THIS LOT CONSISTS OF THREE BOOKS ON SPECIFIC REGIONS OF AMERICA: Fields of Peace, A Pennsylvania German Album, George A. Tice (1970) [shown]; New Orleans and the Bayou Country, Photographs 1880 - 1910 by George Francois Mugnier
(1972); and Ozark Mountain Folk - These Were the Last. A Portfolio by Townsend Godsey, (1977).
Fields of Peace. A Pennsylvania German Album. Text by Millen Brand. Photographs by George A. Tice. Doubleday, Garden City, New York, 1973. First edition. Oblong octavo. Cloth in photo-illustrated dustjacket. 160 pp. Tice's first book, with beautifully composed images of the sect sometimes referred to a Pennsylvania Dutch ('Dutch' being derived from the German word 'Deutsch,' which means 'folk'), Amish, or Mennonites, that settled in central Pennsylvania. Tice's images of the children are particularly lyrical. Near fine copy with one scuff along bottom of cover and shelf discoloring at very bottom edge; jacket has only slight tanning along top edge and two very small closed edge tears.
New Orleans and Bayou Country. Photographs (1880 - 1910) by George Francois Mugnier. Edited and Introduced by Lester Burbank Bridaham. Weathervane Books, New York, 1972. First edition. Cloth-backed boards in photo-illustrated dustjacket. 129 pp. with 127 halftone photographs. Mugnier's photographs show New Orleans as a busy seaport city, with architecture that ranged from shanties to the iron lacework balconies in the French Quarter, cotton auctions, saloons, steamships, etc. Images of the surrounding areas include plantations, cemeteries, logging, and more. A fine copy in dustjacket with minor edgewear, including one 5/16 inch tear at top of front panel.
These Were the Last. Ozark Mountain Folk. A Portfolio of Photographs by Townsend Godsey. The Ozarks Mountaineer, Branson, Missouri, 1977. Second edition. Quarto. Stiff photo-illustrated wrappers. 128 pp. with halftone photographs showing the people engaged in work and leisure activities. Townsend was a local photojournalist whose mission was to record a way of life that, in many respects, was disappearing. Very good copy, with some generalized cover rubbing and a 1 1/2 inch crease at bottom outer corner of cover.