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The auction of printed books at Christie’s South Kensington on 28 November includes about 90 lots of photobooks, among them fine photobooks from the collection of Bob and Laurence Calle (lots 371-443); the 72 lots include a remarkably fresh, unrestored copy of Moi Ver’s Paris from the collection of its publisher and in the original glassine jacket (lot 419); an excellent copy of Man Ray’s Photographies inscribed to Bob Calle (lot 418); the first American edition of Robert Frank’s The Americans (lot 397) in a very good dust-jacket; and many other masterpieces in the field. Other consignments include a pristine copy of Alvarez Bravo’s Fotografias (lot 356); an original Cecil Beaton scrapbook (lot 357); the first edition of Ruscha’s 26 Gasoline Stations (lot 363); a unique copy of The Art of Edward Weston (lot 369); the rare slipcased version of Bruce Weber’s O Rio de Janeiro, and others.

Christie's Fine Printed Books including Photobooks from the Calle Collection

Monday 28 November 2011, South Kensington



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