History of the Indian tribes of North America : with biographical sketches and anecdotes of the principal chiefs. : Embellished with one hundred and twenty portraits, from the Indian gallery in the Department of War, at Washington. / By Thomas L. M'Kenney, late of the Indian Department, Washington, and James Hall, Esq. of Cincinnati.

McKenney, Thomas L. (Thomas Loraine), 1785-1859.
Philadelphia: : Published by Edward C. Biddle, 23 Minor Street., 1837-1844.
3 v. : facsims., map, ports. (all col.) ; 52 cm.
Indians of North America -- History.
Indians of North America -- Biography.
Indians of North America -- Portraits.
Indians of North America -- Clothing.
Binders' tickets (Binding).
Pagination: v.1. [2], 4, 202, [2], 203-204 p., [48] leaves of plates; v.2. [4], 237, [1] p. [48] leaves of plates; v.3, [4],196, [20] p., [25] leaves of plates.
First folio edition published in 1836-1844 by Biddle with a later issue of v.1 by Biddle appearing in 1837. F.W. Greenough and D. Rice reissued first edition beginning in 1838.
Imprint varies. Volume 2 reads: Philadelphia : F.W. Greenough, 1838 [i.e. 1842]. Volume 3 bears imprint: Philadelphia : Published by Daniel Rice and James G. Clark, 132 Arch Street, 1844.
Volume 2 actually published 1842 since some plates are dated to that year. It was apparently issued with two title pages, the first of which is an added t.p. bearing imprint of F.W. Greenough, 1838. The main title page immediately following bears imprint of D.Rice and J.G. Clark, 1842.
"Philadelphia: T.K. & P.G. Collins, printers, no. 1 Lodge Alley."--t.p. verso.
Contains 120 hand colored portraits, most accompanied by a biographical sketch. Plates are lithographed by Albert Newsam, A.H. [i.e. A. Hoffy], H.D. [i.e. Henry Dacre], J.T. Bowen, Childs & Lehman, Lehman & Duval, and others after paintings by C.B. King, Rindisbacher and others. Lithograph plates are "printed & coloured at I.T. Bowen's Lithographic Establishment No. 94 Walnut St. and "at the Lithographic & Print Colouring Establishment ... Phila.".
With a [17] p. list of subscribers reproduced in facsimile at the end of v.3.
"An essay on the history of the North American Indians" on p. [45]-196 (v.3)
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Title is held at Carpenters' Hall in the Library of the Carpenters' Company of the City and County of Philadelphia. Access to the books is restricted and available to researchers only by permission requested in advance.
Athenaeum copy: Carpenters' Company copy is a mixed issued of the first folio edition: v.1 is a later issue from 1837; v.2 has added title page bearing imprint by F.W Greenough but is missing main title page with imprint: Daniel Rice and James G. Clark, 1842; copy has accession numbers 2136-2138 (v.1-3); binder's ticket of "J.T Heald, book binder, 127 Market St. Wilmington, De."; first recorded in the 1894 Carpenters' Company Library Catalogue as no. 1552.
Cited in:
Howes, W. U.S.iana., M129
BAL 6934
Sabin 43410a
Carpenters' Company Library Collection (Athenaeum of Philadelphia)
United States. War Department.
Hall, James, 1793-1868.
Biddle, Edward C., 1808-1893. , Publisher
Greenough, Frederick W. , Publisher
Daniel Rice & James G. Clark. , Publisher
T.K. & P.G. Collins (Firm). , Printer
Newsam, Albert, 1809-1864. , Lithographer
Hoffy, Alfred M., approximately 1790- , Lithographer
Childs & Lehman. , Lithographer
Lehman & Duval Lithrs. , Lithographer
Bowen, John T., approximately 1801-1856? , Printer of plates, Lithographer
Dacre, Henry, approximately 1820- , Illustrator
King, Charles Bird, 1785-1862. , Illustrator
Rindisbacher, Peter, 1806-1834. , Illustrator
Heald, Joshua T. , Binder
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