First edition, first printing. Fine/As New accordion-fold hardcover in a Fine/As New slipcase. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, BOXED. Photographs and text by Richard Avedon; essay by Maria Morris Hambourg & Mia Fineman; foreword by Philippe de Montebello. 128 pages; 50 tri-toned b&w plates; 8.5 x 10.5 inches. Avedon's iconic portraits include Truman Capote, Willem de Kooning, Samuel Beckett, Francis Bacon, Robert Frank, June Leaf, and Marilyn Monroe, as well as the Americans of his project, "In the American West." Published to accompany a major exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. NYC.