10 April 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 8,750
Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 10,000
The Art of Edward Weston. New York: E. Weyhe, 1932.
Folio (340 x 260mm). 40 black and white photographs. (Light soiling in a very few margins.) Original glossy black beveled boards and white paper covered spine, spine and front board lettered in black (spine evenly browned, some soiling, extremities rubbed); original black cardboard slipcase with triangular notch (some wear, edges probably strengthened); cloth folding box. Provenance: Gregg Toland (inscription from Weston; bookplate).
FIRST EDITION, IN THE RARE ORIGINAL SLIPCASE. INSCRIBED BY EDWARD WESTON TO GREGG TOLAND (1904-1948), the Academy Award-winning cinematographer who worked with many of Hollywood's leading directors, including John Ford, Eric von Stroheim and, most memorably, with Orson Welles on Citizen Kane. A "SPLENDIDLY DESIGNED AND IMPORTANT MONOGRAPH" (The Photobook). One of 550 copies signed by Weston, this one numbered 64. The Photobook, vol. I, p.8; cf. 101 Books, p.128.
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