Monograph – Edward S. Curtis

Edward S. Curtis
The Life And Times of a Shadow Catcher, by Barbara A. Davis
(Rare First Edition. Includes an original, vintage photogravure from The North American Indian, printed circa 1923)

In this book, the most comprehensive biography of Edward S. Curtis published to date, Barbara A. Davis explores the multiple forces of accident and design that shaped Curtis’ thinking and his art. Informative text lavishly illustrated with over two hundred photographs, including hand-tinted, goldtone, platinum, silver and cyanotype examples from throughout Curtis’ career.
Included with this rare title is an original, vintage Portfolio photogravure from Portfolio XVI of Curtis’ masterwork, The North American Indian. Entitled “Timu-Cochiti”, the image measures 15 3/8 x 11 3/8″ on a 22 x 18″ Deckle Edge Vellum Sheet. Negative Date: Circa 1923. Print Date: Circa 1923. Limited (unnumbered) edition of less than 300 prints.1985, First Edition, Chronicle Books, 13 1/2 x 10 1/4″, 256 pages, over 200 duotone plates and 10 four-color plates. Condition: Covers and Contents: Excellent. D/J shows very minor wear and is now protected with a mylar wrap. Print: Overall fine (please inquire).


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