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Robert Frank: A Complete Collection of Books and Limited Editions, Including All 15 Editions of "The Americans" from 1958 to 2008 [9 Volumes SIGNED (3 INSCRIBED)] and a Sweeping Archive of Printed Ephemera from Seven Decades

Publisher: VARIOUS: VARIOUS, 1958
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: VARIOUS
Condition: VARIOUS / VARIOUS
Item #: 113866

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Robert Frank: A Complete Collection of Books and Limited Editions [9 Volumes SIGNED (3 also INSCRIBED)] and a Sweeping Archive of Printed Ephemera from Seven Decades.

The collection includes a complete set of 15 editions of The Americans from 1958 to 2008, as well as nine rare signed and/or inscribed titles.

Institutions may request an illustrated catalogue of the collection, which also includes an extraordinary archive of printed ephemera, summarized below.

Ephemera Archive:

A sweeping archive of approximately 300 related books, periodicals, catalogues and films, and thousands of clippings, correspondence and other ephemera rounds out the book collection and demonstrates Frank's widespread impact on photography and visual culture over the past seven decades.

Additionally, this archive supplies a comprehensive overview of Frank's palpable impact on some of the most significant aspects of Western postwar society and culture, from the Beats to the Civil Rights Movement; from the quintessential, gritty street photograph to the iconic rock and roll film. Arguably the most important and influential artist in the history of the medium, these materials make evident how Frank's intensely personal, but universal human perspective radically reshaped photographic vision.

This group of materials essentially falls into four groups, as detailed below, including pictures of some of the highlights. [The total volume of archival materials is approximately 7.75 linear feet.]

PROVENANCE: please inquire.


BOOKS AND LIMITED EDITIONS:

1. FRANK, Robert, BOSQUET, Alain, CROVI, Raffaele. Les Américains [The Americans]: Photographies de Robert Frank (First Edition, Delpire, 1958) [SIGNED]. Paris: Delpire, 1958. First edition (French). Signed and dated 'June 1992' in black ink on the half-title page by Frank. Hardcover. Photographically illustrated laminated paper-covered boards (illustrated by Saul Steinberg), no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Robert Frank. Text (in French) by Alain Bosquet, Raffaele Crovi and numerous other contributors. Edited by Robert Delpire. 174 pp. with 83 black and white gravure plates. 7 1/2 x 8 3/8 inches. [SIGNATURE PROVENANCE: from the personal library of Andrew Szegedy-Maszak, Professor of Classical Studies and the Jane A. Seney Professor of Greek, at Wesleyan University.] CONDITION: Near Fine (light toning at the spine and upper edge of rear board, 1-1/2-inch light surface scratch to the lamination on the top edge of the front cover, 1-inch bump to the front lower cover not affecting the text block, several other minor indentations at the extremities and spine, slight foxing to the upper text block; previous owner's name written in blue ink in middle of front paste-down endpaper; "Hacker Art Books 57 West 54th NYC" written in black ink at top verso rear free endpaper; a very rare Near Fine signed copy). (#112380). Price: $9,000.00

2. FRANK, Robert, KEROUAC, Jack. Robert Frank: The Americans (First American Edition, Grove Press, 1959) [SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY]. New York: Grove Press, Inc., 1959. First American edition, first printing. Signed and inscribed in black ink on the half-title page by Frank ("For Andrew / First visit to 7 Bleecker St. / June 5th 1992 / Robert Frank") [Andrew Szegedy-Maszak, Professor of Classical Studies and the Jane A. Seney Professor of Greek, at Wesleyan University)]. Hardcover. Black cloth-covered boards with title stamped in gold on the spine; with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Robert Frank. Introduction by Jack Kerouac. Unpaginated (180 pp.), with 83 black-and-white gravure plates. 7-1/2 x 8-3/8 inches. CONDITION: Fine in Very Good dust jacket (a complete dust jacket with several closed tears repaired by tape showing aging at the crown and heel of the spine, front lower right corner and rear bottom edge). (#112381). Price: $25,000.00

3. FRANK, Robert, BOSQUET, Alain, CROVI, Raffaele. Gli Americani [The Americans]: Fotografie di Robert Frank (First Italian Edition, Il Saggiatore, 1959). Milano (Milan): Il Saggiatore, 1959. First Italian edition, first printing. Hardcover. Photographically illustrated laminated paper-covered boards (illustrated by Saul Steinberg), no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Robert Frank. Text (in Italian) by Alain Bosquet, Raffaele Crovi and numerous other contributors. Edited by Robert Delpire. 174 pp. with 83 black and white gravure plates. 7 1/2 x 8 3/8 inches. Fine. (#112382). CONDITION: Fine. A Mint copy. An extraordinarily well-preserved copy without flaws (no toning to the spine which is endemic to the title; barely any rubbing to the covers). Price: $4,500.00

4. FRANK, Robert, KEROUAC, Jack. Robert Frank: The Americans: An Aperture Book (Grossman Revised & Enlarged Hardcover Edition, 1969). New York: Grossman Publishers and Aperture, Inc., 1969. Second American Edition (Grossman Publishers and Aperture), first printing, preceded only by the Grove Press American edition published in 1959). Hardcover. Cloth-covered boards; with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs, with additional text ("Continuation"), by Robert Frank. Introduction by Jack Kerouac. Unpaginated (192 pp.), with 83 black-and-white plates and six full-bleed additional black-and-white plates of stills from the films "Pull My Daisy (1959-60)," "The Sin of Jesus (1961)," "O.K. End Here (1963)" and "Me and My Brother (1965-68)." 7-1/2 x 8-3/8 inches. CONDITION: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket (a price-clipped but otherwise complete dust jacket with several small creases and closed tears repaired by tape at the crown of the spine and rear top edge). (#112383). Price: $500.00

5. FRANK, Robert, KEROUAC, Jack. Robert Frank: The Americans (Aperture/MoMA Revised & Enlarged Soft Cover Edition, 1969). New York: Aperture, Inc. and The Museum of Modern Art, 1969. Second American Edition (Aperture and The Museum of Modern Art, New York), first printing, preceded only by the Grove Press edition published in 1959; also published in hardcover by Grossmann in the same year). Hardcover. Cloth-covered boards; with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs, with additional text ("Continuation"), by Robert Frank. Introduction by Jack Kerouac. Unpaginated (192 pp.), with 83 black-and-white plates and six full-bleed additional black-and-white plates of stills from the films "Pull My Daisy (1959-60)," "The Sin of Jesus (1961)," "O.K. End Here (1963)" and "Me and My Brother (1965-68)." 7-1/4 x 8-1/4 inches. CONDITION: Near Fine (publisher's price stickers affixed to bottom of rear cover, else a Fine bright tight copy). (#112384). Price: $275.00

6. FRANK, Robert, KEROUAC, Jack. Robert Frank: The Americans: An Aperture Monograph (Aperture Large-Format Edition, 1978). New York: Aperture, Inc., 1978. ISBN: 0893810339. Third American edition (Aperture large-format edition), first printing. Hardcover. Cloth-covered boards; with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Robert Frank. Introduction by Jack Kerouac. 184 pp., with 83 black-and-white plates and one additional black-and-white plate (triptych: "Andrea - Mary and Pablo, Texas, 1956"). Includes a brief biography of books and films on the penultimate page of the book. 9-3/8 x 11-1/2 inches. Includes a printed publisher's sheet with description and order form laid into the book. CONDITION: Fine in Fine dust jacket. (#112385). Price: $250.00

7. FRANK, Robert, KEROUAC, Jack. Les Américains [The Americans]: Photographies de Robert Frank (Second Delpire French Edition, 1985, avec Introduction de Jack Kerouac). Paris: Robert Delpire, 1985. ISBN: 285107105X. Second French edition (Delpire, 1985), first printing. Reissued Delpire French edition with the Kerouac text (in French). Hardcover. Cloth-covered boards; with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Robert Frank. Introduction (in French) by Jack Kerouac. 180 pp., with 83 black-and-white plates and one additional black-and-white plate (triptych: "Andrea - Mary and Pablo, Texas, 1956"). Includes a list of plate titles (in French) on the penultimate page of the book. 8-3/4 x 9-3/4 inches. CONDITION: Fine in Fine dust jacket. (#112386). Price: $450.00

