Wednesday, August 10, 2011

A Very Special Book-

“Taos Pueblo. Photographed by Ansel Easton Adams and Described by Mary Austin”

By Ansel Easton Adams & Mary Austin.
Published in Boston by the New York Graphic Society in 1977.

Facsimile Edition, published in an edition of 950 numbered copies, signed by Ansel Adams.

Originally published by the Grabhorn Press in an edition of 108 copies in 1930, the original edition, whose photographs were individually hand-printed by Adams, has become a legendary rarity of photographic literature, making this fine 1977 re-issue the only available edition within the financial reach of most collectors. It was the second set of Adams’ photographs to be published, after his High Sierras portfolio. This edition has an added Afterword by Weston J. Naef of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which discusses the publication and importance of the original edition.

Hardcover. 13”x17.5”, 21 pages plus 12 full-page black & white plates. Publisher’s adobe-red cloth and light brown leather spine. Cloth slipcase. The book is fine and clean. The slipcase has some light soil and wear and a few light moisture spots and slight dings.

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