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Photography Books Signed by Authors, Artists, or Ex Libris Marie Cosindas (1923-2017), Five Titles.

Auction:
3176B
Lot:
214
Sold for:
$338$275

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3176B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 18, 2018 11:00AM

Description:

Photography Books Signed by Authors, Artists, or Ex Libris Marie Cosindas (1923-2017), Five Titles. Including: Ansel Adams's Polaroid Land Photograph Manual, New York: Morgan & Morgan, [1963], signed and inscribed by Adams to Cosindas on ffep, March 1963, octavo, publisher's cloth, no dust jacket; Nell Dorr's Mother and Child, New York: Harper & Brothers, [1954], inscribed to Cosindas on frontispiece leaf, 3 February 1960, quarto, in publisher's red cloth spine and pictorial boards; Robert Frank's The Americans, introduction by Jack Kerouac, New York: An Aperture Book, Grossman Publishers, 1969, quarto, with Cosindas's ownership inscription on ffep, no jacket, publisher's black cloth; Willis Bell and Efua Sutherland's Playtime in Africa, London: Brown Knight & Truscott Ltd., [post-1960], inscribed to Cosindas on ffep by an unknown person, inviting inscribee to visit Ghana "and capture it in color," quarto, publisher's cloth pictorial boards; [and] Margaret Bourke-White's Portrait of Myself, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1963, stated first printing, signed by Bourke-White on ffep, with a torn dust jacket. (5)

Provenance: The estate of Marie Cosindas, pioneer photographer, Boston.
Estimate $200-300


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Keywords

Brown Knight & Truscott Ltd., sutherland's, Robert Frank, Jack Kerouac, Nell Dorr, Efua Sutherland, Willis Bell, Book design, Bookbinding, Bourke, Dust jacket, Margaret Bourke-White, Marie Cosindas, Publishing, Quarto, Visual arts, London, Ghana

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