New York: Aperture, (1982). Second edition. Deluxe issue. Hardcover. 1/50. Square quarto. 243pp. Mottled tan cloth with spine lettered in silver in original slipcase. Profusely illustrated with 253 b/w reproductions of photographs on glossy paper by Minor White. With original 10 3/4" x 7 1/2" black and white photograph, 'Stone Steps, Notom, Utah, 1967', Estate stamp dated 1980 on verso, window-mounted on stiff board (15 3/4 x 20"), original tissue guard with printed caption, all in original portfolio of gray paper-covered boards with white folding flaps, name of artist in silver lettering on front cover. Only issues 1-25 were published with this particular photograph. All in near fine condition. vg. Item #16002
"Minor White was a mystic, and Mirrors / Messages / Manifestations is a forthrightly mystical work. These qualities in themselves signify courage because there were few - even among Minor's closest associates and friends - willing to deal seriously with such intangibles. Minor's mysticism, however, was neither occult nor sentimental. It was a search for intelligence that goes beyond the ordinary dimensions of daily life. In an unpublished manuscript written in 1969, the year this book was first issued, Minor wrote: Consciousness in photography comes out of an awakening to the interlocking interconnectedness of everything, from atoms to suns, space to time, light to dark, event to situation, man to Man, and Man to God." (Michael E. Hoffman).