Los Angeles: Stephen White Editions, 1981. 1st Edition. Oblong quarto, publisher's maroon cloth, spine and upper board gilt, maroon endpapers, original photo-illustrated dust jacket.
"Harry Smith's photographs often touched magic moments, those perfect instants in which his pictures attained universality and greatness." Photobook on early 20th-century San Francisco. Captured by amateur photographer Harry Smith, the images collected here were discovered at a California bookshop in the mid-70s by Los Angeles gallerist Stephen White. After making prints of the negatives, White embarked on an archival investigation of Smith’s origin story, conveyed in his preface. Illustrated with 51 black-and-white plates; introduction by photography curator Anita Ventura Mozley; edited and with captions by White. Light edgewear to unclipped dust jacket, else fine. Item #5335