New York: Horace Thayer, 1858. Hardcover. Item #31137
Extended title reads, "The Traditions of the Last Prophet of the Elk Nation Relative to their Origin and Use; and the Evidences of an Ancient Population more numerous than the Present Aborigines." An investigation of mounds and cemeteries in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Ohio, Virginia, Indiana, Nebraska, Kentucky, etc. Howes; USiana P-349. 334 pages with seventy engravings plus foldout frontis illustration. Bound in original dark brown cloth with illustration and border on front and rear covers stamped in blind and lettering and design on spine in gilt. Professionally rebacked with original spine laid on. Corners repaired. A very good plus copy.