Lot 164: Salesman's Dummy of Life of Sitting Bull

PBA Galleries

PBA Galleries

2016-01-13 11:46:26

Lot 164: Author: Johnson, W. Fletcher; Title: Life of Sitting Bull and the History of the Indian War of 1890-'91; Place Published: No place; Publisher: Edgewood Publishing Co.; Date Published: [1891]; Description: Various paginations from original issue. Illustrated with frontispiece and many plates. (8vo) 20x13 cm (8x5½") decorative green cloth stamped and lettered in gilt and terra cotta, design of original issue spine stamped on back cover, sample of leather binding affixed to front endpaper. Salesman's Dummy Edition.This copy is a salesman's dummy of the First Edition, not a complete volume. A graphic account of the life of the great medicine man and Chief Sitting Bull, his tragic death. Also, a story of the Sioux nation; their manners and customs, ghost dances and messiah craze; also, a very complete history of the sanguinary Indian war of 1890 to 1891. Condition: Soiling to cloth, rubbing at extremities; some discoloration at front endpapers,slight browning at page edges, slight foxing; very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $200-300
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