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												A Way of Seeing by  Helen & James Agee Levitt
	 - First printing
			 - 1965
		 - from Passages Bookshop (SKU: 3811)

A Way of Seeing

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A Way of Seeing

by Levitt, Helen & James Agee

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New York: Viking Press, 1965. First printing. 78 pp., 9.25 x 7.75 inches. Cloth in illustrated dust-jacket. A very fine copy, a trifle dusty on the top edge, with the very slight toning of pages present in virtually all copies, in a sparkling, near fine jacket that has trivial touches of wear at the corners, minuscule chips at the top of the spine, and a couple of mild creases along the edges.

Levitt's first book, a classic collection of more than fifty of her New York City street photographs, mostly of children and their games and chalk drawings, shot in the 1940s and printed beautifully in gravure, with an essay by James Agee, written in the late 1940s when the book was first planned, but left unpublished at his death in 1955. Cited in all major reference guides to photobooks, including “The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century” by Andrew Roth, “The Photobook: A History” by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, and “The Open Book” by Andrew Roth.

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bookseller
Passages Bookshop US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
3811
Title
A Way of Seeing
Author
Levitt, Helen & James Agee
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Edition
First printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Viking Press
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1965

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About Passages Bookshop

Passages Bookshop stocks fine, rare, and unusual books and graphic art, with a concentration on modern and contemporary literature and art (particularly poetry and the avant-garde), artist's books, fine printing, and the book arts. The successor to New York City's Bridge Bookshop (late 1980s), Passages opened in Albuquerque in 1994 and relocated to Portland, Oregon, in 1997. In November of 2015 we moved to a new retail shop and gallery centrally located in Portland's east side, two blocks north of the convention center, where we are typically open Thursday through Saturday from 12:00 to 6:00 pm, as well as by appointment or chance. Proprietor: David Abel, info@passagesbookshop.com

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