WILLIAM ALBERT; MCGUANE, THOMAS.
Vanishing Breed. Photographs of the Cowboy and
“This book is about a love affair with a
place and its people. The place is immense—both
grand and gritty—and in some ways as delicate as
a flower. We call it the American West.”
–William Albert Allard
SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION, DELUXE ISSUE, one
of only 30 copies reserved for the exclusive use
of the authors and publisher (out of an entire
edition of 780). Signed by both the photographer
Allard and the writer McGuane. Profusely
illustrated with full page reproductions of
Allard's photographs of the American West.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1982. Oblong
folio, original half-calf over linen boards;
original slipcase with mounted photograph.
Provenance: from the library of the noted
German photographer Michael Ruetz with his stamp
on copyright page. Stamp bleed through to title
and offset on dedication page. A little bit of
rubbing to spine, otherwise fine. $1200.