The Inhabitants. Photographs and text by by Wright Morris. Hardbound with light tan linen cloth stamped in black at spine, blind on front cover; dust jacket. Numberous black-and-white reproductions. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1946. First Edition. Unpaginated.
First edition of this seminal work that was reissued in 1972. Morris' photographs, like his writing, speak eloquently of life in middle America in the 1930s and 1940s. "Their outlook and their dreams unite with the pictures to form an evocative portrait of America. Each exists independently, until joined in the mind's eye of the reader."--the publisher. Featured in Andrew Roth's The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century
While there is significant chipping, flaking, and edge tears on the dust jacket, it maintains its integrity and is in Fair condition; the book is in Good condition; binding has started; some soiling and wear along extremities; corners are bumped and slightly abraded, text block is tight.