300
300
Curtis, Edward S.
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 11,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT
300
Curtis, Edward S.
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 11,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Curtis, Edward S.
Autograph quotation signed, in the lower margin of a photogravure printed on vellum ("The Oath—Apsaroke", 1908), (sheet size: 11  7/8  x 7  3/4  in.; 302 x 197 mm), n.p., n.d.; vellum slightly browned in a few spots.  Matted, glazed and framed. 
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Catalogue Note

Edward S. Curtis inscribes a 1908 photogravure from his celebrated The North American Indian (1907–30), "The American Indian affords [word illegible] its best opportunity to study primitive man, as a living human document of supreme importance.  His life history, in its evolution of thousands of years, is a unique revelation of beginnings, early stages and developments in language, customs, manners and institutions.  The complete scientific study of this subject seems a national and imperative duty of the Modern Historic Records Association.  The rapid changes make quick action essential.  It cannot be deferred if it is to be done at all.  For this work there is no tomorrow."

THE JAMES S. COPLEY LIBRARY: ARTS & SCIENCES, INCLUDING THE MARK TWAIN COLLECTION

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