THE FIRST PICTURE BOOK
Everyday Things for Babies
Edward Steichen and Mary Steichen Calderone (Afterword by John Updike)
First Thus (In a limited edition of 250 copies)
N. Y. Library Fellows of the Whitney Museum of American Art [New York]
8vo (68 pages, illustrated with 24 photographs by Edward Steichen)
Hardcover [Quarter-blue Morocco leather over cloth]
Originally published in 1930, this landmark volume—one of the first children's books to be illustrated with photographs—has been here reproduced utilizing the same twenty-four marvelous Edward Steichen images of "everyday things" and the same preface by his daughter, Mary Steichen Calderone, then a leader in the progressive school movement. The significant addition is a new Afterword by John Updike.Bound in quarter-blue Morocco leather over cloth boards, produced in a limited edition of 250 unnumbered copies SIGNED by Updike and Calderone on the colophon page, with an original photogravure bound in and another laid-in as a separate print in a self-contained folder. It is in virtually mint condition.