RUSCHA, Ed. Every Building on the Sunset Strip. Illustrated throughout in black and white photographic reproductions. 8vo., bound accordion-style in white wraps and the original silver slipcase, preserved in a new light gray cloth box with green leather spine label. Los Angeles: Ed Ruscha, 1966(1970).
Accordion-folded photomontage showing every building on both sides of the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. Ruscha identifies street numbers and the names of cross streets. Approximately 22 feet long when unfolded to its full length.
Presentation copy, twice signed, of the First Edition as dated 1966, but not a true first. A "true" first edition has an extra 2" flap of paper folded over behind the last page of a real first edition. The final Jaguar building is pictured alone on this last half page. All other editions are cut evenly on the final page, including later printings that say "first edition" in the front. Apparently the printer made an error in estimating the proper folding length of the printed paper the first time, but this was corrected in subsequent editions.
Slight crease to spine, minor soil to spine and covers. Signed on the slipcase and inscribed by Ruscha on the inside front cover, "For Adam and Leni/Best Wishes/Ed Ruscha."
Item nr. 123672