CATLIN’S ACCOUNT OF HIS AMERICAN INDIAN EXHIBIT IN EUROPE
CATLIN, George. Catlin’s Notes of Eight Years’ Travels and Residence in Europe, with his North American Indian Collection. London: Published by the Author, 1848. Two volumes in one. Octavo, original red blind-stamped cloth. $750.
Fourth edition of Catlin’s description of his famous Indian Museum, illustrated with 24 engraved plates.
In the fall of 1839 George Catlin departed from New York on a packet ship bound for Liverpool, taking with him his Indian collection: eight tons of freight, including 600 portraits and other paintings, as well as Indian costumes and weapons. In London he launched his Indian gallery and show, which featured live Indians who sang and pantomimed battle scenes and hunting. This work, first published earlier the same year, is his account of his experiences with the gallery and with the three groups of Indians who performed there. With the addendum slip tipped at page 304. McCracken 13. Sabin 11534.
Interior very bright, inner hinges reinforced, light rubbing to spine ends. An extremely good copy.