1852. (COLOR PRINTING--AMERICAN) THE IRIS; AN ILLUMINATED SOUVENIR FOR MDCCCLII. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo, 1852. Large 8vo. Publisher's gilt red clot all edges gilt. 298 pages, including 12 full-page chromolithographic plates. First edition. The book is comprised of text by Mary Eastman and accompanying illustrations from drawings of her husband, Captain Eastman, made during his nine years in military stationed among the Indian tribes in and around Fort Snelling in Minnesota. The illustrations were printed in color by Peter S. Duval of Philadelphia. John S. Hart, the book's editor, proudly announced that each print was printed in ten colors, overprinting some to produce varied effects. The book is a bright copy with some sporadic, as usual. Spine professionally repaired. (Inventory #: 39734)
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