10 April 2008
The American Monument. New York: Eakins Press Foundation, 1976.
Oblong folio (292 x 419 mm). 213 black and white photographs. Original screw-bound green cloth, spine and front cover blocked in black, front cover gilt-ruled (some very minor rubbing, spine slightly faded); black cloth folding case. Provenance: Ralph Gibson (b. 1939), American photographer (presentation inscription from Friedlander).
FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY FRIEDLANDER TO RALPH GIBSON: "Oct. 6, 1976. For Ralph Gibson. Lee Friedlander." A very good association copy of the photographer's meditation on the continuity of past and present, and the dislocation of the historical moment. 101 Books, pp.236-37 ("A BIG, AMBITIOUS COLLECTOR'S ITEM"); The Open Book, pp. 310-311.
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