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North American Indian--The Southwest
Santa Fe, NM: Classic Gravure Corporation. Very Good. 1980. First Edition. Hardcover. Full leather boards with title gilt on spine; fore and bottom edges are deckled. Boards have light rubbing and leaves have a slight wave. Rear colophon states that this edition was limited to 250 copies; this copy is unnumbered; Errata sheet in not included; Includes a sepia-toned frontis of Curtis. This volume of text was written and originally published by Edward S. Curtis starting in 1906 and was accompanied by a total of 2,300 images. The publishers of this book, Classic Gravure Corporation, reprinted Curtis's monumental work with one volume of text and intended to print two portfolios of images. The publishers went out of business after issuing this volume of text and did not print the portfolios of images. This book includes a forward written by Theodore Roosevelt, and introductions by Beaumont Newhall and Fred Eggan. It includes five sections: Part 1, Apaches, Jicarillas, Navaho; Part 2, Pima, Papago, Qahatika, Mohave, Yuma, Maricopa, Walapai, Havasupai, Apache-Mohave or Yavapai; Part 3, The Hopi; Part 4, The Tiwa and the Keres; Part 5, The Tewa and the Zuni. Edward S. Curtis was an ethnographer and photographer, his work focused on creating a comprehensive record of all important tribes of American Indians that still retained their customs and traditions. A pioneer of visual anthropology, Curtis created a masterpiece both of American Indian history and photographic beauty. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 153 pp .
      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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