“Let’s begin by saying it’s just a little personal trip we made together. I think the book should be in that sense a bit bitty – like life – patched up in some way, as if made by three schoolboys on a tour of a continent for the first time.” –David Hockney on China Diary
FIRST EDITION, WITH AN ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPH SIGNED BY DAVID HOCKNEY. One of only 1000 copies signed by Spender and Hockney. With the original folding five-color lithograph ("Red Square and the Forbidden City") signed in pencil by Hockney loose in printed card sleeve; book with 158 illustrations, 84 in color.
London: Thames and Hudson Ltd, 1982. Quarto, original red cloth gilt, original card slipcase with printed label. Slipcase very good with some rubbing and spotting; book, lithograph, and folder fine.
Price: $3,000 .