Publisher: Millerton, New York: Aperture, Inc., 1980
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / Near Fine
Item #: 111764
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Gray cloth-covered boards with title stamped in silver on cover and spine; with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Paul Strand. Numerous historical and literary texts selected and edited by Nancy Newhall. Preface by Paul Metcalf. Afterword by Beaumont Newhall. 256 pp., with 93 black-and-white plates. 12 x 9-3/4 inches.
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket (clipped, else Fine).
From Nancy Newhall: The shuttered white church stands on patches of snow like the terrifying grip of an ideal. In the worn doorlatch, the tar-paper patch, the crazy windo among rotting clapboards, appear the ancient precision and mordant decay of New England. In the glimpse of delicate woods in snow through the side of a shed, [Strand] expressed its frail and stubborn loveliness. The portrait of the old farmer, Mr. Bennett, is one of the most eloquent and poignant in photography."