Kitchi-Gami. Wanderings round Lake Superior: Kohl, J[ohann] G.

Kitchi-Gami. Wanderings round Lake Superior

Kohl, J[ohann] G.

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First edition in English, 8vo, pp. xii, 428, plus 32-p. Chapman & Hall catalogue; a very good copy in orignal brown cloth stamped in gilt. In our experience this is a difficult book to find in nice condition in original cloth. "One of the most exhaustive and valuable treatises on Indian life ever written" (Sabin). Field notes that the book is "wholly the result of personal experience, and one which only the most fervent scientific zeal and earnest self-abnegation, as well as a very high order of intelligence could produce. [Kohl] endeavored to penetrate the thick veil of distrust, ignorance and superstition which conceal the mind of the Indian, and learn the innate traverses of thought which give motive to his soul." The book was first published in German in Bremen in 1859. Howes K247; Sabin 38215; Graff 2354; Field 842; TPL 3573; Lande 1894. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Kitchi-Gami. Wanderings round Lake Superior
Publisher: Chapman & Hall
Publication Date: 1860

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KOHL, J[ohann] G[eorg] [1808-1878].
Published by London: Chapman And Hall, 1860. (1860)
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Book Description London: Chapman And Hall, 1860., 1860. 8vo. pp. xii, 428. several text illus. modern buckram (several library stamps). First Edition of the English Translation (originally published in German, Bremen: 1859) of this important account of the manners and customs of the Ojibway Indians of the Lake Superior region, written by a distinguished German traveller in America. Kohl was particularly fascinated by Indian legends and traditions, which he here faithfully collected and recorded. Field commends the work as "one of the most exhaustive and valuable treatises on Indian life ever written". Field 842. Graff 2354. Howes K-247. Lande 1894. Sabin 38215. TPL 3573. Seller Inventory # elala5107

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