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Michel Lambeth: The Confessions of a Tree Taster. Preface by Michael Torosian (Homage Volume 2), Limited Edition (with 2 Tipped-in Gelatin Silver Prints)

Publisher: Toronto: Lumiere Press, 1987
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 105272



First edition, first printing. Limited edition of 150 numbered copies (this being copy #91/150). Hardcover. Brown-gray paper-covered boards with title and illustration stamped in black on the cover, with tipped-on printed title plate on quarter-bound linen spine; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs, wood engraving and text by Michel Lambeth. Preface by Michael Torosian. Includes a biography. Design, composition, presswork, printmaking and binding by Michael Torosian. 36 pp., with two tipped-in gelatin silver prints (made form copy negatives), a tipped-in wood engraving and a tipped-in facsimile manuscript page. Composed in Linotype Janson with Perpetua for display and printed on Mohawk Letterpress Text. 9-1/4 x 6-1/4 inches. Out of print. Extremely scarce.


New. A Mint copy.


From the publisher: "Michel Lambeth (1923-1977) is one of the dominant figures of twentieth century Canadian photography; renowned for both his portrait of Toronto in the 1950s and his photojournalistic work of the 1960s. Parallel to his career as a photographer was his private pursuit as a writer. The Confessions of a Tree Taster is the memoir of his youth, his discovery of Europe, love and art. It is a rare treasure, revealing the visual artist as master storyteller. This volume was published in celebration of the Public Archives of Canada's major retrospective, Michel Lambeth: Photographer, curated by Michael Torosian."