Publisher: Santa Barbara: El Mochuelo Gallery and Van Riper & Thompson, 1964
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Near Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 110998
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Black cloth-covered boards with title stamped in silver on cover and spine; no dust jacket as issued; contained in a matching slipcase. Photographs and text by Harry Callahan. Essay by Hugo Weber. Includes a bibliography. Designed by Wayne Thompson. Unpaginated, with 126 black-and-white plates beautifully printed using 300-line screen offset process on Warren's Offset Enamel paper by the Meriden Gravure Company. The text is handset and printed letterpress in Bembo and Centaur by Bradley Brownell. 13-1/2 x 11-1/4 inches. This first edition was limited to 1500 copies. [Cited in Andrew Roth, ed., The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century. (New York: PPP Editions in association with Roth Horowitz LLC, 2001), and in Andrew Roth, ed., The Open Book. (Göteborg, Sweden: Hasselblad Center in association with Steidl Verlag, Göttingen, Germany, 2004).]
Near Fine (binding loose; endpapers discolored due to aging of the glue used for paste-down endpapers, as is the case with virtually all copies of this title, else Fine).