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    Sale 5948

    Photobooks

    19 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 68

    ROBERT FRANK

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    ROBERT FRANK
    Les Américains. Paris: Robert Delpire, 1958.

    Oblong octavo (185 x 210 mm). 83 black and white photographs. Original glazed illustrated boards after a drawing by Saul Steinberg, without dust jacket as issued.

    FIRST EDITION, AN EXCELLENT COPY, rare in this condition, of Frank's masterpiece. 'The most renowned photobook of all. Many photobooks have been derived from this mass of material. None has been more memorable, more influential, nor more fully realized than Frank's masterpiece' (The Photobook). The Open Book, pp.172-73; The Photobook, vol. I, p.247. Cf. 101 Books, pp.150-51.


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