Manhole Covers of Los Angeles, Robert and Mimi Melnick, First Edition, 1974, HC, VG.

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Melnick, Robert, and Mimi Melnick. Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1974. 
English, First Edition, Very Good, HC, 8vo, 9 1/2" x 6 1/4", [8] 81 pp.
ISBN: 0870931687

Pictorial paper over board with black cloth spine, featuring details of manhole cover design to front and back panels, stamped gilt lettering to spine, minor cocking to spine, some wear to tips and edges, light sunning to edges, pencil writing to front endpaper, otherwise, clean, tightly bound, and unmarked throughout. [8] 81 pp., replete with black-and-white photographs of manholes with various designs. Includes Foreword, Acknowledgements, Survey, Old Lids, Contemporary Lids, and Notes. From the Foreword: "This book concerns the odyssey of two urban archeologists who set out to unearth the industrial artifacts of a city's past. It is a photographic account of the manhole covers and various other metal lids found in the streets of Los Angeles today...Variations in logos and the most common designs--radical, waffle, hexagonal, and diamond--extended the collection well beyond the scope of the book."