'SELF-PORTRAIT: LEE FRIEDLANDER' (INSCRIBED TO ARNOLD CRANE)
(New City, N. Y.: Haywire Press, 1970, first edition, presentation copy), quarto, original printed wrappers, plastic dust jacket, a book illustrated with 42 images, variant cover printed upside down in sepia on the inside front cover, inscribed 'To Arnold -This is a real mistake and if you turn it back to Haywire within the next ten minutes & a good copy will be sent to you with best pages - Lee' in blue ink; together with the illustrated prospectus, housed in a modern black cloth clamshell box with gilt-lettered burgundy leather title label
The book 8½ by 9⅛ in. (21.6 by 23.2 cm.)
This book is in generally excellent condition. There is minor wear to the edges of the cover.
'Variant Cover 1970' is stamped on the spine of the clamshell box.
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The photographer to Arnold Crane
Christie's New York, Fine Photobooks from an Important Private Collection, 10 April 2008, Sale 2110, Lot 144