Three volumes: "History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs. Embellished With One Hundred and Twenty Portraits from the Indian Gallery in the Department of War, At Washington," by Thomas L. McKenney and James Hall, Esq. Philadelphia: D. Rice and A.N. Hart, 1855, third (large) octavo edition. Full brown morocco, boards ruled and stamped in blind, with dentelles. Gilt titled spines, gilt page edges. iv, 333, [1, blank]; xvii, [1, blank], -290; iv, -392 pp. Hand colored lithograph plates printed and colored by J.T. Bowen, all 120 accounted for - 40 in vol. I, 47 in vol. II, 33 in vol. III. First octavo editions appeared between 1848 to 1850. Very rare.
General shelf wear to edges and highlights. Pages clean and binding(s) tight, no stray marks or notations apart from vol. I with a penciled price from an old book seller. One colored plate missing tissue guard.