THIRTYFOUR PARKING LOTS IN LOS ANGELES
(Self-published, 1967, the first edition of 2,413 unsigned and unnumbered copies). Offset lithographed 8vo, printed wrappers, with glassine dust jacket as issued (Engberg B5)
10 by 8 in. (25.4 by 20.3 cm.)
This first edition copy of Ruscha's ambitious fifth photobook is in generally very good condition. There is scattered, very faint soiling and yellowing on the cover, primarily near the spine. There is a scratch on the cover near the center, which is also present on the glassine dust jacket. The glassine dust jacket is yellowed overall and there are tears and some losses along the upper edge and spine.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.