London, South Kensington
19 May 2009
An Autobiography. New York: Random House, 1993.
Quarto (355 x 275mm). 284 black and white photographs, many of these double-page. Original white cloth, spine and upper side lettered in grey, black and white photograph mounted on the lower side, original white cloth slipcase, and original cardboard shipping carton printed in grey (carton with light soiling).
Gelatin silver print (335 x 270mm), 'Marilyn Monroe, actress', stamped on verso, in the original acetate sleeve and laid into the book.
FIRST EDITION, DELUXE ISSUE, SIGNED BY AVEDON AND WITH A PRINT: 'Marilyn Monroe, actress', stamped on the verso 'special edition engraver's proof'. This copy number 180 of 250.
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