Lot 1: Some Account of the Conduct...Towards the Indian Tribes, 1844

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Lot 1

Author: Aborigines' Committee of The Meeting for Sufferings; Title: Some Account of the Conduct of the Religious Society of Friends Towards the Indian Tribes in the Settlement of the Colonies of East and West Jersey and Pennsylvania: with a Brief Narrative of their Labours for the Civilization and Christian Instruction of the Indians, from the Time of their Settlement in America, to the year 1843. Published by the Aborigines' Committee of the Meeting for Sufferings.; Place Published: London; Publisher: Edward Marsh; Date Published: 1844; Description: [4], 247 pp. With 2 hand-colored lithographed maps, 1 folding. (8vo) 22x13.5 cm (8¾x5½"), original cloth, rebacked with original gilt-lettered spine strip laid on. First EditionNotable for the two maps showing locations of Indian tribes, and for the text as well. Warren Heckrotte notes of the latter, "Pages 174-204 relate a visit to Indian tribes west of the Mississippi. The visit extended as far west as Fort Leavenworth on the Missouri and Fort Smith on the Arkansas. Should this make this book eligible for Wagner-Camp?" The two maps are:Aboriginal America east of the Mississippi. 16x11 cm.Map of North America. denoting the boundaries of the Yearly Meetings of Friends and the locations of the various Indian Tribes. 46x43 cm.The map of North America shows, among other features, and large, independent Texas extending west to the Rio Grande, and a narrow strip north as far as the Oregon border.

Estimate: $200-300

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