SCARCE FIRST EDITION OF DAVE HEATH’S DIALOGUE WITH SOLITUDE; SIGNED BY HIM
A Dialogue With Solitude.
Item Number: 1763
New York: Community Press, 1965.
First edition of the photographer’s seminal work, one of the great photobooks of the second half of the twentieth century. Tall quarto, original gray cloth. Signed by Dave Heath on the half-title page. Fine in a very good dust jacket that shows some light rubbing to the front and rear panel.
A Dialogue with Solitude is an assemblage of photographs into poetic sequence, entailing a mere hundred pages. Dave Heath had envisioned it in a larger format, and its meager size was not his original intent. Regardless, it was an instant hit, and collectors have sought it out for over four decades. It includes an introduction by Hugh Edwards, and a letter from Robert Frank.