New York: Aperture, (1981). Limited edition. Hardcover. 1/200. Sm. oblong quarto. 118,pp. Gold-stamped green cloth with gold lettering on cover and spine in matching slipcase. Signed by Joel Snyder on limitation page. Frontispiece. Profusely illustrated with b/w reproductions of photographs of the American West. Book accompanied by 12" x 10" matted albumen print of Cooleys Park. Print rests in stiff (17" x 21 3/4") tan paper-covered portfolio with stamped gold lettering within red border on cover. Text below print: "Cooley's Park, Arizona, 1873. Timothy H. O'Sullivan (1840-1882). Gold-toned Albumen print derived from the original negative and authorized by the National Archives and Record Service, Washington, D. C. This print is number 142...in an edition limited to one hundred prints and twenty proofs." Portfolio in original protective wrapping paper. Book and print in fine condition. With original publisher's shipping box. Top edge of box open, some wear to box. Scarce. vg. Item #20292
"Cooleys Park was taken during one of the expeditions Timothy O'Sullivan made out West in the late nineteenth century in Nevada, Arizona, and Colorado...This image was taken in Arizona, close to the canyons and rock dwellings where several tribes where living at the time. O'Sullivan's Western photographs represent not only an explorer's first encounter with a startling new terrain, but also an artist's vision of the power of nature, at once threatening and awesome. Traversing American frontiers of land and photography, O'Sullivan encountered the Western wilderness and documented the outposts of an advanced civilization." (Source: Aperture Foundation).