Essay by John Ashbery.
First UK edition, first impression, originally published in the US earlier the same year. A selection of Mapplethorpe’s remarkable flower studies.
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Quarto. Original pale pink cloth, titles to spine in dark pink and the front board in blind, pale green endpapers. With the photographic dust jacket and publisher’s cloth slipcase. 120 colour and monochrome plates. An excellent copy in a slightly rubbed slipcase.