Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians... In two volumes with four hundred engravings, carefully engraved from his original paintings. George Catlin.

Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians... In two volumes with four hundred engravings, carefully engraved from his original paintings.

London: Published by the Author, 1841. 2 vols., 8vo, viii, 264; viii, 266 pp. with folding map of North America and errata slip in vol.1. Original green cloth with printed paper labels, yellow endpapers. Boards slightly bumped, cloth slightly lifted, vol. 1 front hinge repaired, light stain to the upper cover of vol. 2. An attractive set. First edition, first issue, with the uncorrected error “Frederick” for “Zacharias” on p.104. Complete with one map and 115 numbered plates on 76 leaves in vol. 1 and one map, one chart, and 193 numbered plates on 102 leaves in vol. 2, per Streeter. (Plates 113 and 114 present.) A monumental work in American ethnology. “One of the most original, authentic, and popular works on the subject... these plates, or rather etchings, are well-executed, and appear to be faithful representations of objects and scenes described in the book.” (Sabin). Sabin 11536. Howes C241. Streeter III 1805. Item #106264

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