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    Edward Sheriff Curtis (American, 1868-1952)
    The North American Indian, Portfolio 20 (complete with thirty-five photographs), 1928
    Photogravures on Van Gelder
    15-1/2 x 11-3/8 inches (39.4 x 28.9 cm), or the reverse (each, approximate)
    Each with printed title, plate number, and letterpress credit in the margin. Contained in the original 3/4 leather bound portfolio with printed colophon. Printed by Suffolk Eng Co., Cambridge, Massachusetts.

    Titles include: Nunivak Children; Reindeer- Nunivak; Boys in Kaiak- Ninivak; Ugiyaku- Nunivak; The Drummer- Nunivak; Kenówun- Nunivak; Woman and Child- Nunivak; Ready for Sealing- Nunivak; Uyowutcha- Nunivak; Hooper Bay Youth; The Village- Hooper Bay; King Island Village from the Sea; King Island Village; King Island Homes; Qunaninru- King Island; Launching the Boat- Diomede Island; Diomede Boat Crew; Asiatic Shore in Distance; Old Stone House- Diomede Island; Launching the Whale Boat- Cape Prince of Wales; Cape Prince of Wales Man; Whaling Crew- Cape Prince of Wales; A Kotzebue Man; A Foggy Day- Kotzebue; Starting Up the Noatak River- Kotzebue; Jackson, Interpreter at Kotzebue; The Muskrat Hunter- Kotzebue; Arriving Home- Noatak; Óla- Noatak; A Family Group- Noatak; Noatak Kaiaks; Nungoktok- Noatak; Jájuk- Selawik; Charlie Wood- Kobuk; Kobuk Costume.


    Condition Report*: Minor toning with scattered spots of discoloration and foxing to a few, most noticeable in the margins, extending in the upper half of a few; a few soft handling creases, most noticeable in raking light; moderate foxing with scattered areas of discoloration to Nunivak Children; scattered spots of discoloration to the colophon. About 2/3 of the prints are in very good/excellent condition.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    June, 2018
    5th Tuesday
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