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AVEDON, RICHARD, and CAPOTE, TRUMAN. Observations, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1959. Folio, first edition, pp. 152, printed boards, gravure plates showing artists, actors and other celebrities, slipcased. Roth, pp. 148-49: "Observations is the culmination of a creative collaboration between Richard Avedon and Alexey Brodovitch [the magazine editor]. ... Capote, who wrote his arch text between Breakfast at Tiffany's and In Cold Blood, is most valuable here for conveying Avedon's words, notably the photographer's observations on the beauty of age." Also see Hasselblad 178 and Auer 386. Condition of this book: Very good with some darkening to the boards and bumped upper fore corners. Leaves clean and tight, images fine. Slipcase worn with the remains of an old price sticker in one corner. Acetate dust jacket is missing chunks but holding together.