10 April 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 32,200
Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
The Americans. Introduction by Jack Kerouac. New York: Grove Press, 1959 [but January 1960].
Oblong quarto (210 x 185 mm). 83 black and white photographs. Original black cloth, spine lettered in gold; original dust-jacket (negligible soiling); cloth folding box.
FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. A FINE COPY OF FRANK'S MASTERPIECE, and rare in this condition. "The most renowned photobook of all... none has been more memorable, more influential, nor more fully realized... it changed the face of photography in the documentary mode" (The Photobook). 101 Books, pp.150-51; The Open Book, pp. 176-77; The Photobook, vol. I, p.247.
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