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PASSAGE: A WORK RECORD - Rare Fine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing: Signed And Dated by Irving Penn

Penn, Irving (Photographer) & Liberman, Alexander (Contributor)

Published by New York City, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991
ISBN 10: 0679404910 / ISBN 13: 9780679404910
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Title: PASSAGE: A WORK RECORD - Rare Fine Copy of ...

Publisher: New York City, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

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1st Printing. Signed. 300 pages. Published in 1991. The photographer's third retrospective collection. Now considered a late-modern photography classic. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. An austerely elegant production by Irving Penn and Nicholas Callaway: Oversize-volume format. Cloth boards with titles embossed on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Irving Penn. Essay by Alexander Liberman. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with black titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Irving Penn's "Passage: A Work Record". Some of the most iconic, moving, and beautiful photographs ever taken in the 20th century by one of its greatest photographers. The book is aptly titled: The passage of time, place, unique cultures, and beautiful men and women was Irving Penn's greatest subject (and remains as such for photography itself). The portrait of two shabbily dressed American-Indian children shyly posing for the camera, their hands resting on an ornate European colonial-period table, is classic Irving Penn, a testament to his greatness and humane-ness as a photographer. It is everything the 20th century is about in one simple yet stunning image: Imperial colonialism and indigenous culture, The Old and The New, Rich and Poor, North and South, East and West. Irving Penn died on October 7, 2009 at the age of 92, his place in photographic history permanent and secure. An absolute "must-have" title for Irving Penn collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed and dated (in the year of publication) in black pen on the half-title page by the photographer: "Irving Penn 1991". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. As was his custom, Penn encircled his signature. This title is a great photography book. This is one of very few such signed and dated copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Many copies available online are subsequent printings or have serious flaws yet are priced as though they had collectible value. A rare signed copy thus. 470 plates. Irving Penn's "Moments Preserved" was selected as one of the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". One of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER IRVING PENN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0679404910. Bookseller Inventory # 16694

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