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Catlin's North American Indians 1913 edition  

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North American Indians: Being Letters and Notes on their Manners, Customs, and Conditions, Written During Eight Years' Travel Amongst the Wildest Tribes of Indians in North America, 1832-1839

Catlin, George


Leary, Stuart and Company



Two Volumes. With 180 color lithograph plates and colored maps, one folding.  Large (8vo) 25.2x17 cm (10x6¾"), publisher's red cloth pictorially stamped in black and gilt, lettered in gilt, top edges gilt.

Catlin's Letters and Notes on...North American Indians, originally published in 1841. This edition with striking color plates; the first edition had uncolored plates. Catlin traveled through the West in the 1830's, painting portraits of Indians and recording their habitats, weapons, rituals, ceremonies, etc., creating during that decade an "Indian Gallery" of great renown. After taking the entire gallery to England, Catlin published his "Letters & Notes," using text from a series of articles he had written for the New York Commercial Advertiser from 1832 to 1837, and illustrating it with line-cut reductions of his original paintings. Howes C241; Wagner-Camp 84.

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Light rubbing along edges and corners; a few repaired hinges, Vol. I cracked internally, leaves mildly toned; very good or better.

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