31 May 2007
MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE AND ERSKINE CALDWELL
You Have Seen Their Faces. New York: Modern Age Books, 1937. Quarto (287 x 210mm). 75 black and white photographs. Original photo-illustrated card covers (extremities rubbed). Provenance: Jack ?Meike (gift inscription from Bourke-White in blue ink on half-title).
PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY BOURKE-WHITE OF HER MOST SUCCESSFUL BOOK; the first paperback edition, published the same year as the hardcover. Cf. 101 Books, pp.94-95; The Open Book, pp.124-25; The Photobook, pp.140-41 ('the most financially successful of the documentary photobooks published in America during the Depression, and one of the most controversial'); Regards à travers le livre 67.
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