31 May 2007
EDWARD STEICHEN AND CARL SANDBURG
Steichen. The Photographer. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1929. Quarto (312 x 240mm). 49 full-page sepia photographs. Original black cloth, spine and covers lettered and ruled in gilt (extremities lightly rubbed, some soiling on cloth and endpapers, small faint damp-stain reaching into one corner of a few leaves). Provenance: Margaret Bowers (contemporary signature in black ink on endpaper).
FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 925 COPIES SIGNED BY STEICHEN AND SANDBURG, this one number 156. A sumptuous book which 'includes a broad and cleverly sequenced array of Steichen's work... When the book was published Steichen was probably the most famous and best paid photographer in America' (The Book of 101 Books). The Book of 101 Books, pp.54-7; The Open Book, pp.86-7; Regards à travers le livre 4 ('magnificent photographs').
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