First edition thus (originally published in 1972 by Yugensha in Japan), first printing. Soft cover. Illustrated stiff wrappers. Photographs and text (in English) by Robert Frank. Cover illustration by June Leaf. Unpaginated (116 pp.), with 86 black and white plates. 11-15/16 x 8-15/16 inches. Out of print. Scarce. CONDITION: Near Fine (minor surface wear and light creasing to the wrappers, visible only in raking light; light bump to the upper right corner; previous owner's monogram in ink on the inside front cover; binding tight and all plates Fine). [Cited in Andrew Roth, ed., The Open Book. (Göteborg, Sweden: Hasselblad Center in association with Steidl Verlag, Göttingen, Germany, 2004).] An excerpt from "The Photobook: A History, Volume 1" by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger: "[E]verything [Frank] does is a diary, a confession...the book follows a broadly chronological path through his photographic career, including early work in Europe, South America and Great Britain through to The Americans and the Bus Project...since he is [the book's] primary subject, the diaristic confessional of the book is the ideal showcase."