1833 American Antiquities Josiah Priest Trail of Tears Indians Racism Mormons

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Josiah Priest’s American Antiquities – a publication of Priest’s Bible study, travels, and antiquarian journals.

Josiah Priest (1788–1861) was a popular American nonfiction writer of the early 19th century. His books and pamphlets, which presented both standard and speculative history and archaeology sold in the thousands. Although Priest appears to have been poorly educated, he attempted to portray himself as an authority in his books. Priest is often identified as one of the creators of pseudoscientific and pseudohistoric literature.

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1833 American Antiquities Josiah Priest Trail of Tears Indians Racism Mormons

Josiah Priest’s American Antiquities – a publication of Priest’s Bible study, travels, and antiquarian journals.

Josiah Priest (1788–1861) was a popular American nonfiction writer of the early 19th century. His books and pamphlets, which presented both standard and speculative history and archaeology sold in the thousands. Although Priest appears to have been poorly educated, he attempted to portray himself as an authority in his books. Priest is often identified as one of the creators of pseudoscientific and pseudohistoric literature.

Main author: Josiah Priest

Title: American antiquities, and discoveries in the West : being an exhibition of the evidence that an ancient population of partially civilized nations, differing entirely from those of the present Indians, peopled America, many centuries before its discovery by Columbus. And inquiries into their origin, with a copious description of many of their stupendous works, now in ruins. With conjectures concerning what may have become of them

Published: Albany, N.Y. : Printed by Hoffman and White, No. 71, State-Street, 1833.

Language: English

Notes & contents:

  • Illustrated throughout
    • 2 Folding plates
      • Including frontispiece
    • 1 full-page engraving
    • 4 in-text illustrations
  • Provenance:
    • Handwritten – Andrew Scott
    • Handwritten – John Scott

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Binding: tight and secure leather binding

Pages: complete with all [viii], 400 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such

Publisher: Albany, N.Y. : Printed by Hoffman and White, No. 71, State-Street, 1833.

Size: ~8.25in X 5.5in (21cm x 14cm)

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Category

Americana, American History

Authors

Josiah Priest

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Good

Collation

Complete