Volume 1 in the Portfolios of Brett Weston series
Afterword by Roger Aikin
Softbound Edition of 1000 Copies
Printed by SALTO in 600 Line Screen Quadtone
10 reproductions, 32 pages
12 1/2″ x 12 1/2″
Published in 1939, the ten photographs in Brett Weston’s San Francisco portfolio were offered for sale at a price significantly lower than each of the photographs if purchased individually. The market for fine photographs was over thirty years away and Weston sold only three portfolios. Because most of the photographs that were included were never printed again, this is a side of Weston’s oeuvre unknown to all but a few.
The original portfolio included no printed text. The book contains an Afterword by Roger Aikin.
These books have been published in both hardbound and softbound editions.
The Softbound Edition is published in an edition of only 1,000 copies. The books in the softbound edition are available individually or by subscription to the entire series. For non-subscribers the price ranges from $54.95 to $69.95, depending on the number of pages in each book. Each book is priced at only $50 by subscription to the entire series, starting with Volume 1, with each book in the series charged and shipped every three months.
Note to current subscribers: Volume 11, Vintage Collection No. 1, is currently in production and is scheduled for printing in early 2014.
The Hardbound Edition is published in an edition of only 250 numbered copies. This edition is available only to subscribers to the entire series. Each hardbound book is numbered and sells for $135. Originally we announced a hardbound edition of just 100 numbered copies. It quickly sold out. Because of our high production costs, in order to continue publishing these books, we produced a second printing of 150 numbered copies. At this time there are fewer than ten subscriptions for the hardbound edition remaining.