Camera Work [INSCRIBED] (32 numbered volumes + 1 special number): Stieglitz, Alfred Camera Work [INSCRIBED] (32 numbered volumes + 1 special number): Stieglitz, Alfred Camera Work [INSCRIBED] (32 numbered volumes + 1 special number): Stieglitz, Alfred Camera Work [INSCRIBED] (32 numbered volumes + 1 special number): Stieglitz, Alfred

Camera Work [INSCRIBED] (32 numbered volumes + 1 special number)

Stieglitz, Alfred

Published by Alfred Stieglitz, New York, 1912
Soft cover

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Quarto. 33 issues, including the first four and one special. Five issues inscribed at the time by Stieglitz to his friend Agnes Ernst Meyer, who wrote text for several issues. Meyer was one of America's first women journalists, hired in 1907 as a reporter for the New York Sun. In one inscription, Stieglitz addresses Meyer as "The Sun Girl" and signs himself "The Old War-Horse." (Meyer's husband was the owner of The Washington Post and their daughter was Katherine Meyer Graham). Inscribed numbers: 1, 24, 27, 34/35 and the Special Number. Cloth covered boards with original paper wraps pasted down, specially bound for Meyer by Stieglitz. Overall in very good condition. A few volumes starting along inside front hinge. A few leaves separated at gutter. Scattered foxing to borders and some text pages. Two lesser plates visibly foxed, almost imperceptible foxing to three others. One loose print, with tiny chip. One print partially and very slightly wrinkled. Usual offsetting of image to verso. On the whole, very good condition, with literary inscriptions by Stieglitz.Numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, & 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40 + 1912 Special Number (Matisse / Picasso, text by Gertrude Stein). Quarterly publication of high-quality hand-pulled photogravures made from the original negatives by Photo-Secessionists, published from 1902 to 1917. Camera works was influential in helping to establish photography as a fine art, and remains the preeminent photographic publication to this day. A total of 50 numbered volumes + two special numbers were issued; this collection is missing 18 volumes + one special number. Bookseller Inventory # 19779

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Title: Camera Work [INSCRIBED] (32 numbered volumes...

Publisher: Alfred Stieglitz, New York

Publication Date: 1912

Binding: Soft cover

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