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    Sale 2110

    Fine Photobooks From An Important Private Collection

    10 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 143

    BRUCE DAVIDSON

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    BRUCE DAVIDSON
    East 100th Street. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1970.

    Quarto (305 x 280 mm). 123 black and white photographs (very minor marginal browning). Original cloth with black and white photograph mounted on the upper cover, spine lettered in brown (top edge slightly darkened); original printed acetate dust jacket (2-inch closed tear at lower right corner); black cloth folding case. Provenance: Peter C. Bunnell, photo historian and scholar of American photography (ink stamp on front free endpaper).

    FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY DAVIDSON, PETER BUNNELL'S COPY. Davidson's first book, composed of portraits of the inhabitants of a single block in Spanish Harlem, is "A CLASSIC PHOTOBOOK", and "an exemplary exercise in the humanist social documentary mode" (The Photobook). 101 Books, pp.196-97 ("WRENCHING AND REVELATORY"); The Open Book, pp.260-61; The Photobook, vol. II, p.18.


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