The Americans (In Dustjacket). Robert Frank.

The Americans (In Dustjacket)

New York: Grove Press, 1959. Cloth. A solid, very respectable copy of the 1959 1st American edition of this towering achievement in post-War documentary photography. Tight and Near Fine to Fine (legitimately approaching Fine) in its dark cloth, with bright, completely unrubbed gilt-titling along the spine and an immaculate interior, with no writing or other markings of any kind. The dustjacket, while presentable and crisp, does show a number of pieces of clear tape carefully applied along the edges as reinforcement. Where there's a closed tear at a panel edge, there's likely a discreet piece of scotch tape to keep it from opening. Beyond this, there's a tiny bit of chipping to the rear panel's lower-edge and at the foot of the spine. In spite of all this, we grade the pictorial dustjacket a solid VG-. Oblong octavo, the Introduction by a prophetic Jack Kerouac, who was at the height of his powers as this book was originally being introduced to an American audience. One of the great triumphs for Barney Rosset and his Grove Press, showcasing one iconic black-and-white photograph after another. Near Fine / Very Good -. Item #17192

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