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    Sale 2110

    Fine Photobooks From An Important Private Collection

    10 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 65

    WALKER EVANS

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    WALKER EVANS
    Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. Three Tenant Families. Text by James Agee. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1941.

    Octavo (206 x 135mm). 31 black and white photographs (occasional light spotting). (Faint dampstain in the margin of a few leaves.) Original black cloth, spine lettered in silver (cloth lightly soiled); original dust jacket (spine evenly faded, small chips at the corners and spine ends, faint damp-stain on the rear panel); cloth folding box. Provenance: Wilson Wing (signature).

    FIRST EDITION IN DUST-JACKET OF THIS "LANDMARK DOCUMENTARY COLLABORATION", described by Lionel Trilling as "the most important moral effort of our American generation" (101 Books) . "Evans's photographs -- his only excursion into 'true' documentary -- remain amongst the finest ever made" (The Photobook). 101 Books, pp.108-09; The Photobook, vol. I, p.144; Regards à travers le livre 78.


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