New York, New York. New Book, New Book.

Wow, now THIS is a book.

If you love New York, photography and architecture, this amazing volume of 756 pages, hand-bound in silk and encased in a Lucite "skyscraper"has 33 chapters that show off the city's culture (both historical and contemporary) in many categories, with photos shot by tons of respected photographers and writing from some of the key journalists in New York City culture, including Ric Burns, Tom Wolfe, Gay Talese, John Updike and many more.

The book, published by Gloria Luxury Books, features archival and modern photography from Annie Leibovitz, Alfred Stieglitz, Diane Arbus, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Patrick Demarchelier, Weegee, Jerry Schatzberg and David Bailey, as well as images presented in collaboration with the major New York photographic archives.

The name, the Lenape Edition, is named after the first Indian tribe to inhabit New York State. The book is limited to 1,000 units and has a basic edition at $2,500 (£1,200), a "Liberty" edition, with two archival prints, at $4,500 (£2,300) and a premium "Columbus" edition - limited to 100 units - for $15,000 (£7,600).

The almost 25 pound book comes packaged in a lucite 'skyscraper'- like container with a base on which it stands:

Visit the website here
Or purchase the book for the full price of $2,500.00 USD here at Barney's
Or for $1,911.00 (a savings of $589.00) here at Bigger Books

Learn about Gloria's Luxury Big Books here.

C'mon people, it's only a dollar.