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50 Photographs
New York: Dell Sloan & Pearce. New York: Dell Sloan & Pearce. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. FIRST EDITION, one of only 1500 copies initialed by Weston. In the rare original dust jacket in exceptionally good condition. With essays by Robinson Jeffers, Merle Armitage, and Donald Bear. Illustrated with folio reproductions of fifty of Weston's photographs. "Though [50 Photographs] includes all of Weston's genres--landscapes, nudes, still lifes, and portraits--it is an unusual selection, more edgy than iconic...The overall to make visible the real legacy of Weston's work, the way it influenced so much of what would come after. The 50 photographs are followed by a portrait of Weston himself, taken by his son Cole in Point Lobos in 1946, in which the old man is shown wedged between boulders: alert, watchful, mobile, and as sound as stone" (David Levi-Strauss in The Book of 101 Books). Roth 128. Open Book 150. 
 New York: Duell Sloan & Pearce, 1947. Folio, original cloth, original dust jacket. Neat early owner signature on half-title. Cloth extraordinarily clean; dust jacket with half-inch chip at top of spine, edgewear, and small tape repair on rear. Tiny hole beginning at rear board and extending into last few pages of text, including a barely noticeable pinhole in Weston portrait and photograph #50. (Hole is 2mm diameter at the rear board - its largest point- and shrinks as it enters text.) An excellent copy in the rare dust jacket - one of the finest examples we've seen of the notoriously fragile jacket.
Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company
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