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Let us now Praise Famous Men, 1st Ed.  

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Let us now Praise Famous Men

Agee, James and Walker Evans


Houghton Mifflin



Illustrated with 31 reproductions of photographs by Walker Evans. 8vo. Black cloth, spine lettered in silver. First Edition, first printing.

"One of the great photography books of the 20th century — but one that languished on the trash heap for almost a quarter of a century before being recognized by the public.  The book juxtaposes Walker Evans's straightforward black-and-white documents, most of them portraits, with Agee's heated, often stream-of-consciousness text. Together these two viewpoints provide a glimpse into the ‘cruel radiance' of life in the Deep South during the Depression, a complex vision of the poverty, the dignity, the love, and pain of the sharecroppers' existence."  [Roth, The Book of 101 Books, p. 17; Parr and Badger, The Photobook Volume 1, p.144.]

Lot Amendments

Slight bumps at spine ends, small tear to cloth at spine, mild toning to endpapers and edges; very good.

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