Paris: Robert Delpire, . Frank, Robert. First edition. Oblong 8vo., 83 b&w plates from photographs. Glazed paper over boards, with drawings by Saul Steinberg. Aside from a very slight crease to the front board where it joins the spine, and faint age-toning to the boards, a near fine copy. Housed in a custom-made clamshell box in patriotic red, white and blue with die-cut stars along the edges and a 50 starred American flag inset on the upper cover. SIGNED twice. Item #52141
The true first edition of this work, heralded as the most influential photographic book of the second half of this century. Issued without a dust jacket. This copy was been SIGNED with a drawing by Robert Frank on the front free endpaper. The drawing is the outline of a five pointed star which consumes most of the page; in it he has written "STAR - Hello, Robert Frank, Washington, D.C., Sept. 28 '94" and in the upper right corner he has written "from Robert Frank." This copy was inscribed at a special event just prior to the opening of his major retrospective exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, October 2, 1994.