“1938-1971 IS A RESPECTABLE STRETCH, ISN’T IT”: EXCEEDINGLY SCARCE PRESENTATION/ASSOCIATION FIRST EDITION OF WALKER EVANS’ AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHS, WITH PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINT ADDITIONALLY INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY EVANS
EVANS, Walker. American Photographs. New York, 1938.
First edition of Evans' landmark photo-book, an exceptional presentation/association copy inscribed by him to longtime friend, journalist William McK. Chapman, “To Bill Chapman, (1938-1971 is a respectable stretch, isn’t it. Congratulations!) Walker,” this copy also with a vintage black-and-white photographic print (4-3/4 by 6-3/4 inches) captioned by Evans and signed by him, “Eliza Hobson with love to Bill Chapman, W. Evans,” with the print tipped to the front free endpaper above Evans’ inscription to Chapman. $8000.