The first edition of 2,000 copies of the Ruscha-designed book that accompanied his exhibition of prints, drawings and books at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts from April 18-May 28, 1972. Approximately the last 1/3 of the book is blank pages as Ruscha wanted a certain thickness for the compact brick-like book. It's known for a few common condition issues - mainly, that two business cards were laid-in resulting in the too-tight binding to crack and separate. Both the business cards are present: Edward Ruscha's "(Ed-Werd Rew-Shay) Young Artist" and that of Edward Foster, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; plus the spine of this copy is still uncommonly intact. Item #797.
Condition: Very Good, both business cards present and spine intact; slight toning at edges of business cards; at inside back cover along the spine the newsprint pastedown endpaper is starting to tear: .75" at bottom and .5" at top; overall toning to newsprint pages of book, as is common with this title; at bottom edge of front cover there is a .25" bump/dent; slight rubbing to covers; some light bumps along cover edges and at spine corners; in a custom-made protective mylar jacket.