North American Indians, Being Letters and Notes on their Manners, Customs, and Conditions, Written During Eight Years' Travel Amongst the Wildest Tribes of Indians in North America, 1832-1839 [Vol. I + Vol. II, Complete]

By: Catlin, George

Price: $400.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good


Complete in two (2) volumes, uniformly bound in dark red ribbed cloth, elaborately illus./lettered in gilt and black on front covers and spine panels, top text block edges in gilt. Modest shelf wear with some rubbing evident at corners and spine extremities. Moisture contact has resulted in dye lightening (to a light pinkish-red) at the following points: (Vol. I) top front corner and along most of top front edge, top rear corner and upper rear cover, including upper rear fore-edge; (Vol. II) lower front corner, including lower portions of stamped decoration, lower rear cover. The dye has bled onto (Vol. I) the top corners of front pastedown and the first several leaves, (Vol. II) the bottom corners of front pastedown and flyleaf, and the first several and the last several leaves. Beyond this issue, which is entirely cosmetic, both volumes display only modest actual wear and do not display dampstaining per se, with light puckering to cloth at several points. Former owner signature on front flyleaf of Vol. I, front pastedown of Vol. II. Endpapers of both volumes modestly toned/foxed, interiors otherwise clean and fully intact beyond dye discolorations already noted. Bindings slightly shaken but generally firm. xi,298 + xii,304 pp., w/ 400 illustrations, "carefully engraved from the author's original paintings," color folding map at p. 1 of Vol. I. Cosmetically evaluated as Good only due to moisture blemishes, otherwise VG or better with no substantial condition issues; a conservative restoration could match the dye color and significantly improve overall appearance at minimal cost and effort.

Title: North American Indians, Being Letters and Notes on their Manners, Customs, and Conditions, Written During Eight Years' Travel Amongst the Wildest Tribes of Indians in North America, 1832-1839 [Vol. I + Vol. II, Complete]

Author Name: Catlin, George

Categories: Native American,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Edinburgh, Scotland, John Grant: 1903

Binding: Decorative Cloth

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: N/A

Type: Book

Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

Seller ID: 029520