VISUAL EXPLORATION OF THE CALIFORNIA LANDSCAPE: MORLEY BAER’S WILDER SHORE, WITH ORIGINAL SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH
BAER, Morley and WALLACE, David Rains. The Wilder Shore. San Francisco: Sierra Club, (1984). Folio, original gray cloth, mounted cover photograph, original silver gelatin print, original slipcase. $900.
Signed limited first edition of this celebration of California’s landscape, number 102 of only 300 copies, signed by both Baer and Wallace, with 75 halftones (35 in color). Accompanied by original silver gelatin contact print “Ranchland, Big Sur” (1969), signed by Baer, laid in. With Sierra Club prospectus.
“Baer’s visual exploration of the California landscape begins at the wild Pacific edge of the continent and moves eastward—through the coastal hills and forests, across the great agricultural valleys, over the Gold Country foothills and the mighty Sierra Nevada, culminating in the starkly beautiful deserts of the borderland… In a series of interlocking essays, natural history writer David Wallace conveys vivid firsthand impressions of California’s landscapes.”
Spine very lightly sunned. Fine condition.