8. FRANK, Robert, KEROUAC, Jack. Robert Frank: The Americans (Pantheon English Hardcover Edition, 1986). New York: Pantheon, 1986. ISBN: 0394549775. Fourth American edition (Pantheon edition), first printing. Hardcover. Cloth-covered boards; with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Robert Frank. Introduction by Jack Kerouac. Unpaginated (182 pp.), with 83 black-and-white plates and one additional black-and-white plate (triptych: "Andrea - Mary and Pablo, Texas, 1956"). Includes a brief biography on the penultimate page of the book. 8-3/4 x 9-3/4 inches. CONDITION: Fine in Fine dust jacket. (#112387). Price: $150.00

9. FRANK, Robert, KEROUAC, Jack. Robert Frank: Die Amerikaner [The Americans] (Christian Verlag German Edition, 1986). München (Munich): Christian Verlag GmbH, 1986. ISBN: 3884721178. First German edition thus (Christian Verlag Edition, 1986), first printing. Hardcover. Cloth-covered boards; with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Robert Frank. Introduction (in German) by Jack Kerouac. Unpaginated (182 pp.), with 83 black-and-white plates and one additional black-and-white plate (triptych: "Andrea - Mary and Pablo, Texas, 1956"). Includes a list of plate titles (in German) on the penultimate page of the book. 8-3/4 x 9-3/4 inches. CONDITION: Fine in Fine dust jacket. (#112388). Price: $200.00

10. FRANK, Robert, KEROUAC, Jack. Robert Frank: The Americans (First Scalo Hardcover Edition, 1993). New York, Zürich and Berlin: Scalo Publishers, in association with the National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1993. ISBN: 188161610X. First Scalo edition thus, first printing. Hardcover. Cloth-covered boards; with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Robert Frank. Introduction by Jack Kerouac (in English). Unpaginated (180 pp.), with 83 black-and-white plates and one additional black-and-white plate (triptych: "Andrea - Mary and Pablo, Texas, 1956"). Includes a list of plate "captions" (in English) on the penultimate page of the book. 8-3/4 x 9-3/4 inches. CONDITION: Fine in Fine dust jacket. (#112389). Price: $175.00

11. FRANK, Robert, KEROUAC, Jack. Robert Frank: The Americans (Third Scalo Hardcover Edition, 1997). New York, Zürich and Berlin: Scalo Publishers, in association with the National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1997. ISBN: 3931141802. 1993/1997. Third Scalo edition, first printing. Hardcover. Cloth-covered boards; with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Robert Frank. Introduction by Jack Kerouac (in English). Unpaginated (180 pp.), with 83 black-and-white plates and one additional black-and-white plate (triptych: "Andrea - Mary and Pablo, Texas, 1956"). Includes a list of plate "captions" (in English) on the penultimate page of the book. 8-3/4 x 9-3/4 inches. CONDITION: Fine in Fine dust jacket. (#112390). Price: $75.00

12. FRANK, Robert, KEROUAC, Jack. Les Américains [The Americans]: Photographies de Robert Frank (Third Delpire French Edition, 1997, with Introduction de Jack Kerouac). Paris: Robert Delpire, 1997. ISBN: 28510870088. Third French edition (Delpire, 1997), first printing. Third Delpire French edition with the Kerouac text (in French). Hardcover. Cloth-covered boards; with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Robert Frank. Introduction (in French) by Jack Kerouac. 180 pp., with 83 black-and-white plates and one additionalblack-and-white plate (triptych: "Andrea - Mary and Pablo, Texas, 1956"). Includes a list of plate titles (in French) on the penultimate page of the book. 8-3/4 x 9-3/4 inches. CONDITION: As New in As New dust jacket. A Mint copy. (#112391). Price: $150.00

13. FRANK, Robert, KEROUAC, Jack. Robert Frank: The Americans (Steidl Verlag 50th Anniversary Edition, 2008). Göttingen, Germany: Steidl Verlag, 2008. ISBN: 9783865215840. First edition thus (Steidl Verlag 50th Anniversary Edition, 2008), first printing. Hardcover. Cloth-covered boards; with photographically illustrated dust jacket and printed belly band. Photographs by Robert Frank. Introduction by Jack Kerouac (in English). Unpaginated (180 pp.), with 83 black-and-white plates. 7-1/2 x 8-3/8 inches. CONDITION: Fine in Fine dust jacket. (#112392). Price: $40.00

14. FRANK, Robert, KEROUAC, Jack. Gli Americani [The Americans]: Fotografie di Robert Frank (Contrasto & Steidl Italian Edition, 2008, con Introduzione di Jack Kerouac). Roma (Rome) and Göttingen, Germany: Contrasto and Steidl Verlag, 2008. First edition thus (Contrasto and Steidl Italian edition, 2008), first printing. Hardcover. Cloth-covered boards; with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Robert Frank. Introduction by Jack Kerouac (in Italian). Unpaginated (180 pp.), with 83 black-and-white plates, printed in Germany by Steidl Verlag. 7-1/2 x 8-3/8 inches. CONDITION: Fine in Fine dust jacket. (#112393). Price: $50.00

15. FRANK, Robert, KEROUAC, Jack. Robert Frank: The Americans (Chinese Edition, Steidl, 2008). Göttingen: Steidl Verlag, 2008. ISBN: 9783865216571. First Chinese edition thus. Hardcover. Cloth-covered boards; with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Robert Frank. Introduction by Jack Kerouac (in Chinese; translation by Zhao Yuan and Brian Ge). Unpaginated (180 pp.), with 83 black-and-white plates, printed in Germany by Steidl Verlag. 7-1/2 x 8-3/8 inches. CONDITION: Fine in Fine dust jacket (small bump at the crown of the spine, not affecting any pages). (#112394). Price: $50.00

16. FRANK, Robert. Robert Frank: The Lines of My Hand (First Edition, Yugensha), Limited Edition (Cover Plate Variant: "New York City, 1948") [SIGNED]. Tokyo: Yugensha/Kazuhiko Motomura, 1972. First edition, first printing. Signed in black ink on the page of introductory text by Frank. Limited edition of 1000 unnumbered copies. Hardcover. Fine black buckram covered boards with title stamped in white on front cover and spine, housed in a matching cloth slipcase with a black and white plate (7 1/4 x 11 inches) tipped in the front cover and title stamped in white on side (matching the book's spine), no dust jacket as issued. The cover plate photograph is "New York City, 1948" (500 copies were produced with this photograph on the slipcase, the other photograph used being "Platte River, Tennessee"). hotographs and text (in English) by Robert Frank. Drawing by June Leaf. Includes an editorial foreword, brief biography and letter to Robert Frank from Gotthard Schuh (reproduced from "Camera," August 1957). Includes the 32-page booklet (13 3/8 x 9 1/2 inches) laid in, with text translation (in Japanese) and illustrations of the book's plates. The booklet is printed with white text on matt black paper and staple-bound. Designed by Kohei Sugiura and Atsushi Co., Ltd. 124 pp., including two 2-page gatefolds (with Frank's contact sheets reproduced on the inside pages), with numerous black and white plates, beautifully printed on fine art paper by Nissha Printing Co., Ltd. 13 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches (slipcase is 14 1/8 x 10 1/2 inches). CONDITION: Fine in Fine slipcase in publisher's original cardboard shipping box. (#112406). Price: $11,000.00

17. FRANK, Robert. Robert Frank: The Lines of My Hand (Lustrum Press 1972 Edition). New York: Lustrum Press, 1972. First edition thus (originally published in 1972 by Yugensha in Japan as a limited edition), 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. CONDITION: Near Fine (spots of toning to the length of the spine only, else Fine). (#113835). Price: $375.00

