New York: Dayton and Saxton, 1841. First Edition. First printing, with the variant imprint noted by Sabin. Octavo in fours (23cm). In brown cloth, titled in gilt on spine; yellow coated endpapers; 435pp. A straight copy, cloth rubbed, smalll losses at head and tail, minor scattered foxing: Very Good.
Inscribed by the author to William W. Campbell (1806-1881), historian and justice on the New York Supreme Court. Field describes the first part of the work as as a "very excellent collection of the material facts relating to" North and South American antiquities (42). In the second part, Bradford hypothesizes about ancient migration to Central America. "In these chapters the author gives free indulgence to the hypothetical, sustained, however by a close adhesion to logical conclusion and scientific analysis" (42). Sabin describes the work as "an able investigation of the subject." SABIN 7233. FIELD 169.