'FAYEL TALL' AND 'PETER BEARD' (COLLECTOR'S EDITION)
a gelatin silver print, signed and editioned '76/125' in ink and stamped on the reverse, 1987, printed in 2006, as issued with the Collector’s Edition of Peter Beard (New York, 2006), folio, reddish brown leather with gilt letters on the spine, a photo-pictorial panel and debossed initials on the front cover, editioned '0076' [of 1500 copies] on the vellum title page (2)
Photograph 14 by 9½ in. (35.6 by 24.1 cm.)
Book 20 by 14⅛ by 3⅛ in. (50.8 by 35.9 by 7.9 cm.)
Fayel Tall: This gelatin silver print, on semi-glossy paper is in generally excellent condition. There is a soft crease in the lower center margin and a soft linear impression in the upper center margin, neither of which appear to break the emulsion. There are a few deposits of original retouching visible in raking light.
Book: The leather binding is unevenly worn and stained overall. There are abrasions at the edges and spine. The photo-pictorial panel on the front is sunned. The lower left corners of the pages are rippled, primarily affecting only the first third of the book pages.
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