18. FRANK, Robert. Robert Frank: The Lines of My Hand (Pantheon Revised American Edition). New York: Pantheon, 1989. ISBN: 0394552555. First revised American edition thus (originally published in 1972 by Yugensha in Japan and then in soft cover by Lustrum Press, New York), first printing. Hardcover. Photographically illustrated paper-covered boards, with translucent (heavy glassine-like) printed dust jacket. Photographs and text (in English) by Robert Frank. Cover illustration by June Leaf. Unpaginated (200 pp.), with numerous black-and-white plates. 12-3/4 x 10 inches. CONDITION: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket (several smal closed tears and minor 1/8-inch chips at the top edge, else Fine). (#112408). Price: $250.00

19. FRANK, Robert. Robert Frank: The Lines of My Hand (Steidl Reissue of the Lustrum Press 1972 Edition). Göttingen, Germany: Steidl Verlag, 2017. ISBN: 9783958293205. 1972/2017. First Steidl reissue edition, first printing (originally published in 1972 by Yugensha in Japan and then in soft cover by Lustrum Press, New York). Soft cover. Illustrated laminated stiff wrappers. Photographs and text (in English) by Robert Frank. Cover illustration by June Leaf. Unpaginated (102 pp.), with 86 black-and-white tritone plates (160 images). 12 x 9 inches. CONDITION: As New. (#113836). Price: $150.00

20. FRANK, Robert, MILLSTEIN, Gilbert. Robert Frank: New York is. New York: The New York Times, 1959. ca. 1959. First (and only) edition, first printing. Hardcover. Printed paper-covered boards; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs and text by Robert Frank. Preface by The New York Times. Introduction by Gilbert Millstein. Unpaginated (56 pp.), with 24 black-and-white plates (most spanning 2 pages across the book's gutter). 11-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches. CONDITION: Very Good (previous owner's name in ink at top verso the first page); damp-staining to the top and bottom edges affecting all papes; covers in excellent condition except for moderate toning to the spine). (#112412). Price: $4,000.00

21. FRANK, Robert, LESLIE, Alfred, KEROUAC, Jack. Pull My Daisy: Text by Jack Kerouac for the Film by Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie (First Edition). New York: Grove Press, Inc., 1961. First edition, first printing. Soft cover. Photographically illustrated wrappers; no dust jacket as issued. Film stills by Robert Frank. Text by Jack Kerouac for the 1959 film "Pull My Daisy," directed and produced by Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie. Unpaginated (72 pp.), with numerous black-and-white film still illustrations. 8 x 5-3/8 inches. CONDITION: Near Fine (some rubbing to the covers, else Fine. (#112445). Price: $350.00

22. FRANK, Robert, LESLIE, Alfred, KEROUAC, Jack. Pull My Daisy: Text by Jack Kerouac for the Film by Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie (Steidl Reissue Edition). Göttingen, Germany: Steidl Verlag, 2008. ISBN: 97839865216731. First Steidl reissue edition, first printing. Hardcover. Photographically illustrated paper-covered boards; no dust jacket as issued. Film stills by Robert Frank. Text by Jack Kerouac for the 1959 film "Pull My Daisy," directed and produced by Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie. Unpaginated (64 pp.), with numerous black-and-white film still illustrations. 8 x 5-3/8 inches. CONDITION: Near Fine (some rubbing to the covers, else Fine). (#113838). Price: $25.00

23. FRANK, Robert. Robert Frank: Zero Mostel reads a book (First Edition). New York: The New York Times, 1963. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Printed paper-covered boards; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs and text by Robert Frank. Unpaginated (44 pp.), with 36 black-and-white photographs, printed in gravure. 7-3/4 x 9-3/4 inches. "Published for the fun of it by The New York Times and dedicated to the American Bookseller, June, 1963." CONDITION: Very Good (moderate wear to the covers and spine). (#112432). Price: $150.00

24. FRANK, Robert. Robert Frank: Zero Mostel reads a book (Steidl Reissue Edition). Göttingen, Germany: Steidl Verlag, 2008. ISBN: 9783865215864 . First Steidl Reissue edition, first printing. Hardcover. Printed paper-covered boards; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs and text by Robert Frank. Unpaginated (40 pp.), with 36 black-and-white photographs. 7-3/4 x 9-3/4 inches. "Published for the fun of it by The New York Times and dedicated to the American Booksellers (sic), June, 1963." CONDITION: Fine. (#112433). Price: $20.00

25. FRANK, Robert, WURLITZER, Rudolph. Robert Frank (The Aperture History of Photography Series 2). New York: Aperture, Inc., 1976. ISBN: 0893810029. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Photographically illustrated laminated paper-covered boards, no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Robert Frank. Introduction by Rudolph Wurlitzer. Includes a list of photographs, chronology (by Frank), selected bibliography, exhibitions and films by Frank. 96 pp., with 95 black-and-white plates. 8-1/4 x 8-1/4. inches. CONDITION: Near Fine (some rubbing to the covers, else Fine). (#112421). Price: $20.00

26. FRANK, Robert. Robert Frank (Photo Poche Series Nr. 10, French Edition). Paris: Centre Nationale de la Photographie, 1983. First edition, first printing. Soft cover. Photographically illustrated laminated wrappers; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs and text (in French) by Robert Frank. Includes (all in French) a chronology (by Frank), selected bibliography, filmography and list of exhibitions. Unpaginated (144 pp.,) with 63 black-and-white plates. 7-1/2 x 5. inches. CONDITION: Fine. (#112422). Price: $20.00

27. FRANK, Robert. Robert Frank (Pantheon Photo Library, English Edition). New York and Paris: Pantheon Books and Centre Nationale de la Photographie, 1985. ISBN: 0394740858. First English edition, first printing. Soft cover. Photographically illustrated laminated wrappers; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs and text (in English) by Robert Frank. Includes (all in English) a chronology (by Frank), selected bibliography, filmography and list of exhibitions. Unpaginated (144 pp.,) with 63 black-and-white plates. 7-1/2 x 5. inches. CONDITION: Near Fine (several very small areas of delamination to the extremeties of the covers, else Fine).. (#113837). Price: $20.00

28. FRANK, Robert, COOK, Jno, SCHUH, Gothard, SCHAUB, Martin, TODOLÍ, Vicent, WURLITZER, Rudi, ASUNCIÓN HERNÁNDEZ, Antonio. Robert Frank: Fotografias/Films 1948/1984 (Sala Parpalló and Institucio Valenciana d'Estudis i Investigacio). Valencià, Spain: Sala Parpalló / Institucio Alfons el Magnanim and Institucio Valenciana d'Estudis i Investigacio, 1985. ISBN: 840059360. First edition, first printing. Soft cover. Photographically illustrated wrappers; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs, film stills and text (in Spanish) by Robert Frank. Introduction (in Spanish) by Anton. Essays (in Spanish) by Jno Cook, Gothard Schuh, Martin Schaub, Vicent Todolí and Rudi Wurlitzer. Includes a chronology, bibliograph, list of publications and catalogues and a filmography (all in Spanish). Unpaginated (176 pp.), with numerous black-and-white reproductions. 9-3/4 x 8-1/2 inches. CONDITION: Fine (some rubbing to the top front free endpaper (erasure of price in pencil). (#112401). Price: $250.00

29. FRANK, Robert. Robert Frank: Sobre Valencia 1950 (Sala Parpalló and Institucio Valenciana d'Estudis i Investigacio). Valencià, Spain: Sala Parpalló / Institucio Alfons el Magnanim and Institucio Valenciana d'Estudis i Investigacio, 1985. First edition, first printing. Soft cover. Photographically illustrated wrappers; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs and text (in Spanish) by Robert Frank. 36 pp., with 26 black-and-white reproductions, including two contact sheets. 9-3/4 x 8-1/2 inches. CONDITION: Fine. A Near Mint copy. (#112426). Price: $500.00

