The Americans. Photographs by Robert Frank. Introduction by Jack Kerouac. An Aperture/Museum of Modern Art Edition, New York, 1969. First edition thus. Oblong quarto. Photo-illustrated wrappers. 83 black-and-white photos. Includes an appendix entitled 'Continuation' that consists of 'film-strips' from 4 of Frank's films.
Since the first publication of The Americans in 1958, Franks' subtle, telling images have made this one of the most influential monographs ever produced. "The enormous power of Frank's 1950s photographs, which are one of modern art's magnificient achievements, lies in their being at once a social epic and a personal lament...[They] have become a standard." Leo Rubinfien, Art in America
Some creasing and chipping to spine; soiling to rear wrapper; typical edge wear and rubbing; otherwise Fine.