Art Work of Western Washington. Asahel Curtis, W. C. Baynes, Photography.
Art Work of Western Washington
Art Work of Western Washington
Art Work of Western Washington
Art Work of Western Washington
Art Work of Western Washington
Art Work of Western Washington

Art Work of Western Washington

Racine, WI: W.D. Harney, Photogravure Publisher, 1910.

Edition de luxe, single-volume, probable first edition issued around the time of a nine-volume wrappered issue (also "de luxe" according to the publisher) with the slightly different title Art Work of Seattle and Western Washington but with the same photos. 77 leaves of photogravures with tissue guards, plus leaves of text printed on rectos only with illustration on title page and photo on first page of text. Full leather with four raised spine bands, ruled and lettered in gilt. About Very Good with leather rubbed along edges, chipped at foot, exposed tips with small corner tear to bottom front corner, hinges a little taxed by heavy pages but holding, a few tissue-guards torn and creased.

An oversize volume featuring many beautiful Pacific Northwest photographs by Asahel Curtis, brother of Edward Curtis. OCLC currently notes ten institutional copies of the two editions of this work, stating this particular edition de luxe has "108 photogravures-- 83 credited to Asahel Curtis, 4 credited to Walter Averett, 1 each credited to Brent Gifford, Grant Humes, and A.H. Barnes, and 10 uncredited. The photogravures are printed in various hues from sepia to grey, and many have tints of blue and grey." Scarce in this format. Item #180618004

Price: $4,500.00