THIS LOT CONSISTS OF 2 BOOKS BY MABEL DODGE LUHAN WITH PHOTOS BY ANSEL ADAMS, EDWARD WESTON, & OTHERS: Lorenzo in Taos, 1932 (shown) and Winter in Taos, 1935.
Lorenzo in Taos by Mabel Dodge Luhan. Photographs by Edward Weston and others. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1932. 352 pp. First edition. Octavo. Decorative cloth boards. 5 gravure plates. Weston's portraits of D.H. Lawrence, Robinson Jeffers, Tony Lujan are some of his most compelling and the reason you want to own this book. A very good copy; backstrip is a bit soiled; joint is starting along a two-inch section near crown; hinge is also starting; pencil notations on front free-end paper; wear to board edges, crown and tail of spine; book is structurally sound in protective plastic jacket.
Winter in Taos by Mabel Dodge Luhan. Photographs by Ansel Adams (mispelled 'Angel' in the book!), Edward Weston, Ernest Knee, and Carl Van Vechten. Harcourt, Brace, New York, 1935. 237 pp. Octavo. Hardbound. 16 black-and-white reproductions. A Fine copy with some tanning to backstrip and just a bit of soiling to boards.
A bit of local history for us here at photo-eye:
"In 1918, a wealthy heiress from Buffalo came to Taos, met and married a Taos Pueblo Indian, and built a home on the outer edge of Pueblo land. Mabel Dodge Luhan's arrival would forever change the character of the area.
Celebrated artists, writers, and thinkers of the day flocked to Mabel and Tony Luhan's home, and some of them later made their own homes in northern New Mexico, including D.H. Lawrence, Andrew Dasburg, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Leon Gaspard. Ansel Adams, Mary Austin, Robinson Jeffers, Laura Gilpin, Jean Toomer and many others were housed, fed, and nurtured in the Luhans' 'Big House'"--from the Mabel Dodge Luhan House web site.
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