Edward Weston:Nudes + Museum of Modern Art Catalogue (BOTH Association Copies)
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Edward Weston Nudes. A Remembrance by Charis Wilson. His Photographs Accompanied by Excerpts from The Daybooks & Letters. An Aperture Book, Millerton, New York, 1977. 116 pp. Quarto (12 x 10 in./30 x 25 cm.) First edition. Cloth in photo-illustrated dustjacket. Weston photographed the female nude throughout his career; many of his finest nudes were of Charis, who began modeling for him when she was twenty years old. INSCRIBED ON THE TITLE-PAGE: "For Lee* with fond greetings - Charis / NY 9-1-83." Small book label reading "Personal Estate of Lee D. Witkin" at lower edge of front pastedown. A fine copy; a couple soft creases at the top of edge of the front panel of the jacket and one quarter-inch closed edge tear at the bottom of the back panel.

Edward Weston. Nancy Newhall. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1946. First edition. Small quarto. Cloth with remnants of dustjacket laid in. 36 pp. with full-page halftone plates, chronology, and bibliography. Inscribed "For Lee* Witkin from Leon Wilson** / 6-1-78." Small label reading "Personal Estate of Lee D. Witkin" at lower edge of front pastedown. A fine copy; torn dustjacket laid in.
Fine; with torn jacket laid in.



Both books from the estate of the pioneering gallery owner, *Lee D. Witkin. The first inscribed to him by Charis Wilson, Weston's second wife and the model for many of his pictures, and the second inscribed to him by **Leon Wilson, Charis Wilson's brother.

Weston photographed the female nude throughout his career; many of his finest nudes were of Charis, who began modeling for him when she was twenty years old. Plus, An early Weston monograph from Museum of Modern Art in NY, at a time when photography was still ascendent within such hallowed halls.

Edward Weston:Nudes + Museum of Modern Art Catalogue (BOTH Association Copies)
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