• The Wolfgang A. Herz Library:  auction at Christies

    Sale 2158

    The Wolfgang A. Herz Library: Important Voyages and Travels

    9 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 198

    CATLIN, George (1796-1872). Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians. London: Published by the Author, 1841.

    Price Realised  

    CATLIN, George (1796-1872). Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians. London: Published by the Author, 1841.

    2 volumes, tall 8o (242 x 156 mm). Frontispiece, 3 maps, and 309 plates on 176 leaves, errata slip. 19th-century red half morocco gilt, top edge gilt (minor rubbing to edges). Provenance: Nathan H. Brown (bookplate).

    FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with "Frederick" for "Zedikiah" on p. 104. The numbering of the plates is inconsistent: the title-page calls for 400 plates and the terminal plate is captioned "312." Here there are three unnumbered etchings, plates 101 and 210, but no illustrations (as called for) numbered 2, 23, 137, 142, 149, 159, 246 or 247. Clark Old South III:141; Howes C-241; Sabin 11536; Wagner-Camp-Becker 84:1; Wheat Mapping the Transmississippi West II:453-55.


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