New-York: William Borradaile, 1824.
First US Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Good with no dust jacket. Item #15096
Rebound in cloth with spine labels, lacks map, first flyleaf detached, dampstained cloth, toning and foxing, owners' signatures on flyleaves, wear. Solid hardcover. ; Volumes One and Two bound together, complete set. "In this edition is printed Mr Buchanan's Plan, occupying the last 12 pages, which is not found in the London edition." - Thomas W Field; An Essay toward an Indian Bibliography : Being a Catalogue of Books relating to the History, Antiquities, Languages, Customs, Religion, Wars, Literature, and Origin of the American Indians, in the Library of Thomas W Field; 204. Wright Howes; edited by William E Hartley III; Wright Howes The Final Edition of USiana: A Descriptive Bibliography; B 905. Buchanan was the British Consul in New York, and he attempts to document the injustices toward Native American and suggest remedies. "With but few exceptions, the American Indians have been abandoned by the Christian world, as a cruel, blood-thirsty, and treacherous race, incapable of civilization, and therefore, unworthy of that attention which the inhabitants of other barbarousw climes have received from the zeal and devotion of many learned and pious members of society. Thousands have raised their voices against the wrongs of our black brethren of Africa. ... while but frew have been stimulated to similar exertions in behalf of the Red American Indians, from whose native soil the wealth of a great portion of the civilized world has been derived." - Preface. First Edition, First Printing of this unusual British view, in light of the abolition movement in England and the United States, to find ways to preserve the Native Americans from genocide and extinction. ; 182, 156 pages.