illustrated with black and white photos, Binding holes run along the spine edge of the magazine, indicating that it was once in a bound volume (likely 26 issues, based on pagination). Cover in very good clean condition, with one small tear invisibly mended on verso with archival tape. An uncommon magazine cover created by a leading political cartoonist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The message on the cover, in text and image, reverberates as loudly today as in 1916. A compelling collectible. .

$65.00

Graham's Magazine.  January to December 1845 [including] "The Imp of the Perverse" and "The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether."]
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Graham's Magazine. January to December 1845 [including] "The Imp of the Perverse" and "The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether."]

By NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS - BODMER ENGRAVINGS) Poe, EdgarAllan; Greeley, Longfellow, Lowell, et al. Bodmer, Karl et al (illus).

Philadelphia.: George R. Graham.. Volumes XXVI - XXVII ( XXVII - XXVIII).. 1845.. Hardcover volume, 10 x 6 ¼ inches; illustrated throughout with black and white steel engravings and wood-engravings; [13]-84 pp. January thru June; 282 pp. July thru December. Front cover held by a thread to text block; contents securely bound; missing from the bound volume are the endpapers, title page and first pages (January issue begins on p. 13.), the last page of the second volume and the color fashion plates. Considerable foxing, toning and staining. A generous overall description would be: "profoundly well-used" - sold with all faults. These two six-month volumes bound as one are marked in the contents as volumes XXVII and XXVIII, but are actually volumes XXVI and XXVII (see the Hathiway Trust digitised record of the University of Michigan copies). This volume is noteworthy for the portrait frontispiece of Edgar Allan Poe as well as James Russell Lowell's profile of the author, both in the February issue. The volume also contains two short stories authored by Poe, "The Imp of the Perverse" (July) and "The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether" (November). Also of great interest are the 6 engravings of Native Americans after Karl Bodmer. These are Blackfoot Indians on Horseback (2 copies); Dakota Woman and Assinboine Girl; Tower Rock on the Mississippi; Mandan Warrior; and Indians Hunting the Bison. All in good or good-minus condition, with occasional spotting in margins. (Problematic is the fact that the titles are very faintly printed beneath the image. The images themselves are quite strong.)There is text in Parts One and Two of the volume discussing the various Bodmer prints, not necessarily found in close proximity to the print itself or titled similarly. In the Jan./June segment p 45 there is a discussion of Mandan Chief and also Indians Horse-Racing (Mandan Chief plate is not present but there are two copies of the Horse-Racing ); p. 92 and continuing on 136 is The Blackfeet Parts 1 and 2; p. 122 contains text for Dakota Woman and Assiniboine Girl. In the July/December segment, text for Grand Tower Rock is on p. 124; text for Mandan in Dog Dance Costume is on p. 170; text for Indians Hunting the Bison is on p. 236. The Bodmer plates and the Poe texts and portrait are definitely the highlights of the volume. .

$175.00

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