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25 May 2017 16:30 GMT

Haskins, Samuel


Published: The Bodley Head, Switzerland, 1967

Edition: First Edition

Reserve: $90


Estimate: $150 / 200

Bidding opens: 25 May 16:30 GMT

Bidding closes: 1 Jun 16:30 GMT

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First Edition, Folio. Hardcover original grey textured boards, Unpaginated. Black lettering on the front board and to the spine.

Head and heal are a bit bumped.

Dustjacket has some small chips and tears on the top/bottom spine and a large tear on the front/top cover (plastic wrapped).

Beautifully photographed by Sam Haskin, the iconic black and white photographs are printed in gravure throughout.

Overall, internally clean with no names or inscriptions, the book and binding are in very good condition.

Sam Haskins first used his camera for reporting. He reported on beauty, on Five Girls (1962), how they looked and what they did. Then, he used his camera for telling stories, like the story of Cowboy Kate (1965), the wild, lolloping western girl who curved like wandering Rio Grande. And now, Sam Haskin’s camera is for making poetry, for telling us what we already know but cannot tell ourselves. These pictures of the hopeless longing of a lovely girl for the man who will never come are an ode to loneliness.

  • Jacket Condition: Good
  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 361 x 275 mm

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