The publication date for this book is usually given as 1979, but the 1983 review of the book in the New York Times and the reference to the "1983" hardcover edition in the Grove Press edition (published in 2000), suggest the usual dating is incorrect. The printer of this edition is different from that of the Lustrum Press version, making it likely that the other bookseller trope about this book-that it was bound from unsold copies or sheets of the first edition-is also not true. Thanks to Brian Cassidy of Type Punch Matrix for sorting all this out. According to Cassidy, contemporary advertisements give the print run as 3000 copies. This is one of 400 of those that are numbered and signed by Clark with a laid-in original silver gelatin print of the cover image, captioned below the image, "Dead 1970", but sometimes also referred to as Billy Man (1968).
The print, on 8 by 10 inch paper, has an image size of 5-7/8 by 8-5/8 inches. It is numbered, dated (1968) and signed by Clark in pencil on the back (verso). The print slides into an archival paper envelope with a matching number written on the outside. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. The book is numbered 217/400 and signed by Clark in ink on the title page.
The print and envelope also have the same number; the print is signed by Clark on the back. Subject: First Book, Oklahoma, Photograph - Original, PHOTOGRAPHY. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), the International Online Booksellers Association (IOBA), and the Cascade Booksellers Association (CBA), and we adhere to their codes of ethics. This listing was created by Bibliopolis.
This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "downtownbrown" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.