first edition Hardcover
1925 · Cleveland
by Abel, Annie Heloise (Ph.D.)
Cleveland: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1925. First Edition. Hardcover. Good +. Quartos. 3 volumes: , 394 pages, ; 403 pages; 419 pages. All volumes illustrated. Red cloth hardcovers with gilt titles on the spines. Gilt top edges. Untrimmed foredges. Volume 1 has a thin, light dried water stain on the front cover and a small dried water stain at the top edge of the text block. A few pages in front of volume 1, including the title page, have dried water stains at the top edge. Cloth spine on volume 3 is light faded. Bindings are very sturdy and contents are very clean with the exception of the few pages mentioned in volume 1. Frontispiece map of volume 1 shows how the Indian Territory appeared in 1861. This comprehensive study took a decade to complete with fewer copies of volume 3 printed. Although this set is widely held in institutions it is scarce in the trade.
Howes A 9. From wikipedia: Annie Heloise Abel was one of the first thirty women in the United States to earn a Ph.D. in history. One of the ablest historians of her day, she was an acknowledged expert on the history of British and American policy toward natives. As another historian has put it: "She was the first academically trained historian in the United States to consider the development of Indian-white relations and, although her focus was narrowly political and her methodology almost entirely archival-based, in this she was a pioneer." Historians consider her most important work to be the three-volume The Slave Holding Indians. (Inventory #: 12972)