London, South Kensington
19 May 2009
RFK Funeral Train. New York: Magnum Photos and Umbrage Editions, 2000.
Oblong quarto (180 x 280 mm). 68 colour photographs. Original photo-illustrated boards and dust-jacket. Provenance: Paul Fusco (presentation inscription to:) -- Norman Mailer (American author, 1923-2007).
FIRST TRADE EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY FUSCO TO NORMAN MAILER, who contributed an introductory essay: 'Dear Norman, I deeply appreciate your participation in this book. The eloquence, beauty, and emotion of your thoughts and words add a great power and truth to the memory of Bobby'. Preceded by a printed-on-demand paper-bound edition of 300 copies with rather poorer reproductions. Cf. The Photobook, vol. II, pp.46-7 ('brilliant'; 'a memorable book').
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