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Observations Richard Avedon and Truman Capote signed  

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Observations: Photographs by Richard Avedon, Comments by Truman Capote [cover title]

Avedon, Richard and Truman Capote

New York

Simon & Schuster



151, [1] pp. Illustrated with gravure reproductions from photographs taken by Richard Avedon, throughout. (Folio) 36x27 cm. (14x10½"), original printed white boards, slipcase. First Edition.

Inscribed and signed on the front free endpaper by Richard Avedon to rare book and autograph dealer David Battan, dated 1983.

 Classic collaboration of portraiture with the famous photographs taken by Richard Avedon and witty write-ups by Capote. Images include noted celebrities of art, music, film, stage and literature, such as: Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Alfred Hitchcock, John Huston, Arthur Miller, Marilyn Monroe, T.S. Eliot, Somerset Maugham, Ezra Pound, Pablo Picasso, Louis Armstrong, Humphrey Bogart, Isak Dinesen, etc.

Lot Amendments

Wear and soiling to slipcase with dampstaining to open edge; rubbing to boards, corner tips bumped and worn, lower portion of spine strip starting to detach; interior sound; about very good.

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