I've only seen Evan's "American Photographs" in reprints so I really had no idea how the original was presented. This is an excellent way of getting a feel for a book that I will never own.
There were complaints in other reviews about the size of the reproductions. This is not a facsimile--it is not a "Second Edition"--and nowhere was it presented as such. The "Books on Books" series reproduces the entire book, cover to cover, dust jacket and in this case, belly band as well, and so the images of the spreads of the book are not at the original size (which were never anywhere near 8x10, by the way.) But it gives me a good enough sense of the original that I at least know what people are talking about when they say Robert Frank's "The Americans" was modeled on "American Photographs."
Further more, the essays are excellent at putting the book in context and the bibliographic info is fascinating. The price is not only reasonable but I was pleasantly surprised at how well printed it was and at how much care went into the scans and reproductions.
All around, I'm impressed and happy with this book and the others in the series.