Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1979. Adams, Ansel. First Edition. Hardcover. First printing, oblong elephant folio size, 137 pp., signed by Ansel Adams. Near fine / Fine. Item #16113130
A celebration of the stunning scenery of Yosemite National Park, this volume contains photographs by renowned photographer Ansel Adams (1902-1984); the breathtaking landscapes exemplify Adams' proficiency in photography and capture the subject for which his work is best known.
Nature writer Paul Brooks (1909-1998) provides an introduction to Adams' photographs; a prolific writer and editor, Brooks worked with authors such as James Agee, Rachel Carson, and Winston Churchill, even suggesting the title "Silent Spring" for Carson's seminal work.
This volume is signed by Adams on the half-title page, not on a tipped-in bookplate.
___DESCRIPTION: Quarter red cloth with slate grey cloth boards, gilt lettering on the spine, frontispiece a black-and-white photograph by Ansel Adams captioned "Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite Valley 1944", 105 full-page black-and-white photographs by Adams throughout; oblong elephant folio size (15.25" wide by 12 3/8" tall), pagination: [1-6] 7-28 [29-137], signed by Ansel Adams on the half-title page. In a grey paper dust jacket with white lettering and a black-and-white photograph by Adams on the front panel, white lettering on the spine, a black-and-white photograph by Adams on the rear panel, a description of the book on the front flap, and author and photographer bios with photographs on the rear flap; the dust jacket is unclipped with the original price of $75.00 on the front flap.
___CONDITION: Volume almost fine, with clean boards, straight corners with no rubbing, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; two very faint damp marks on the front board (which did not go through the binding), two shallow creases to the front free endpaper, else fine. The dust jacket is fine, unclipped, clean, without wear.
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