30. FRANK, Robert, TUCKER, Anne, BROOKMAN, Philip, GINSBERG, Allen, COLES, Robert. Robert Frank: New York to Nova Scotia [SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY, Inscribed by Frank and Tucker]. Houston: The Museum of Fine Arts, 1986. ISBN: 089090037X. First edition, first printing. Signed and inscribed in blue ink on the front free endpaper by Frank ("Houston March 1986 / For Andrew Szegedy-Maszak / from Robert Frank / Many thanks") and in black ink on the title page by Tucker ("To Andy, with thanks for your insights - sharing your pictures Anne 3/8/86" [Andrew Szegedy-Maszak, Professor of Classical Studies and the Jane A. Seney Professor of Greek, at Wesleyan University)]. Soft cover. Illustrated laminated stiff wrappers; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs and letters by Robert Frank. Edited by Anne Wilkes Tucker. Contributions by Allen Ginsberg, Robert Coles, Philip Brookman and Anne W. Tucker. Includes an exhibition checklist and selected bibliography. 112 pp., with numerous black-and-white and four-color plates. 12 x 9 inches. Published on the occasion of an exhibition organized by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and traveling to other venues. Includes a copy of the illustrated brochure for the exhibition in 1986 at the The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and a printed invitation to the exhibition preview. CONDITION: Fine (the slightest 1/8" band of sunning to the edge at the spine on the front cover). (#112446). Price: $950.00

31. FRANK, Robert, TUCKER, Anne, BROOKMAN, Philip, GINSBERG, Allen, COLES, Robert. Robert Frank: New York to Nova Scotia (Steidl Reissue). Göttingen, Germany: Steidl Verlag, 2005. ISBN: 9783865210135. First edition thus (Steidl reissue), first printing. Soft cover. Illustrated laminated stiff wrappers; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs and letters by Robert Frank. Edited by Anne Wilkes Tucker. Contributions by Allen Ginsberg, Robert Coles, Philip Brookman and Anne W. Tucker. Includes an exhibition checklist and selected bibliography. 112 pp., with numerous black-and-white and four-color plates. 12 x 9 inches. CONDITION: As New. (#112448). Price: $40.00

32. FRANK, Robert. Robert Frank: Flower is..., (First Edition, Yugensha), Limited Edition [SIGNED] (Slipcase Cover Plate Variant: "Metro Stalingrade"). Tokyo: Yugensha (Kazuhiko Motomura), 1987. First edition, first and only printing. Signed in black ink on the title page by Frank. Limited edition of 500 unnumbered copies. Hardcover. Fine light gray silk cloth with title and graphic design of a flower stamped in light [pale green tinted] gray on front cover and title stamped on spine, housed in a matching cloth slipcase with a black and white plate (5-1/2 x 8-3/8 inches, "Champs-Élysées, 1950" ("Fleurs") version, also reproduced in plate number 2 of the book) tipped in the front cover and title stamped in dark gray on side (matching the book's spine), no dust jacket as issued. Photographs and text (in English and Japanese) by Robert Frank. Includes a list of plates (in Japanese). Designed by Kohei Sugiura and Atsushi Co., Ltd. 112 pp. with 81 black and white plates, beautifully printed on fine art paper by Nissha Printing Co., Ltd. 13-3/4 x 10-1/8 inches (slipcase is 14-1/8 x 10-3/8 inches). [SIGNATURE PROVENANCE: from the personal library of Andrew Szegedy-Maszak, Professor of Classical Studies and the Jane A. Seney Professor of Greek, at Wesleyan University.] CONDITION: New in publisher's original cardboard shipping box. A pristine, flawless copy (opened only for inspection). (#112400). Price: $12,500.00

33. FRANK, Robert, ROVNER, Michal. Robert Frank: One Hour (First Edition, Hanuman Books miniature soft cover book 48). Madras and New York: Hanuman Books, 1992. ISBN: 0937815500. First edition, first printing. Soft cover (miniature book from the Hanuman Books Series. Photographically illustrated wrappers with a cover photograph by Michal Rovner, who assisted with the film. Film stills by Robert Frank. Script by Robert Frank and Michal Rovner, from the film "One Hour" (New York City, 26th of July 1990, 15:45-16:45, One Take). Unpaginated (82 pp.), with six black-and-white film still illustrations. 4-1/8 x 2-3/4 inches. Includes a list of (1-42) titles from the Hanuman Books [miniature book] Series. CONDITION: Fine. (#112413). Price: $125.00

34. FRANK, Robert, ROVNER, Michal. Robert Frank: One Hour (Steidl Edition, 2007). Göttingen, Germany: Steidl Verlag, 2007. ISBN: 9783865213648. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Black cloth-covered boards with title stamped in white on spine, with photographically illustrated dust jacket (cover photograph by Michal Rovner, who assisted with the film). Film stills by Robert Frank. Script by Robert Frank and Michal Rovner, from the film "One Hour" (New York City, 26th of July 1990, 15:45-16:45, One Take). Unpaginated (88 pp.), with six black-and-white film still illustrations. 6 x 4-3/8 inches. CONDITION: As New in As New dust jacket. (#112414). Price: $50.00

35. FRANK, Robert. Robert Frank: Black White and Things (First Edition, National Gallery of Art and Scalo). Göteborg, Sweden: Scalo Verlag and National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC) /, 1994. ISBN: 1881616258. First edition, first printing. Soft cover. Printed wrappers; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Robert Frank. Unpaginated, with 34 black-and-white plates. 11 x 10-1/2 inches. Published on the occasion of an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. CONDITION: As New in publisher's shrink-wrap. (#112396). Price: $175.00

36. FRANK, Robert. Robert Frank: Black White and Things (Steidl Reissue). Göttingen, Germany: Steidl Verlag, 2009. First edition, first printing. Soft cover. Printed wrappers; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Robert Frank. Unpaginated, with 34 black-and-white plates. 11 x 10-1/2 inches. Fine. (#112397). Price: $25.00

37. FRANK, Robert, GREENOUGH, Sarah, BROOKMAN, Philip, DI PIERO, W. S., GASSER, Martin, HANHARDT, John. Robert Frank: Moving Out. Zürich (Zurich): Scalo Verlag, in association with the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1994. ISBN: 1881616266. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine burgundy cloth-covered boards, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs and films by Robert Frank. Foreword by Earl A. Powell III and texts (in English) by Philip Brookman, W.S. Di Piero, Martin Gasser, Sarah Greenough and John Hanhardt. Includes a chronology, list of selected exhibitions of photographs and films, list of films, list of works exhibited and bibliography. 336 pp. with numerous four-color plates and black and white reproductions. 11-3/4 x 9-1/2 inches. Published on the occasion of the 1994 exhibition Robert Frank: Moving Out at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (traveled to the Yokohama Museum of Art, Kunsthaus Zurich, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York and Lannan Foundation, Los Angeles). CONDITION: New in publisher's shrink-wrap. (#112444). Price: $150.00

38. FRANK, Ed, GRAZDA, Ed., Robert. Robert Frank: Thank You. Zürich (Zurich): Scalo Verlag, 1996. ISBN: 3931141276. First edition, first printing. Soft cover. Photographically illustrated stiff French-fold wrappers; no dust jacket as issued. Facsimile reproductions of correspondence to Robert Frank edited by Robert Frank and Ed Grazda. Cover photograph by Robert Frank. Includes a list of contributors. Designed by Hans Werner Holzwarth, Berlin. 84 pp., with four-color and black-and-white reproductions throughout. 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches. CONDITION: Fine. (#112429). Price: $15.00

39. FRANK, Robert, VAN REIS, Mikael. Robert Frank: Flamingo: The Hasselblad Award 1996 [SIGNED]. Göteborg, Sweden: Hasselblad Center, 1997. ISBN: 9783931141554. First edition, first printing. Signed in black ink on the title page by Frank. Hardcover. Black cloth-covered boards; with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Robert Frank. Essay by Mikael van Reis. Includes a chronology and a bibliography. 52 pp. (including four 2-page gatefolds), with 26 black-and-white plates and 1 four-color plate. 12 x 7-3/4 inches. Published on the occasion of the 1996 Hasselblad Award, this volume celebrate's Frank's important contribution to the history of photography. CONDITION: Fine in Fine dust jacket. (#112399). Price: $525.00

