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    With Walker Evans' Brilliant Photography

    James Agee and Walker Evans. Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company / The Riverside Press, 1941.

    First edition. Octavo. xvi, 471 pages. Illustrated with thirty-one black and white reproductions of Walker Evans' photographs preceding the text.

    Publisher's black cloth with silver spine titles. Original printed dust jacket. Moderate shelf wear to the book with mildly rubbed corners. Spine slightly sunned. Large dampstain on rear board extending from the top two inches upwards, affecting the rear pastedown and the top edge of the text from the end to page 116. Top edge dust soiled. Edges and pages uniformly yellowed with faint, minimal scattered foxing at the endpapers. Text clean and bright overall. Dust jacket is noticeably worn, with some paper loss to the corners and spine, affecting the "L" in "Let" and the "No" in "Now." Spine separated along the front spine fold. Spine sunned. Somewhat soiled (dampstain appears at rear cover also). Housed in a brown half leather custom clamshell box with gilt spine titles. An important book of twentieth-century American history in very good condition.

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