SIGNED ROBERT FRANK THE LINES OF MY HAND 1972 1ST EDITION+CHRISTOPHER MIDDLETON. This product data sheet is originally written in English. CHECK OUT OUR STORE FOR MORE HARD TO FIND, RARE AND SIGNED PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS, PHOTOGRAPHS AND ART.SIGNED COPY - New York, Lustrum Press, 1972. First American Edition, First Printing (preceded only by a very limited edition in a different format published in Japan). Photographs and text by Robert Frank; cover by June Leaf. Unpaginated with 116 pages and 86 black and white photographic images throughout. Includes early work, images from The Americans period, stills from Frank's films, and later collage work; presented in a diaristic, stream-of-consciousness style. SIGNED BY ROBERT FRANK on the half title. Parr & Badger, Photobook Vol. I met my fate in the person of Anne Clark of South Dakota. To her I owe not only many poems and stories, but also the pleasure of travel and sojourn in Mexico, France, Berlin, Prague, Budapest, Italy... We parted company in 1984 cited from Christopher Middleton, A Retrospective Sketch Chicago Review, Vol. 1/2, Christopher Middleton: Portraits (SPRING 2005), pp.
Anne Clarke's gift inscription/poem to Middleton (fully in keeping with the book's own theme) fills the inside front cover and is dated Berlin, June 26, 1975 (most likely given as a gift during one of their many travels). Overall a solid, clean copy.
SIGNED by Frank with a nice association gift inscription from Clark to Middleton. BOOK CONDITION: Very Good Plus (VG+); a solid, tight, clean copy with no reading creases to spine, light wear to edges and corners of covers, tiny bump to top rifght corner affecting just the extreme tip of all pages, bump to lower spine affecting the inner guttar of pages (not affecting any omages and barely noticeable unless pages are opened fully), a bit of staining to verry margin of last 3 pages, shadow from a previous bookseller sticker (from Berlin) to the half title, and a charming full-page, stream-of--consciousness poetic gift inscription from Anne Clark filling the inside front cover. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable".
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