London: Chatto & Windus, 1876. Two volumes. viii,264; viii,266pp. plus 180 colored plates containing 360 images, and folding map. Tall octavo. Original gilt pictorial red cloth, original backstrips laid down. Slight loss of original cloth at top of first volume. Covers are bright and very nice. Internally clean, with the plates all in excellent condition. Withal, just about very good. Item #WRCAM32638A
The first edition of Catlin's classic work to contain the plates printed in color. The coloring is excellent and greatly enhances the striking images. The text, first published as LETTERS AND NOTES ON THE MANNERS, CUSTOMS, AND CONDITION OF THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS, describes Catlin's travels in the West from 1830 to 1837. The handsomest 19th-century edition of Catlin's book. HOWES C241, "aa." PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 689. WAGNER-CAMP 84 (ref). REESE, BEST OF THE WEST 77 (ref).