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Mary Austin and Ansel Adams Taos Pueblo   

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$20,400
Estimate:
$10,000 - $15,000

Title:
Taos Pueblo

Author:
Austin, Mary and Ansel Easton Adams

Place:
San Francisco

Publisher:
[Grabhorn Press]

Date:
1930

Description:

[vi], [62], [1] pp. 12 photographs by Ansel Adams printed on sheets sensitized by W.E. Dassonville. Indian thunderbird motif by Valenti Angelo on title and repeated in margins. (Folio) 42.5x32 cm (16¾x12½") original brown niger-backed orange cloth, title in blind. Bound by Hazel Dreis. No. 92 of 108 copies. First Edition.

Signed at the colophon by Mary Austin but inexplicably not signed by Adams. A masterpiece of American photography. Ansel Adams himself printed all 1,296 photographs used in the 108 copies of the book. The plates are titled as follows: North House (Hlauuma), South House (Hlaukwima), A Man of Taos, Ruins of Old Church, New Church, Girl of Taos, North House (End View), South House - Harvest, Old Man of Taos, South House - Woman Winnowing Grain, North House - Kiva and Thunder Clouds, Church at Ranchos de Taos. Rare. GB 137.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Ex-library with the stamp of St. Mary's College, California, on pastedown endpapers, title page, in margin of Plate II, and the title leaf to Plate VIII; no external library markings. Small chip to spine leather, cloth spotted and soiled, damp-stain at bottom of spine and covers, some marginal foxing and minor staining to plates (images not affected); overall very good.


 
Item number:
259754
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