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ILLUSTRATIONS OF OF THE MANNERS, CUSTOMS AND CONDITION OF THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS:
Catlin, Geo.

ILLUSTRATIONS OF OF THE MANNERS, CUSTOMS AND CONDITION OF THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS:

In a Series of Letters and Notes Written During Eight Years of Travel and Adventure Among the Wildest and Most Remarkable Tribes Now Existing. Henry G. Bohn 1848-45.
6th/5th Ed. 2 vols. Large 8vo. viii + 264pp. + viii + 266pp. 1 folding map, 2 single sheet map, 177 plates. Some light browning, blind embossed red cloth with gilt vignettes to upper boards, some marking, corners with modern red morocco reinforcement, rebacked in modern red morocco, gilt motifs and gilt lettered title labels to spines. Signed in pen to both pastedowns ‘J.R.H. Probert `1906’ and in pencil ‘From Phelps Stokes his Godfather.’ With the armorial bookplate of ‘Probert of the Argoed.’ Anson Phelps Stokes (1838–1913) wealthy American merchant, property developer, banker, genealogist and philanthropist. Sabin 11537. ‘One of the most original authentic, and popular works on the subject. Humboldt characterizes the author as “one of the most admirable observers of manners who ever lived among the aborigines of America.” “These plates or rather etchings although merely outlines are well executed, and appear to be very faithful representations of the objects and scenes in the books ...”’
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