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The Country of the Dwarves

By: du Chaillu, Paul

Price: $35.00

Seller ID: 122602


1st edition, Harper & Brothers, (1871) of this book on travels to West Equatorial Africa. Illustrated with steel engravings. A good+, clean copy. Light wear to top and bottom of spine and corners. Front endpaper loose; prior owner inscriptions and bookplate inside front cover. View more info

In the Spirit of Crazy Horse

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $22.00

Seller ID: 39702


First edition. NY: Viking, 1983. Fine in price-clipped d/w. In the Spirit of Crazy Horse chronicles the history between the Sioux and the United States government, with emphasis on the 1971 shoot-out at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, a 71-day, armed stand-off between federal and state agents and upon the 1975 shootout involving the AIM activist Leonard Peltier in which two FBI agents were killed. Matthiessen investigates his later trial and conviction; and the cont... View more info

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In the Spirit of Crazy Horse

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York: Viking: 1993

Edition: 1st ed.

Inscription: Signed.

Seller ID: s180623a


1st ed., 8v, sienna boards/brown cloth. Matthiessen's controversial and suppressed book on the conflict between agents of the federal government and members of the radical American Indian Movement (AIM) in the 1970s, which culminated in a gun battle that left two FBI agents and one Indian dead. Matthiessen argues that the conviction of Leonard Peltier for the agents' death was a miscarriage of justice. His book was the subject of two lawsuits -- by one of the FBI agents... View more info

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In the Spirit of Crazy Horse [Samizdat edition]

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $650.00

Publisher: Peter Matthiessen: 1983

Edition: 1st thus.

Seller ID: s180623d


Softcover “Samizdat” edition. One of several photocopied underground editions of the book, purportedly for distribution to tribal members after the publisher withdrew the book from distribution. The number produced is undetermined, but probably 50 copies or less. Very good: a bright copy internally but with several small stains to covers and light crease at left edge of front. No tears or marks. Signed by Matthiessen on the title page.Matthiessen's controversial a... View more info

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The Poorest of the Poor [broadside]

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Berkeley [CA]: Black Oak Books: 1992

Edition: 1st thus.

Seller ID: s180624a


7"x22" letterpress broadside containing an excerpt from In the Spirit of Crazy Horse. Published in connection with a speaking engagement to support the Leonard Peltier Defense Fund. Designed and printed in an edition of 150 copies at Okeanos Press. A Fine. pristine copy signed by Matthiessen at bottom. View more info

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Lienzo de Tlaxcala, manuscrito pictorico mexicano de mediados del siglo XVI.

By: Prospero Cahuantzi, editor.

Price: $1,200.00

Publisher: Mexico, D.F., Libreria Anticuaria G.M. Ec: 1939

Seller ID: k1707043


11-1/2”x9-1/2”, quarter-leather two-post binding. 75 plates, printed in color on heavy stock including three foldout plates. 21 page prologue, 4 supplemental plates numbered A-D, frontispiece, and index sheet at rear. This is a reproduction of a 16th century Tlaxcala codex. The Lienzo de Tlaxcala uses detailed drawings to depict the time of contact and conflict between Hernando Cortez and various people groups in and around the Tlaxcala region of Mexico. It is compri... View more info

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Your Dead Cease to Love You / A Speech by Chief Noah Sealth Delivered in 1854

By: Sealth, Chief Noah

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Sacramento CA, Press of Arden Park: 1976

Seller ID: 07154


Handset and printed in black and peacock blue ink with Indian motif illustrations. 16mo, beige cloth, 16 pp. Limited to 120 copies signed by the printer, Bud Westreich. Fine View more info

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Photographs of Interesting and Outstanding Specimens of Indian Relics From The Edward W. Payne Stone Age Collection: Material on Display at the Dickson Mounds, Lewistown, Illinois.

By: [Payne, Edward W.]

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Williamson Printing and Publishing: / National Bank of Springfield: 1937

Seller ID: k1707095


1st ed. 156 pp. 11-1/2”x9”, brown cloth with gilt titles. 148 b&w photographic plates showing Native American artifacts and relics. Brown cloth hardcover with gilt titles. Light wear to edges and corners, some light fading to center of front cover. Bound in is a printed card identifying this as copy number 1 of a special edition. Payne, a prominent resident of Springfield had assembled over 43 large collections of Native American relics and at the time of his death i... View more info