Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians.

First edition of George Catlin’s Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians; Bound in Contemporary Leather

Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians.

CATLIN, George.

$4,750.00

Item Number: 4695

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.

Less than two years after his arrival in London, Catlin published this, his Manners, Customs and Conditions of the North American Indians. It was immediately recognized as a monumental work in American ethnology, combining Catlin’s unique knowledge and experiences with his rare artistic talent. The 309 line-cut reductions of his original paintings, together with the accompanying text, beautifully and accurately record virtually every aspect of Native American life— ceremonies, dances, hunting methods, forms of warfare, and daily chores. "No individual has contributed so much, of such great importance; no individual has had a greater influence upon the Western Americana art, literature and history of our country than George Catlin" (McCracken).

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