BOOKS: Catlin 1926 N. A. Indians 320 Color Plates, George Catlin. 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. Complete in two volumes. With three hundred and twenty illustrations, carefully engraved from the author's original paintings. John Grant, Edinburgh. 1926. Hardcover. 6 1/2 x 10 inches. ix, 1 list of plates, 298; vii, 303 including appendices. . 4-panel fold-out map in color facing page 1 in volume I, single-page color map in volume II. All plates present. In publisher's original red cloth binding, with plastic protectors. In both volumes front endpaper has "Harry Johnson" in ink and bookplate of Herbert D. Ryman, "Property of Chester Hale" on half-title page, Ryman embossed library seal on title pages, and also on a handful of the plates, some affecting the image.
Provenance: Property from the Collection of Charles E. Sigety
Notes/Literature: The late Charles E. Sigety was a renowned collector of Americana, ranging from examples of Norman Rockwell to important historic documents. A selection of his collection was sold at Christie's New York in 2016