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Historical Notes Respecting the Indians of North America: with remarks on the attempts made to convert and civilize them. 

HACKLETT John (1825.)

£250.00  [First Edition]

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First edition. Lacks half title. 8vo. Full contemporary calf, spine gilt, leather label with gilt titles. Recased with original spine laid down. All edges marbled. Bookplate to front pastedown. Very good. vii,408pp. London, Contable & Hurst Robinson & Co.,

The first edition of this important work, by the son-in-law of Lord Selkirk, founder of the Red River settlement. He visited Canada in 1822. Field calls his work "a concise narration of the attempts to civilize and convert the Indians made by both Catholics and Protestants...he speaks in severe terms of the French policy towards the Indians...[and] calls the murderous forays of the New Englanders upon unoffending, and even friendly Indians...'imprudent conduct.'" This copy owned by legendary financier and railroad developer Jay Gould.

Howes H43. Field 633. Sabin 29709. 

Stock Code: 226596