PRICHARD, John Cowles. The natural history of man comprising inquiries into the modifying influence of physical and moral agencies on the different tribes of the human family. , 678 pp, plus 12 pp ads. Illustrated with steel engraved hand coloured frontispiece, 55 steel engraved plates (on 50 sheets) of which 50 are coloured plus ninety-seven wood engravings within the text. Royal 8vo., 230 x 150, bound in publisher's red cloth with pictorial gilt stamping on spine and front cover. London: Hippolyte Bailliere, 1848. WITH:
Six Ethnographical Maps, Illustrative of "The Natural History of Man." Comprised of a 4 pp. "Explanatory Notice" and 6 large double-page hand coloured engraved maps. Tall folio, 560 x 345 mm, bound in publisher's boards with original printed label, professionally rebacked in black cloth. [London, 1851].
Ad 1: Third Enlarged Edition. A richly illustrated survey of the world's ethnographic make up including numerous depictions of Native American, many after George Caitlin's iconic images. The present copy survives in it's original publisher's gilt stamped cloth binding, very uncommon thus. Slight cracking to the front and rear joint, otherwise a fine complete copy.
Ad 2: Second Edition. The uncommon separately published atlas as advertised on the verso of the half-title of The natural history of man... A series of six colourful, large scale maps further illustrating Prichard's work. Some wear to the binding, the maps remaining bright and clean.
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