Carlton E. Watkins: Photographs of the Columbia River and Oregon
Carmel-by-the-Sea: The Friends of Photography and the Weston Gallery, 1979. Very Good. Item #11553
Carmel-by-the-Sea: The Friends of Photography and the Weston Gallery, 1979. Oblong Quarto (23x28.5x1cm); partially paginated 32pp + [104pp]. Fifty-one full-page plates in sepia B&W with additional background and reference images. Photographic card covers over sewn gatherings. Front cover with a convex horizontal bow toward fore-edge, with some smudging to back. Gift inscription at top corner of first blank, else pages unmarked.
The first reproduction of the 51 mammoth plates made by Watkins from his Oregon expedition, re-discovered in the late 1970s and auctioned at record prices for the era.