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Taos Pueblo: ADAMS, Ansel Easton

ADAMS, Ansel Easton (1902-1984) and Mary Hunter AUSTIN (1868-1934)

Published by Grabhorn Press, San Francisco (1930)

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Item Description: Grabhorn Press, San Francisco, 1930. Folio. (17 x 12 1/2 inches). [6] preliminary pages followed by [14]pp. of text. 12 original mounted photographs, printed on Dessonville paper by Ansel Adams, various sizes to 9 x 6 1/2 inches, each with a corresponding caption leaf. Publisher's tan morocco backed orange cloth, spine with raised bands in six compartments, marbled endpapers (minor fading to the leather) From an edition of 108 numbered copies signed by the author and the photographer, containing magnificent photographs by Ansel Adams. Possibly the most famous of modern photographic works on the West, Taos Pueblo was a collaboration between the young photographer, Ansel Adams, and one of the most evocative writers on the Southwest, Mary Austin. An elegant design by the Grabhorn Press provides a counterpoint to Adams' photographs of the adobe Pueblo. The book distilled the romance and naturalism that many Americans found in the Indian pueblos of New Mexico, and defined the style that was to make Adams the most popular of photographers of the American West. "It was at Taos and Santa Fe that Ansel Adams first saw the Southwest. The time was the spring of 1927. His visit resulted in a Grabhorn Press book now of legendary rarity. It includes Ansel Adams' photographs and Mary Austin's essay on Taos Pueblo. Genius has never been more happily wed. Nowhere else did she write prose of such precise and poetical authority . Their Taos Pueblo is a true and beautiful book by two consummate artists" ( Ansel Adams: Photographs of the Southwest, 1970, p. xxv). Produced in a small edition, the book is difficult to obtain today. This example is signed by both Austin and Adams and is in beautiful condition. One of the greatest books produced by the Grabhorn Press and featuring beautiful photographs by Ansel Adams, it is a landmark of American photographic depiction of the Southwest. Heller & Magee, Grabhorn Bibliography 137; Roth, The Book of 101 Books 58. Bookseller Inventory # 29693

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Taos Pueblo: ADAMS, Ansel Easton

ADAMS, Ansel Easton (1902-1984) and Mary Hunter AUSTIN (1868-1934)

Published by Grabhorn Press, San Francisco (1930)

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Item Description: Grabhorn Press, San Francisco, 1930. Folio. (17 x 12 1/2 inches). [6] preliminary pages followed by [14]pp. of text. 12 original photographs, printed on Dessonville paper by Ansel Adams, various sizes to 9 x 6 1/2 inches, each with a corresponding caption leaf. Publisher's half tan morocco over orange cloth, spine with raised bands in six compartments, marbled endpapers (light spotting to the covers, light wear). Housed in a morocco box. From an edition of 108 copies containing magnificent photographs by Ansel Adams, signed by Mary Austin Possibly the most famous of modern photographic works on the West, Taos Pueblo was a collaboration between the young photographer, Ansel Adams, and one of the most evocative writers on the Southwest, Mary Austin. An elegant design by the Grabhorn Press provides a counterpoint to Adams' photographs of the adobe Pueblo. The book distilled the romance and naturalism that many Americans found in the Indian pueblos of New Mexico, and defined the style that was to make Adams the most popular of photographers of the American West. "It was at Taos and Santa Fe that Ansel Adams first saw the Southwest. The time was the spring of 1927. His visit resulted in a Grabhorn Press book now of legendary rarity. It includes Ansel Adams' photographs and Mary Austin's essay on Taos Pueblo. Genius has never been more happily wed. Nowhere else did she write prose of such precise and poetical authority . Their Taos Pueblo is a true and beautiful book by two consummate artists" ( Ansel Adams: Photographs of the Southwest, 1970, p. xxv). Produced in a small edition (this copy number 92 of 108), the book is difficult to obtain today. One of the greatest books produced by the Grabhorn Press and featuring beautiful photographs by Ansel Adams, it is a landmark of American photographic depiction of the Southwest. Heller & Magee, Grabhorn Bibliography 137; Roth, The Book of 101 Books 58. Bookseller Inventory # 29187

