New York: Aperture, 1996. 1st Edition. Folio, publisher's blush paper-covered boards, spine stamped in silver, purple endpapers, original photo-illustrated dust jacket.
First edition of British photographer Nick Waplington's The Wedding, a sequel to his 1991 Living Room photobook about the daily lives of two working-class families living in municipal housing in Nottingham at the end of the Thatcher era. "Nick Waplington's photography isn't political as such, it only becomes so in the context of the inequitable society within which it takes place; it becomes so because these images are a stark contrast to the one-sided propaganda the state in Britain has been spewing out over the last twenty years" (from essay by Scottish novelist Irvine Welsh). Illustrated with color plates. Light edgewear to unclipped jacket, small tear to spine head. Near fine. Item #2269