"MATCHLESS, A TIME BOMB THATS NEVER BEEN DEFUSED" FIRST EDITION OF WILLIAM KLEINS NEW YORK; SIGNED BY HIM
New York. Life is Good and Good For You in New York: Trance Witness Revels.
Item Number: 3724
Milano: Feltrinelli Editore, 1956.
First edition of one of the most celebrated of the photographic books of the second half of the 20th century. Quarto, original cloth, original pamphlet bookmark. Signed “Happy New York William Klein.” The pamphlet bookmark is also signed by Klein, as well. An excellent example in the original dust jacket with a few small closed tears.
"William Kleins magnum opus this greatest of 1950s 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 1950s It is the upside to Robert Franks downside" as captured in The Americans (Parr & Badger, 235-6, 243).