2 1/4. Photographs by William Eggleston. Clothbound with tipped-in plate. First edition of 5000 copies. No dust jacket as issued. Signed First Edition. Text by Bruce Wagner. Squarish quarto.
This fascinating monograph reproduces, for the first time, photographs William Eggleston made with a 2-1/4 camera early in his career while his well-known style was evolving. There is an obvious brilliance at work in these youthful images, revealing both moments of discovery and roads not taken.
The cover has some slight soiling with a tiny nick to the crown of the spine, ever-so-slight bump to the front board; the cover image has a tiny chip missing from a corner and some indentations; otherwise Very Good.