THIS LOT CONSISTS OF TWO ITEMS: Cole Weston: Eighteen Photographs, 1981 and Edward Weston's California Landscapes, 1984.
Cole Weston: Eighteen Photographs. Foreword by Ben Maddow. Introduction by Charis Wilson. Peregrine Smith, Salt Lake City, 1981. Unpaginated. Small folio. Stiff wrappers with photo-illustrated dust jacket. 18 color plates. These grand landscapes, clearly informed by the influence of Edward Weston and years spent printing his work, are Cole Weston's testament to the beauty of color and the uniqueness of his own vision. Includes clipping from the Carmel Pine Cone newspaper announcing Weston signing event. Inscribed "To David -- Best Regards, Cole Weston 5/3/81" Aside from some light soiling this is a Fine, bright copy.
Edward Weston's California Landscapes. Photographs by Edward Weston. Introduction by James L. Enyeart. New York Graphic Society, Boston, 1984. 144 pp. First edition. Square folio. Clothbound in cloth slipcase with tipped-in image. No dust jacket as issued. 117 plates. Printed by Meriden Gravure. "Weston's landscape photography is less known and understood than other aspects of his work. This oversize book, featuring superb gravure reproductions printed entirely from his archive prints, is a distillation of his mature landscapes, and the majority of the photographs, dating from 1929 to 1948, are either little known or entirely unpublished."--the publisher. Very Fine in Fine slipcase that is slightly threadbare with some sun fading around extremities.