'HAROLD EDGERTON: TEN DYE TRANSFER PHOTOGRAPHS'
(Massachusetts: Palm Press, Inc., 1985, a proposed edition of 300 numbered copies, 30 publisher's proofs and 26 lettered artist's proofs), a portfolio of 10 dye-transfer prints, each signed and editioned '5/300' in pencil on the reverse, 1938-73, printed in 1985; together with the printed title/colophon/plate list, editioned '5' in pencil. Folio, navy and maroon cloth clamshell box with gilt-lettered leather title label
Various sizes to 18 by 14½ in. (45.7 by 36.8 cm.) or the reverse
These dye-transfer prints are in generally excellent condition. The colors remain rich and saturated, with no apparent fading. When examined in raking light, a few tiny deposits of original retouching are visible on some of the plates.
The plates, and further condition notes, are as follows:
Football Kick, 1939
Diver, 1955: There is a small scratch in the left-center which does not appear to break the emulsion.
Milk Drop Coronet, 1957
Cranberry Juice into Milk, 1960
Moscow Circus, 1963: In raking light, there is a 6-inch scratch in the upper left quadrant which does not appear to break the emulsion.
Bullet through Banana, 1964
.30 Bullet Piercing An Apple, 1964
Cutting the Card Quickly!, 1964: In raking light, deposits of retouching are visible.
Pigeon Released, 1965: In raking light,, there is a 3-1/2-inch scratch in the lower right quadrant which does not appear to break the emulsion.
Bullet Through Candle Flame, 1973
There is scattered foxing on the inside front cover and the back cover of the portfolio case. The front cover of the case is soiled and dusty.
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