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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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“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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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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“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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“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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RARE 1777 AUTOGRAPH LETTER BOLDLY SIGNED BY PATRICK HENRY REGARDING THE CHICKAMAUGA WARS AND THE CHEROKEE

HENRY, Patrick. Autograph letter signed. No place, December 1, 1777.

Rare 1777 autograph letter boldly signed by Patrick Henry regarding the disposition of troops at a critical fort during the Chickamauga Wars, which involved the Cherokee Tribe. $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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“REVEALED A STRANGE AND UNKNOWN WORLD, FULL OF EXCITING WONDERS”

LEWIS, Meriwether, and CLARKE, William. Travels to the Source of the Missouri River. London, 1815. Three volumes.

Second English edition, “a reproduction, in larger type and better paper, of the Philadelphia [first] edition of 1814” (Sabin 40830), published one year after that edition, with large folding map and five additional maps. $12,000.

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