With an Essay by Lincoln Kirstein.New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1938 Stock Code: 145955
First edition, first printing, in the scarce jacket, recording the first one-man show given to a photographer at MoMA. Only 5000 copies printed. "American Photographs holds a well deserved place at the top of the pantheon, and should be studied assiduously by any photographer attempting the tricky business of compiling a coherent photobook. It is a complex, elliptical, hugely ambitious work, exemplifying all the qualities that Evans demanded from serious photography... it remains a great work of art, for it showed us all - including the photographer himself - just what might be accomplished by the photobook" (Parr & Badger).
Quarto. Original black cloth, printed paper spine label. With dust jacket.
With 87 photographic images.
An excellent copy, label slightly toned, dust jacket browned with light nicks to corners and spine tips.
Parr & Badger I, 114-5; Roth, p. 98.
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