London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1860. First edition. Hardcover. Two-volume set. 445pp; 465 pp. Octavo [22.5 cm] in original rust-colored cloth, rebacked, the majority of original backstrips overlaid, gilt spine titles. With the fold-out map in Volume I. Corners bumped, light soiling and wear to boards; ink name on half-title. Occasional dampstains, else interiors unmarked. 2" tear to map along affixed edge, else very light wear. Very good. Item #55697
Illustrated with fifty-eight color woodcuts by A. Joliet, three plates of ancient Indian music, and a map showing the actual situation of the Indian tribes. Domenech was a Catholic Priest from France, who traveled extensively in the American Southwest. Self-aggrandizing and very colorful at times, he was nonetheless an important source of information on the indigenous peoples of the American Southwest. Wagner/Camp 356:1. Sabin 20554. Howes D420. Flake/Draper 2973.