Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A Perfect Christmas Gift For Your Favorite Jesuit

Life, Letters and Travels of Father Pierre-Jean De Smet, S.J. 1801-1873.

Missionary Labors and Adventures among the Wild Tribes of the North American Indians, Embracing Minute Description of their Manners, Customs, Games, Modes of Warfare and Torture, Legends, Traditions.

Edited from the Original Unpublished Manuscript, Journal

First Edition. The Jesuit Father De Smet’s Life provides an overview of his life and travels among Western Indian tribes from 1838–70. His journals and notes contain some of the earliest records of the life and customs of tribal life in the Northwest.

4 volumes, octavo. Original dark green vertical fine-ribbed cloth, title gilt to spines. Frontispiece to each and 12 other plates, folding map in end-pocket to Volume IV. Hinges of vols. I & IV cracking, indistinct splash mark to upper board of vol. IV, but overall a very good set.
Link (here) to purchase these books.

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