First Edition of Berenice Abbott's Landmark Photography Book, Changing New York, Inscribed by Her

    [Photography]. [Berenice Abbott, photographer]. Elizabeth McCausland. Changing New York. New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1939. First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by Abbott on the front free-endpaper: "For Jan and Ed/with warmest regards/Berenice Abbott/Blanchard Maine/August '67." Quarto. [208] pages. With ninety-seven black-and-white photographic images in text. Publisher's full blue buckram, front cover and spine stamped in gilt, dust jacket. Jacket with significant tears and chips, two tape repairs to verso, cloth spine toned, endleaves foxed. Skewed. A good copy of this important photography book. "Changing New York not only fulfils Abbott's criterion for the historical importance of the documentary mode, but also demonstrates its power as a medium of personal expression" (The Photobook). Hasselblad 130. Auer 276. The Photobook I, p. 141.

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