New York: Harper & Brothers, 1949. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher's black cloth, spine and upper board stamped in yellow and green, original photo-illustrated dust jacket lettered in white.
Classic midcentury study of the history and culture of New York's Greenwich Village, pairing 64 black-and-white photos by celebrated photographer Berenice Abbott with text by writer and New York historian Henry W. Lanier. Together, Abbott and Lanier examine the historic neighborhood through its architecture, narrow crooked streets, parks and gardens, little shops, bars and eateries, artists' studios, and through the lives of inhabitants famous and ordinary, including artists such as Edward Hopper, John Sloan, Isamu Noguchi and Chaim Gross. With a bibliography and index. Publisher's code "I-Y" to copyright page, indicating first printing, published September 1949. Light shelfwear to bottom edges; unclipped dust jacket with minor chipping to spine-ends and flap folds, some soiling, and trace of dampstaining to lower edge of rear panel. Very good. Item #1089