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ADAMS Ansel AUSTIN Mary

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Item Description: 1977. First Edition. ADAMS, Ansel and AUSTIN, Mary. Taos Pueblo. Facsimile edition. Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1977. Tall folio, original half tan calf, orange cloth boards, marbled endpapers, original matching slipcase. $3100.Signed limited edition, number 257 of 950 copies signed by Adams of this work exploring the fluid relationship between the architecture of Pueblo buildings and the Southwestern landscape. A fine facsimile of the very rare original 1930 edition, with 12 finely screened duotones by Ansel Adams and woodcut motifs by Valenti Angelo."When Taos Pueblo, Adams' first book, was published in 1930, he was 28. [and] had only recently put aside a nascent career as a concert pianist to pursue photography full time. The twelve photos in Taos Pueblo. include several formal portraits reminiscent of Edward Curtis and neatly circumscribed, almost intimate landscapes. The best of them are architectural studies that draw upon what Austin calls, 'the deep-rooted, grown-from-the-soil look of Pueblo buildings' to explore a proto-modernist softened geometry that reconciles nature and the built environment. The book's solid success at the height of the Depression (all 108 copies sold over two years at $75 a piece) encouraged Adams to continue in his course as a photographer of the American landscape" (Roth, 58). This limited edition is a faithful reproduction of that rare landmark. See Open Book, 88-89. Discrete ownership stamp.Fine condition, signed. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 59106

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Adams, Ansel and Mary Hunter Austin

Published by New York Graphic Society, Boston (1977)

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Item Description: New York Graphic Society, Boston, 1977. Adams, Ansel (illustrator). Facsimile edition of the rare original printing of 1930. Number 66 of 950 copies, signed by Ansel Adams. Photographed by Ansel Easton Adams and Described by Mary Austin. Folio (17¾x12¾). Text printed by Lawton and Alfred Kennedy. 12 full-page fine-screen duotone photographic plates. Title page printed and decorated in black and orange; design by Valenti Angelo. Bound by Vincent Mullins in half tan Niger leather with orange linen-covered boards, title stamped in blind on front cover, marbled ends. A very fine, as new copy with matching slipcase. When Taos Pueblo, Adams' first book, was published in 1930, he was only 28 years old. He had recently put aside an emerging career as a concert pianist to pursue photography full time. The twelve plates in Taos Pueblo include several formal portraits (reminiscent of Carl Moon or Edward Curtis) as well as intimate landscapes and architectural studies. This is a true facsimile with the book's title and colophon printed in orange and black; the initial, title numbers, and thirteen marginal designs printed in orange. The Indian design on title page was by Valenti Angelo, repeated as a headpiece and in the margins. This limited, signed edition is a faithful reproduction of the very rare original edition, now reaching a value beyond $70,000. [See: Grabhorn Bibliography: 137]. Bookseller Inventory # 7440

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Ansel Adams

Published by new york graphic society (1977)

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Item Description: new york graphic society, 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. A beautiful example of "Taos Pueblo". This copy (#20/950 SIGNED by Ansel Adams) was a gift from Ansel Adams to Alan Ross in 1977. Alan Ross is a renowned photographer in his own right and worked as Ansel Adams photographic assistant from 1974 - 1979. This copy is additionally inscribed by Adams, "For Alan and Michele, celebrating Happy Events and Situations! Ansel Adams Carmel 12-2-77" with an additional flourish and smiling face. Comes with a letter of provenance signed by Alan Ross which indicates that he and his wife Michele were married at Ansel Adams home in 1976. In addition, it mentions that this was his personal production copy. Comes with the Original shipping box and slipcase. A truly beautiful production of the legendary Adams rarity. Very Large book in beautiful condition with slipcase. Scarce!. Inscribed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-12087667572

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Austin, Mary and Ansel Easton Adams.

Published by New York Graphic Society,, Boston: (1977)

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Item Description: New York Graphic Society,, Boston:, 1977. 12 full-page photogravures by Ansel Adams and woodcut decorations by Valenti Angelo. (illustrator). Facsimile of the 1930 edition, number 412 of 950 copies. Foliotan calf-backed orange cloth. One tiny scuff to spine, else fine in fine publisher's slipcase. Signed by Ansel Adams. Prospectus laid in. Bookseller Inventory # Embry 119568

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TAOS PUEBLO.; Photographs by Ansel Adams. Woodcut: ADAMS, A.]. Austin,

ADAMS, A.]. Austin, Mary

Published by NYGS, Boston (1977)

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Item Description: NYGS, Boston, 1977. Adams, Ansel (illustrator). Facsimile of 1930 edition. Folio, unpaged, 12 full-page duotone plates after photographs. Quarter tan leather and orange linen, title debossed in the leather on the front board Housed in the publisher's plain orange linen slipcase. A fine copy. Limited to 950 numbered copies, SIGNED by Adams. A facsimile of this most rare of Adams' published books which was limited to 108 copies. Bookseller Inventory # 51449

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