Hardcover, black cloth in original non price-clipped dust-jacket. 224pp., Preface by Oliver Jensen. First edition. Profusely illustrated with black and white photographs. Book condition: clean, square, unmarked copy, with no previous owner’s name or book-plate. Dust-jacket condition: Two small tears now clear tape repaired on blank verso. A superior example of a dust-jacket inexplicably found in usually worn and torn condition. “Alice Austen (1866 – 1952) was one of America’s earliest and most prolific female photographers, and over the course of her life she captured about 8,000 images. Though she is best known for her documentary work, Austen was an artist with a strong aesthetic sensibility. Furthermore, she was a landscape designer, a master tennis player, and the first woman on Staten Island to own a car. She never married, and instead spent fifty years with Gertrude Tate. A rebel who broke away from the ties of her Victorian environment, Alice Austen created her own independent life.” A nice copy of a scarce book. A fine copy in a very good dust-jacket. Additional cans sent on request. A large. heavy book, Priority and International orders will require additional postage.