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Observations Original Manuscript Annotated by Capote and Avedon

One-of-a-kind pre-production working draft manuscript for the coffee table book Observations by Truman Capote and Richard Avedon, published in 1959 by Simon and Schuster, 9.75 x 13.75, 84 pages, featuring affixed 11.5 x 7.5 page layouts of Avedon’s photography inside, copiously notated in red pencil by Avedon, with Capote’s commentary written throughout in thin pencil. The front cover features Capote’s handwritten address, “Truman Capote, 70 Willow Street, Brooklyn Heights, N. Y., Triangle 5-03-88,” with “Observations” painted in large block letters.

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Posted by on March 14, 2015 in Capote


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