The Spinner, 1951: W. Eugene Smith (1918-1978)

The Spinner, 1951

W. Eugene Smith (1918-1978)

Published by Atelier de Taille Douce, Saint Prex, Switzerland
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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2/1000. Hardcover folio, 20.75 x 17 inches, housing a beautiful print of Smith's "The Spinner" , from his 'Spanish Village' series, 1951. Number 2 of 1000 edition copies, numbered and signed by an agent of Smith's estate. Image measures approximately 12.5 x 7.5 inches, on sheet of handmade rag paper measuring 20 x 16 inches. With transparent vellum guard, printed with the following description: "Hand-pulled dust grained gravure made from an original print, in an edition of one thousand, plus one hundred artist's proofs. The plate was made by Jon Goodman. The edition was printed at Atelier de Taille Douce, Saint Prex, Switzerland. The mold-made cotton rag paper was produced especially for this edition by Georges Duchene at Moulin de Larroque, Lalinde, France. Each gravure has been approved by john G. Morris, agent for the heirs of W. Eugene Smith, and has been engraved with an authorized stamp." With said stamp, a blind embossed title, at the lower right of the sheet. In near fine condition with faint 2 inch crease to the lower left side, present on the covers, and less noticeably on the print. William Eugene Smith (December 30, 1918, Wichita, Kansas - October 15, 1978, Tucson, Arizona) was an American photojournalist known for his refusal to compromise professional standards and his brutally vivid World War II photographs. Bookseller Inventory # C000013199

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Title: The Spinner, 1951

Publisher: Atelier de Taille Douce, Saint Prex, Switzerland

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: near fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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