Tokyo: Yugensha, 1972. First Edition. Folio. Pamphlet in Japanese bound in. Limited to 1000 copies. An exceptional association copy, INSCRIBED by Frank to photographer Ralph Gibson, who reissued this book in a different format under his imprint, Lustrum Press: "Ralph, / Keep it in / the FRAME (written inside a rectangle) / Dec. 1976 Robert Frank / Here, with Pablo playing / the guitar (squiggle leading to printed text)." With Gibson's ex-libris stamp on the opposing page. Beautifully designed and printed; the first of four books designed by Kohei Sugiura and published by Kazuhiko Motomura under the Yugensha imprint. The lushest of Frank's books, his only retrospective, and one of the most sought after deluxe editions in the photobook canon. (Parr / Badger, v1, 261; Open Book 286-287; Auer 544). Just about fine in white-stamped black boards (spine lettering a tad dull as usual), in the publisher's black slipcase with matching spine lettering and the photograph "New York City, 1948" mounted on the rear (cloth lifting slightly from top edge). Housed in a custom clamshell box. Legitimate historical association copies linking photographers are rare.