Weston, Edward. New York: Duell Sloan & Pearce, 1947. Hardcover. Limited Edition. 16 pp. 51 photographs. Folio. Wear and scuffing to the covers, chipping at edges, small losses, has been professionally rebacked with black Japanese paper, original spine laid in, now encased in custom mylar dust jacket to protect the printed paper covered boards. Very light toning to text pages, photographs clean, minor foxing to second free endpaper at rear as well as last page of bibliography. Missing its dust jacket, which is rarely found not ripped or in tatters. Armitage, Jeffers, and Bear all write introductions and an artist's statement by Weston at rear. [Purcell 16]. Very Good.
Produced in an edition of 1500 copies, this being #1416 and initialed by Edward Weston "EW" on a pastedown strip on the colophon. A stunning collaboration between a gifted designer and a groundbreaking photographer. Designed by legendary book designer and publisher, Merle Armitage (1893-1975).