New York: Andy Warhol Books/Grosset & Dunlap, 1979. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's black cloth, upper board stamped in silver, all edges silver, black endpapers, original black cloth-covered slipcase.
Rare slipcased "silver issue" of Warhol's great photobook, a record of his nights out and beyond, with 360 black-and-white photos of his "rich, powerful, beautiful, or famous" friends, including Bianca and Mick Jagger, Liza Minelli, Jackie Onassis, Lou Reed, Muhammad Ali, Catherine Deneuve, Marisa Berenson, David Hockney, Truman Capote, and everyone else. "I have a Social Disease. I have to go out every night....After I've filled my plastic shopping bag from Brownie's Health Food Shop with TDK ninety-minute tapes, Kodak TX-36 black-and-white film, and Duracell Alkaline AA batteries, I run out to my first party of the evening. I usually catch the tail end of a cocktail party, then go to a couple of dinners, stop off at Le Club, Regine's, or Xenon, and end up at Studio 54." Edited by Interview magazine editor Colacello, with art direction by frequent Warhol collaborator photographer Christopher Makos. While the trade issue in dust jacket was stamped in silver to the spine, and a scarce signed limited issue of roughly 200 copies bore gilt stamping to the upper board with no lettering to the spine and all edges gilt, this issue, with upper board stamped in silver, no titling to spine, all edges silver, and in plain black slipcase, may be the scarcest in sheer numbers. Light rubbing to extremities of slipcase, else fine. Item #852