The Manners, Customs, and Conditions of the North American Indians, written during eight years of travel amongst the wildest tribes of Indians in North America, 1832-39. In Two Volumes
Catlin's volumes became a classic description of the natives of North America, based on his careful observations and considerable time spent living with them. First published in 1841 with uncoloured plates, the first edition with coloured plates was 1876. This is therefore the second edition with coloured plates. Although 1841 is on the title page with no other dates printed in the book, the actual date of printing may be ca. 1880s. The 400 coloured plates on the title pages seems to be an advertising stratagem as no copy or edition was issued with this many. Howes C241. Sabin 11537.
Publisher: The Author
Date Published: ca. 1880s
Place Published: London
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: 2 vols.: viii, 264; viii, 266 p. 26 cm. Vol. I has colour frontispiece and fold-out map, included in the total number of 312 numbered colour illustrations. Vol. II has additional colour frontispiece map and colour map in rear appendix. Altogether 180 colour plates. Titles in black and red. Black cloth with gold print. Corners and bottom edges worn, some cracking to hinges, outside and inside. Former owner's labels on front pastedowns. Ink signature on front free endpapers. Endpapers stained but pages and plates clean. A few rough page edges.