WANDERUNGEN EINES KÜNSTLERS UNTER DEN INDIANERN NORDAMERIKA'S VON CANADA NACH DER VANCOUVER'S-INSEL UND NACH OREGON DURCH DAS GEBIET DER HUDSONS-BAY-GESELLSCHAFT UND ZURÜCK. VON PAUL KANE. AUTORISIRTE DEUTSCHE AUSGABE ÜBERSETZT VON LUISE HAUTHAL, GEB. VELTHUSEN. MIT 62 IN DEN TEXT GEDRUCKTEN HOLZSCHNITTEN UND 4 TONBILDERN IN BUNTDRUCK. Leipzig: Verlag von Heinrich Matthes, 1862. 21.8x14.6 cm (octavo), pp. [i-v] vi [vii] viii-xii  2-225 [226: printer's imprint] [227-228: ads], four inserted plates with color illustrations after drawings by Kane, 62 woodcut illustrations in the text, rebound in modern quarter cloth and marbled boards, spine panel lettered in gold; new patterned endpapers. First edition in German. The first German edition of Paul Kane's WANDERINGS OF AN ARTIST AMONG THE INDIANS OF NORTH AMERICA (1859), a narrative of North American travel, mainly in Canada, based on Kane's journal. This edition in German is of considerable importance as it includes over 40 woodcut illustrations based on Kane's drawings not present in the 1859 English-language edition. Born in Ireland, Paul Kane came to Canada as a child with his family. He eventually studied art in the United States, France and Italy. He returned to Canada in 1845 and began at once to travel extensively and paint scenes of wilderness life" (Wagner, Camp and Becker). "The author, after four years study of art in Europe, returned to Canada filled with the determination to fulfill an early formed design of executing a series of drawings, of scenes in Indian life. To accomplish this, he traveled, almost alone, the territories of the Red River Settlement; the valley of the Saskatchewan; across the Rocky Mountains, down the Columbia River; the shores of Puget Sound, and Vancouver's Island. The book is a transcript of his daily journal, thrown into narrative form; and the beautiful engravings are copies of the labors of his pencil. It is an interesting collection of the incidents of life and travel, among the Indian tribes inhabiting the regions over which he passed" (Field). Field, p. 199. Howes K7. Sabin 37008. Wagner, Camp and Becker (1982) 332:3. Two preliminary leaves have repairs along the gutter margins, pages 1-48 are tanned and stained, there is light scattered foxing to the remainder of the text pages, the margins of the color plates are spotted and foxed but the images are bright and largely free of foxing, a good copy. The majority of the woodcut illustrations are clean with good contrast. (#167044).
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