In later tan cloth with gilt lettered leather spine with original gray wrappers bound in. Octavo, vi, 124 pp. including addendum. A rare and important catalogue by one of the West's greatest 19th century photographers. From the Prefactory Note, "The collection of photographic portraits of North American Indians described in the following 'Catalogue' is undoubtedly the largest and most valuable one extant. It has been made at great labor and expense, during a period of about twenty-five years, and now embraces over one thousand negatives, representing no less than twenty five tribes. Many of the individuals portrayed have meanwhile died.". "The collection being thus unique, and not to be reproduced at any expenditure of money, time, or labor, its value for ethnological purposes cannot easily be overestimated." *** Condition: Mild rubbing to small portions of spine, binding tight. Front wrapper with chipped outer corners and endpapers. Wrapper is mostly clean with some faint scattered age spotting. There are some pencil notations in the numerical index at rear but no other markings in the book. Upper corner of rear wrapper creased. Generally, a very well preserved copy. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Descriptive Catalogue of Photographs of ...
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Publication Date: 1877
Binding: Cloth with Leather Spine
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition
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