THIS LOT CONSISTS OF FOUR BOOKS BY ELIOT PORTER: In Wildness..., 1962; Baja, California and the Geography of Hope, 1967; The Galapagos: The Flow of Wildness, 1968 (2 vols.; vol. 1 shown); Iceland, 1989.
In Wildness is the Preservation of the World. Photographs by Eliot Porter. Text by Henry David Thoreau. Introduction by Joseph Wood Krutch. Foreword by David Brower. Folio. Hardbound. 72 color plates. The Sierra Club, San Francisco, 1962. This combination of Thoreau's prose selected by Porter himself, and the inspired Porter photographs, continues to be an influence on those sensitive to the environment. Very Good; somewhat shaken; rear paste-down loose; binding starting.
Baja, California and the Geography of Hope. Photographs by Eliot Porter. Text by Joseph Wood Krutch. Foreword by David Brower. Edited by Kenneth Brower. Hardbound in library protected dust jacket. 73 color plates. The Sierra Club, San Francisco, 1967. "Eliot Porter's photographs, for all their detail and realism, are not just a traveler's record of Baja, they are works of art which record an individual artist's special vision."--from Joseph Wood Krutch's Introduction.
Fine in Fine dust jacket; some age-related yellowing.
The Galapagos: The Flow of Wildness. 2 vols. in slipcase. Hardbound with library protected dust jackets. Photographs by Eliot Porter. Vol. 1: Discovery. Introduction by Loren Eiseley, with selections from Charles Darwin, Herman Melville and others. Vol. 2: Prospect. Introduction by John P. Milton. Both edited by Kenneth Brower. Numerous color plates throughout. The Sierra Club, San Francisco, 1968. Porter's stunning color photographs make this one the finest ever publications on the Galapagos.
Fine in Fine dust jackets; slipcase is somewhat scuffed on bottom surface.
Iceland. Photographs by Eliot Porter. Text by Jonathan Porter. Folio. Hardbound. 56 color illustrations. Bulfinch Press, Boston, 1989. 128 pp. previously available only as a limited edition portfolio, these photographs show a landscape of sculpted glacial ice and volcanic ash, a terrain alive with waterfalls and rich mosses. Far from being icebound, Iceland is revealed by Porter as a world of startlingly brilliant color and contrast, possessing a sharp, crystalline beauty.
Slight corner bumps; otherwise Fine.