40. FRANK, Robert. Aspesi: Foto di Robert Frank. Milano (Milan): Alberto Aspesi, 1998. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Photographically illustrated laminated paper-covered boards; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Robert Frank. Includes a biography (in Italian). Designed by Armando Chitolina. Unpaginated (80 pp., including 2 facing two-page gatefolds), with 29 black-and-white and 4 four-color plates (including one color plate spanning four pages). 12 x 9-3/8 inches. This first edition was limited to 2000 hardbound copies. Exquisitely printed volume which collects Frank's work for the Italian fashion firm Aspesi from 1989 to 1997: images taken in New York, in Nova Scotia, and collages assembled in Zurich. CONDITION: Near Fine (slight rubbing to the covers, else Fine). (#112395). Price: $150.00

41. FRANK, Robert, ESKILDSEN, Ute, BEILENHOFF, Wolfgang, RIBBAT, Christoph. Robert Frank: Hold Still, Keep Going. Zürich (Zurich): Scalo Verlag, 2001. ISBN: 3908247403. First edition, first printing. Flexibound cloth-covered boards, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs, collages and film stills by Robert Frank. Edited by Ute Eskildsen. Essays (in English) by Ute Eskildsen, Wolfgang Beilenhoff and Christoph Ribbat. Interview with the artist by Ute Eskildsen. Includes an illustrated bibliography and biography featuring numerous previously unpublished images of Robert Frank, his family and friends. 168 pp. with 102 duotone plates. 10-3/4 x 8-1/4 inches. Published on the occasion of the major traveling exhibition Robert Frank: Hold Still, Keep Going. CONDITION: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket (slight sunning to the spine, else Fine). (#112403). Price: $35.00

42. FRANK, Robert, GRISSEMANN, Stefan (ed.), BURGER-UTZER, Brigitta (ed.), et al. frank films: the film and video work of robert frank. Zürich - Berlin - New York: Scalo Verlag, 2003. ISBN: 3908247756. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Photographically illustrated laminated paper-covered boards, no dust jacket as issued. Film stills and photographs by Robert Frank. Edited by Brigitta Burger-Utzer and Stefan Grissemann. Texts (in English and German) by numerous contributors. Includes a detailed biography, bibliography of Frank, biographies of the authors (in English and German) and list of filmstills. 304 pp., with numerous black-and-white and 4 four-color film and video still reproductions. 9-5/8 x 6-7/8 inches. CONDITION: Fine. A Near Mint copy. (#112402). Price: $75.00

43. FRANK, Robert, BROOKMAN, Philip. Robert Frank: London/Wales [SIGNED]. Zürich (Zurich): Scalo Verlag and Corcoran Gallery of Art, 2003. ISBN: 3908247675. First edition, first printing. Signed in black ink at the top of the half-title page by Frank. Hardcover. Fine black cloth-covered boards with title stamped in gray on spine, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs and text by Robert Frank. Essay by Philip Brookman. Edited by Philip Brookman. Includes a separate 24 pp. booklet (8-1/2 x 6-5/8 inches) with a list of works and Brookman's essay. Designed by Wyndham Boulter, Zurich. 128 pp., with 68 tritone plates (including 3 two-page spreads) gorgeously printed by Steidl, Göttingen, from Steidl's digital darkroom scans. 9-3/4 x 8 inches. Published in conjunction with the 2003 exhibition "Robert Frank: London/Wales," at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. CONDITION: Fine in Fine dust jacket. (#112409). Price: $750.00

44. FRANK, Robert, TODOLI, Vicente, PENMAN, Ian. Robert Frank: Storylines. Göttingen: Steidl Verlag and Tate Modern, London, 2004. ISBN: 3865210414. First edition, first printing. Soft cover. Photographically illustrated flexible heavy vinyl wrappers, with title printed in red and black on cover and spine; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs and films by Robert Frank. Foreword by Vicente Todoli. Essay by Ian Penman. Includes a list of plates and exhibition history. Designed by Robert Frank, Gerhard Steidl and Claas Möller. 208 pp., with 135 duotone and 19 four-color plates finely printed by Steidl. 9-5/8 x 11-1/4 inches. Published to accompany the 2004-2005 exhibition Robert Frank: Storylines, opening at the Tate Modern, London (traveled to the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Fotomuseum Winterthur and Fotostiftung Schweiz). CONDITION: Fine. (#112427). Price: $125.00

45. FRANK, Robert. Robert Frank: Come Again! Göttingen, Germany: Steidl Verlag, 2006. ISBN: 3865212611. First edition, first printing. Soft cover. Facsimile of Frank's notebook. Photographically illustrated flexible "graph paper" wrappers and pages, with exposed glued binding that resembles a pad of graph paper, with title printed in black on a 4 5/8-inch long strip of white binding tape across the spine, and a four-color plate printed and varnished on the front. Enclosed in a matching laminated paper sleeve slipcase with title printed in black on front. Photographs by Robert Frank. Designed by Robert Frank and Gerhard Steidl. 48 pp. (including 1 three-page gatefold), with 24 four-color varnished plates beautifully printed by Steidl on heavy graph paper as a trompe-l'oeil scrapbook. 11 x 8-1/2 inches. CONDITION: As New. A Mint copy in slipcase. (#112398). Price: $75.00

46. FRANK, Robert. Robert Frank: Me and My Brother. Göttingen, Germany: Steidl Verlag (The Masters), 2007. ISBN: 9783865213631. First edition, first printing. Soft cover. Black printed wrappers quarter-bound in beige cloth; no dust jacket as issued. Includes a DVD. Film stills and text (including script) by Robert Frank. Unpaginated (72 pp.,) with numerous black-and-white illustrations. 12 x 8-7/8 inches. CONDITION: Fine. (#112411). Price: $50.00

47. FRANK, Robert, ESKILDSEN, Ute. Robert Frank: Paris. Göttingen, Germany: Steidl Verlag, 2008. ISBN: 783865215246. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Black cloth-covered boards with title stamped in red on spine, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Robert Frank. Interview with Robert Frank by Ute Eskildsen. Edited by Robert Frank and Ute Eskildsen. Unpaginated (160 pp.), with numerous black-and-white plates. 8-3/4 x 7-5/8 inches. CONDITION: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket (several scratches to the cover, else Fine). (#112416). Price: $35.00

48. FRANK, Robert. Robert Frank: Peru. Göttingen, Germany and Washington, DC: Steidl Verlag and National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2008. ISBN: 978386521692-2. First edition, first printing. Hardcover black cloth-covered boards, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Robert Frank. Unpaginated (48 pp.), with 39 black-and-white plates. 10-3/4 x 8-1/4 inches. CONDITION: As New in As New dust jacket. (#112419). Price: $40.00

49. FRANK, Robert, LESLIE, Alfred, KEROUAC, Jack. Robert Frank: Seven Stories (7-Volume Slipcased Set). Göttingen, Germany: Steidl Verlag, 2008. ISBN: 9783865217899. First edition, first printing. Soft cover. Seven staple-bound booklets with printed heavy paper covers (numbered 1 though 7), housed in printed slipcase; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs (Polaroids) by Robert Frank. Designed by Robert Frank, A-chan and Gerhard Steidl. Unpaginated (124 pp. for all seven volumes), with numerous four-color varnished plates, beautifully printed by Steidl. 4 x 5-1/2 inches. CONDITION: Fine in Fine slipcase. (#113839). Price: $375.00

50. FRANK, Henry, FRANK (ed.), Robert. Henry Frank: Father Photographer 1890-1976. Göttingen, Germany: Steidl Verlag, 2009. ISBN: 9783865218148. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Beige and gray cloth-covered boards with inlaid printed title card on front cover and title stamped in white on spine; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Henry Frank (Robert Frank's father). Text (in German, English and French) and designed by Robert Frank. Edited by Robert Frank and Francois-Marie Banier. 88 pp., with numerous tritone plates, printed from fragile photographic glass plates [that] were hand-escorted to Steidl in Göttingen, where they were scanned in tritone in preparation for this book. 6-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches. CONDITION: As New. (#112435). Price: $35.00

