Edward Steichen (1879-1973)
Edward Steichen (1879-1973)

Steichen [The Steichen Book]

Edward Steichen (1879-1973)
Steichen [The Steichen Book]
New York: Alfred Stieglitz, 1906. Signed by Steichen and Stieglitz in pencil on colophon. Number 20 from an unrealized edition of 65. 29 photogravures, some mounted on color card, each tipped to a leaf of handmade paper tipped again to a leaf of Japan vellum. Original quarter vellum, front cover lettered in gilt.
17 ¼ x 11 ¼ in. (44 x 28.5 cm.)
with Harper's Books, East Hampton, New York.

Lot Essay

Included in this rare series of photogravures, described at the time of publication as an 'Edition de Luxe', are plates from the simultaneously published Camera Work Number 14 and Steichen Supplement, as well as the A. Bartholomé portrait from Camera Work Number 2 (1903), the Clarence H. White portrait from Camera Work Number 9 (1905), and the stunning Experiment in Three-color Photography from Camera Work Number 15 (1906). The work is complete with all 29 photogravures.

An unnumbered copy from Stieglitz’s personal collection is now in the Alfred Stieglitz Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


I. Rodin - Le Penseur.
II. George Frederick Watts.
III. Maurice Maeterlinck.
IV. Eleonore Duse.
V. J. Pierpont Morgan, Esq.
VI. Clarence H. White.
VII. William M. Chase.
VIII. Mr. and Mrs. Steichen.
IX. A. Bartholomé.
X. The White Lady.
XI. Lilac Buds - Mrs. S.
XII. Solitude.
XIII. The Little Round Mirror.
XIV. In Memoriam.
XV. La Cignale.
XVI. The Little Model.
XVII. The Model and The Mask.
XVIII. Profile.
XIX. The Brass Bowl.
XX. Poster Lady.
XXI. Portrait- W. M. C.
XXII. The Big White Cloud - Lake George.
XXIII. The Pond - Moonrise.
XXIV. Mother and Child - Sunlight.
XXV. The Flatiron.
XXVI. Experiment in Three-color Photography.
XXVII. Landscape in Two Colors.
XXVIII. Road to the Valley - Moonrise.
XXIX. Figure with Lens - Poster Design.

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