ANDY WARHOL'S INDEX (BOOK)
New York: Random House, 1967. First edition. 4to. 11" x 8.25". pp.  plus pictorial endpapers. From title page: "With the assistants of Gerard Malanga [crossed out], Stephen Shore, Paul Morrisey, Ondine, Nico, Christopher Serf, Alan Rinzler, Gerald Harrison, Akihito Shirakawa and particularly David Paul. Several photographs by Nat Finklestein. Factory fotos by Billy Name." Cloth-backed boards with mounted holograph. pp.  plus pictorial endpapers. A practically near-fine example of this notoriously fragile production. Boards are bright and sharp, with only trace rubbing and a couple of small abrasions to front cover. Main faults are typical: balloon perished with attendant offsetting and adhesion of surrounding pages, as in all copies; some starting to one signature, but still intact; lacking uncommon original plastic sleeve. Else all remaining elements present, functional, and attached. All pop-ups work, including the accordion (which retains its squeak!). Dodecahedron retains original rubber band. Easily very good or better; uncommonly complete. Just about the nicest we've seen. (Item ID: 12659)
Warhol's famed "pop-up book for hipsters" and one of the best documents to emerge from The Factory. A Roth 101 selection. "[O]ne of the most important and exuberant Pop art objects ever published [...] it is also one of the ultimate photobooks-as-objects" (Parr & Badger 144-5).