Algic Researches, Comprising Inquiries Respecting the Mental Characteristics of the North American Indians. Indian Tales and Legends

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1839. Illustrated with large folding map (bound upside down).
First edition. Two volumes. With the signatures of Andrew Norton (1786-1853) man of letters and Biblical scholar and C[harles] E[liot] Norton (1827-1908) author, editor and teacher in each volume (see DAB for both).
12mo, original burgundy cloth with printed paper spine labels. Spines and edges faded to brown, labels with rubbing and chipping, slight browing of some leaves.

"The term Algic was invented by Mr. Schoolcraft, to indicate the Algonquin race. He composed it from the first and final syllables of Allegheny and Atlantic ..". [Howes S180].

Price: $600.00
SKU: 30660
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