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DREW AND JIMMY - Scarce Pristine Copy of The Limited Edition: Signed by John Patrick Salisbury

Salisbury, John Patrick (Photographer) & Rilke, Rainer Maria (Contribution)

Published by Santa Fe, NM: Twin Palms Publishing, 1995
ISBN 10: 0944092314 / ISBN 13: 9780944092316
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Title: DREW AND JIMMY - Scarce Pristine Copy of The...

Publisher: Santa Fe, NM: Twin Palms Publishing, 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

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1st Printing. Signed. 112 pages. Published in 1995. Retrospective collection of black-and-white photographs. One of the most beautiful photography books of our time. Limited Edition of 3000 copies. The first and only edition. The Limited Edition is now scarce. A brilliant production by John Patrick Salisbury and Jack Woody: Oversize-volume format. Pictorial cloth boards with red titles embossed on spine, as issued. Photographs and Remembrance by John Patrick Salisbury. Poem, "Encounter", by Rainer Maria Rilke. Printed in rich gravure on thick uncoated Japanese paper in Kyoto, Japan to the highest standards. In publisher's original plastic shrinkwrap. Without DJ, as issued. Presents John Patrick Salisbury's "Drew And Jimmy". His photo-poem to his brother, Burton, who died at the age of nineteen. John Patrick and Burton grew up on Walnut Grove along the Sacramento River Delta. As he describes it, their sibling relationship was one of ferocious rivalry and fraternal love, brotherhood as a unique kind of friendship that, in their case, was tragically cut short by youthful death. To memorialize this friendship and the place in which it took place, Salisbury photographed their younger cousins, Drew and Jimmy, over the years, brothers who are "stand-ins" (there is no other word) for himself and his dead brother. Drew and Jimmy are photographed as good-looking kids and without a break, as handsome teen-agers, in the same, unchanging Edenic backdrop. The photographs are redolent of American Pastoral, the innocence and purity of rural life that are celebrated by the great (and now-vanished) American tradition in literature and art. Salisbury's subdued and non-sensationalistic photographs have a lyrical beauty rarely found in contemporary photography. A journey into The Past as only the best photographs can sometimes render. An absolute "must-have" title for John Patrick Salisbury collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in black ink-pen by John Patrick Salisbury. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. Salisbury did NOT sign most copies of the Limited Edition. This title is a contemporary art photography classic. This is one of very few such signed copies of the Limited Edition still available online, is still in the publisher's original plastic shrinkwrap, and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Almost all other copies available online are rubbed, scuffed, wor, and have other serious flaws. A rare signed copy thus. 70 sheetfed gravure plates. One of the most brilliant American photographers of our time. A fine copy. ISBN 0944092314. Bookseller Inventory # 16224

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Synopsis: John Patrick Salisbury's first book is the result of five years of reflection on his family's past. Hailing originally from an isolated farming village in Northern California, Salisbury was preceded by seven generations. Family relations still live there, and Salisbury relives his past vicariously in this book through the lives of his cousins, Drew and Jimmy. What results is a poignant and moving portrait of boyhood in rural America.

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