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New York: Life is Good & Good For You In New York! Trance Witness Revels (First Edition with Tourist Brochure/Captions Booklet)
Paris: Editions du Seuil, Album Petite Planète, 1956. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. This is a first edition, first printing of the critically acclaimed photobook, \"New York: Life is Good & Good For You In New York! Trance Witness Revels \"published by Editions du Seuil, Album Petite Planète, Paris in 1956. The British and Italian versions of the book were published later in 1956 making this the true first edition. In \"The Photobook: A History, Martin Parr and Gerry Badger wrote, \"William Klein\'s magnum opus, this greatest of 1950\'s photobooks by a native American, was never published in the United States. New York is a quintessential monument to the American cultural scene of the 1950\'s. It is the \"upside\" to Robert Frank\'s \"downside\" as captured in \"The Americans\".\" Containing 188 stunning black-and-white photogravures and measuring approximately 11 x 9 inches, the book is bound in black cloth boards in a photographically illustrated dust jacket. Also included is a tipped in a 16 page tourist brochure/captions booklet. The condition of the book is FINE- with only the most minimal of wear. The dust jacket is in FINE- condition with some wear to the inside front flap. The tourist brochure is in Near FINE condition with a crease to the bottom edge and lower right corner tips. Overall, this is a gorgeous copy of one of the greatest photobooks ever published that is rarely found in such fantastic condition. Cited in all three reference books on photobooks: \"The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century\" by Andrew Roth, \"The Photobook: A History\", by Parr and Badger, and \"The Open Book\" by Andrew Roth.
      [Bookseller: Franklin Books]
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