First Edition of "This Masterwork of Photojournalism" Vietnam Inc.; Signed by Philip Jones Griffith and Noam Chomsky
Griffiths, Philip Jones.$850.00
Item Number: 1611
New York: Collier Books, 1971.
First edition of Philip Jones Griffith’s first book. Quarto, original illustrated wrappers as issued. Signed by Philip Jones Griffiths and Noam Chomsky, who in a later edition contributed an introduction to this volume. Lightly creased at the spine, near fine.
Griffiths started work as a full-time freelance photographer in 1961 for the Observer, travelling to Algeria in 1962. He arrived in Vietnam in 1966, working for the Magnum agency, the photos from which Griffith's would publish Vietnam, Inc. (Agence, 2008). "Few photo books can claim the social and historic importance of Vietnan Inc." (Bookforum). It is "[t]he greatest description of war since Goya" (Henri Cartier-Bresson). "Thirty years on, Vietnam Inc. is still a classic... essential to anyone interested in Vietnam's history, America, photography or war" (Far Eastern Economic Review).