Adams (1902-84) was the pre-eminent 20th century photographer of Western landscapes, and one of the seven founding members of the influential Group f.64.
Prepared several years before Adams’ death, this set is among the most comprehensive known to exist, with others more typically smaller, of 25-50 images.
Spanning the photographer’s entire career, this includes works such as Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico 1941; Mount Williamson from Manzanar and Aspens, Northern New Mexico, in prints prepared under the direct supervision of Adams in his workshop.
Acquired from the photographer by a private collector in the 1980s, it was donated to The College of New Rochelle in 2012, and is offered for sale on its behalf. It is estimated to sell for $1m-2m.