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Sale 2474 Lot 6
EDWARD S. CURTIS (1868-1952)
The North American Indian, Portfolios XIII, XIV, and XV. Together, 3 portfolios, each featuring 36 photogravures from Curtis' study of Native Americans, including the Klamath, Achomawi, Hupa, Pomo, and Washo groups, and others. Photogravures on Van Gelder paper, the images measuring approximately 11 3/4x15 3/4 inches (29.8x40 cm.), and the reverse, the deckle-edged sheets 22x18 inches (55.9x45.7 cm.), each with Curtis' credit, title, date, plate number, and the printer's credit printed on recto. Elephant folio-sized morocco over brown cloth folding cases with the gilt-lettered number, lightly worn; each with the plate list; contents loose as issued. EACH FROM AN UNFULFILLED EDITION OF 500. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Suffolk Engraving Co.,  and 
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000
Portfolio XIII. Klamath woman, plate 436 * Sam Ewing - Yurok, plate 437 * Karok baskets, plate 438 * Hupa trout-trap, plate 439 * Old Klamath woman, plate 440 * A Klamath, plate 441 * Hupa jumping dance costume, plate 442 * Yurok canoe on Trinity River, plate 443 * Yurok canoe on Trinity River, plate 444 * Wife of Modoc Henry - Klamath, plate 445 * A Klamath type, plate 446 * Fishing from canoe - Hupa, plate 447 * In the forest - Klamath, plate 448 * Klamath warrior's headdress, plate 449 * Hupa mother and child, plate 450 * Hupa woman, plate 451 * Salmon stream, plate 452 * Hupa fisherman, plate 453 * Spearing salmon, plate 454 * Tolowa dancing headdress, plate 455 * Klamath lake marshes, plate 456 * Yurok drummer, plate 457 * Klamath hunter, plate 458 * Fish-weir across Trinity River - Hupa, plate 459 * Gathering wokas - Klamath, plate 460 * Woman's primitive dress - Tolowa, plate 461 * Wokas season - Klamath, plate 462 * Crater Lake, plate 463 * Achomawi basket-maker, plate 464 * Fishing platform on Trinity River - Hupa, plate 465 * Achomawi man, plate no.466 * Principal female shaman of the Hupa, plate 467 * Hupa woman in primitive costume, plate 468 * Smelt fisher - Trinidad Yurok, plate 469 * Chief - Klamath, plate 470 * Smoky day at the Sugar Bowl - Hupa, plate 471.
Portfolio XIV. Mitat - Wailaki, plate 472 * Old "Ukiah" - Pomo, plate 473 * Hunter - Lake Pomo, plate 474 * Burden-basket - Pomo, plate 475 * Mixed-blood Coast Pomo, plate 476 * On the shores of Clear Lake, plate 477 * Shatila - Pomo, plate 478 * Summer camp - Lake Pomo, plate 479 * Wild grapes - Pomo, plate 480 * Gathering tules - Lake Pomo, plate 481 * Pomo girl, plate 482 * Coast Pomo woman, plate 483 * Pomo seed-gathering utensils, plate 484 * Pomo baskets, mortar, and pestle, plate 485 * Pomo baskets, mortar, and pestle, plate 486 * Fishing camp - Lake Pomo, plate 487 * Aged Pomo woman, plate 488 * Aged Pomo woman, plate 489 * Wappo, plate 490 * Wappo woman, plate 491 * Otila - Maidu, plate 492 * Miwok head-man, plate 493 * Fishing-pool - Southern Miwok, plate 494 * Southern Miwok, plate 495 * Fisherman - Southern Miwok, plate 496 * Chukchansi Yokuts, plate 497 * Chukchansi Yokuts, plate 498 * Art as old as the tree - southern Yokuts, plate 499 * Rattlesnake design in Yokuts basketry, plate 500 * By the pool - Tule River Reservation, plate 501 * Yokuts basketry designs - A, plate 502 * Yokuts basketry designs - B, plate 503 * Chukchansi Yokuts type, plate 504 * Chukchansi matron, plate 505 * Quiet waters - Tule River Reservation, plate 506 * Yaundanchi Yokuts woman, plate 507.
Portfolio XV. Before the white man came - Palm Cañon, plate 508 * Basketry of the Mission Indians, plate 509 * Cupeño woman, plate 510 * Modern Cupeño house, plate 511 * Serrano woman of Tejon, plate 512 * Tejon Serrano, plate 513 * Modern house at Tejon, plate 514 * Chemehuevi house, plate 515 * Home in the Mesquite - Chemehuevi, plate 516 * Marcos - Palm Cañon Cahuillavi, plate 517 * Home in the Mesquite - Chemehuevi, plate 518 * Numero - Desert Cahuilla, plate 519 * Cahuilla house in the deserti, plate 520 * Under the palms - Cahuillai, plate 521 * Desert Cahuilla woman, plate 522 * Andres canoni, plate 523 * Diegueño home, plate 524 * Diegueño house at Campo, plate 525 * Diegueño of Capitan Grande, plate 526 * Diegueño woman of Santa Ysabel, plate 527 * Southern Diegueño house, plate 528 * Southern Diegueño, plate 529 * Diegueño woman of Campo, plate 530 * Degueño house at Santa Ysabel, plate 531 * Diegueño of Santa Ysabel, plate 532 * Mono home, plate 533 * Shores of Walker Lake, plate 534 * Pyramid Lake Paviotso, plate 535 * Primitive artist - Paviotso, plate 536 * Aged Paviotso of Pyramid Lake, plate 537 * Fishing with a gaff-hook - Paviotso, plate 538 * Walker Lake Paviotso, plate 539 * Datsolali, Washo basket-maker, plate 540 * Washo baskets, plate 541 * Modern designs in Washo basketry, plate 542 * Washo woman, plate 543.Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $20,000