D. Z. Howell, 1916. Early edition. Hardcover. 254pp. Small quarto [24 cm] Rust colored cloth with a gilt stamped title on the spine, and blue and gilt stamped title background and vignette on the front cover. Very good. The edges of the covers are lightly rubbed. The front hinge is a little shaky. There is a contemporary gift inscription on the front free endsheet. The illustration at p. 108 is detached, but present. Item #17387
Superbly illustrated with Copper-plate etchings and line drawings. "In presenting this History of the Indian Tribes to the American public we wish to say there are two classes of people whom we do not aim to please- those who, reading the Leatherstocking tales, are apt to base their ideas upon them, and regard the 'noble red man' as but little lower than the angels; and the frontiersman who having, perhaps, witnessed massacres, can see no good trait in Indians, but regards them all as demons." - the author.