05-12-2012 05-12-2012
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2596B Boston
May 12, 2012 10:00AMCalender
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Curtis, Edward S. (1868-1952), The North American Indian. Being a Series of Volumes Picturing and Describing The Indians of the United

 
Auction: American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2596B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 12, 2012 10:00AM

Description:

Curtis, Edward S. (1868-1952) The North American Indian [Volume Fifteen: The Southern California Shoshoneans, DiegueƱos, Plateau Shoshoneans, and Washo Peoples]. Norwood, Massachusetts: The Plimpton Press, [1926].
Single text volume and accompanying portfolio of thirty-six prints, numbered 508 to 543, 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, some damage to portfolio; portfolio: 18 1/2 x 22 1/2 in.; text volume: 12 3/4 x 9 1/2 in.
In this volume, the peoples selected for study are grouped together because of similarities in linguistic group, culture and what Curtis calls "physical features" rather than geography. (2)
Estimate $3,500-4,500


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Keywords

United States, Alaska, Massachusetts, Norwood, Plimpton Press, Plateau Shoshoneans