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Poems

San Francisco: Henry Payot & Company, 1868.

First edition. [1, tissue-guarded albumen photograph of the author used as frontis], 137, [1] pp. Publisher's green cloth lettered in gilt. Very Good+ with darkening to cloth, dust-soiled edges, frontis foxed, name on title page. An attractive copy with sharp gilt and sturdy binding. Rare.

Also known as Yellow Bird, John Rollin Ridge (1827-1867) was the first published Native American novelist, best-known for The Life and Adventures of Joaquin Murieta. This volume of poetry was published posthumously, and is one of the first works of poetry in the English language by an indigenous American. The preface includes an account of the assassination of his father, a Cherokee leader also named John Ridge. Item #140938059

Price: $1,600.00

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