Jun 13, 2024 - Sale 2672

Sale 2672 - Lot 191

Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(NATIVE AMERICANS.) [The Dial Press, Inc]. Group of 4 photo-engraved color separation copper printing matrices for illustrations in Harold McCracken's George Catlin and the Old Frontier: A Biography and Picture Gallery of the Dean of Indian Painters. Three approximately 11½x8½, one 13x13 inches; some scrapes and abrasions. With: a copy of the book, 1959 Bonanza edition; library markings. [New York, circa 1959]

Additional Details

Fascinating survival of mid-twentieth century publisher's material culture directly involved in producing one of the most renowned reference books on George Catlin: dust jacket cover (red plate); frontispiece portrait of Catlin (red plate); Kee-O-Kuk, page 20 (red plate); and double-portrait of Se-Non-Ti-Yak and Mew-Hew-She-Kaw, page 82 (yellow plate).