1924 - 2019
THE AMERICANS. NEW YORK: GROVE PRESS, 1959
première édition américaine, avec 83 reproductions des images iconiques de Robert Frank. Signée par le photographe
Reliure en toile noire de l’éditeur, titre doré sur le dos, sous jaquette originale illustrée d’une photographie de Frank, avec une introduction de Jack Kerouac, chemise, sous emboîtage en demain-maroquin.
first American edition, with 83 reproductions of Frank's iconic photographs
signed by the photographer on half title page
in publisher's black cloth, spine gilt-lettered, original dust-jacket with Frank photo on upper cover, design by Alfred Leslie on lower cover, with an introduction by Jack Kerouac, in half morocco gilt slipcase and chemise
7 ⅝ x 8 ½ in.; 19,5 x 22 cm;
This book is in overall good vintage condition. Some scuffing to the black cloth, top and bottom edges of spine slightly bumped. Dust-jacket presents yellowing, foxing on its verso, some tears, chipped edges, loss of paper (upper spine, lower left back). The first and last two pages present foxing. Some remnants of paper originating from the dust-jacket adhered to the last page. Slight undulation to upper and lower edge of the last pages. Inside of book, clean with edges yellowed. Signatures by an unknown 'John Winch' on half title and title pages.
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Private collection, UK