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The North American Indian, Portfolios 1-20; and Volumes 1-20

  • USA
  • 2005-10-12
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EDWARD S. CURTIS (1868-1952)
The North American Indian, Portfolios 1-20; and Volumes 1-20
Large-format photogravures, published as Portfolios 1-20, the North American Indian, Being a Series of Volumes Picturing and Describing the Indians of the United States and Alaska, Seattle, WA; New York; and Cambridge, MA: University Press, 1907-1930. Each plate printed on Van Gelder Holland with letterpress copyright credit, title, plate numbers and John Andrew & Son printer's credit (in the margin). Each approximately 15½ x 11in. (39.3 x 28cm.) or the reverse. Each in original half-morocco folding case with gilt-impressed portfolio number. Accompanied by Cambridge, MA: University Press, 1907-1910 (Volumes 1-5); Norwood, MA: Plimpton Press, 1911-1930 (Volumes 6-20). 20 4to. bound text volumes, containing a total of approx. 1,506 small-format photogravures, edited by Frederick Webb Hodge, with Foreword by Theodore Roosevelt, signed in ink. Each volume numbered '83' in ink (on the colophon) from the realized edition of 272. Bound in the original half-brown morocco gilt by H. Blackwell

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