Edward Steichen/Carl Sandburg: Steichen the Photographer (Signed, 1929 Limited Edition)
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Steichen the Photographer. Text by Carl Sandburg. Harcourt, Brace, New York, 1929. 70 pp. + plates. Small folio. No. 536 in a hand-numbered limited edition limited edition of 925 copies signed by both Steichen and Sandburg. Hardbound. No jacket as issued. 48 fine screen reproductions of photographs by Steichen, each with a captioned inter-leaf.
From the library of scientist Herbert Gardner, a freelance photographer on National Geographic expeditions and longtime member of the National Academy of Sciences.



This first major monograph devoted to the work of Edward Steichen features extensive text written by his brother-in-law, the poet Carl Sandburg. In The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century, Vince Aletti says, it is "a sumptuous book which includes a broad and cleverly sequenced array of Steichen’s work handsomely printed in warm sepia tones." "Each image is preceded by a separate title page, suggesting a portfolio of fine-art reproductions rather than the usual hectic treatment of photographs in the mass media; here we are made to understand every picture that deserves serious contemplation." One of the essential photobooks of the twentieth century cannon!

Gardner's name neatly written on front pastedown; Near Fine+ with light scuffing to boards; some wear at top and bottom of spine; 1.5 in. 'ridge' on front board, an apparent manufacturing defect.
Edward Steichen/Carl Sandburg: Steichen the Photographer (Signed, 1929 Limited Edition)
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