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PROPERTY FROM THE SPORTING AND TRAVEL LIBRARY OF ARNOLD "JAKE" JOHNSON

McKenney, Thomas L., and James Hall
'HISTORY OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA, WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES AND ANECDOTES OF THE PRINCIPAL CHIEFS'. PHILADELPHIA: J.T. BOWEN, 1848-49-50
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 USD
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PROPERTY FROM THE SPORTING AND TRAVEL LIBRARY OF ARNOLD "JAKE" JOHNSON

McKenney, Thomas L., and James Hall
'HISTORY OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA, WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES AND ANECDOTES OF THE PRINCIPAL CHIEFS'. PHILADELPHIA: J.T. BOWEN, 1848-49-50
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 USD
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McKenney, Thomas L., and James Hall
'HISTORY OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA, WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES AND ANECDOTES OF THE PRINCIPAL CHIEFS'. PHILADELPHIA: J.T. BOWEN, 1848-49-50
3 volumes, 8vo (10 1/8 x 6 1/2 in.; 257 x 165mm). 120 hand-colored lithographed plates by J. T. Bowen primarily after Charles Byrd King, one hand-colored dedication leaf to George Washington; foxing and toning to text leaves, some offsetting, some minor foxing to plates. Contemporary full red morocco, bound by Altemus, covers elaborately gilt with decorative boarders and cornerpieces, spines with raised bands in six compartments, second and fourth gilt-lettered, others with repeat filigree motif in gilt, all edges gilt; spines sunned, extremities rubbed, one or scuffs to morocco, minor soiling.    
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Provenance

Edward S. Thompson (bookplates to front pastedowns)

Literature

Howes M-129; Sabin 43411

Catalogue Note

First octavo edition.  Howes describes the plates—which were based on Charles Byrd King's portraits in the Indian Gallery, Department of War, Washington—as "the most colorful portraits of Indians ever executed."  All of King's portraits were destroyed in the 1865 Smithsonian fire. 

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