THIS LOT CONSISTS OF TWO EARLY BOOKS BY GEORGE A. TICE: Paterson and Fields of Peace. A Pennsylvania German Album.
Paterson. George A. Tice. Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1972. First edition. Large square quarto. Photo-illustrated stiff wrappers. Unpaged. A New Jersey resident, Tice captures the life of the small city that had been an industrial center in earlier decades in view-camera format. Arguably his most important book. SIGNED BY TICE IN INK on the half-title page.
A very fine copy; one surface indentation mark at top of front cover and a small imperfection at bottom of rear hinge.
Fields of Peace. A Pennsylvania German Album. Text by Millen Brand. Photographs by George A. Tice. Doubleday, Garden City, New York, 1973. First softcover edition. Oblong octavo. Photo-illustrated wrappers. 160 pp. Tice's first book, with beautifully composed, sensitive images of the sect sometimes
referred to as Pennsylvania Dutch ('Dutch' being derived from the German word 'Deutsch,' which means 'folk'), Amish, or Mennonites, that settled in central Pennsylvania. Tice's photographs of the children are particularly
lyrical and memorable. Very good copy; one crease running the length of
the back cover.
George Tice began photographing in his teen years and developed into
a master printer. The platinum photographs of Frederick H. Evans were his early inspiration, and he later worked in platinum as well as in silver. Tice prefers to photograph with a large view camera in order to perfectly capture detail and tonalities.