Montréal. 1848. 309pp. plus errata slip. Later three quarter morocco and marbled boards, original front wrapper mounted onto paper and bound in. Original wrapper chipped at edges. Very good. Item #WRCAM28913
A biography of illustrious Indian chiefs of North America, preceded by an "Index of the Mythical History of that Continent." "This work attempts something more than biographical sketches of famous Indians, as it gives a resume of discovery, and wars with the natives, as a frame in which to hang his portraits of them. It is a very good compilation of the quite well known facts of aboriginal history, and, although containing little that is not already stored in the common stock of knowledge, it does not include much, if anything, of his own composition which is fallacious or speculative" - Field. FIELD 124. HOWES B418, "aa." LANDE 35. TPL 2887. SABIN 5145.