VERY SCARCE PRESENTATION/ASSOCIATION FIRST EDITION OF MOMENTS PRESERVED, WARMLY INSCRIBED BY IRVING PENN TO NOTED SWEDISH ART CRITIC, ULF HARD AF SEGERSTAD, WITH LAID-IN AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED BY PENN OFFERING THANKS FOR HIS REVIEW OF THIS LANDMARK PHOTOBOOK—"THE ONLY REVIEW WRITTEN ON EITHER SIDE OF THE ATLANTIC WHICH UNDERSTOOD MY AIM"
PENN, Irving. Moments Preserved. New York, 1960.
First edition of Penn’s first book, an especially scarce presentation/association copy warmly inscribed by him to the noted Swedish art critic and author who would become a longtime correspondent, "For Ulf Hard af Segerstad, With all good wishes, Irving Penn, New York 1962." Accompanying the book is Penn's autograph note, penned and signed by him on a card printed with his New York address: "Oct. 1, 1962. Dr. Mr. Ulf Hard af Segerstad, I have just recently been looking at clippings of various reviews of my late book Moments Preserved [underlining in original]. My wife, who is Swedish, translated your review for me with great care. I don't wish to embarrass you, but I would like you to know that it was the only review written on either side of the Atlantic which understood my aim, and was generous enough to say that it had been in some measure achieved. With many thanks and good wishes, Sincerely yours, Irving Penn." $6200.