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Morton, Bruce (Photographer) & Smithson, Aline (Contributor). FORGOTTONIA. Bowen, IL: Bruce Morton Studios, 2013. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 110 pages. Fine.

Collection of color photographs. One of the most affectingly beautiful photography books of its kind ever published. Limited Edition of 50 numbered and signed copies. The first and only edition. Published as a softcover original only. There is no ISBN. The book is now scarce. An austerely elegant production by Bruce Morton: Oversize-volume format in oblong shape. Brown softcovers with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs and text by Bruce Morton. Essay by Aline Smithson. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Chicago to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Bruce Morton's "Forgottonia". The latter refers to his childhood and current home, Bowen, Illinois, where he grew up. Like many ambitious young men, he eventually left and then returned for good, mainly to devote himself to photographing the place before it finally disappears, a very old (and prestigious) photographic calling. "I am excited to be back with new eyes. This book is a story about the life cycle of those who live, love, and die here" (Bruce Morton). If so, they have it good. It's the Good Life. An absolute "must-have" title for Bruce Morton collectors. This is a copy of the Limited Edition of 50 numbered and signed copies, indicated as such on the title page, and it is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in pencil by Bruce Morton. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title will become collectible. As far as we know, this is the only copy of the Limited Edition available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with color plates. One of the most remarkable photographic journeys of our time. A fine copy. . $60.00

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