New York: Grove Press, 1959. First U.S. Edition (the preferred edition). Small oblong quarto. Introduction by Jack Kerouac (not in the French edition). SIGNED by Robert Frank, and inscribed: "for Malcolm in Long Beach / November 1979". A letter of provenance from the recipient is laid in. The ultimate photographic travelogue, and one of the two or three most important American photobooks of the century. Alfred Leslie collage to the rear of the jacket. (Parr / Badger, v1, 247; Roth 150-151). Bottom edges lightly tapped, else a tight, near fine copy in an almost near fine jacket, very lightly soiled, with a hint of foxing at the verso, toned at the spine, and with minute chipping at the spine ends. Housed in a custom clamshell box.