Lancaster, PA: Jaques Cattell Press, 1942. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo; pp; xix, (i), 697, index; frontispiece plus twenty-five black and white plates including maps; black buckram, gilt lettered;. Very good. Item #14309
Quite a piece of scholarship comprising four interrelated subjects in one book. A complete edition of "Hiawatha" paralleled by the "Algic Researches" of Schoolcraft on which it was based. This relates to the suspected but untrue charge of plagiarism of the Finnish "Kalevala"on the part of Longfellow in Hiawatha. A Piece on Hiawatha's people and country and the first biography of Henry Rowe Schoolcraft and a Schoolcraft bibliography. A Presentation Copy to General Edward Markham of the Army Engineers, signed by both authors and dated April 16, 1943. Edward Markham was a United States Army officer who served in France during World War I and was later Chief of Engineers from 1933 to 1937. An impressive copy.