51. FRANK, Robert, GREENOUGH, Sarah, TUCKER, Anne Wilkes, ALEXANDER, Stuart, GASSER, Martin, ROSENHEIM, Jeff L., FRIZOT, Michel, SANTE, Luc, BROOKMAN, Philip, NELSON, Andrea, POWELL III, Earl A. Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans (Expanded Edition). Washington, DC and Göttingen, Germany: National Gallery of Art, Washington and Steidl Verlag, 2009. ISBN: 9783865218063. First expanded edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine red cloth with title debossed on cover and stamped in black on spine; with photographically illustrated dust jacket and red printed belly band. Photographs and films by Robert Frank. Edited by curator Sarah Greenough. Forword by Earl A. Powell III. Introduction by Sarah Greenough. Essays by Sarah Greenough, Anne Wilkes Tucker, Stuart Alexander, Martin Gasser, Jeff L. Rosenheim, Michel Frizot, Luc Sante and Philip Brookman. Includes the following extensively researched sections: Notes; Manuscript Material; Map and Chronology (by Sarah Gordon and Paul Roth); Select Exhibitions; "The Americans" Contact Sheets (all 81 reproduced as individual plates); "Making and Remaking "The Americans" (by Andrea Nelson); Checklist of the Exhibition; Select Bibliography; Acknowledgments; Index; and Credits. 528 pp. with numerous black-and-white and four-color plates, with hundreds of additional illustrations. 11-3/4 x 9-1/2 inches. Published on the occasion of the 2009 exhibition "Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans" at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (traveled to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2009 and 2010). CONDITION: Fine in Fine dust jacket (with printed red obi). (#112449). Price: $150.00

52. FRANK, Robert. Robert Frank: Portfolio: 40 Photos 1941/1946 (Steidl, 2009). Göttingen, Germany and Washington, DC: Steidl Verlag and National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2009. ISBN: 9783865218131. First edition, first printing. Soft cover. Black photographically illustrated wrappers; no dust jacket as issued; contained in printed cardboard envelope. Photographs and brief text by Robert Frank. Unpaginated (48 pp.,) with 40 black-and-white plates. 10-3/4 x 8-1/4 inches. CONDITION: As New. (#112424). Price: $250.00

53. FRANK, Robert, ARMITAGE, David. Robert Frank: The Declaration of Independence, Limited Edition [SIGNED by Frank and Armitage]. New York: Limited Editions Club, 2010. First edition, first printing. Limited edition of 500 copies, this being #20/500. Signed by Frank and Armitage, and hand-numbered, on the colophon page. Hardcover. Bound by hand in a homespun dark blue cloth, with embossed inlaid title, enclosed in a custom-made matching cloth fabric that also covers the hinged and lined box. Illustrated with gravure reproduction of Frank's "Fourth of July, Jay, NY, 1954" (Americans plate #17). Photograph by Robert Frank. Afterword by David Armitage. 10-3/4 x 14-1/4 inches. CONDITION: Fine. A Near Mint copy. (#112452). Price: $3,500.00

54. FRANK, Robert. Robert Frank: Pangnirtung. Göttingen, Germany: Steidl Verlag, 2011. ISBN: 9783869301983. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Photographically illustrated cloth-covered boards; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs and text by Robert Frank. Designed by Robert Frank, A-chan and Gerhard Steidl. 40 pp. with 27 black-and-white plates and one map illustration. 12-1/4 x 9-1/4 inches. CONDITION: As New. (#112415). Price: $40.00

55. FRANK, Robert, TODOLÍ, Vicente, GREENOUGH, Sarah, MACGILL, Peter. Robert Frank: Valencia 1952. Göttingen, Germany and Madrid: Steidl Verlag and La Fabrica, 2012. ISBN: 9783869305028. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine black cloth-covered boards with title stamped in white on cover and spine, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs and text by Robert Frank. Edited by Robert Frank and Vicente Todolí. Includes an interview with Frank by Sarah Greenough, VicenteTodolí and Peter Macgill. Includes brief biographies of the contributors. Ungaginated (64 pp.), with numerous black-and-white plates, including two full-bleed contact sheet reproductions at the beginning and end of the book. 10-1/4 x 10-1/4 inches. CONDITION: As New in As New dust jacket. (#112425). Price: $50.00

56. FRANK, Robert. Robert Frank: Household Inventory Record. Göttingen, Germany: Steidl Verlag, 2013. ISBN: 9783869306605. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Embossed boards with titles stamped in gilt on cover and spine; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs and text by Robert Frank. Designed by Robert Frank, A-chan and Gerhard Steidl. 88 pp. with numerous black-and-white and 4 four-color reproductions. 11-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches. CONDITION: Fine. (#112405). Price: $40.00

57. FRANK, Robert. Robert Frank: Tal Uf Tal Ab: 29 Fotos (from the Steidl Series of Frank's late visual diaries). Göttingen, Germany: Steidl Verlag, 2010. ISBN: 9783869301013. First edition, first printing. Soft cover. Dark gray printed wrappers, housed in a printed cardboard slipcase; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Robert Frank, accompanied by brief text (notes, pieces of conversations, poems and thoughts). Unpaginated (40 pp.,) with 29 black-and-white plates. 9-3/4 x 8 inches. From the Steidl Series of Frank's late visual diaries. CONDITION: As New. (#112428). Price: $75.00

58. FRANK, Robert. Robert Frank: You Would (from the Steidl Series of Frank's late visual diaries). Göttingen, Germany: Steidl Verlag, 2012. ISBN: 9783869304182. First edition, first printing. Soft cover. Dark gray printed wrappers, housed in a printed cardboard slipcase; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Robert Frank, accompanied by brief text (notes, pieces of conversations, poems and thoughts). Unpaginated (48 pp.,) with numerous black-and-white and four-color plates. 9-3/4 x 8 inches. From the Steidl Series of Frank's late visual diaries. CONDITION: As New. (#112431). Price: $40.00

59. FRANK, Robert. Robert Frank: Park / Sleep (from the Steidl Series of Frank's late visual diaries). Göttingen, Germany: Steidl Verlag, 2013. ISBN: 9783869305851. First edition, first printing. Soft cover. Dark gray printed wrappers, housed in a printed cardboard slipcase; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Robert Frank, accompanied by brief text (notes, pieces of conversations, poems and thoughts). Unpaginated (72 pp.,) with numerous black-and-white and four-color plates. 9-3/4 x 8 inches. From the Steidl Series of Frank's late visual diaries. CONDITION: Fine in Very Good slipcase (several separations at edges of slipcase, repaired with archival PVA glue). (#112417). Price: $40.00

60. FRANK, Robert. Robert Frank: Partida (from the Steidl Series of Frank's late visual diaries). Göttingen, Germany: Steidl Verlag, 2014. ISBN: 9783869307954. First edition, first printing. Soft cover. Dark gray printed wrappers, housed in a printed cardboard slipcase; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Robert Frank, accompanied by brief text (notes, pieces of conversations, poems and thoughts). Unpaginated (56 pp.,) with numerous black-and-white and four-color plates. 9-3/4 x 8 inches. From the Steidl Series of Frank's late visual diaries. CONDITION: As New. (#112418). Price: $40.00

61. FRANK, Robert. Robert Frank: What We Have Seen (from the Steidl Series of Frank's late visual diaries). Göttingen, Germany: Steidl Verlag, 2016. First edition, first printing. Soft cover. Dark gray printed wrappers, housed in a printed cardboard slipcase; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Robert Frank, accompanied by brief text (notes, pieces of conversations, poems and thoughts). Unpaginated (48 pp.,) with numerous black-and-white and four-color plates. 9-3/4 x 8 inches. From the Steidl Series of Frank's late visual diaries. CONDITION: As New. (#112430). Price: $40.00

