Richard Avedon (American, 1923-2004) A collection of three photobooks, comprising:
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Richard Avedon (American, 1923-2004) A collection of three photobooks, 1959-1984, comprising Observations, Nothing Personal and In the American West
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Richard Avedon (American, 1923-2004) A collection of three photobooks, comprising: Richard Avedon (American, 1923-2004) A collection of three photobooks, comprising: Richard Avedon (American, 1923-2004) A collection of three photobooks, comprising:
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Richard Avedon (American, 1923-2004)
A collection of three photobooks, 1959-1984, comprising:
Observations, 1959. Pub. Simon and Schuster, New York. 1st Edition. Black and white photographic reproductions throughout, with commentary by Truman Capote, 151 pp. Glossy white hardcover with grey lettering on front, back and spine, approx. 37 x 28cm (14 9/16 x 11in). White cardboard slipcase with red, blue and grey lettering on front, back and spine.
Nothing Personal, 1964. Pub. Penguin, London. 1st Edition. Black and white photographic reproductions, with text by James Baldwin, unpaginated. Glossy white hardcover with embossed silver label stamped in black on front and back, approx. 36.5 x 27.5cm (14 3/8 x 10 13/16in). White cardboard slipcase repeating embossed cover design.
In the American West, 1979-1984. Pub. Thames and Hudson, London, 1985. 1st UK Edition. 106 black and white photographic reproductions, unpaginated. Brown cloth covers impressed with black lettering and with photographic reproductions front and back, 36 x 28.5cm (14 3/16 x 11 1/4in).

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  • Literature:
    Parr, M. & Badger, G., The Photobook: A History (Volume I) (London: Phaidon, 2004), p.252 (Nothing Personal)
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