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OWENS, Bill.

Suburbia.

San Francisco: Straight Arrow Books, 1973 Stock Code: 143011
£1,250.00
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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.

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Description

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.

Illustrations

With black and white photography throughout.

Condition

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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