Good in Poor jacket. Stated second edition. Orange cloth in price clipped jacket. Un-paginated. First published in 1946, this collection of black and white photographs depicts abandoned houses and buildings of Middle America, that, accompanied by text, documents the disappearing lives of those in America's heartland. This edition contains a new preface by Morris and replaces two photos (plate 17 and 48), also done by the author. POOR/FAIR jacket on a GOOD+ book. Heavy scuffing to the rear jacket panel, with minor to moderate scuffing to the front. Minor general browning with mostly minor soiling. Heavy wear along the jacket extremities, with many small tears, creasing and chips. A 1 inch triangular chip at the lower center front jacket, with a 1 inch tear at the lower front flap hinge and a jagged 3 inch tear at the upper rear cover. Minor fading and soiling to the book, mostly along the lower extremity. Minor foxing to the page edges. Interior clean and solid.
Morris, Wright. Fine in very good jacket. Text and Photographs by Morris. Illustrated with numerous large b/w photographic plates and accompanying text on facing pages. 4to, gilt-lettered orange cloth, d.w. (well-rubbed but intact). New York: Da Capo Press, 1972. Second edition. A fine copy in a very good dust wrapper. Reprint of the 1946 edition, unabridged, but with an author's preface and two photographs (17 & 48) replaced.
Very Good. Hardcover. 4to. Charles Scribner's Sons. 1946. Unpaginated. Illustrated with Black and White Plates. First Edition/First Printing. DJ has chipping, shelf-wear and rubbing present to the DJ especially around the extremities. Bound in cloth boards. Boards have shelf-wear and foxing present to the extremities. No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks. Binding tight and solid. Part one of Morris' groundbreaking photo-fiction trilogy depicts his native Nebraska as a depopulated world of delapidated ruin and desolationThomas Mann wrote to Morris: "What these courageous pictures show is the harsh beauty of ugliness, the romanticism of the commonplace, the poetry of the unpoetical". E-74; 10.79 X 9.37 X 0.87 inches.
Very Good + in Very Good jacket. A solid, very presentable copy of the 1946 1st edition. Tight and VG+ to Near Fine (with tiny former owner name at the half-title) in a bright, price-intact, VG dustjacket, with light chipping at the spine ends and light wear along the tips and the flap-folds. Quarto, lovely, crisp black-and-white reproductions on the rectos, with thoughtful, very literate long captions on the facing versos. A Roth-101 selection.
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