CATLIN, GEORGE 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. First Grant edition. Two volumes. Publisher's maroon pictorial cloth gilt, top edges gilt, preserved in slipcase. 9 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches (25 x 16 cm); ix, [i], 298 pp.; folding map, 320 illustrations on 180 plates after Catlin's original paintings. Spine ends lightly bumped, slightly overopened, minor foxing to endpapers. With a few plates bound out of sequence: plate 12 is between plates 8 and 9; plates 14 and 15 are swapped; plates 17 and 18 are swapped; and plates 152 and 153 are swapped.
Considered to be the best edition published after the first edition of 1841. Howes C241; McCracken 8n; Pilling 689; Plains & Rockies IV:84:1; Raines, p. 46; Sabin 11536; Streeter Sale 1805; Wagner-Camp 84.
C Estate of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson
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