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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.
Edinburgh John Grant 1926 - 2 volumes. First edition thus, first with the colour plates issued by Grant, in the 1903 imprint the illustrations were supplied only in black and white. With 320 illustrations in colour, carefully engraved from the author’s original paintings and including 3 colour maps, one of which is folding. Thick royal 8vos, publisher’s original red cloth lettered and elaborately and pictorially decorated in gilt and black on both the upper covers and the spines featuring Indian warriors, t.e.g. ix, 298; ix, 290, appendices pp. A very handsome and well preserved and bright set, the gilt and cloth, textblock and colour plates, all in very pleasing condition. VERY UNCOMMON IN SUCH NICE CONDITION, GRANT’S 1926 IMPRINT IS ONE OF THE FINEST PRODUCED SINCE THE 1841 ORIGINAL. "Catlin visited forty-eight tribes in the Mississippi and Missouri valleys and on the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains during his eight years' travel. His object was to paint portraits of men and women in every tribe, together with views of villages, games, etc. The two volumes are a series of fifty-eight letters written while the author was among the Indians. They form an unusually entertaining narrative of travels in an almost unknown region, and at the same time are of great value in their descriptions of Indian life" (Larned 616). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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