10 April 2008,
Price realised USD 2,000
USD 1,500 - USD 2,000
Gypsies. New York: Aperture, 1975.
Oblong quarto (296 x 270 mm). 60 black and white photographs. Original black cloth, spine and front cover lettered in silver, front cover blocked in blind, original black photo-illustrated dust jacket (short tear to upper end of spine panel repaired on verso). Provenance: Peter C. Bunnell, photo historian and scholar of American photography (presentation inscription and ink stamp).
FIRST EDITION. PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY KOUDELKA TO PETER C. BUNNELL: "To Peter Josef 13 May 1993." The Open Book, pp.304-05; The Photobook, p.230.
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