LO-TO-KAH. Verner Reed.

LO-TO-KAH. New York and London: Continental Publishing Company, 1897. Octavo, pp. [1-14] 15-229 [230: tailpiece] [note: first leaf is a blank], twelve inserted plates with illustrations by Charles Craig and L. Maynard Dixon, as well as head and tailpieces by Dixon, original pictorial patterned tan and light brown cloth, front panel stamped in dark brown and black, spine panel stamped in gold, t.e.g., fore and bottom edges untrimmed. First edition. Six interconnected short stories about an old Ute Indian, Lo-To-Kah, most if not all of the tales pervaded with Indian supernaturalism, for which the author offers a brief defense in his preface. In most Native American tribes (as with most primitive peoples) the supernatural played an integral role. Thus one could expect to find the supernatural, to one degree of another, in fiction dealing with them. Much of this Native American fantasy literature, however, has been overlooked by genre bibliographers. The first book with illustrations by Maynard Dixon. Wright (III) 4493. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978), Day (1963), or Reginald (1979; 1992). Early owner's signature on the front free endpaper. A very good copy. (#165153).

Price: $250.00

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