Brewster, Massachusetts: Steven Albahari; Leo & Wolfe Photography, Inc.; 21st Editions, 1999.
First Edition. Hardcover. Inscribed by publisher and contributor Steven Albahari to previous owner, "with fond memories" and dated 5-9-03 to half-title. First edition of 4500 copies. Sponsors booklet laid in. 13" X 11 1/2". 216pp. Slate gray cloth over boards, with pictorial label of horses in black and white to upper board and title in very faint blind to spine. Mild dust soiling to cloth. Binding is firm and sound. Pages are clean and unmarked.
This first volume of the Journal of Contemporary Photography "focuses on the 'transcendent vision' of 15 major contemporary photographers, illustrated here in richly printed hand-pulled photogravure. Volume I also contains a woodcut by the late Leonard Baskin. Writers include Pulitzer Prize winning poet Richard Wilbur; prize-winning novelists Ann Beattie and Robert Olen Butler; poet and critic Dana Gioia; Harvard professors and award winning historians John Stilgoe and John Stauffer; and Wales' great poet, the late R. S. Thomas, among many others" (Publisher). Design by Paul McMenamin, tri-tones and letterpress text by The Stinehour Press on Mohawk Superfine paper. Binding by Acme Bookbinding. Very good. Item #5862