10 April 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 5,000
Estimate USD 2,500 - USD 3,500
Photographs. Introduction by Harold Rosenberg. New York: Horizon Press, 1959.
Folio (330 x 252 mm). 50 black and white photographs. Original black cloth, blocked in silver on front cover, silver- and red-lettered on spine (some minor wear at extremities); pictorial dust jacket (some minor wear along joints, front panel with some soft creasing); black cloth folding case. Provenance: Peter C. Bunnell, photo historian and scholar of American photography (inscription from Siskind; inkstamp).
FIRST EDITION. PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY SISKIND TO PETER C. BUNNELL, one of the greatest champions of Siskind's work: "To Peter, dear precious fellow worker in The Vineyard. Aaron Siskind./73." A fine association copy of Siskind's first photobook, and that which "remains his best" (The Photobook). 101 Books p.152; The Photobook, vol. I, p.250.
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