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    Sale 5948


    19 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 115


    Price Realised  


    The Lines of My Hand. Tokyo: Yugensha/Kazuhiko Motomura, 1972.

    Quarto (343 x 254 mm). With accompanying booklet in Japanese laid-in as issued. Black and white photographs throughout. Publisher's black cloth, spine and front cover blocked in white; publisher's black cloth slipcase with a photograph tipped on one side; original cardboard packaging.

    FIRST EDITION, A FINE COPY WITH THE ORIGINAL SHIPPING CARTON. 'One of the photobooks most sought by collectors. Indeed, it approaches the level of The Americans, both as a book and as a fitting memorial for a great photographic figure'; 'Frank's great confessional both sums up and marks the end... of a photographic era' (The Photobook). Issued in two variants with a different image affixed to the slipcase, this one with 'New York City, 1948' 101 Books, pp. 286-87; The Photobook, vol. I, pp.237-8, 261.

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