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Lot 4564: Frank, Robert: Les Américains
December 4, 2013
Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Les Américains. 172 p., 1 l. with text and numerous illustrations after photographs by Robert Frank. 18,5 x 21 cm. Illustrated original boards. Paris, Robert Delpire, 1958.
First edition. Paar & Badger. The Photobook. vol. 1. p. 247. 802 photo books. p. 375. The Open Book. pp. 172-3. Encyclopédie essentielle, série histoire No. 3. - Scarce true first edition of the spectacular book which was published in Paris in French and appeared one year later by Grove Press in the United States, containing an added introduction by Jack Kerouac. Due to the anti-American sentiment, the text from the French edition was dropped when the book was published in the United States. A landmark work in the history of photographic literature. - Mint condition.
Artist or Maker: Frank, Robert