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Danny Lyon: The Destruction of Lower Manhattan

Publisher: New York: The Macmillan Company, 1969
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Fine / Very Good
Item #: 112643



First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Black cloth-covered boards with title stamped in silver on cover and spine; with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs and text by Danny Lyon. Unpaginated, with 75 black-and-white plates. 10-3/4 x 9-1/2 inches. Scarce.


Fine in Very Good dust jacket (numerous small chips, areas of delamination and wear to the extremities).


From the dust jacket: "Commissioned by the New York State Council of the Arts, The Destruction of Lower Manhattan is Danny Lyon's personal documentary of the destruction of Manhattan's oldest and most historic neighborhood. Although photographed in New York, this wholesale elimination of nineteenth-century neighborhoods is going on today in many cities across the country. [It] is a historical record of a fast-disappearing scene and a beautiful portrait of buildings that we will never see again; but... it is also a portrait of the people who lived there, of empty rooms with children's paintings, furniture, stairwells, walls, windows, panelings."