New York: Harry N. Abrams, inc., Publishers, 1975. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's photo-illustrated stif paper wraps, french flaps, upper wrap embossed.
Hippy denim bible, in which the craft movement and the free expression espoused by the 60s/70s generation come together to form a distinctly recognizable American style, distinguished by meticulous attention to detail and the far out. A boon for textile historians and designers. "[H]aving reached a point of terror and revulsion at the sight of anyone's flag, at the music of any nation's anthem, I would far prefer to march under the ensign of a pair of blue jeans embroidered with bright-eyed dinosaurs grazing on sequin flowers. It would attract nice followers, for one thing, make a friendlier signal to the universe" (from the text by counterculture and fantasy novelist Peter S. Beagle, author of The Last Unicorn). Illustrated throughout with color photos of styles and their natty designers. Light edgewear and soiling to wraps. Near fine. Item #2614