Americans (Frank, Robert) / Signed 1st Edition!

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Frank, Robert (Photographer) & Kerouac, Jack (Contributor). AMERICANS. Gottingen, Germany: Gerhard Steidl Druckerei Und Verlag, 2008. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 180 pages. As New/As New Dust Jacket.
50th-Anniversary Edition of the photographer's classic. One of the greatest books of the 20th century. While Robert Frank's masterpiece is on every list of the greatest photography books, it transcends the medium and must ultimately be seen as the photographic equivalent of Alexis de Tocqueville's "Democracy In America". The Steidl "Robert Frank Project" First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a very small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now rare. An austerely elegant production by Robert Frank and Gerhard Steidl: Regular-sized volume format. Black cloth boards with gray titles on spine, as issued. Photographs by Robert Frank. Introductory Essay by Jack Kerouac, one of the iconic writer's finest pieces. Original red bellyband wrapped around the DJ. The bellyband is missing in many copies of the first and in all copies of subsequent printings. Hand-made black cloth slipcase, which will protect the book for posterity. Printed in tritone on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Gottingen, Germany

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