May 16, 2024 - Sale 2669

Sale 2669 - Lot 23

Unsold
Estimate: $ 20,000 - $ 30,000
ALFRED STIEGLITZ (1864-1946)
A complete set of the 1906 Camera Work issues with Numbers 13, 14, 15, 16, and the Steichen Supplement in an original presentation binding. An exceptional and compelling set of Camera Work Numbers 13, 14, 15, 16, and the Steichen Supplement bound together in a supple leather period presentation binding, perhaps by Otto Knoll, apparently used by Stieglitz for presentation volumes of his publication (Knoll's services were featured in advertisements in Camera Work issues). Featuring Steichen's iconic Flatiron Building. Thick 4to, custom presentation binding of stamped suede (with a stylized "CW" on the front cover and the title and date on the backstrip) over boards, lightly worn, with the original wrappers bound in.
New York, 1906

The set of the five issues is complete with all the plates including:
-Number 13, January 1906, with three plates by Hugo Henneberg, four by Heinrich Kuhn, five by Hans Watzek; a Steichen poster for the Photo-Secession; text by F. Mathies-Masuren, Kuhn, Watzek, Charles Caffin, F.H. Evans, Kerfoot, and others
-Number 14, April 1906, with nine plates by Edward Steichen, four reproduced photographs by Stieglitz (on two plates) of exhibitions at 291, magnificent Steichen Cover Design; text by George Bernard Shaw, Kerfoot, and others
-Special Steichen Supplement, April 1906, with sixteen plates by Steichen; text by Maurice Maeterlinck
-Number 15, July 1906, with five plates by Alvin Langdon Coburn, one by Shaw, one by Steichen (his remarkable Experiment in Three-Color Photography), two by George Henry Seeley; text by Caffin, Roland Rood, Shaw, Kerfoot, and others
-Number 16, October 1906, with seven plates by Robert Demachy, three by C. (Emile Joachim Constant) Puyo, two by René LeBégue; text by Demachy, Caffin, Kerfoot, and others