Paris: Editions Cercle D'Art, 1968. First French Edition. Large square quarto. Text in French, translated by Elaine Brau. Van der Elsken's tour de force photo travelogue, a series of images shot around the world as Van der Elsken and his wife traveled by freighter. One of the true avant garde masterpieces of the sixties, a wild mixture of grainy, sublime, and intensely evocative pictures that conjures up the layouts William Klein and would seem to segue into the Provoke movement of Japanese photography. (Parr, v1, 254–255). Boards faintly bowed, slight tapping to top back corner, touch of shelf wear to bottom edges, else near fine in a sharp, better than near fine jacket.