ADAMS, ANSEL EASTON.
Lot 116
ADAMS, ANSEL EASTON.
Sold for US$ 88,500 inc. premium

Lot Details
ADAMS, ANSEL EASTON.
Parmelian Prints of the High Sierras. San Francisco: Jean Chambers Moore, 1927. Letterpress title, dedication, and contents leaves + 18 gelatin silver print photographs, each signed by Adams ("AE Adams"), letterpress captions, measuring approximately 205 x 155 mm on 302 x 254 mm sheets, in individual letterpress folders. Text printed by the Grabhorn Press. Loose as issued in original silk-lined cloth portfolio. Minor marginal paper crease to "Mount Galen Clark," one folder browned, overall very fine and fresh.

Limited edition, one of approximately 75 copies from a projected edition of 150. "[Adams] made all the Parmelian prints on Kodak Vitava Athena Grade T Parchment, a cream-colored, gelatin silver paper that is translucent when held up to the light ... Although Ansel later remembered that he completed about a hundred sets, some were destroyed in a warehouse fire, leaving approximately seventy-five that were sold and delivered" (Ansel Adams: A Biography, pp 60-2). The prints are as follows: Sierra Junipers; The Abode of Snow; Monolith, The Face of Half Dome; From Glacier Point; On the Heights; A Grove of Tamarack Pine; Mount Galen Clark; Mount Clarence King; Roaring River Falls; Marion Lake; El Capitan; Banner Peak, Thousand Island Lake; Mount Brewer; Kearsarge Pinnacles; The Sentinel; Lower Paradise Valley; East Vidette; and Cloud and Mountain. This edition marks the first appearance of Monolith, possibly Adams' most iconic work.
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