The Lines of My Hands.
Item Number: 263
New York: Lustrum Press, 1972.
First American edition. Folio, original black and white wrappers. Signed by Robert Frank on the title page. In near fine condition with some light wear to the extremities.
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).
Other Books by this Author
Germany: Steidl Publishers, 2004.
First edition. Oblong quarto. Inscribed and dated in 2007 by Robert Frank on the title page. In fine condition, issued without a dust jacket.
New York: Grove Press, 1959.
First edition. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. In near fine condition. Signed by Robert Frank.
"TO ROBERT FRANK I NOW GIVE THIS MESSAGE: YOU GOT EYES": First Edition of Robert Franks Les Americains; Signed by Him
Paris: Delpire, 1958.
First edition of the photographer’s masterpiece with 83 black-and-white full-page photogravures. Oblong quarto, original boards illustrated by Saul Steinberg. Signed by Robert Frank. In near fine condition that shows light wear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Tokyo: Yugensha, 1987.
First edition, one of only 500 copies. Folio, original gray cloth, cloth covered slipcase with halftone print affixed to the cover; original shipping box. In fine condition. Signed by the photographer, Robert Frank.
Göttingen: Steidl Verlag, 2009.
First edition. 7 volumes with the original slipcase. Signed twice by Robert Frank, once in volume 1 and on the front of the slipcase. Each volume is in fine condition, as is the box. Seven Stories brings together sequences of single images Frank has been compiling to create books of new work. As always the photographs and stories relate to Franks life and milieu, his homes in Mabou and New York, or a trip to China or Spain. This collection of small books is a new stage in the practice of this remarkable artist who continually challenges the limits of photography and film and strives to avoid repeating himself.
"You got eyes": Rare First Edition of the Famed Photographers First Book The Americans; Inscribed by Robert Frank
New York: Grove Press, 1959.
First edition of the photographer’s masterpiece with 83 black-and-white full-page photogravures. Oblong quarto, original cloth. Inscribed by Robert Frank. An excellent near fine example in a very good dust jacket that shows light wear and tear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Large Willy Wonka Photograph; Signed by Gene Wilder, Peter Ostrum, Julie Dawn Cole, Denise Nickerson, Paris Themmen, and Michael Bollner
Large photograph of Willy Wonka, the five golden ticket winners and their parents and a trio of Oompa Loompas. Boldly signed in by Gene Wilder, Peter Ostrum, Julie Dawn Cole, Denise Nickerson, Paris Themmen, and Michael Bollner, with each but Wilder adding their respective character names from the 1971 film. The photograph measures 12 inches by 17 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 17.75 inches by 22.75 inches. An attractive piece.
“A picture means I know where I was every minute. That’s why I take pictures. It’s a visual diary": First Edition of Andy Warhol's Exposures; Signed Twice by Andy Warhol
New York: Andy Warhol Books/ Grosset & Dunlap, 1979.
First edition of Warhol’s candid and engaging photobook. Quarto, original cloth. Signed by Andy Warhol with a two doodles of a heart on the half-title, and additionally signed by Warhol on the dust jacket. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
"MATCHLESS, A TIME BOMB THATS NEVER BEEN DEFUSED" FIRST EDITION OF WILLIAM KLEINS NEW YORK; SIGNED BY HIM
London: Photography Magazine, 1956.
First edition. Quarto, original cloth, original pamphlet bookmark. Boldy signed by William Klein on the title page. The pamphlet bookmark is also signed by Klein. Fine in the original dust jacket with light rubbing.
White House photographic print taken in 1961 by White House photographer Cecil Stoughton. Boldly signed by Jacqueline Kennedy at the lower left. Stoughton took multiple photos in front of the White House fountains on the South Lawn when developing the 1961 Christmas Print. The final Christmas print, which showed more ducks positioned closer to the photographer, is derived from a different photograph taken moments before or after this mock-up. Here, the ducks are positioned on the far side of the pool and the camera was positioned at a slightly different angle than that used for the final Christmas Print. Matted and framed with a full length printed portrait of Jacqueline Kennedy after a painting. The entire piece measures 20.5 inches by 31 inches. Rare and desirable.