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    Sale 2110

    Fine Photobooks From An Important Private Collection

    10 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 184


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    San Quentin Point. [Paris:] Éditions de la Différrence, 1986.

    Oblong quarto (280 x 270 mm). 58 black and white photographs (margins lightly browned). Original black cloth, front cover and spine lettered in black; original photo-illustrated dust jacket (one very short tear); original printed acetate dust jacket (lightly rubbed). Provenance: Ralph Gibson (b.1939), American photographer (inscription from Baltz; stamp and press-mark).

    FIRST EDITION, PARIS ISSUE. A FINE PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY BALTZ TO RALPH GIBSON: "For Ralph - a friend beyond words - LB. 20 Nov 1986 3:42pm Paris". San Quentin Point is the final installment in a trilogy of photobooks beginning with The New Industrial Parks Near Irvine California and Park City. Published simultaneously in Paris, Berlin, and New York. Cf. The Photobook, vol. II, p.34.

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