Schwartz, Robin (Photographer) & Mairs, Jim (Contributor). LIKE US: PRIMATE PORTRAITS: THE LIMITED EDITION. New York City, NY: W. W. Norton & Company, 1993. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 87 pages. Fine. Signed.

Retrospective collection of photographs on subject. One of the most beautiful photography books of the 20th century. Limited Slipcased Edition of 199 numbered and signed copies. Precedes and should not be confused with regular trade edition. They have the same ISBN. The Limited Edition is now rare. A brilliant production by Katy Homans: Regular-sized volume format. Black cloth boards with metallic-silver titles embossed on the spine, as issued. Photographs and text by Robin Schwartz. Essay by Jim Mairs. 7 X 5 inch silver-gelatin print encased in its own glassine sheet and laid-in. Matching black cloth slipcase. Printed in tritone on glossy stock paper by Arnoldo Mondadori Editore in Verona, Italy to the highest standards. The reproduction quality is exemplary in every respect. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Robin Schwartz's "Like Us: Primate Portraits". The Nature photographer's witty and affecting imagery on various primates: Monkeys, gorillas, chimpanzees, macaques, and ever-more-exotic others. What is unusual - and now iconic, as it were - about the photographs is the way Schwartz thoughtfully staged, dressed-up, and photographed the animals in artificial, man-made settings (indoors and outdoors), showing them behaving and posing like their human cousins. Looking at each photograph, one cannot help wondering how she seems to have pulled it off effortlessly: The animals look not just well-behaved, they seem to be having a great time. As such, the photographs pose the still-unresolved question: How much do we have in common with our primate cousins? Probably a lot. An absolute "must-have" title for Robin Schwartz collectors. This copy is one of the Limited Slipcased Edition, indicated/numbered as such in black ink-pen on the Front Limitation Page. It is very prominently and beautifully numbered and signed in black ink-pen by Robin Schwartz. Laid-in is a 7 X 5 inch silver-gelatin print that is also very prominently and beautifully numbered, titled, and signed in pencil on verso by the photographer: "39/199 Minnie, 1989 Robin Schwartz". This title is a contemporary photography classic. 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. Please note: Precedes and should NOT be confused with the regular trade edition. Copies of the latter available online have serious flaws, are subsequent printings, or are remainder-marked. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare signed copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with tritone plates, 1 original silver-gelatin print. One of the most brilliant photographers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO JAMES MOLLISON "JAMES AND OTHER APES" TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0393034992. $300.00

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