Unpag. volume advertising the complete industrial process of producing newsprint, from fresh-cut logs in log jams, to being sawed down and stripped of bark, and then ground into pulp before being made into newsprint, illustrated with seventeen different photographs by Margaret Bourke-White (including two on the covers and one on the endpapers). Spine shaken, very minor scattered dust-staining. Oblong 8vo. Original bloth-bound photo-illustrated boards, some soiling, minor edgewear and chipping, small area of paper loss to upper left corner of front cover. Quebec City (Price Brothers Sales Corporation) 1932. Limited edition of 750 copies.
The introduction to this volume reads: "In the photographs for this book, Miss Margaret Bourke-White, famed for her photographic studies of industry, not only in America but in Germany and Russia, for such publications as Fortune, has captured much of the beauty and romance that surround the making of newsprint. But her pictures indicate, too, the magnitude of the Price organization and show how well equipped it is to serve the publishers of newspaper - both great and small." Bourke-White was already becoming a well-regarded photographer by the time of publication of this volume. She was hired by Fortune in 1929, and in 1930 she became the first Western photographer allowed to take photos of Soviet industry. Price Brothers was a lumber firm founded in Quebec in 1820 by William Price, originally under the name William Price Company. After William Price died, his sons took over and renamed the firm Price Brothers. In the 1930s, the family firm lost control and the firm was sold, although the name Price continued to exist, as Price Limited and then Abitibi-Price, until 1997. An incredibly scarce volume from an essential American photographer; as of January 2019, WorldCat locates only two holdings in North American institutions. Book ID: 49019