1926 2 vols THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS GEORGE CATLIN color illus MAP wild west For Sale


1926 2 vols THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS GEORGE CATLIN color illus MAP wild west

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1926 2 vols THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS GEORGE CATLIN color illus MAP wild west 

An amazingly beautiful edition of Catlin's famous work on Native Americans! 320 Color Illustrations!

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, Two Volumes Set Catlin, George   Edinburgh: John Grant, 1926. 

FIRST EDITION THUS.

Original cloth, beautifully decorated in black and gilt.
Top edge gilt.
320 illustrations on 180 color plates of illustrations by author.

TWO VOLUMES, SET. 298, 303 pages.

10 1/8" x 6 3/4".

Near Fine. Tight bindings; some foxing to endpapers else clean pages; contemporary inscription on front endpapers of both volumes; covers bright and clean with very little wear; a very beautiful set.

Perhaps the finest edition of Catlin's work, in the finest condition you'll ever see.
  "Includes information and drawings by Catlin following his 1834 journey with the Dodge-Leavenworth Expedition. His dramatic descriptions and sketches of mounted Comanche have been continuously cited by later historians, and the entire account of the Comanche camps is worth a close reading by the researcher."--Tate.

"The basis for much Plains ethnology. Today [Catlin's] work is criticized for its unrelenting Romanticism, but it is treasured by historians and anthropologists alike, who value his attention to details and brave dedication to his task."--Tyler
References: Howes C241; McCracken 8n; Pilling 689; Plains & Rockies IV:84:1; Raines, p. 46; Sabin 11536; Streeter Sale 1805; Wagner-Camp 84.

Inventory # 14267
  

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