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    Sale 5948


    19 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 134


    Price Realised  


    William Eggleston's Guide. Essay by John Szarkowski. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1976.

    Quarto (230 x 225 mm). 48 colour photographs. Original black textured leatherette, colour photograph mounted on front cover, spine and front cover lettered in gilt.

    FIRST EDITION. 'ONE OF THE SEMINAL PHOTOBOOKS... the Guide heralded the birth of colour photography, or more accurately, it marked the moment when it was perceived as artistically respectable' (The Photobook). A fine copy. 101 Books, pp.234-35 ('A MILESTONE'); The Open Book, pp.308-9; The Photobook, p.265 ('has irrevocably changed the way in which we look at the world in photographs').

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