ATWATER, Caleb (1778-1867). Remarks Made on a Tour to Prairie du Chien; thence to Washington City, in 1829. Columbus, OH: Isaac N. Whiting, 1831.
8vo (170 x 103 mm). (Some browning and spotting, as usual.) Contemporary tree calf, smooth spine gilt, black morocco lettering-piece gilt (joints just starting, small chips to front free endpaper); brown cloth slipcase. Provenance: W. Fullerton (early signature); Stephen Robert Parks (bookplate); Museo Parksi (stamp in chemise).
FIRST EDITION. “Some very curious particulars relating to customs of the Winnebagoes are related by Atwater… The real object of his tour was to procure as Commissioner of the government, a cession of the title of the Winnebago, Pottawatomie, Chippewa, and Ottawa Indians, in the rich mineral lands, now forming the State of Wisconsin and part of Illinois” (Field 54). Howes A-379; Sabin 2335. A FINE COPY.
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