Publisher: New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1964
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Good / Good
Item #: 110802
First edition (English), first printing. Signed in black marker on the half-title page by Klein. Hardcover. Fine white linen cloth, with debossed title stamped in red and black on spine, with red endpapers and photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs and notes on the plates by William Klein. Preface by Harrison E. Salisbury. 184 pp., with numerous black and white plates, beautifully printed in rich photogravure. 14 x 10-3/8 inches. [Cited in Andrew Roth, ed., The Open Book. (Göteborg, Sweden: Hasselblad Center in association with Steidl Verlag, Göttingen, Germany, 2004).]
Good (boards slightly splayed, moderate soiling and scuffing to the edges, binding loose, dealer sticker on front free-endpaper, red chop-mark on half-title page, plates are clean), in Good dust jacket (top edge is worn and curled, 3/4-inch chips missing from crown and heel of spine, 1/2-inch chip missing from upper left rear corner, 5-inch closed tear extending down from the crown of the spine across the front of the jacket, three 2-inch closed tears along top edge, stray marks and abrasions).
One of Klein's five 'city books,' which include: New York (1956); Rome (1960), Tokyo (1964); Moscow (1964) and Torino '90 (1990).