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    Sale 2110

    Fine Photobooks From An Important Private Collection

    10 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 96

    ROBERT FRANK

    Price Realised  

    ROBERT FRANK
    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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