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Curtis, Edward S. (1868-1952) The North American Indian [Volume Twenty: The Alaskan Eskimo].

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2571B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 13, 2011 11:00AM


Curtis, Edward S. (1868-1952) The North American Indian [Volume Twenty: The Alaskan Eskimo]. Norwood, Massachusetts: The Plimpton Press, [1930].
Single text volume and accompanying portfolio of thirty-five prints, numbered 688 to 722, text volume also illustrated throughout; ex library, with perforated stamps, ink stamps, and pencil annotations; in the plate volume, every plate is stamped on the bottom edge of the image; on images where the bottom edge is dark, the stamp is hard to discern, when the bottom is light, the stamp is visible, intruding onto the image by approximately 1/8 inch or less; limited edition set numbered 97 of 500; bound in matching three-quarter morocco and buckram, both boards of the text volume detached; portfolio: 18 1/2 x 22 1/2 in.; text volume: 12 3/4 x 9 1/2 in.
This volume concerns itself with the indigenous peoples of the coastal and insular regions of the further reaches of North America, the Aleutian islands, and eastern Greenland. The total population was estimated at 30,000 in the 1920s, when this work was completed. (2)
Estimate $3,500-4,500

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United States, Alaska, Norwood, Plimpton Press, Massachusetts, Little Diomede Island