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    [Robert Frank, photographer]. The Americans. Introduction by Jack Kerouac. New York: Grove Press, [1959]. First U. S. edition, hardcover issue. Oblong quarto. Unpaginated. Publisher's black cloth, spine lettered in gilt; in the original dust jacket. Some minor rubbing to binding, minor thumbsoiling to front free endpaper, previous owner's signature and inkstamp on front free endpaper, text slightly toned, a few spots to edge of text block. Jacket has two areas of tape residue on verso, spine is toned, some edgewear and several marginal tears and chips (a long creased tear on the front panel at the top), some thumbsoiling to panels and spine. A very good copy. The Americans "changed the nature of photography, what it could say and how it could say it. [...] It remains perhaps the most influential photography book of the 20th century" (O'Hagan).

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