The Coral Sea
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1996. Robert Mapplethorpe. First edition. Hardcover. 71pp. Square octavo [21 x 21.5cm]. 1/4 ivory cloth over mottled beige paper. Title stamped in red on spine, and author's inititials stamped in red on front board. Previous owner's signature on front free endpaper. Anti-theft device affixed to rear pastedown. In a dust jacket with soiling, rubbing, and a few small scratches. Residue from a prior retailer's price sticker over bar code on rear panel of dust jacket. Very good + / very good. Item #63718
Smith wrote "The Coral Sea" to honor her dear long-time friend, brilliant and (at times) controversial photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. The lyrical and reflective prose is interspersed with Mapplethorpe's photographs.