London: Published by the author, 1848. Two volumes. xvi,296; xii,336pp., plus twenty- four plates. Printed slip bound in following p.302 in second volume. Original pictorial cloth stamped in gilt and blind, spines gilt. Expertly rebacked, retaining original backstrips. Endpapers renewed, save for the original front free endpaper in the first volume, bearing Catlin's presentation inscription. Cloth lightly rubbed. Old inkstain on page 91 of first volume, else clean internally. Very good. Item #WRCAM24809A
A presentation set, inscribed on the front free endpaper of the first volume, "Mr. A.B. Wright, from his friend, the author, Geo. Catlin 1848." This is the second edition, published the same year as the first. This work appeared just as Catlin's Indian Gallery reopened in London, only to be bashed by British critics who complained of "a recklessness and a roughness in some of his anecdotes" and "indelicate innuendoes and double entendres" (Dippie). Later printed under the title, ADVENTURES OF THE OJIBBEWAY AND IOWAY INDIANS IN ENGLAND, FRANCE, AND BELGIUM.... "Anecdotal though it is, NOTES is a readable and revealing book in the classic satirical vein of the visitor from a foreign culture commenting on the peculiarities of civilized society" - Dippie. SABIN 11533. FIELD 256. Dippie, CATLIN AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES, pp.126- 27 and passim. REESE, BEST OF THE WEST 77 (note).