Lot 289GREY, ZANE
Album containing approximately 94 large format photographs of Grey and party at Catalina Island and elsewhere. Catalina, Arizona, and fishing in the Pacific: circa 1922 (one image with manuscript date in margin). Black pebbled morocco album with "Catalina" written in white on the upper cover, containing approximately 94 photographs mounted to card sheets, all but a very few at end approximately 8 x 14 inches (20 x 36 cm). Old dampstain to fore-edge and and curling of card sheets, one image with loss at end, the final sheet affixed to rear endpaper, the album lightly worn with a small losses to foot of spine, the images very well preserved and darkly printed.
A spectacular collection of large format images depicting Grey and party on horseback in the interior of Catalina; fishing big tuna, swordfish, and pilot fish on Grey's yacht, the Gladiator; expansive landscapes; and among bears in the canyon landscape of Arizona. Many images feature Grey's secretary and mistresses Mildred Smith and Louise Anderson. Provenance: reportedly by descent within the Grey family; sold Bonhams, February 2011; sold PBA Galleries 27 March 2014, lot 348.
C Estate of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson
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