Fair. Clean, complete and unmarked-not a library copy. Water spots and drips have stained the dustjacket and endpapers. Opened hard at the copyright page and probably repaired at the title page. Dustjacket is worn at the edges.
1981 Aperture. ISBN 0-89381-070-3. The single best book on this great photographer--contains hundreds of his photographs. Foreword by James L. Enyeart. 4to., 223pp., photo illustrations, original black cloth. VG, light wear and rubbing on cover, no DJ or slip case. This copy does not have the hand-pulled gravure. In later clean glassine protective dust cover.
1981 Aperture. ISBN 0-89381-070-3. The single best book on this great photographer--contains hundreds of his photographs. Foreword by James L. Enyeart. 4to., 223pp., photo illustrations, original black cloth. One of the limited edition of 1000, signed by John G. Morris, on behalf of Smith's Estate. Near Fine, light wear and rubbing on cov, no DJ or slip case. This copy does not have the hand-pulled gravure. In later clean glassine protective dust cover.
G+ (No dj; ex-art library with spine label, bookplates, usual marks, few cover scuffs; otherwise clean. ) Black stamped cloth, 223 pp. with hundreds of bw photographs. Foreword by James L. Enyeart; editing and commentary by William S. Johnson. Includes an introduction, chronology and bibliography, along with the following main sections: Early Work 1934-1943; World War II 1943-1945; Life Essays 1946-1954; and Free-Lance Projects 1955-1978. "Through his photographs, W. Eugene Smith sought to inspire compassion and to provoke social change. This comprehensive overview of Smith's ground-breaking photographic essays reveals an artist as dedicated to life as he was to his art." Uncommon.
Good in Fair jacket. Book. Folio-over 12"-15" tall. Price NOT clipped, DJ nicely in archival wraps with chips and minor tears to the edges; boards with wear; page edges soiled; previous owner's addresses and inscription on inside end page. William Eugene Smith (1918-1978), was an American photojournalist known for his refusal to compromise professional standards and his brutally vivid World War II photographs. As a correspondent for Ziff-Davis Publishing, and then again Life Magazine, Smith was often on the front lines in the Pacific theater of World War II. He was with the American forces during their island-hopping offensive against Japan, photographing U.S. Marines and Japanese prisoners of war.
Fine in Fine- jacket. Folio-over 12"-15" tall. 223 pages, illustrated in b&w. "Known as a champion of causes and a talented ennergetic, though temperamental photojournalist, W. Eugene Smith never gained full recogniftion in his lifetime for consummate achievements in a form he not only mastered but virtually invented: the photographi essay." FINE HARDCOVER, FINE-DUST JACKET.
First edition. Hardcover. First printing. 223 pages. Edited and with commentary by William Johnson. A wide ranging look t Smith's massive body of work. Includes over 1800 small black and white images. A very near fine copy in a very near fine dust jacket with some very slight wear. A very nice copy.
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