Edinburgh: John Grant, 1926. First edition thus, first with the color plates issued by Grant. Complete in two volumes. Large 8vo. ix, 298; xii, 303 pp. With three hundred and twenty color illustrations, carefully engraved from the author's original paintings; large fold-out color map of Indian localities in 1833. Publisher's maroon cloth with gilt and black decoration & lettering; TEG. Exlibris with pockets and labels bar codes inside front covers; small stamps on lower title pages. A very good set (front hinges cracked in each volume; light general wear & rubbing). Item #21491
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. George Catlin (1796 – 1872) was an American adventurer, lawyer, painter, author, and traveler, who specialized in portraits of Native Americans in the Old West. Traveling to the American West five times during the 1830s, eventually visiting fifty tribes.