"Daily existence parodies art. Art does not come and sit down at your table to share a prosaic meal with you whenever you feel bored with the banalities of life. Enjoyment of art demands superior sensibilities; it is pleasure, joy, an ideal, a vision, that stays with you, that enriches your life. It is for those who have the love for beauty and revolt." —S. H. in That Toulouse-Lautrec Print!, Camera Work No. 29
FIRST EDITION of issue number 29 of Camera Work, complete with 14 original photogravures, including 10 by George H. Seeley and 4 by Marius De Zayas. Edited and published by Alfred Stieglitz. Texts by Temple Scott, Leonard Van Noppen, Benjamin De Casseres, S. H., J. B. Kerfoot, Fiona Macleod, and Joseph T. Keiley.
Photogravures entitled (in the order they appear) Girl with Bowl, Autumn, The White Screen, The Artist, Conspiracy, Nude—The Pool, White Trees, Spring, No. 347, No. 356 all by George H. Seeley; Benjamin De Casseres, Madame Hanako, Ruth St. Denis, and Mrs. Brown Potter all by Marius De Zayas.
Containing articles entitled “The Terrible Truthfulness of Mr. Shaw” by Temple Scott, “A Branch of Cherry Blossoms," “The Sphinx” by Leonard Van Noppen, “The Physiognomy of the New Yorker” by Benjamin De Casseres, “That Toulouse-Lautrec Print!" by S. H., "The Phenix in the Embers” by J. B. Kerfoot, “Ahecall” by Fiona Macleod, and "Soul Dreams" by Joseph T. Keiley.
New York: Alfred Stieglitz, January 1910. Quarto (23 cm x 35 cm, approx. 9" x 12"), original gray wrappers. General edgewear to fragile wrappers but otherwise an exceptionally fine copy. Mrs. Brown Potter loose in mount; Nude—The Pool unglued from mount. RARE, particularly with spine intact.
Price: $5,900 .