Paul Auster Books

It Don’t Mean a Thing (The Gould Collection 2017)

First edition, first printing. Glossy photographic wrappers. 1 of 500. Signed by Auster. Not to be confused with subsequent editions. Fifty-eight photographs by Saul Leiter with the story ‘It Don’t Mean a Thing’ by Paul Auster. Black-and-white and color photographs by Leiter from 1947 through the 1970s with many images never before published are paired with Auster’s tale of interlinked life events and chance encounters. Reflections on New York City, its urban rhythm, people and places, feature prominently in both artists’ work and provide a unifying focus for the book. Housed in custom fit slipcase in Japanese bookcloth with a ribbon pull for easy retrieval created by Jason Patrician of The Fish Bindery in Portland, OR in 2023.
The Gould Collection: New York/Tokyo: 2017.

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