31 May 2007
Rome: The City and Its People. New York: Imprimerie Sapho and Imprimerie Administrative Centrale for The Viking Press, 1959. Quarto (275 x 215mm). c.165 black and white photographs; text printed in red and black. (Without errata slip.) Original black cloth, spine lettered in silver, original colour photo-illustrated dust-jacket (dust-jacket price-clipped and with small chips at extremities). Klein's signature in red marker on the half-title.
FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY KLEIN. The American issue of Klein's second city book, about which Federico Fellini remarked: 'this book could be a film and someday I hope Klein will do it. Anyhow, this is the best Rome there is, and Klein is the best photographer there is. He knows Rome like a book and this is it'. 101 Books, p.143; The Open Book, pp.178-79.
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