NY: Witkin Gallery, 1980. MacRae, Wendell. First edition. 8vo.,  pp., plus 28 b&w photos,  pp. chronology, addenda laid in. Blue cloth, titled in gilt on the spine and upper cover. Housed in gilt-titled cloth slipcase. Slight fading along the spine and open end of the slipcase, else a fine copy. Issued without a dust jacket. Laid in is an original silver photograph housed in two-point paper folder. The photograph, SUMMER IN NEW YORK, is fine and bright. Item #31971
Modernist photographer, Wendell MacRae was born in 1896 in Metropolis, Illinois. He had various jobs, some with the government, which took him to many locations some in South America. He began to work in the film industry about 1924; in 1930 he started his own photographic business. Two years later, he was included in an exhibit at Julien Levy Gallery. With "Seeing the World through My Eyes," an essay by Wendell MacRae as told to Scotia W. MacRae. Copy number 8 of a limited boxed artist's proof edition of 10, SIGNED. The original photograph is SIGNED on verso and entitled "Summer in New York" (ca. 1930).