18 May 2006
Karyudo -- A Hunter. Tokyo: Chuokoronsha, 1972. 4° (265 x 220mm). 104 black and white photographs. (Occasional light marginal soiling.) Original white boards, original dust-jacket, original printed wraparound band, original plastic dust-jacket (boards lightly bumped and with light wear, printed dust-jacket spine lightly sunned, light wear to extremities, plastic dust-jacket with short tears and small chips). Provenance: small Japanese book-ticket tipped on front endpaper.
FIRST EDITION, IN THE RARE PLASTIC DUST-JACKET. Moriyama's third great Provoke photobook, published a few months after Bye Bye Photography -- after which Moriyama had intended to quit photography; A Hunter 'pulled him back from the brink' (The Photobook, p.300).
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