Santa Ana: Kolbe, 1979. 4to, original dark blue cowhide, gilt; Cibachrome (Ilfochrome) color photograph of octagonal $1 piece inset in recess on front cover. Frontispiece; 120, (8) pages; 2 Cibachrome plates with descriptive tissue guards; illustrated throughout. Valuation list tipped in. A few scuffs to the leather; near fine. Item #4990
One of only 15 copies of the deluxe edition, featuring outstanding color photographs printed with the Cibachrome (now Ilfachrome) process, which is preferred for archival photographs due to its stability and vibrancy of color. It was originally planned to issue 50 copies of a deluxe edition of this book on thick paper and with the added photographs. As it turned out, 10 copies were bound as a ìsuper deluxeî edition, featuring color photos in the chapter openers; then, 15 ìregular deluxeî copies were made in the present format. The 15 copies were randomly numbered from 11 to 50, so that this copy is number 26 of 15 issued. Clain-Stefanelli 12474. Davis 612. From the Armand Champa Library, with his original invoice from George F. Kolbe included.