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Amsterdam.

Stock Code 111110

Huizen, nvTritonpers, 1969

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Inscribed to James Baldwin. Presentation copy of Cor Jaring's book of photographs showing the various subcultures, protests, and happenings in Amsterdam during the 1960s, inscribed: 'For James Baldwin, with great respect / Cor, Paris 1969'.

In 1948, James Baldwin, aged 24, left New York and moved to Paris. In the spring of 1984, during an interview for The Paris Review, Baldwin was asked why he had chosen to live in France, to which he replied: 'It wasn't so much a matter of choosing France – it was a matter of getting out of America.' Disillusioned with the prejudices he faced, Baldwin feared that he would not have survived should he have stayed and certainly could not sufficiently isolate himself to focus on writing. In New York, the eldest of nine children, he worked several jobs to provide for his family. Baldwin spent nine years living in Paris, returning to the United States in 1957 as the Civil Rights Movement gained momentum. He returned to France in 1970, first to Paris, then settling in Saint-Paul-de-Vence.

First edition, inscribed to James Baldwin; 4to (279 x 210 mm, 11 x 8¼ in); black-and-white photographs printed in offset, text in Dutch, German, French, and English, light toning to edges; photo-illustrated paper-covered boards, light wear to extremities, laminate lifting at joints, publisher's printed orange wraparound band, a very good copy; 126, [2]pp.

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Provenance: James Baldwin (author's inscription).

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Amsterdam.

JARING, Cor.

Stock code: 111110

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