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93. DODGE, Richard Irving. The Plains of the
Great West and Their Inhabitants: Being a Description of
the Plains...of the Great North American Desert. New
York, 1877. 448 pp., folding map and 19 plates. Large 8vo,
fine bright copy in original gilt pictorial cloth.
First edition. With an introduction by William Blackmore. Dobie, p. 151: "Outstanding survey of outstanding wild creatures." Howes D404. Rader 1173. Pingenot: Dodge, a West Point graduate, class of 1848, spent his entire adult life in the American West. Part III of this work, consisting of nearly half the book, is devoted to Indians, their ways of life, customs, etc.