SIGNED. First edition, second printing. Fine cloth-bound hardback with the lightest of wear in a Near Fine dust jacket with a touch of edge wear. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, BOXED. On assignment for Vogue in the 1950s and 1960s, Penn (1917-2009) traveled the world as an "ambulant studio photographer," setting up a tent and photographing the people of Cuzco, Crete, Extremadura, Dahomey, Cameroon, San Francisco, Nepal, New Guinea, and Morocco. There is as well his photo-essay on the "small trades" of Paris, London and NYC. A photo-book masterpiece of the late 20th century. Photographs by Irving Penn. SIGNED BY PENN and inscribed on the half-title page. 96 pages; 76 b&w plates, most full-page + text illustrations and photographs of Penn at work by his wife, Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn; 11 x 11 inches. See: Roth, The Open Book, p.300.