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The Valiant Knights of Daguerre

Publisher: Berkeley: University of California Press, 1978
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 0520033566
Condition: Very Good / Very Good
Item #: 102811



First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Gray cloth-covered boards with title debossed on cover and stamped in black on spine, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Critical essays by Sadakichi Hartmann. Edited by Harry W. Lawton and George Knox, with the collaboration of Wistaria Hartmann Linton. Foreword by Thomas F. Barrow. Photographs by numerous artists, including Alfred Stieglitz, Frank Eugene, Clarence H. White, F. Holland Day, Gertrude Käsebier, Edward Steichen, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Edward S. Curtis, Arnold Genthe and numerous others. Includes profiles of photographic pioneers, bibliography compiled by Michael Elderman, notes to the text and an index of names. 382 pp., with numerous black and white illustrations. 11 x 9-1/4 inches.


Very Good (a remainder mark "X" in black ink on the bottom text block) in Very Good dust jacket (price-clipped, some shelf wear and sunning to the spine area).


From the publisher: "Among the forerunners of photographic criticism in America none exerted such personal influence on so many photographers as Sadakichi Hartmann, the Japanese-German novelist, dramatist, poet and art critic. Hartmann rampaged through the photographic world, first as Alfred Stieglitz iconoclastic hatchetman of the Photo-Secession movement, later as an unruly rebel sniping away at his mentor under the pseudonym of Caliban."