10 April 2008
The Lines of My Hand. Tokyo: Yugensha/Kazuhiko Motomura, 1972.
Quarto (343 x 254 mm). With accompanying booklet in Japanese laid-in as issued. Black and white photographs throughout. Publisher's black cloth, spine and front cover blocked in white; publisher's black cloth slipcase with a photograph tipped on one side; original cardboard packaging; black cloth folding case.
FIRST EDITION, A FINE COPY WITH THE ORIGINAL SHIPPING CARTON. "ONE OF THE PHOTOBOOKS MOST SOUGHT BY COLLECTORS. Indeed, it approaches the level of The Americans, both as a book and as a fitting memorial for a great photographic figure" (The Photobook). Issued in two variants with a different image affixed to the slipcase, this one with "Platte River, Tennessee." 101 Books, pp. 286-87; The Photobook, pp.237-8, 261 ("FRANK'S GREAT CONFESSIONAL BOTH SUMS UP AND MARKS THE END... OF A PHOTOGRAPHIC ERA").
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