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    Sale 2110

    Fine Photobooks From An Important Private Collection

    10 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 112


    Price Realised  


    Nothing Personal. Text by James Baldwin. New York: Atheneum Publishers, 1964.

    Quarto (365 x 275 mm). 54 black and white photographs, including two folding. Original white boards, sides blocked in silver and black, spine blocked in black (joints starting, spine lightly soiled); original white slipcase, sides blocked in silver and black, spine lettered in grey (corners lightly bumped and rubbed, light soiling); cloth folding box. Provenance: Lee Witkin, influential photography dealer (inscription from Avedon; book ticket).

    FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY AVEDON TO LEE WITKIN: "For Lee Witkin. Happily. Avedon. 72". "His best book, his demonic version of The Americans"; "it remains a surprisingly bitter, existential work" (The Photobook). The Photobook, vol. I, p.252.

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