American Antiquities, and Discoveries in the West: Being an Exhibition of the Evidence That an Ancient Population of Partially Civilized Nations, Differing Entirely from Those of the Present Indians, Peopled America, Many Centuries Before Its Discovery by Columbus, and Inquiries into Their Origin, with a Copious Description Of many of their stupendous Works, now in ruins. With conjectures concerning what may have become of them. Compiled from Travels, Authentic Sources, and the Researches of Antiquarian Societies. Josiah Priest.

American Antiquities, and Discoveries in the West: Being an Exhibition of the Evidence That an Ancient Population of Partially Civilized Nations, Differing Entirely from Those of the Present Indians, Peopled America, Many Centuries Before Its Discovery by Columbus, and Inquiries into Their Origin, with a Copious Description Of many of their stupendous Works, now in ruins. With conjectures concerning what may have become of them. Compiled from Travels, Authentic Sources, and the Researches of Antiquarian Societies

Albany: Hoffman and White, 1833. Third Edition Revised. Leather bound. 400pp. Octavo [22 cm] Brown leather with a red leather gilt stamped title label on the spine. Good. The extremities are rubbed, and the boards are just a little bit warped. The leather at the spine ends and along the joints is heavily chipped away, and abraded. There is a 1 inch long crack in the front board, at the head of the spine, along the joint. The front board is mildly stained, and there is a damp stain on the rear board that measures 2 and 3/4 of an inch wide by 2 inches deep. The front pastedown has the remains of a bookplate. The endsheets are cracked along the hinges, and the binding cords are visible. Despite this, the book is very sturdy. The pages are tanned, and lightly foxed. There are sporadic subtle damp stains on the pages. The largest damp stains are 3 inches wide by 2 and 1/2 inches tall. There is a large loss to the fold-out map at the front. With the map at p. 161, and an illustrated plate. Item #34207

Subjects include Ruins of a Roman Fort at Marietta, Evidences of an Ancient Population in America Different from that of the Indians, A Catacomb of Mummies Found in Kentucky, Discovery of an Ivory Image in a Bone Mound at Cincinnati, Great Stone Castle of Iceland, Ruins of Ancient Works at Circleville, Origin of Fire Worship, Cannibalism in America, and much more.

Price: $50.00

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