Feb 14, 2017 - Sale 2436

Sale 2436 - Lot 303

Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000
Portfolio entitled I. Photographs of Mexico [The Mexican Portfolio].
With an introduction by Leo Hurwitz. Complete with 20 varnished photogravures, the images measuring approximately 6 1/2x5 to 10x8 inches (16.5x12.7 to 25.4x20.3 cm.), the sheets 15 3/4x12 1/2 inches (40x31.8 cm.), with the original interleafing tissues. Folio-sized slipcase, stamped cloth, soiled and discolored; contents loose, as issued, with foxing on the folded and printed introductory sheets. FIRST EDITION, WITH THE COLOPHON SIGNED, IN INK, BY STRAND.
New York: Virginia Stevens, 1940

Additional Details

The extremely scarce first edition of Strand's stunning production. Each photogravure is spot varnished for optimum effect.

Near Salito Church, Coapiaxtla Virgin, San Felipe, Oaxaca Women of Santa Anna, Michoacan Men of Santa Anna, Michoacan Woman, Patzcuaro Boy, Uruapan Cristo, Oaxaca Woman and Boy, Tenancingo Plaza, State of Puebla Man with a Hoe, Los Remedios Calvario, Patzcuaro Cristo, Tlacochoaya, Oaxaca Boy, Hidalgo Woman and Baby, Hidalgo Girl and Child, Toluca Cristo with Thorns, Huexotla Man, Tenancingo Young Woman and Boy, Toluco Gateway, Hidalgo.