First edition, first printing. The first publication of the complete set of a series of photographs taken during the summer of 1959 by Magnum photographer Bruce Davidson. The photographs follow ‘The Jokers’, one of the many youth gangs in Brooklyn at a time when there were ‘an estimated thousand gang members in New York City’. The photographs are accompanied by a short text by the photographer and a longer interview with one of the former gang members.
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Quarto. Original black cloth, titles in yellow on spine and front cover, green endpapers. With photographic dust jacket. Minor stain to fore edge. An excellent copy in a lightly rubbed jacket with a small closed tear to head of spine, slight wear to tail, and a small nick to top of front fold.