First edition of George Catlin's O-Kee-Pa: A Religious Ceremony: and other Customs of the Mandans; in the rare original green cloth
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott and Co 1867.
First edition of Catlin’s important work on the Mandan people and their rituals, one of the only records of the Mandan tribe which was almost entirely exterminated in the smallpox epidemic of 1837. Octavo, original publisher’s green beveled cloth with gilt titles and double gilt ruling to the front panel, illustrated with thirteen tissue-guarded chromolithographic plates after Catlin by Simonau & Toovely, half-title present, coated green endleaves, all edges gilt. From the library of American businessman and amateur archaeologist William H. Claflin Jr. with his pictorial bookplate to the pastedown. In near fine condition. Rare and desirable, especially in this condition.
Price: $12,000.00 Item Number: 119463
First edition of George Catlins Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians; Bound in Contemporary Leather
London: Published By the Author, At the Egyptian Hall 1841.
First edition, first issue. Octavo, bound in contemporary gilt-paneled calf. With 3 maps and 310 plates. An exceptional near fine example, rebacked, with the plates clean. Rare in contemporary calf.
Price: $4,750.00 Item Number: 4695