Taos Pueblo. Photographed by Ansel Easton Adams and Described by Mary Austin. Vignettes and decorations in red by Valenti Angelo. Gravures reproductions of Adams' photographs by George Waters.
New York Graphic Society, 1977. 20 pp. text plus 12 gravure plates (each with a printed overleaf) and the original signed limitation leaf. Large folio. Facsimile Edition, published in an edition of 950 numbered copies, signed by Ansel Adams. Adobe colored cloth in quarter leather with 'Taos' blind stamp. Cloth slipcase.
Originally published by the Grabhorn Press in an edition of 108 copies in 1930, the original edition, whose photographs were individually hand-printed by Adams, has become a legendary rarity of photographic literature, making this fine 1977 re-issue the only available edition within the reach of most collectors. It was the second set of Adams' photographs to be published, after his High Sierras portfolio. This edition has an added Afterword by Weston J. Naef of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which discusses the publication and importance of the original edition.