MCKENNEY, THOMAS L. 1785-1859; AND JAMES HALL. 1793-1868. History of the Indian Tribes of North America.  Philadelphia: J. T. Bowen, 1848, 1849, 1850.

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MCKENNEY, THOMAS L. 1785-1859; AND JAMES HALL. 1793-1868.
History of the Indian Tribes of North America. Philadelphia: J. T. Bowen, 1848, 1849, 1850.

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MCKENNEY, THOMAS L. 1785-1859; AND JAMES HALL. 1793-1868.
History of the Indian Tribes of North America. Philadelphia: J. T. Bowen, 1848, 1849, 1850.
3 volumes. 8vo (264 x 170 mm). Hand colored lithographic dedication to Washington after frontispiece, 120 hand-colored lithographed plates by J.T. Bowen, most after Charles Bird King. Contemporary green morocco gilt, rebacked to match original covers, edges gilt. Corners bumped, some soiling to covers, slight dampstaining to outer margins in volume I.

FIRST OCTAVO EDITION. The plates (described by Howes as "the most colorful portraits of Indians ever executed") are from King's portraits in the Indian Gallery, Department of War, Washington, which were all destroyed in the 1865 Smithsonian fire. Howes M-129; Sabin 43411.
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MCKENNEY, THOMAS L. 1785-1859; AND JAMES HALL. 1793-1868. History of the Indian Tribes of North America.  Philadelphia: J. T. Bowen, 1848, 1849, 1850.
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