London: Chatto and Windus, 1876.
Leather_bound. Two volumes. Quarto. First Edition. Illustrations of the Manners, Custom, and Condition of the North American Indians. With Letters and Notes. Written during eight years of travel and adventure among the wildest and most remarkable tribes of its existence in two volumes with three hundred and sixty coloured engravings from the author's original paintings and folding maps.
Elgantly bound in early twentieth century binding by Bayntun Binders in three quarter navy blue morocco over blue cloth board, spine gilt motif into compartment between raised banding, second and fourth compartment gilt title, top edge gilt, decorative endpaper, internally very clean set.
Bookplate pastedown of Samuel Strong Spaulding of Buffalo, NY and decendents of the Spaulding family, veterans of the Battle of Bunker Hill and name on the commemorative cenotaph.
This edition is generally considered to be the most handsome 19th century printing of Catlin's study. George Catlin (1796-1872), spent many years among the Indians in Northa and South America. He lived with them, acquired their languages, and studies very throughly thier habits, customs and mode of life, making copious notes and many studies for his paintings of the Native Americans. Fine. Item #741