Philadelphia: Joseph Sabin, 1859. viii,-202pp. 12mo. Original brown cloth, stamped in blind, spine gilt. Head of spine chipped. Modern bookplate on rear pastedown. Inscription from author on front flyleaf. Minor toning to edges. Very clean. Very good plus. Item #WRCAM49996
A presentation copy ("To Dr. J.V. Ingham with the compliments of the Author") of this charming intellectual and ethnographic history of Florida, published by the dean of American bibliography, Joseph Sabin, and written by an early expert on Indian mythology. "An appreciative survey of the State by a young student and future anthropologist, based on his own extensive reading and a visit to the State in the winter of 1856-57...While not the first bibliography of Florida, Brinton's work is by far the best of its time" - Servies. Servies also doubts the veracity of the common understanding that only 100 copies were printed. SERVIES 4357. FIELD 189. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 481. HOWES B779. SABIN 7999.