Illustrations of the Manners, Customs and Condition of the North American Indians. With Letters and Notes, written during Eight Years of Travel and Adventure Among the Wildest and Most Remarkable Tribes now Existing, in Two volumes

Illustrations of the Manners, Customs and Condition of the North...
Illustrations of the Manners, Customs and Condition of the North...
Illustrations of the Manners, Customs and Condition of the North...
Illustrations of the Manners, Customs and Condition of the North...
Illustrations of the Manners, Customs and Condition of the North...
Illustrations of the Manners, Customs and Condition of the North...
Illustrations of the Manners, Customs and Condition of the North...
Illustrations of the Manners, Customs and Condition of the North...
Illustrations of the Manners, Customs and Condition of the North...

London: Chatto and Windus, 2 volume set. 1876, the first edition with plates printed in color. Hardcovers, 4tos. 10.25 inches tall x 6.5 wide), in original red cloth with design and embellishments in black and gilt, new blank endpapers. 264, 266 pp. Contents collated complete, although plates number 7 and 51 were sourced from elsewhere and are included here but they are laid-in, not bound. Also lacks the original blank endpapers. Over 300 illustrations on 178 plates, including both frontispieces and the fold-out map in the first volume. Plates Near Fine to Fine; bright, clean and unmarked. Fold out map in exquisite condition. Inner hinges of Volume 1 starting to weaken with early signs of cracking; both still bound quite securely. Spine ends bumped with minor fraying. Gilt is complete and bold. Bookplate of the former owner, Dr. George William Staempfli, a painter and founder of the Staempfli art gallery in NYC, affixed to front pastedown of volume 1 and laid-in to the second volume. First edition with color plates of Catlin's classic work. 2 volume set, complete. HOWES C-241d. Very Good.

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