SCHOOLCRAFT, Henry Rowe (1793-1864).
Information, Respecting the History, Condition and Prospects of the Indian Tribes of the United States: collected and prepared under the Direction of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, per Act of Congress of March 3d, 1847. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo & Company, 1852-1853.
2 volumes, comprising parts 2 and 3 (of 6) only, 4to (319 x 246 mm). Half-titles ("Ethnological Researches, respecting the Red Man of America"), engraved titles ("Information respecting the History Condition and Prospects…"), numerous plates and maps. (Some pale spotting.) Publisher's red morocco elaborately gilt, edges gilt (some wear to spines, a few gatherings becoming disbound.) FIRST EDITION. Schoolcraft's survey of Native American tribes "contains a vast mass of really valuable material. It has indeed performed a very important service for Indian history in collecting and preserving an immense amount of historical data (Field). Field p.353; Sabin 77849.