10 April 2008
Self-Portrait. New City, New York: Haywire Press, 1970.
Quarto (215 x 230 mm). 42 black and white photographs. Photo-illustrated prospectus laid-in. Original photo-illustrated card covers (minor wear at the extremities, very short tear at the foot of the front joint); cloth folding box. Provenance: Lee Friedlander (b.1934), American photographer (presentation inscription to:) -- Arnold Crane.
FIRST EDITION, A RARE ISSUE WITH VARIANT COVERS. PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY LEE FRIEDLANDER TO ARNOLD CRANE, photographer and photo-historian: "To Arnold -- This is a real mistake and if you turn it back to Haywire within the next ten minutes & a good copy will be sent to you with best pages -- Lee". This variant issue reproduces the cover design upside down and in sepia on the verso. "A HUGELY INFLUENTIAL BOOK" (The Photobook). With the publisher's illustrated prospectus for this publication laid-in. 101 Books, pp.198-99; The Open Book, pp.262-63; The Photobook, vol. I, p.258; Regards à travers le livre 143 ("marks a new stage: direct photography, the gaze of the photographer on himself").
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