SIGNED BY ANSEL ADAMS
ADAMS, Ansel. Ansel Adams. Boston: New York Graphic Society, (1972). Quarto, original black cloth, original dust jacket. $850.
Second edition, published same year as the first, boldly signed by Adams on the half title, featuring 117 duotone plates of his finest landscapes and portraiture, in original photographic dust jacket.
"Adams photographed landscapes with razor-sharp precision and an incomparable eye… He elevated the act of photography to a religious experience" (Icons of Photography, 96). This representative collection contains 117 duotones that feature select western landscape studies and Adams' vibrant portraiture, including his own self-portrait. Edited by Lilane De Cock, who worked with Adams for nine years, with text by Minor White. Preceded the same year by the Morgan & Morgan first edition. See McDarrah, 3. With laid-in printed program leaf: "Talks on Nature Photography."
A fine signed copy.