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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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“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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THE CORNERSTONE OF AMERICAN EXPLORATION

LEWIS, Meriwether and CLARK, William. History of the Expedition Under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark. Philadelphia, 1814. Two volumes.

Exceptionally rare first edition, one of only 1417 copies printed, of the definitive account of the most important exploration of the North American continent, without the large folding map (“not issued with all copies”-Howes L317), but with the five full-page maps. Handsomely bound. $25,000.

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BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING BY AMERICAN NEWBOLD HOUGH TROTTER, 1881: “THE BATTLE OF THE BULLS”

TROTTER, Newbold Hough. Battle of the Bulls. Philadelphia, 1881.

Lovely original oil painting by renowned 19th-century American artist Newbold Hough Trotter depicting bull buffalo locking horns. In splendid original gilt frame. $20,000.

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THEODORE ROOSEVELT'S THE WINNING OF THE WEST, WITH FINE MANUSCRIPT LEAF

ROOSEVELT, Theodore. Winning of the West. New York and London, 1900. Four volumes.

Splendid Daniel Boone edition of Roosevelt's copiously illustrated historical masterwork, number 106 of only 200 finely bound copies with an original manuscript leaf tipped in from Roosevelt's account of one of the United States' worst defeats at the hands of Native Americans. $19,800.

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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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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 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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