"EACH PICTURE IS A TROPHY": SHIRAKAWA'S HIMALAYAS, WITH 254 STUNNING LARGE FOLIO PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE HIMALAYAS, INCLUDING SIX FOLDING PANORAMAS
SHIRAKAWA, Yoshika. Himalayas. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, (1971). Large folio (12 by 17 inches), original full cream buckram, original pictorial dust jacket. Original black cloth portfolio with bone ties. $600.
First edition of this photographic essay of the Himalayas, with 254 splendid folio photographs—most double-page—including six very large folding panoramas, and six full-page maps.
With a testimonial by the King of Nepal, a preface by Arnold Toynbee, and an introduction by Sir Edmund Hillary. "Each picture is a trophy" (Edward Hoagland). "My friend Yoshikazu Shirakawa has felt the call of the Himalayas just as I have. For three years he has returned again and again to capture on film their serenity, mysticism and grandeur… With this great book Mr. Shirakawa has indeed reached a photographic 'Everest'" (Edmund Hillary). With accompanying 34-page pamphlet, "Notes to the Photograph."
Minor toning to portfolio spine only. Fine condition.