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Frank, Robert. HOUSEHOLD INVENTORY RECORD. Gottingen, Germany: Gerhard Steidl Druckerei Und Verlag, 2013. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 83 pages. As New.

Artist Book. Collection of personal Polaroid photographs. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only and as part of the Steidl "Robert Frank Project". An austerely elegant production by Robert Frank and Gerhard Steidl: Oversize-volume format. Black leatherette boards with gilt titles embossed on the cover and spine, as issued. The design mimics an actual inventory book. Photographs by Robert Frank. There is no text. Printed on pristine-white, thick uncoated stock paper in Gottingen, Germany to the highest standards. In protective plastic sheet. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Robert Frank's "Household Inventory Record". A new installment in the Series of Robert Frank's visual diaries: Private photographs of home and abroad that look and feel familiar, and disquietingly unfamiliar, at the same time. "Continues the journey into Frank's world and his imagery, showing us snapshots from his travels, of his friends, and everyday curiosities" (Publisher's blurb). It is one of Robert Frank's most intimate books, a rare, privileged peek into his private world, laconically presented as an inventory of "personal effects", whether they be real home furnishings, family members, friends, and the glorious landscapes of Nova Scotia. While looking at the pictures, one feels as though someone, most likely Robert Frank, is looking over one's shoulder, along with us: The Polaroids seem ordinary on the surface, on the one hand, yet abstruse and enigmatic in their meaning and significance, on the other. An absolute "must-have" title for Robert Frank collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by Robert Frank. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is now collectible. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online, is enclosed within a protective plastic sheet, and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Robert Frank stopped doing public signings a long time ago. Even when he did, they were very few and far between. A rare signed copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with Polaroid reproductions. Three of Robert Frank's books were selected as among the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". At the age of 92, Robert Frank was profiled in 2016 by The New York Times as "the greatest photographer of our time". A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ROBERT FRANK TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 3869306602. $800.00

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