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    "The Biggest and Most Expensive
    Book Production of the 20th Century"

    Helmut Newton. SUMO. Monte Carlo: Taschen, 1999. Edited by June Newton. Limited edition of 10,000 copies worldwide, of which this is number 05948, signed by Helmut Newton in blue crayon on the limitation page (a translucent overlay preceding the title page). Elephant folio (28 x 20 inches). 464 pages. Over 400 full-page photographs. Photo pictorial boards in matching photo pictorial dust jacket. With the Philippe Starck-designed chrome bookstand, embossed 'STARCK' and 'HELMUT NEWTON.' Pages with occasional light thumb creases. Dust jacket lightly scuffed with scratches and minor soiling, creases, edge wear, and a three inch vertical tear in the lower edge of the blank rear panel. The stand is lightly rusted and soiled. Near fine book in a very good dust jacket.

    This extremely large and lavish volume, weighing in at over 66 pounds, is -- according to Taschen -- "the biggest and most expensive book production of the 20th century." A landmark in the field of photography, presenting Newton's often controversial fashion, celebrity, and nude portrait work.




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