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. Two volumes. ix,[3],298; xii,303pp. plus 177 colored plates and three maps (one folding). Original red gilt pictorial cloth. Extremities lightly worn. Front inner hinges cracked, but firm. Ex-library bookplate on front pastedowns, stamps on preliminary pages, else internally very clean. Untrimmed. Very good. Item #WRCAM51242

A handsome edition, with colored plates, of Catlin's magnum opus. First published as LETTERS AND NOTES ON THE MANNERS, CUSTOMS, AND CONDITION OF THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS, the text and images describe Catlin's travels in the West from 1830 to 1837. Catlin grew famous on the strength of his portraits of Americans Indians, a large portion of which are reproduced here in striking color. HOWES C241. WAGNER-CAMP 84. (refs)

Price: $500.00