Photographers who are beginning to assemble a library of books on and by Ansel Adams should be aware that he issued the original five book Basic Photo series between 1948 and 1956. It was reissued in 1970. He began writing the three book series in 1977 with Robert Baker. It lacks the flavor of Ansel's original writing, but retains the nourishment. The Ansel Adams Guide by John Schaefer is even further removed from the master.
I have a copy of this five-book series, but mine is copyright 1968.
(it's for sale, by the way)
Tim Rudman's Photographer's master printing course was invaluable to me. around ten bucks used from Amazon.
Another vote for examples along with Adam's three books.
Barnbaum was good for a simplistic explanation of the ZS. That was about it.