Los Angeles: Edward Ruscha, 1965. First Edition. Small octavo. One of 700 copies, printed by Anderson, Ritchie and Simon. Ruscha's third book, uncommon in the first edition. Designed and photographed by Ruscha, with 34 black and white reproductions of mid-sixties Los Angeles apartment buildings, each identified by address. (Parr / Badger, v2, 140). Together with a letter dated Sept. 30, 1966, on 8 X 10 stationery; Ruscha's apology and explanation for only having Some Los Angeles Apartments to send in a book trade: '"TWENTYSIX GASOLINE STATIONS" is out of print but Wittenborn's in NYC may have a few copies left. "Various Small Fires" may also be at WIttenborn's. They will soon have a 4th book of mine which I have no copies available, entitled "The Sunset Strip" and opens to 27 feet."' Important document from perhaps the peak of Ruscha's bookmaking practice; with copies of his first books selling out, and The Sunset Strip about to debut. HInt of toning to the extremities, else near fine in printed wrappers in the near fine publisher's glassine, lightly tanned. Letter folded in four to fit inside the book, and one short corner crease, otherwise near fine.