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“AN ASTONISHING URGENCY AND DISQUIETUDE”

PERESS, Gilles. Farewell to Bosnia. New York, 1994.

First edition of Peress’ daring photobook, a rare association copy presented to fellow photographer Ralph Gibson, also renowned for founding the influential Lustrum Press, boldly inscribed in silver felt pen on the first printed leaf, “Pour Ralph, mon ami, Gilles,” featuring over 250 graphic black-and-white photogravures (many double-page). $4800.

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SCARCE FIRST EDIITON OF SAHEL. L’HOMME EN DETRESSE, INSCRIBED TO RALPH GIBSON,
PIONEERING PHOTOGRAPHER AND FOUNDER OF LUSTRUM PRESS

SALGADO, Sebastião. Sahel, l"homme en detresse. Paris, 1986.

First edition of Salgado’s profound photobook on famine in Africa, a rare association copy presented by Salgado to fellow photographer Ralph Gibson, who founded the maverick Lustrum Press, inscribed on the title page, “A Ralph Gibson, ces images de cette Afrique muertrie, amicalement. S. Salgado” [To Ralph Gibson, these images of this murderous death in Africa, with friendship], with over 95 compelling photogravures (many double-page). $3500.

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INSCRIBED BY PHOTOGRAPHER RALPH GIBSON

GIBSON, Ralph. Ex Libris. New York, 2001.

First trade edition, inscribed in French on the half title by Gibson, “a Brigitte Bernleritter—par Gibson,” containing over 100 handsome duotones, most full page, with laid-in photographic poster (16 by 23 inches) from the French bookstore signing. $500.

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