62. FRANK, Robert. Robert Frank: Leon of Juda (from the Steidl Series of Frank's late visual diaries). Göttingen, Germany: Steidl Verlag, 2017. ISBN: 9783958293113 . First edition, first printing. Soft cover. Dark gray printed wrappers, housed in a printed cardboard slipcase; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Robert Frank, accompanied by brief text (notes, pieces of conversations, poems and thoughts). Unpaginated (52 pp.,) with 43 black-and-white and four-color plates. 9-3/4 x 8 inches. From the Steidl Series of Frank's late visual diaries. CONDITION: As New. (#113834). Price: $40.00

63. FRANK, Robert, BISCHOF, Werner, VERGER, Pierre, TUNON DE LARA, Manuel. From Incas to Indios: Photographs by Robert Frank, Werner Bischof and Pierre Verger (First American Edition). New York and Paris: Universe Books and Robert Delpire, 1956. First American edition, first printing. Hardcover. Tan cloth with debossed design on front cover and title staped in copper on spine, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Robert Frank, Werner Bischof and Pierre Verger. Introduction and caption text (in English) by Manuel de Lara Tunon. Unpaginated (180 pp.), with numerous black-and-white illustrations. 10-1/4 x 8-1/8 inches. CONDITION: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket (vertical line of staining at the front edge of the spine, else Fine). (#112440). Price: $150.00

64. FRANK, Robert, BISCHOF, Werner, VERGER, Pierre, TUNON DE LARA, Manuel. Indios: Photographs by Robert Frank, Werner Bischof and Pierre Verger (First German Edition). Zürich and Paris: Manesse Verlag and Robert Delpire, 1956. First German edition, first printing. Hardcover. Tan cloth with debossed design on front cover and title staped in copper on spine, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Robert Frank, Werner Bischof and Pierre Verger. Introduction and caption text (in German) by Manuel de Lara Tunon. Unpaginated (180 pp.), with numerous black-and-white illustrations. 10-1/4 x 8-1/8 inches. CONDITION: Fine in Fine dust jacket. (#112441). Price: $75.00

65. FRANK, Robert, BISCHOF, Werner, VERGER, Pierre, TUNON DE LARA, Manuel. Incas to Indians: Photographs by Robert Frank, Werner Bischof and Pierre Verger (First U.K. Edition). London and Paris: Photography Magazine (U.K.) and Robert Delpire, 1956. First U.K. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Tan cloth with debossed design on front cover and title staped in copper on spine, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Robert Frank, Werner Bischof and Pierre Verger. Introduction and caption text (in English) by Manuel de Lara Tunon. Unpaginated (180 pp.), with numerous black-and-white illustrations. 10-1/4 x 8-1/8 inches. CONDITION: Fine in Fine dust jacket. (#112442). Price: $75.00

66. BASILICO, Gabriele, BURRI, René, DEPARDON, Raymond, ELKOURY, Fouad, FRANK, Robert, KOUDELKA, Josef, EDDÉ, Dominique. Beyrouth Centre Ville (Beirut City Center) (French Edition). Paris: Les Éditions du Cyprès, 1992. ISBN: 2909819000. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Black cloth-covered boards with title stamped in red and black on cover and spine, with photographically illustrated dust jacket and additional glassine dust jacket cover. Photographs by Gabriele Basilico, René Burri, Raymond Depardon, Fouad Elkoury, Robert Frank and Josef Koudelka. Introduction (in French) by Dominique Eddé. Includes a list of plates and biographies on the artists (in French). 176 pp., with 40 four-color plates and 90 black-and-white plates. 11 x 12-1/8 inches. Out of print. Very scarce. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket (some minor wear and several creases at the edges and corners, else Fine; no chips, tears or other flaws). (#113862). Price: $1,750.00

67. BASILICO, Gabriele, BURRI, René, DEPARDON, Raymond, ELKOURY, Fouad, FRANK, Robert, KOUDELKA, Josef, EDDÉ, Dominique. Beyrouth Centre Ville (Beirut City Center) (Arabic Edition). Paris: Les Éditions du Cyprès, 1992. ISBN: 2909819019. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Black cloth-covered boards with title stamped in red and black on cover and spine, with photographically illustrated dust jacket and additional glassine dust jacket cover. Photographs by Gabriele Basilico, René Burri, Raymond Depardon, Fouad Elkoury, Robert Frank and Josef Koudelka. Introduction (in Arabic) by Dominique Eddé. Includes a list of plates and biographies on the artists (in Arabic). 176 pp., with 40 four-color plates and 90 black-and-white plates. 11 x 12-1/8 inches. Out of print. Extremely scarce. Fine in Very Good dust jacket (a 4-inch closed tear at the top of the front repaired with Nechen filmoplast P archival paper mending tape, a 1/2 x 5/8-inch fragment missing at the top edge of the front;, a 1/2-inch closed tear at the lower edge of the rear, also repaired). (#113863). Price: $2,500.00


EPHEMERA ARCHIVE – HIGHLIGHTS:

A sweeping archive of approximately 300 related books, periodicals, catalogues and films, and thousands of clippings, correspondence and other ephemera rounds out the book collection and demonstrates Frank's widespread impact on photography and visual culture over the past seven decades.

Additionally, this archive supplies a comprehensive overview of Frank's palpable impact on some of the most significant aspects of Western postwar society and culture, from the Beats to the Civil Rights Movement; from the quintessential, gritty street photograph to the iconic rock and roll film. Arguably the most important and influential artist in the history of the medium, these materials make evident how Frank's intensely personal, but universal human perspective radically reshaped photographic vision.

This group of materials essentially falls into four groups, as detailed below including pictures of some of the highlights. The total volume of archival materials is approximately 7.75 linear feet.


I. EXHIBITION CATALOGUES (1 linear foot):

Approximately 35 rare, early Frank exhibition catalogues and annuals from various galleries and publishers, including the rare, hardcover issues of Leica World (1957) and the 1958 issue of U.S. Camera, both of which reproduce work from Frank's seminal Americans series prior to it being edited in book form.

PARTIAL LIST OF INCLUDED CATALOGUES:

1. FRANK, Robert, JOHNSON, William S. (ed.). The Pictures Are a Necessity: Robert Frank in Rochester, NY, November 1988. Rochester, New York: Rochester Film & Photography Consortium, 1989. Soft cover. (#112420).

2. FRANK, Robert. Robert Frank (Encontros da Fotografia Coimbra). Portugal: Encontros da Fotografie Coimbra / Galeria Almada Negreiros, 1988. Soft cover. (#112423).

3. FRANK, Robert, MORA, G., EVANS, W., ALEXANDER, S., DELPIRE, Robert, et al. Robert Frank: La photographie, enfin (Cahiers de la photographie 11_12 / Special 3. 1983. Soft cover. Texts by Robert Frank, G. Mora, W. Evans, S. Alexander, Robert Delpire, et al. (#112434).

4. FRANK, Robert, ALEXANDER, Stuart. Robert Frank: A Bibliography, Filmography, and Exhibition Chronology 1946-1985. Tucson, Arizona: Center for Creative Photography, 1986. Soft cover. Text by Stuart Alexander. (#112436).

5. FRANK, Robert, BENNETT, Edna. Robert Frank: Black and White are the Colors of Photography (Aperture 9:1). New York: Aperture, Inc., 1961. Soft cover. Photographs by Robert Frank. Text by Edna Bennett. (#112439).

6. FRANK, Robert. Robert Frank (U.S. Camera Annual, 1955). U.S. Camera Annual, 1955. Contains Frank's "Ben James: Story of a Welsh Miner." (#112454).

7. FRANK, Robert, EVANS, Walker. Robert Frank (U.S. Camera Annual, 1958). U.S. Camera Annual, 1958. Contains first publication of photographs from The Americans, with essays by Frank and Walker Evans. (#112455).

8. FRANK, Robert. Du (January, 1962): Der Photograph Robert Frank. Zürich (Zurich): Conzett & Huber, 1962. Soft cover. Photographically illustrated wrappers; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs and film stills by Robert Frank. Additional photographs by Harry Callahan. Text (in German) by Willy Rotzler, Hugo Loetscher and Hans Finsler (on Edward Steichen). 68 pp., with black-and-white and four-color plates throughout. 12-3/4 x 9-3/4 inches. (#112456).

