[STEICHEN, EDWARD. 1879-1973.] SANDBURG, CARL. Steichen the Photographer. New York: Harcourt, [1929].

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Lot 5150
[STEICHEN, EDWARD. 1879-1973.]
SANDBURG, CARL.
Steichen the Photographer. New York: Harcourt, [1929].

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[STEICHEN, EDWARD. 1879-1973.]
SANDBURG, CARL. Steichen the Photographer. New York: Harcourt, [1929].
4to. Frontispiece and 48 photogravure plates. Original black cloth titled and ruled in gilt.
Provenance: Richard D. Murray (ownership blindstamp to half-title).

FIRST EDITION limited to 925 copies signed by Edward Steichen and Carl Sandburg, this copy no 911. Sandburg celebrated and elevated the commercial aspects of his brother-in-law Steichen's work for this monograph, which was well received in the graphic design community but provoked scorn from the fine art world. The Open Book 86; Roth 101 Books, pp 54-57.
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