New York: Macmillan, 1968. First Printing. Octavo. (16 cm. x 23.5) 94 pp. Photo illustrated wrappers. Very minor toning and edgewear. Mild foxing to verso of front wrapper and title page. Book clean and bright overall. Very Good. Item #202
"The Bikeriders" is a document of American biker subculture in the mid 1960s by photographer and journalist, Danny Lyon. Part of the New Journalism school of writers, Lyon completely imbedded himself into a clan of hardcore bikeriders who had completely devoted themselves to the outsider lifestyle. Lyon's photos depict a changing and toughening America with men and women who shunned the normative lifestyle of the day for gritty bike clubs, scrambles on dirt tracks, sexual liberation and leather jackets sometimes festooned with gang patches. Raw, unedited interviews with some of the bikeriders give a glimpse of their unfiltered, tough and dangerous world of youth in rebellion. A landmark of photojournalism, the softcover and hardcover first editions of "The Bikeriders" were issued simultaneously.