1841. London: Published by the Author, 1841.
2 vols., 8vo, viii, 264; viii, 266 pp. with folding map of North America and errata slip in vol.1. Original green cloth with printed paper labels, yellow endpapers. Boards slightly bumped, cloth slightly lifted, vol. 1 front hinge repaired, light stain to the upper cover of vol. 2. An attractive set.
§ First edition, first issue, with the uncorrected error “Frederick” for “Zacharias” on p.104. Complete with one map and 115 numbered plates on 76 leaves in vol. 1 and one map, one chart, and 193 numbered plates on 102 leaves in vol. 2, per Streeter. (Plates 113 and 114 present.) A monumental work in American ethnology. “One of the most original, authentic, and popular works on the subject... these plates, or rather etchings, are well-executed, and appear to be faithful representations of objects and scenes described in the book.” (Sabin). Sabin 11536. Howes C241. Streeter III 1805. Item #106264