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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 Remakable Tribes now Existing. In Two Volumes, with Three Hundred and Sixty Coloured Engravings from the Author's Original Paintings.
London: Chatto and Windus 1876 - FIRST EDITION with printed colour plates. 2 volumes., Quarto. Pp.viii, 264; viii, 266. Illustrated with 180 color plates containing 360 images plus folding map, with the occasional and typical mis-numbering of plates. Half blue morocco, gilt, with cloth sides and marbled endpapers, t.e.g. Elegantly bound in the early twentieth century by Bayntun of Bath. Internally very clean. Frontispiece of volume one is inserted close to the margin. generally fine, in fine binding. Bookplate to pastedown of Samuel Strong Spalding of Buffalo, NY (born 1849) or possibly Samuel Strong Jnr (born 1884), both decendents of the Spaulding family, veterans of the Battle of Bunker Hill, and named on the commemorative cenotaph. This edition is generally considered to be the most handsome 19th century printing of Catlin's study. George Catlin (1796-1872), spent many years among the Indians in North and South America. He lived with them, acquired their languages, and studied very thoroughly their habits, customs and mode of life, making copious notes and many studies for paintings. He was the first astute and sympathetic artist to observe and accurately portray Native Americans. Howes C241; Sabin 11536 (1841 edition). Listed in National Geographic's 100 Greatest Adventure books [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, ABA, ILAB]
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