LEVITT, Helen. A Way of Seeing. New York: The Viking Press, 1965.

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LEVITT, Helen.
A Way of Seeing / Photographs of New York... / with an essay by James Agee.
New York: The Viking Press, 1965.

Oblong 8vo, pp.[viii], 8, [65], 73–78, [2]. 51 black-and-white photographs. Black cloth-covered boards, spine and upper side lettered in white; lightly marked, lightly sunned at foot of spine. Black-and-white photo-illustrated dust-jacket; lightly rubbed, wear to edges, small chip to head of spine, light creasing to foot, small chips to corners, light crease to top edge of rear panel. Near-fine in an excellent dust-jacket.

First edition. These photographs were taken on the streets of Harlem and the Lower East Side in the late 1930s and 1940s. The project remained unpublished until the present edition.

Roth A., The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century pp.178–9; Parr, M. and Badger, G., The Photobook: A History vol.I pp.252–3; Roth, A., The Open Book: A History of the Photographic Book from 1878 to the Present pp.252–3; Auer, M. and M., 802 photo books from the M + M Auer collection p.447.


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