Soul Unsold, Mandy Vahabzadeh, SIGNED, 1992, 1/5000, Fine w/Slipcase

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Vahabzadeh, Mandy (photographer); Gordon Parks (Prologue); Chitra Neogy-Tezak (Poems).  Marina Del Rey, California.  Graystone Books, 1992.

English, First Edition, SIGNED, one of 5000 copies, Fine in Fine slipcase, Hardcover, 4to, 12" x 9 1/2" x 3/4", unpaginated.

ISBN: 0963057030

Orange cloth-covered boards in a brown paper-covered slipcase. Gilt decorative circle decoration on front cover. Black lettering on book spine. Black lettering on sides and spine of slipcase. Beautiful handmade endpapers in front and back made of red paper with gilt fibers. Gilt flyleaf in back. Covers have minuscule fading along spine, else pristine and intact, binding tight, sharp tips. Slipcase has slight fading, minimal rubbing and edge wear, and a few small dampstains on bottom edge, else clean and intact. Pages pristine and intact. Principally black-and-white printed photographs with occasional lines of poetry. SIGNED by Mandy Vahabzadeh on half-title in black marker: "Stephen, You're a wonder! Happy Holidays--'Mandy,' 12/92." Unpaginated. A beautiful book and slipcase featuring the black-and-white photos of Mandy Vahabzadeh. Her photos are a love letter to India and feature portraits of people and scenes from daily life. Prologue by Gordon Parks. Poems by Chitra Neogy-Tezak. Back colophon: "The first edition of _Soul Unsold_ is limited to 5,000 casebound copies printed on Kashmir with hand made Ginshenshi red end sheets."

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