Lot 22 of 515:
Observations Richard Avedon and Truman Capote signed  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$192
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Observations: Photographs by Richard Avedon, Comments by Truman Capote [cover title]
Author:
Avedon, Richard and Truman Capote
Place:
New York
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Date:
[1959]
Description:

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.

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Condition:
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.
 
Item number:
297406b
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