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New York Is

New York Is

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New York Is

by Robert Frank

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  • Hardcover
  • first
Near Fine
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New York: The New York Times, 1959. Boards. Near Fine. The 1959 1st (and only) edition of one of Robert Frank's most elusive --and most fragile-- titles and his first published work after the triumph of "The Americans". Published by the New York Times as a promotional for potential advertisers, "New York Is" instead became a Robert Frank vehicle and an important marker in post-War photography, essentialy offering Frank a mainstream outlet in which he was given free range to continue exploring the boundaries of a newly-emerging "documentary" photography. This is a particularly tight, clean copy to boot: Solid and Near Fine in its printed white boards, with virtually no soiling or wear, save for just a touch of light foxing along the rear panel's top-edge. And, internally, clean as could be, with no writing or markings of any kind. Quarto, Frank's crisp black-and-white photography thruout. Also includes (as called for) the printed, laid-in letter from the Advertsing Director of The New York Times.


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Appledore Books, ABAA US (US)
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New York Is
Robert Frank
Book Condition
Used - Near Fine
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The New York Times
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
rare photography, rare Robert Frank, rare New York Times, rare New York Times imprints
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The term quarto is used to describe a page or book size. A printed sheet is made with four pages of text on each side, and the...
A term often used to indicate a book's new-like condition. Indicates that the hinges are not loosened. A book described as crisp...
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...
"Laid In" indicates that there is something which is included with, but not attached to the book, such as a sheet of paper. The...
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.

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