Rare First Edition of Robert Frank's The Lines of My Hands; Inscribed by Him
Lines of My Hands.
Item Number: 2706
Tokyo: Yugensha, 1972.
Limited first edition of Frank’s memorable autobiography in photographs, one of 500 copies. Folio, original black cloth, slipcase with mounted cover photograph, original shipping carton. Presentation copy, inscribed by Robert Frank. In fine condition, with the shipping carton in fine condition.
This candid book includes a number of images from Robert Frank's best-known work, Les Americains, a collection of documentary photographs of everyday American life during the 1950s, particularly among the Beats. Also contains photographs of Frank's family, and images made during his travels abroad in Peru, Spain, England, France. "The publication in Japan was confirmation that the stream-of-consciousness style was the prevailing mode in Japanese photography" (Parr & Badger).