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RARE LIMITED EDITION OF TWELVE INSTANT IMAGES, ONE OF ONLY 50 PORTFOLIOS ISSUED WITH 12 VINTAGE EXHIBITION-SIZE PRINTS SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHERS—WALKER EVANS, ANSEL ADAMS, JOSEF SUDEK, DAVID BAILEY, MINOR WHITE, LENNART NILSSON, SARAH MOON, ULRICH MACK, YOUSUF KARSH, KISHIN SHINOYAMA, OLIVIERO TOSCANI, AND JEANLOUP SIEFF

EVANS, Walker; ADAMS, Ansel; KARSH, Yousuf; SUDEK, Joseph; WHITE, Minor et al. Twelve Instant Images on Polaroid Type 105 Positive/Negative Film. Zurich, Switzerland, 1978.

Rare signed limited edition, one of only 50 sets in a signed unnumbered limitation featuring 12 vintage exhibition-size prints, each print signed by the photographer, an exceptional portfolio collection of striking duotones by world-renowned modern masters of photography—Walker Evans, Ansel Adams, Joseph Sudek, David Bailey, Minor White, Lennart Nilsson, Sarah Moon, Ulrich Mack, Yousuf Karsh, Kishin Shinoyama, Oliviero Toscani, and Jeanloup Sieff—edited by Allan Porter of Camera for Polaroid Corporation, including Evans' abstract close-up, Toscani's portrait of Andy Warhol, Karsh's portrait of Marshall McLuhan, Adams' "Window, Bear Valley," luminous nudes by Bailey and Sieff, Sudek's still life, richly evocative images by Moon, Mack and Nilsson, Shinoyama's striking nudes, and Minor White's dynamic cityscape. $28,000.

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SIGNED BY ANSEL ADAMS

ADAMS, Ansel. Sierra Nevada: The John Muir Trail. Berkeley, 1938.

Signed limited first edition, number 299 of only 500 copies signed by Adams, who “realized in his pictures what Walt Whitman celebrated in his poetry,” featuring 50 luminous mounted halftone prints including “Half Dome,” very scarce in original cloth. $14,000.

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“HE ELEVATED THE ACT OF PHOTOGRAPHY TO A RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE": BEAUTIFUL EXHIBITION-SIZE POSTER, BOLDLY SIGNED BY ANSEL ADAMS, DISPLAYING A FINE LARGE IMAGE OF HIS PHOTOGRAPH, ASPENS, NORTHERN NEW MEXICO, HANDSOMELY FRAMED

ADAMS, Ansel. Poster signed. Aspens. Camera. Boston, 1981.

Large 1981 poster boldly signed by Ansel Adams, featuring an exceptionally fine image of his soaring Aspens, Northern New Mexico, 1958—"an Adams masterpiece"—one of the first in a select grouping to feature an image personally chosen by Ansel for a poster to replicate "as closely as possible the quality of his originals… Adams supervised the first print runs; the posters were so good that he chuckled that the one of Aspens in particular looked better than a print made in the darkroom"(Alinder), issued to commemorate his photobook, The Camera, a splendid framed exhibition-size poster, scarce signed. $5000.

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EACH VOLUME SIGNED BY ANSEL ADAMS

ADAMS, Ansel, and BAKER, Robert. Camera. WITH: The Negative. WITH: The Print. WITH: Polaroid Land Photography. Boston, 1982, 1982, 1983, 1978. Together, four volumes.

First and early printings of the New Ansel Adams Photography Series, four volumes illustrated with hundreds of examples of his own work, each volume boldly inscribed and signed by Adams on the half title, “For John E. Rhoads, Ansel Adams, Carmel, 9-13-83.” $3000.

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“THAN ROBINSON JEFFERS, THERE IS NO DEEPER VOICE IN THE CHOIR THAT SINGS ITS (HUMANITY'S) GLORIES AND ITS SHAMES”

JEFFERS, Robinson. Poems. San Francisco, 1928.

Signed limited first edition, number 271 of only 310 copies printed by the Grabhorn Press and signed by Jeffers, with an original photographic frontispiece portrait by Ansel Adams, signed by Adams in pencil (as issued). A unique presentation copy, inscribed by San Francisco arts patron Albert M. Bender, co-founder of the society that published this work, to actress Katharine Cornell: "To Katharine Cornell, in remembrance of her gracious visit to the Studio Building, with best wishes of her host, Albert M. Bender. 1930. Than Robinson Jeffers there is no deeper voice in the choir that sings its (humanity's) glories and its shames. Let him not weary of the singing, for humanity is life at its highest, blind in many ways, yet conscious of the suns that are to it but candles 'in houses of death and at birth.'" $2800.

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"THE MOST IMPORTANT LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE 20TH CENTURY"

ADAMS, Ansel, and BAKER, Robert. Camera. WITH: The Negative. WITH: The Print. Boston, 1982, 1983, 1983. Together, three volumes.

First and early printings of the New Ansel Adams Photography Series, each volume boldly signed on the half title by Ansel Adams, a monumental figure whose influence "on photography is immeasurable," this three-volume series profusely illustrated with hundreds of examples of his own work, a beautiful set. $2400.

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ILLUSTRATED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS BY ANSEL ADAMS

ADAMS, Ansel and NEWHALL, Nancy. Fiat Lux: The University of California. New York, 1967.

First edition of this centennial history of the University, with more than 100 rich photogravures documenting university life, inscribed on the half title in the year of publication, “For Jehanne and Jerry, Love, Ansel Adams, December 10, 1967.” Accompanied by Virginia and Ansel Adams’ folio-sized 50th wedding anniversary thank you card (1978), containing a brilliant photogravure of his famous “Monolith, the Face of Half Dome,” in original mailing envelope. $1200.

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INSCRIBED AND THRICE SIGNED BY ANSEL ADAMS

(ADAMS, Ansel) NORMAN, Dorothy, editor. Twice a Year. New York, Fall-Winter 1941.

First edition of this literary journal issue, inscribed: “For Jerry Granat, Ansel Adams, Carmel, 10.28.80,” signed and dated in the margin of his “Photograph-1940”: “Ansel Adams. Carmel 11-14-80.” and additionally signed by Ansel Adams next to the caption. $950.

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