East 100th Street. Photographs by Bruce Davidson. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1970. Wrappers. First Edition. Large Quarto. Unpaged, 123 duotone plates.
A beautiful copy of this classic book of view camera work made in the late 1960s in New York City's East Harlem. Bruce Davidson was able to photograph the lives inside these tenament buildings with full trust, producing an intimacy in the work unmatched before that time and matched by few since. The duotone reproductions on semi-gloss, heavy paper stock are beautifully rendered dark and rich, making this book far different in feel from the recent reprint.
Reference: The Book of 101 Books
Cover and internal pages exhibit slight corner bumps; cover shows some light rubbing with ink stains; typical yellowing of page edges; otherwise a very tight and clean copy.