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    George Catlin. Westward Bound A Hundred Years Ago. El Paso: Carl Hertzog, 1939. First edition, limited to 115 hand-numbered and signed copies of which this is number 8. Inscribed and signed by illustrator Tom Lea on the limitation page and by printer Carl Hertzog on the final page. 4to, 10 pages printed on the recto side only. Each page contains a sketch by Tom Lea. Quarter-bound gray paper over yellow printed boards. Dust jacket is fragile and in very poor shape. The book itself is fine.

    While reading Catlin's Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians, artist Tom Lea stumbled upon a page where "Catlin's thick-spread prose was a song to me - the song of that old traveler's heart, and the West a cry of freedom. Every paragraph asked its own page and every page its picture." At the time of original issue only 57 copies were bound. Due to slow sales it was only in 1944, five years after the original publication, that the remaining books were bound.

    Reference: Lowman 11.


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