The Destruction of Lower Manhattan. Photographs by Danny Lyon. Macmillan, New York, 1969. Unpaged. First printing. Squarish quarto. Clothbound in illustrated dust jacket. 75 half-tone plates printed by Rapoport Printing.
NOTE: Interior page spreads are taken from the 2004 powerHouse reprint of Lyon's 1969 original.
Commissioned by the New York State Council of the Arts, Lyon's 1969 book (along with the destruction of Penn Station) was one of the catalysts of the landmarks preservation movement. "The Destruction of Lower Manhattan is a historical record of a fast-disappearing scene and a beautiful portraits of buildings that we will never see again; but in a way, it is also a portrait of the people who lived there..."--from the jacket copy
Near Fine+ in Near Fine+ jacket; remainder mark, upper page edges; scattered foxing to verso of jacket; text block bound slightly off-center (likely manufacturer's defect); wear to edges of jacket with tiny chips at crown of spine.