10 April 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 2,250
Estimate USD 1,800 - USD 2,500
Dorchester Days. [Wollaston, Massachusetts:] Many Voices Press, 1978.
Quarto (302 x 230 mm). 77 black and white photographs. (Edges spotted.) Original photo-illustrated wrappers (spine evenly faded, extremities rubbed); cloth folding box. Eugene Richards's inscription in ink on the half-title.
FIRST EDITION. INSCRIBED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER: "Sitting here signing a book the night of the fourth of July. Still in Dorchester, unable to leave as so many people are unable to leave their homes. Eugene Richards". "His involvement with those he is photographing is total, and he is one of the best of photojournalists in getting that across"; "it is an angry, bitter book... that was clearly made at some psychological cost to himself" (The Photobook). The Open Book, 320-21; The Photobook, vol. II, pp.30-1.
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