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McKenney, Thomas.

SKETCHES OF A TOUR TO THE LAKES, Of the Characters and Customs of the Chippeway Indians, and of Incidents Connected with the Treaty of Fond du Lac. Also a Vocabulary of the Algic, or Chippeway Language,

Fielding Lucas, Jun'r: Baltimore 1827 29 uncolored plates, 8.5 x 5, leather with replacement spine with gilt lettering, viii, (9)-493. Ex-library, leather scuffed/scraped and missing pieces, cloth tape spien stamped with title, year and call #s, inner hinges repaired, text block in two pieces, loose and detached pages/plates, tears, contemporary ink name, toned and heavily foxed. From the book: ". . . it was announced that a wabana would be danced; and that fire-eaters would exhibit their power over this element . . . Then the drums beat louder and quicker and the song broke out form a hundred mouths. . . In the midst of this, three or four Indians went round the circle blowing fire from their mouths, emitting thousands of sparks, and lighting up, by means of them, their faces, whilst their distended cheeks looked like lanterns . . ." Poor man's copy. Sold as is. FIRST EDITION. Howes M132. Sabin 43404.


Book Id: 98-9224

Price: $395.00

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