First Edition of Gibson's First Monograph, A Photographic Album of the Sunset Strip
GIBSON, Ralph. Strip. A Graphic Portrait of Sunset Boulevard/Fall, 1966. Los Angeles: Roger Kennedy Graphics , 1966.
First edition of photographer's first monograph. Square octavo (9 1/4 x 9 1/8 inches; 234 x 232 mm). [2], 48 [2] pp. With 48 pages of black-and-white photographs.

Publisher's glossy cream wrappers. "The Strip" printed in orange, black and green on front cover. Some minor smudging and sunning to wrappers. With one very tiny crease on front wrapper's lower corner. Otherwise an about fine copy.

A photographic album of the famous Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, CA in 1966.

"Ralph Gibson, Los Angeles photojournalist, used a Leica M-2 and a variety of lenses to produce the photographs for The Strip... The Strip was lithographed by George Rice and Sons, Los Angeles. The photographs were reproduced in 200-line screen black duotones. Paper stock for the cover is 10 point Warren's Lusterkote. Text pages are 100 pound Warren's Cameo dull enamel. Typography is Grotesque No. 5 light. Composition by the Nicholas-Preston Company, Los Angeles." (From the final leaf).

"Ralph Gibson was born in Hollywood, California in 1939. His father was assistant director to Alfred Hitchcock and as a young boy he would visit the set during filming. He was impressed by the power of the camera lens and the intensity of lights. Ralph studied photography while in the US Navy and then at the San Francisco Art Institute. He began his professional career as an assistant to Dorthea Lange and went on to work with Robert Frank on two films." (Los Angeles Center for Photography).

HBS # 68531 $1,000

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