Source : Siebert
|The Frank T. Siebert Library of the North American Indian and the American Frontier
| "Dr. Siebert's library of the North American Indian is probably the last great collection of Americana to chronicle and follow the frontier across our continent. It was formed over a period of more than fifty years by probably the most knowledgeable Americanist of his time.
Rarity after rarity in remarkable condition, numbering about fifteen hundred books, pamphlets, broadsides, maps, manuscripts, prints, photographs, and newspapers, some famously elusive or the nicest copies in existence, crammed into a nondescript cottage in the middle of Maine, leaving little room for living - this collection was known to the rare book librarians and dealers, and noted by bibliographers, but never seen by other bookmen until Dr. Siebert's death last year  at the age of eight-five."
From the introduction to the catalogue for the first of two sales.
This sale was conducted on 21 May 1999 and the second sale on October 28th of the same year.
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