First edition, first printing. Signed, inscribed and dated in the year of publication in red ink on the first page by Ruscha: "Best wishes to Joan(?) & Hob! Ed Ruscha 1968." Soft cover. White laminated wrappers with title printed in black on cover and spine, with glassine dust jacket. Photographs by Ed Ruscha. 64 pp., with 10 four-color plates. 7 x 5-1/2 inches. This first edition was limited to 2400 copies. [Cited in Andrew Roth, ed., The Open Book. (Göteborg, Sweden: Hasselblad Center in association with Steidl Verlag, Göttingen, Germany, 2004).]
CONDITION: Fine (light toning to the bottom edge of the wrappers, slight crease to front cover), in Near Fine glassine dust jacket (wear to the extremities, 1/8-inch chip at crown of spine, 3/4-inch closed tear at heel of spine, moderate toning).