American Wonderland

By: Bache, Richard Meade

Price: $50.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good


Brown cloth, bordered in blind, lettered and with front cover illus. in gilt. Moderate shelf wear, soiled covers, narrow strips of loss to cloth at both spine extremities with light exposure to top corners and moderate to bottom. Firm binding. Text block edges somewhat dulled by age, light scattered internal foxing/soiling. "Compliments of Ritter & Co." (an Allentown printer of the era) hand-written on front blank. viii,9-258 pp., frontis., decorative head- and tail-pieces. Acceptable reference copy of a scarce issue. Early collection of Native American myth and fable, or, as the preface states in a ghastly bit of cultural imperialism, "the heritage of the red man of America, and now the property of the white man, who alone is capable of giving them literary form."

Title: American Wonderland

Author Name: Bache, Richard Meade

Categories: Native American,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Claxton, Remsen and Haffelfinger: 1871

Binding: Decorative Cloth

Book Condition: Good

Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

Seller ID: 023897