The Somnambulist (second edition, 1973); Déjà-Vu (first edition, 1973); and Days at Sea (first edition, 1974). Photographs by Ralph Gibson. All books with pictorial wrappers. Slim quartos. All books, Lustrum Press.
Published by Gibson's own Lustrum Press, this lot includes all three books in the trilogy that established Gibson a major figure in contemporary photography. They also established Lustrum Press as the most important small publisher of photography books during that time. Gibson's early work includes fragmentary details from the world, which turn the human figure into structure and details of structures into pure line and form.
Somnambulist: Very Good. Some Edge-wear and rubbing; crease to upper corner of front wrapper; glycene has begun to peel away from covers along the edges in spots.
Deja-Vu: Very Good. Edge and spine wear; some rubbing; crease to upper corner of rear wrapper; some abrasion to crown and minor yellowing of pages.
Days at Sea: Some rubbing; minor edge-yellowing of pages; otherwise Fine.