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The Manners, Customs and Conditions of the North American Indians

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The Manners, Customs and Conditions of the North American Indians

by George Catlin

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Very good set of Catlin's classic account of his travels and sojourns with the Native American peoples from 1832-1839.

Second edition with colour illustrations featuring 312 full-colour engravings on 180 plates (not the "400 Coloured Plates" described on the title page and spines). Includes three maps in colour.

The illustrations show portraits of chiefs, warriors, medicine men and women, buffalo and horse hunts, rituals, religious ceremonies, dances, war games, sports, etc. The Native American peoples described include Choctaw, Blackfoot, Ojibwe, Comanche, Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sioux, Seminole, etc. There are several self-portraits of Catlin (Frontispiece, Plates 62 and 132).

First published in 1841 with uncoloured plates, it was published with coloured plates for the first time in 1876. Although the title page lists "1841, Egyptian Hall," and there are no other dates printed in the book, it is believed this set dates from 1892-4.

In publishers black cloth with gilt title on spine and gilt vignette on front cover showing Comanche warriors performing riding tricks, (from Plate 167).

Volume 1 with viii, 264 pages, Plates 1 to 114, and 1 folding map.
Volume 2 with viii, 266 pages, Plates 155 to 312, and 2 maps.

Interior clean and fresh with colour plates bright and vivid.

Heavy set will require extra shipping charges.

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Bookseller
Florilegius JP (JP)
Bookseller's Inventory #
FLO164
Title
The Manners, Customs and Conditions of the North American Indians
Author
George Catlin
Illustrator
George Catlin
Format/Binding
Black cloth with gilt
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition
None
Quantity Available
1
Edition
Second colour edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Author, Egyptian Hall
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1890s
Size
Octavo, 25 x 17cm
Weight
0.00 lbs
Keywords
George Catlin, chromolithographs, 19th century, colour prints, Americana, Western US, Native American Indians, Native Americans, First Nations,
Bookseller catalogs
Anthropology;

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Tokyo-based bookseller specializing in European illustrated books from the 18th to 19th century, mainly botanical, zoological, costume and travel. Also Japanese ukiyo-e and woodblock botanicals, flower arrangement, etc.

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