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    Sale 2499 | Lot 113
    Price Realized: $32,500With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2499 Lot 113

      Taos Pueblo.
      The rare early publication with 12 silver bromide prints hand-printed by Adams on rag paper that was specially prepared by William Dassonville, his San Francisco paper supplier; each print with a printed title sheet. With text by Mary Austin. Folio, hand-bound 1/4 tan morocco over orange buckram, lightly worn; marbled endpapers; housed in a custom slipcase with matching 1/4 morocco. Roth 58. LIMITED FIRST EDITION, NUMBER 87 OF 108 COPIES, SIGNED BY ANSEL ADAMS AND MARY AUSTIN ON THE COLOPHON.
      San Francisco: (Grabhorn Press), 1930

      Estimate $30,000 - 45,000

      A rare copy of Ansel Adams' first book, which contains 12 original photographs and was published when he was just 28. Having recently transitioned from his career as a concert pianist to become a full-time photographer, this publication's success (the edition sold out in two years at $75 each) was encouraging. Mary Austin, a popular nature writer, supplied the text, and her evocative language provides the perfect accompianment to Adams' softly geometric and modernist imagery.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $32,500