Racine, Wi. W.D. Harney Photogravure Co., 1907. Nine parts, each bound separately and uniformly, complete with titlepage in first volume. 27pp. of text printed rectos only, and eighty-one photogravure plates. Folio. Publisher's rosewood cloth backstrip and burgundy wrappers, front covers gilt. Minor fraying to spine cloth, some wear, discoloration, mild chipping, creasing, and soiling to covers. Contents of second volume loosely laid into the wrappers. Minor occasional toning. Very good overall. Item #WRCAM54858
A complete set of the scarce "Art Work" series for Tacoma, Washington. Each volume contains between eight and ten photogravure plates, most full-page but some with more than one image per plate. Each part contains three text leaves printed rectos only, and altogether, the work is comprised of eighty-one photogravure plates (with tissue guards) containing over 100 distinct photographic images. The photogravures depict stunning views of rivers, mountains, mammoth tree forests, parks, landscapes, architecture, street scenes and city views, lumber mills and logging scenes, among other aspects of life in the Pacific Northwest. Highlights include "Panorama of South Tacoma," "Loading Lumber at Tacoma Mill Wharf," "On North Yakima Avenue," "Vashon College on Vashon Island," and "Log Drive on White River." Sadly, the photographers are not credited in this publication. A wonderful collection of early-20th century Tacoma photography.