9. FRANK, Robert, MEIER, Marco, KEROUAC, Jack, VITTORINI, Elio, BURROUGHS, William S., MANAGUAGNO, Guido. Robert Frank: Part Two - Du: Die Zeitschrift der Kultur (November 2002). Zürich (Zurich): Tages Anzeiger, 2002. ISBN: 3908515637. Soft cover. Photographically illustrated wrappers; no dust jacket as issued. November 2002 issue of Du magazine, issued as a follow up to the January 1962 issue, which also featured Robert Frank. Photographs by Robert Frank. Text (in English and German) by Jack Kerouac, Elio Vittorini, William S. Burroughs and Guido Managuagno. Edited by Marco Meier. Includes a biography. 100 pp. (two 2-page gatefolds), with black-and-white and four-color plates. 13 x 9 inches. (#112457).

10. FRANK, Robert, ARAKI, Nobuyoshi. The First Year of HEISEI. Inter Press Corporation, 1990. Soft cover; with slipcase. Contains photos of Robert Frank. (#112458).

11. FRANK, Robert, STEICHEN, Edward. Photography at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA Bulletin 19, no. 4, 1952). New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1952. Soft cover. (#112566).

12. FRANK, Robert, FAURER, Louis, HOPPS, Walter. Robert Frank: Thirteen Pictures of New York. College Park, Maryland: Art Gallery University of Maryland, 1981. (#112567).

13. FRANK, Robert. Photography in the Fine Arts: An Exhibition of Great Contemporary Photographs. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1959. (#112568).

14. FRANK, Robert, NEWHALL, Beaumont. Photography at Mid-Century. Rochester, New York: The George Eastman House, 1959. (#112569).

15. FRANK, Robert, NEWHALL, Beaumont, LYONS, Nathan. Photography 64 / An Invitational Exhibition. Rochester, New York: The George Eastman House, 1964. (#112570).

16. CALLAHAN, Harry, FRANK, Robert, GARNETT, William, MEATYARD, Ralph Eugene, MILLER, Wayne, SMITH, Henry Holmes, SINSABAUGH, Art. Six Photographers: An Exhibition of Contemporary Photography. Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois, 1961. (#112571).

17. FRANK, Robert, WHITE (ed.), Minor, WESTON, Brett, MONNER, Alfred, BERNHARD, Ruth, CUNNINGHAM, Imogen, SISKIND, Aaron. Aperture 7:3. Rochester, New York: Aperture, Inc., 1959. Book review of Les Américains. (#112572).

18. FRANK, Robert, DAVIDSON, Bruce, FRIEDLANDER, Lee, GIBSON, Ralph, HILL, Warren, JANU, Rudolph, KALISHER, Simpson, LYON, Danny, MARCHAEL, James, MICHALS, Duane, PERKIS, Philip, ZIMMERMAN, Tom. 12 Photographers of the American Social Landscape. Waltham, Massachusetts: Poses Institute of Fine Arts, Brandeis University, 1967. (#112573).

19. FRANK, Robert, O'SULLIVAN, Timothy, BUTCHER, Solomon D., STIEGLITZ, Alfred, CURRIER, Charles H., WESTON, Edward, EVANS, Walker, KÉRTÉSZ, André, CALLAHAN, Harry, GOWIN, Emmet, MICHALS, Duane. 11 American Photographers. Hempstead, New York: The Emily Lowe Gallery, Hofstra University, 1972. (#112574).

20. FRANK, Robert. Forty American Photographs. Sacramento, California: E.B. Crocker Art Gallery, 1978. (#112575).

21. FRANK, Robert. The Target Collection of American Photography. Houston: The Museum of Fine Arts, 1977. (#112576).

22. FRANK, Robert. Class of 1928 Photography Collection. Amherst, Massachusetts: University Gallery, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1978. (#112577).

23. FRANK, Robert. Light Gallery: Contemporary Photographs. New York: Light Gallery, 1976. (#112578).

24. FRANK, Robert, LESLIE, Alfred (ed.). The Hasty Papers: A One-Shot Review. New York: Alfred Leslie, 1960. Soft cover. (#112579).

25. FRANK, Robert, KLEIN, William. William Klein / Robert Frank (Yurakucho Asahi Gallery). Tokyo: Asahi Shimbun, 1985. (#112581).

26. FRANK, Robert. Robert Frank: The Americans and New York Photographs (Sidney Janis Gallery). New York: Sidney Janis Gallery, 1979. (#112582).

27. FRANK, Robert, GINSBERG, Allen. Allen Ginsberg & Robert Frank (Galerie Watari). Tokyo: Galerie Watari, 1987. (#112583).

28. FRANK, Robert, KATZ (ed.), John Stuart. Autobiography: Film/Video/Photography. Ottawa, Canada: Art Gallery of Ontario, 1978. ISBN: 0919876439. (#112584).

29. WATARI, Etsuko (Editor), RAY, Man, MAPPLETHORPE, Robert, WITKIN, Joel-Peter, MICHALS, Duane, FRANK, Robert, GINSBERG, Allen, WARHOL, Andy, SANDER, August, FRIEDLANDER, Lee, DINE, Jim, MAGRITTE, René, TERAYAMA, Shuji, HOCKNEY, David, BOLTANSKI, Christian. The Fallen Angels. Tokyo: WATARI-UM, The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, 1996. ISBN: 4900398306. (#112585).

30. FRANK, Robert. 27: Art Directors Annual of Advertising and Editorial Art (1948). New York: Art Directors Club of New York, 1948. Award for Distinctive Merit (General Illustration) to Robert Frank. Illustrates an image taken in New York for Junior Bazaar (September 1947). (#112589).

31. FRANK, Robert. Leica World (1957). New York: American Photographic Book Publishing Co., Inc., 1957. Hardcover. (#112590).

32. FRANK, Robert, MALONEY (ed.), Tom. U.S. Camera (1958). New York: U.S. Camera Publishing Corp., 1957. Hardcover. (#112591).

33. FRANK, Robert. International Photography Year Book (1959). New York: St Martins Press Inc., 1958. Hardcover. (#112592).

34. FRANK, Robert. Horizon 3:4 (March 1961). New York: American Horizon, Inc., 1961. Hardcover. (#112593).

35. FRANK, Robert. Creative Camera International Year Book (1975). London: Coo Press Ltd., 1974. ISBN: 0853900205 Major portfolio by Robert Frank. Hardcover. (#112594).


II. FILMS (0.75 linear feet):

This group is comprised of a collection of ten VHS and DVD films and documentaries by and about Frank, including Pull My Daisy (VHS, 1959), Me and My Brother (VHS, 1965–68), Chappaqua (DVD, 1967), a scarce copy of Cocksucker Blues (DVD, 1972), and Candy Mountain (VHS, 1988; also includes press kits, publicity stills and guidebook).


III. PERIODICALS (5 linear feet):

Over 200 periodicals published since the late 1940s have run features on Frank's work, and in some cases reproduce images not published elsewhere. Highlights from this group include early features and reproductions of work from The Americans that predate the French and American publication of the work in book form, such as the Evergreen Review (Grove Press, 1957 and 1958) and the April 1958 issue of Pageant magazine (1944–1977), which includes a portfolio of twenty photogravure reproductions.

Periodical subgroups that include significant features and/or portfolios:

1. Popular, professional, and fine art photography and film magazines and journals
2. General fine arts magazines and journals
3. General interest magazines and journals
4. Foreign language magazines and journals
5. Museum bulletins
6. Photography market guidebooks and auction catalogues


IV. OTHER EPHEMERA (1 linear foot)

This final group of materials consists of several subgroups:

1. Periodical clippings of major feature articles
2. Periodical clippings of features on related artists and issues
3. Book related exhibition announcements, periodical clippings, event invitations and reviews
4. Approximately 30 solo exhibition announcement cards 1970s–2000s
5. Approximately 50 group exhibition and symposia announcement cards and flyers, 1960s–2000s
6. Gallery price lists and holdings; personal correspondence with galleries

Condition

Condition: Detailed condition notes are included in the individual book descriptions.