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    Sale 12260

    Books & Manuscripts

    16 June 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 141

    ULMANN, Doris (1882-1934). Julia PETERKIN, text (1880-1961). Roll, Jordan, Roll. New York: Robert O. Ballou, 1933.

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    ULMANN, Doris (1882-1934). Julia PETERKIN, text (1880-1961). Roll, Jordan, Roll. New York: Robert O. Ballou, 1933.

    4° (290 x 210 mm). 90 hand-pulled photogravures, and one additional signed gravure laid-in, tissue guards. (A few leaves with very pale spotting to the edge of margin, signed photogravure with a few small marginal stains and a marginal crease.) Original cream half-cloth and brown boards, front cover blocked in blind, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut (a few light spots or stains on spine); original slipcase (some light wear).

    FIRST EDITION, DELUXE ISSUE IN THE ORIGINAL SLIPCASE, NUMBER 160 OF 350 COPIES SIGNED BY ULLMAN AND PETERKIN, AND WITH AN ADDITIONAL SIGNED PHOTOGRAVURE. "Ullman's soft-focus photos – rendered as tactile as charcoal drawings in the superb gravure reproductions here – straddle Pictorialism and Modernism... many of her pictures would not be out of place in a Farm Security Administration photo essay" (101 Books). "One of the most singular documentary photobooks of the 1930s" (The Photobook). 101 Books, pp.78-9; The Photobook, vol. I, p.135 (the trade edition).


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