The Graham Nash Collection
1978) · (Los Angeles
by [PHOTOGRAPHY] NASH, Graham, et al.
(Los Angeles: The Nash Press, 1978). First edition, deluxe issue, of this exhibition catalog. One of 100 numbered copies specially bound and signed by Graham Nash. Presentation copy, inscribed by Nash to Lydia Modi Vitale ("with much love and respect") on the colophon page. Vitale was the Director of the de Saisset Art Gallery and Museum at the University of Santa Clara, CA which hosted the inaugural exhibition of what was to have been a national tour of The Nash Collection. The tour as initially conceived by Nash had to be reconsidered in light of Vitale's resignation, for health reasons, of the Gallery Directorship. Laid in is a carbon copy, signed, of a single-page TL from Nash to an administrator at the University discussing this and related matters. Also laid in is a 1p TLS to Vitale from a visitor to the exhibition (?) correcting the attribution of a photograph in the collection. Sotheby's sold Nash's photograph collection for $2.4 million, then a record price, in 1990. A very fine copy. Scarce. Oblong 4to, illustrations, leather-backed cloth over boards, marbled front pastedown, original illustrated front wrapper bound-in, publisher's matching slipcase. A very fine copy. Scarce. (Inventory #: 22573)