London, South Kensington
28 November 2011
EVANS, Walker. American Photographs. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1938. 4° (223 x 200 mm). 87 black and white photographs. With the errata slip. (Some spotting on the edges and on the first and last few leaves not affecting the photographs.) Original black cloth, printed paper label on spine, original printed dust-jacket with MoMA publications listed on the back panel (dust-jacket with dampstain on the back panel, some soiling on the front panel, and small chips and short tears at the folds some of which repaired with tape on verso).
FIRST EDITION. ' A GREAT WORK OF ART', which 'holds a well deserved place at the top of the pantheon' (The Photobook). American Photographs 'revolutionized the photobook' (Regards à travers le livre 69). 101 Books, pp.98-9; Auer, p.263; The Open Book, pp.128-9; The Photobook, vol. I, pp.114-5.
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