New York: [Will A. Kistler Company] for E. Weyhe, 1932. Folio. Foreword by Charles Sheeler, Appreciation by Lincoln Steffens, Prophecy by Arthur Miller, Estimate by Jean Charlot. 12pp. text, 39 photographic plates. Original printed paper-backed black boards. Light toning and wear to binding, some pale foxing as often, lacks original slipcase but with modern cloth slipcase. Item #401564
A FINE PRESENTATION COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION, LIMITED ISSUE, number 48 of 550 copies, printed on Artisan enamel paper by Champion Paper, photographic reproductions by the Los Angeles Engraving company, binding by Earle A. Gray
INSCRIBED by Weston to Lewis Milestone on the epigraph leaf facing the title. Milestone (1890-1980) is renowned for his direction of 'Two Arabian Knights' (1927) and 'All Quiet on the Western Front' (1930) – both of which received Academy Awards for Best Director. Milestone apparently re-gifted the book, as the half-title bears his inscription "To the Roberts, Milly." A fine association, linking Weston (who early in his career worked in Hollywood doing stills for films) to the celebrated director Lewis Milestone.