RUSCHA, ED. A FEW PALM TREES

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  • Front cover image-Ed Ruscha-A few palm trees
  • Inscribed page-Ed Ruscha-A few palm trees
  • Back cover image-Ed Ruscha-A few palm trees
  • Cover-A Few Palm Trees-Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha, Los Angeles, CA, 1971.

Softcover with wrapper. Unpaginated, [64] pp.,14 black and white offset printed illustrations on white 80 lb Vicksburg Vellum text paper, 7 x 5.5 x 3/16 inches.

First edition [Unnumbered] 3900 copies.

[Inscribed copy]  The front end paper has a gift inscription with drawings of musical notes.

Minimal wear to edges of front covers. 1/4 inch scuff on upper right back corner. Slightest bit of foxing on bottom edges of book. Interior pages like new. Tight spine.

[Unsigned copy]

1/4 inch crease at bottom right front cover with minimal wear at edges of covers. Interior pages like new. Tight spine.

This publication has a solid black paperback cover, contains fourteen stripped  photos of palm trees printed in black ink on a white back-ground, printed addresses of palm tree locations opposite of illustrations. Succeeded by numerous blank pages.

Before creating this book, Ruscha had considered making a book called Seventeen Hollywood Palm Trees, for which he mocked up several cover designs. The original project, which was never realized, evolved into a A Few Palm Trees. According to the artist's introductory caption, the camera faced west on all photos. 

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