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.