Portraits: Richard Avedon. (Signed, Original Photograph Laid In)
Richard Avedon, Harold Rosenberg
New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1976.
First edition. Hardcover. Item #199
Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket, showing a bit of the toning typical to this title, else fine. Inscribed, signed and dated 1976 by the photographer on the front free endpaper. Laid in is a 4 by 6 inch silver gelatin photograph, showing Avedon in a hospital bed and directing the positioning of a spotlight; the photograph was used as a postcard, addressed in Avedon's hand to the recipient of the inscription. The photograph is is very good condition, with a few minor surfaces ceases and some very mild wear along the edges, but it survived its trip though the mails in remarkably good shape. A great copy of one of the highlights in modern photography books, with the bonus of an original Avedon studio photograph. Quite nice.