London: Thames and Hudson, 1975. Simultaneous First Paperback Edition. Softcover. Inscribed "To John with all my best wishes/ Francis Bacon" on the front flyleaf (the half-title page). The recipient of this inscribed copy was John Jonas Gruen, New York Times culture critic, writer, and photographer who amply documented and wrote books about the American and international art scene. 4to wrappers. A couple of tiny edge-rubs, else a near-fine copy.
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