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Cooper, William
From Early Life.
Macmillan, London, 1990. First edition of Cooper's collection of early recollections. Octavo, original maroon cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the title page in the year of publication to Sally Soames, "For Sally It's fun to be photographed by [the author has drawn an arrow pointing to Sally's name] - you may now call me Harry Hoff! Signed by the author William Cooper London 22 July 1990." The recipient, British photojournalist Sally Soames, worked for The Sunday Times from 1968 until 2000 and was highly regarded for her exclusively black and white portraits of many of the most prominent figures of the 20th century including Menachem Begin, Margaret Atwood, Margaret Thatcher, Sean Connery, Rudolf Nureyev, Alec Guinness and Andy Warhol. Soames, who was known to be a warm and personal journalist, performed extensive research on her subjects and developed intimate rapports with them during her process, resulting in striking and revealing portraits. In addition to the several world leaders Soames came to know and photograph, she captured the unique personalities of some of the world's most gifted authors, poets, and playwrights. She published two books of photographs during her lifetime: Manpower (1987) with text by Robin Morgan and an introduction by Harold Evans and Writers (1995) with a preface by Norman Mailer. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Paul Collicut. Written in the rinsed pebble prose of an outstanding man of letters, From Early Life was published as a tribute on the occasion of the author's eightieth birthday and contains a seri … [Click Below for Full Description]
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