Portraits, Richard Avedon, First Edition 1976
An early book by Avedon and one of his strongest. It includes over 50 portraits of celebrities, writers and artists from the 1950s, 60s and 70s, including Marilyn Monroe, William F. Buckley, Igor Stravinsky, Marianne Moore, The Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Ezra Pound, the Everly Brothers, Jean Genet, Truman Capote, J. Robert Oppenheimer, President Eisenhower and many more. Four of the photographic takes are multi-page fold-outs with Igor Stravinsky, The Chicago Seven, Andy Warhol and Factory Members, and the Mission Council.
Published by New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux. First Edition, 1976. Hardcover with pristine jacket now protected in a Mylar cover. A beautiful copy of the first printing!