10 April 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 58,600
Estimate USD 28,000 - USD 35,000
Morals of Vision. New York: Caldecott Chubb, 1978.
Oblong folio (254 x 325 mm). 8 chromogenic prints (each approximately 203 x 138 mm, or the reverse), mounted on heavy paper as issued. Original blue half-morocco, spine and front cover lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers; original blue cloth slipcase.
WITH 8 C-PRINTS. One of 15 sets from an edition of 19 only, this one number 2, signed and numbered in the colophon. In his books Eggleston frequently tips his hat to photography's masters: the second image in this series references Fox Talbot's photograph of a broom in a doorway. Eggleston, Ancient and Modern (New York: 1992), pp.1-3.
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