10 April 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 2,125
Estimate USD 1,000 - USD 1,500
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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