Ansel Adams (American, 1902-1984); Parmelian Prints of the High Sierras;
Lot 38
Ansel Adams (American, 1902-1984); Parmelian Prints of the High Sierras;
Sold for US$ 33,550 inc. premium

Auction 18395: Photographs
2 Nov 2010 13:00 EDT

New York
Lot Details
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Ansel Adams (American, 1902-1984)
Parmelian Prints of the High Sierras, 1927
San Francisco: Grabhorn Press, 1927. 18 gelatin silver prints, six signed 'A. E. Adams' in pencil in the margin and with the letterpress title printed in the margin; each in letterpress wrappers; together with the printed title, colophon, dedication to Albert M. Bender, plate list; black linen portfolio with gold letterpress title and interior.
The proposed edition was 150 (some signed, others unsigned), but was never completed. A number were destroyed in a fire in 1937; only about 75 sets are believed to have survived.

The plates 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
Cloud and Mountain
8 x 6 1/8in each or reverse

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Acquired from the photographer, 1960s
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