The Photograph Collector's Guide. Text by Lee D. Witkin and Barbara London. New York Graphic Society, Boston, 1979. x + 438 pp. Thick quarto. First edition. SIGNED by both Witkin & London on title page. Clothbound in illustrated dust jacket. Numerous reproductions and illustrations.
An indispensable reference for collectors of photographs and photographic literature. Essay by Lee D. Witkin, founder of the pioneering Witkin Gallery in New York City. Includes collector's glossary; biographies, bibliographies, and signatures of 234 major photographers; information on the care and restoration of photographs; section on limited edition portfolios; extensive list of other photographers; list of museums and galleries.
Lee D. Witkin founded his gallery in 1969, hanging shows of photographs by Frederick H. Evans, Edward Weston, Wynn Bullock, Edward Steichen, Ansel Adams and others in his first year. He went on the represent the work of W. Eugene Smith, Manual Alvarez Bravo, Robert Doisneau, George Tice, Judy Dater, and others.
Fine+ in Fine- dust jacket; trace of edge wear; small closed tears at crown of spine.