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“TRULY A LANDMARK IN AMERICAN CULTURE”

MCKENNEY, Thomas and HALL, James. History of the Indian Tribes of North America. Philadelphia, 1855. Three volumes.

Early octavo edition of one of the most recognized and desirable American color plate books produced in the 19th century, illustrated with 120 splendid fully hand-colored lithographic plates by J.T. Bowen after Charles Bird King’s original oil paintings, “the most colorful portraits of Indians ever executed” (Howes). Handsome in publisher’s deluxe morocco. $32,000.

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“A CORNERSTONE OF ANY COLLECTION OF WESTERN AMERICANA”

PIKE, Zebulon. Account of Expeditions to the Sources of the Mississippi. Philadelphia, 1810.

Rare first edition of "one of the great chronicles of American pioneering achievement," the primary account of the first United States government expedition to the Southwest, with six maps (five folding), three folding tables, and frontispiece portrait of Pike. Rare in contemporary sheep binding. $25,000.

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“ONE OF THE ESSENTIAL BOOKS FOR AN AMERICANA COLLECTION”

GASS, Patrick. A Journal of the Voyages and Travels. Pittsburgh, 1807.

First edition of the "earliest full first-hand narrative of the Lewis and Clark expedition, preceding the official account by seven years" (Howes), "one of the essential books for an Americana collection" (Streeter). $22,000.

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“I SAW THAT GOD HAD RESERVED THE NEWFOUNDLAND FOR US BRITAINES”

VAUGHAN, William. Golden Fleece. London, 1626.

Scarce first edition of this early allegorical promotion of settlements in Newfoundland, "one of the earliest contributions to English literature from America” (Baer). $16,500.

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“THE CLICK OF A SHUTTER OPENED THE DOOR TO ETERNITY”

CURTIS, Edward. Photograph signed. At the Old Well of Acoma. Seattle, Washington, circa 1904 / printed circa 1920.

Vintage orotone print by Edward Curtis, titled “The Old Well of Acoma,” signed by him and distinctly marked with his copyright insignia (wetstamped at the lower corner of the image), this handsome 9 by 11-inch photograph printed at his Seattle “Curtis Studio” and ultimately published in Curtis’ multi-volume masterpiece, The North American Indian (1907-30). Very fine condition in beautiful original frame. $16,500.

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TWO BEAUTIFUL, LARGE, VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS OF SIOUX CHIEFS BY FRANK A. RINEHART

(RINEHART, Frank A.). Two Large Native American Photographic Portraits. Omaha, 1896.

Two splendid large photographic portraits of Native American (Sioux) chiefs—Chief Hollow Horn Bear of the Lakota Sioux, on the left, and Chief Afraid of Eagle, of the Oglala Sioux, who participated in the Battle of Little Bighorn, on the right—by renowned photographer Frank A. Rinehart. Both images are vintage enlarged negatives (internegatives) that would have been used by Rinehart or his studio for producing large prints, and show remarkable detail, clarity, and fine tonal gradation. $15,000.

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“THE FIRST ACCOUNT OF AN OCEAN-TO-OCEAN CROSSING OF THE NORTH AMERICAN CONTINENT”

MACKENZIE, Alexander. Voyages from Montreal on the River St. Laurence. London, 1801.

First edition of this cornerstone North American exploring narrative, complete with frontispiece portrait and three large folding maps of North America—the largest measuring approximately 31 by 20 inches and hand-colored in outline. “Of consummate importance in the literature of transcontinental travel… Mackenzie’s account of the fur trade is of almost equal interest” (Graff 2630). $12,000.

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“THE FIRST DISCOVERY OF THE WEST INDIES, TOGETHER WITH THE SUBJECTION AND CONQUEST THEREOF”

(WEST INDIES) (HAKLUYT, Richard) MARTYR, Peter (aka Pietro Martire d'Anghiera). Historie of the West-Indies. London, circa 1625.

Very scarce second complete edition of this English translation of an important and early account of the Spanish in the West Indies, published in English by Richard Hakluyt in order to encourage English exploration and colonization of the region. An excellent complete copy in contemporary calf boards. $12,000.

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THIS COPY OF COLTON’S WALL MAP WAS USED TO PLOT TROOP MOVEMENTS DURING THE CIVIL WAR

SMITH, John Calvin. Colton's Map of the United States of America. New York, 1854.

1854 edition of Colton’s landmark steel-engraved wall map of the United States. The manuscript cover label reads, “This map hung on the dining room wall of Schuyler Cottage at Nevis —— , N.Y. The U.S. & Confederate forces— advances & retreats marked by rows of red and black headed pins.” $12,000.

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ONE OF THE BASIC BOOKS ON WESTERN EXPLORATION

HEAP, Gwinn Harris. Central Route to the Pacific. Philadelphia, 1854.

First edition of this fundamental exploring narrative, with large folding map (present in only some copies) and 13 tinted lithographic plates. One of the first works to show the Middle Rocky Mountain region and to indicate the 1849 Death Valley pioneer route. $11,000.

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