11-14-2010 11-14-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2526B Boston
November 14, 2010 11:00AMCalender
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Curtis, Edward S. (1868-1952)

$20,145$17,000
Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2526B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 14, 2010 11:00AM

Description:

Curtis, Edward S. (1868-1952), The North American Indian. Being a Series of Volumes Picturing and Describing The Indians of the United States, The Dominion of Canada, and Alaska, Norwood, Massachusetts: The Plimpton Press, 1926, first edition, original gilt-lettered and lined three-quarter crushed brown morocco by H. Blackwell, volume XVII in both 4to and folio, number 97 of 500 on Van Gelder paper, the first with seventy-five sepia toned photogravures; folio with thirty-six large scale photographs, loose as issued in original folio, (both bindings slightly worn, no stamps to 4to plates, but some minor library markings and a perforation to one text page, folio with all plates stamped just along the edge of the lower left corner, some touching image).

These two volumes chronicle the Tewa and the Zuni.
Estimate $20,000-30,000

Keywords

United States, Alaska, Massachusetts, Norwood, Plimpton Press