Rochester, NY: Aperture, (1963). Sommer, Frederick. First edition. 8vo. text and b&w full-page photographic plates. White cloth titled on the upper cover. The boards are lightly soiled; neat signature of the previous owner on the title page. A very good copy. Item #51125
Initially issued as Aperture 10:4 in printed wrappers, a small number (presumed to be fifty copies) were issued in cloth. The wrapper issue is printed on white stock with the title, half-title and along the bottom portion "1962 APERTURE 10: 4" , thus serving as the title page. This same setting is used in the cloth edition as the title page with the date and Aperture issue number removed. They further differ in that the cloth issue does not have the subscription paragraph on the copyright leaf but does state " An Aperture Publication, Entire contents copyrighted 1963 by Aperture". Also, the wrapper issue has the list of subscribers on the recto of the rear wrapper, and a photograph by Ansel Adams on the verso. All other type settings and plates are identical. This cloth edition was issued without a dust wrapper and was never offered for sale - it is presumed that only a small number were made for the friends of the publisher and the photographer.