ANTIQUITIES OF THE SOUTHERN INDIANS, PARTICULARLY OF THE GEORGIA TRIBES. Charles C. Jones, Jr.

ANTIQUITIES OF THE SOUTHERN INDIANS, PARTICULARLY OF THE GEORGIA TRIBES

New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873. First Edition. Hardcover. An acknowledged classic in its field, with highly accurate accounts of local archaeological remains, including a lengthy description of the Mason's Plantation mound group below Augusta, one of the largest Mississippian sites on the Savannah River. Jones (1831-93) was an amateur archaeologist whose keen interest in the culture and history of the Southeastern Indian tribes resulted in his acquisition of more than 20,000 prehistoric artifacts. Thirty plates, with three textual figures. Octavo. Original purple cloth binding, with decorative gilt and blind stamping. Minor edgewear to the fore-edge of the last few leaves. The bookplate of American mineralogist William Sansom Vaux (1811-82) appears on the front pastedown. An exquisite example, with only some mild sun fading along the spine. Very good. Item #67174

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