Suburbia.San Francisco: Straight Arrow Books, 1973 Stock Code: 143011
First edition, first printing, signed by the photographer on the title page, and further inscribed by him "you're on this list / Bill" on the cover of the publisher's advert. Suburbia made Owens's name, chronicling domestic scenes of American life, and is included in Roth's The Book of 101 Books.
Quarto. Original green cloth, titles to front blind, to spine white, black endpapers. With the slipcase, as issued. Laid-in loose is a stapled 3 page stapled publisher's advert for Working Press, Owens's own publishing assistance agency, with an additional 1 page advert stapled. In a custom grey solander box, titles to spine white.
With black and white photography throughout.
A little rubbing to spine ends, slight lifting of paper to gutter of half-title. Slipcase a little worn, with small white mark to one edge. A near-fine copy.
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