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    Sale 2110

    Fine Photobooks From An Important Private Collection

    10 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 120


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    Message from the Interior. Introduction by John Szarkowski. New York: The Eakins Press, 1966.

    Square quarto (360 x 360 mm). 12 black and white photographs, with glassine guards. (Fore-edges lightly yellowed.) Original dark grey linen, spine lettered in white, printed paper label mounted on the front cover (corners lightly rubbed); cloth slipcase. Provenance: Bob Bourdon (1916-1995), (inscription from Walker Evans).

    FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY EVANS to ski racer and author Bob Bourdon. "These are pictures impelled by a concern too serious, and a love too intense, to permit the overt intrusion of sentiment" (Szarkowski, Introduction). Auer and Auer, Photobooks, p.455; The Open Book, pp.220-21; Regards à travers le livre 137.

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