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A Kiss Is Just a Kiss

Velick, Bruce (and Tom Robbins, Introduction)

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ISBN 10: 0517575116 / ISBN 13: 9780517575116
Published by Harmony Books, New York, 1990
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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A Very Good copy (red dot remainder mark) in cream cloth of this photography collection of kissing, in a Very Good dust jacket with a short tear at the lower rear spine fold. 1992 gift inscription at the front endpaper, clean within. States "First Edition" at the copyright page, with a number line running from 10 to 2. Signed by Tom Robbins at his Introduction, and with a program (one page front-and-back) from the signing event laid in. Bookseller Inventory # 034661

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Title: A Kiss Is Just a Kiss

Publisher: Harmony Books, New York

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: Second Printing

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Many of the greatest photographers of all time have had special fondness for the sight of a kiss. After all, "kissing is the glory of the human species," says Tom Robbins in his introduction to A Kiss Is Just a Kiss. Here, in sixty memorable and delightful photographs by some of the all-time greats, including Kertesz, Doisneau, Cartier-Bresson, Eisenstaedt, and Weegee, is an affectionate and eye-catching celebration of one of life's great pleasures. An exuberant tribute to the most precious gift we can give each other, A Kiss Is Just a Kiss is a book to be treasured by lovers of every persuasion.


Dogs and babies, old men, lovers, parents and children -- some of the most moving kisses ever recorded on film are here. Tom Robbins writes in the introduction: "No kiss is ever wasted, not even on the winless l0ttery ticket kissed for luck. Kiss trees. Favorite books. Bowling balls. Old Jews sometimes kiss their bread before eating it, and those are good kisses too. The best kisses, though, are those between lovers, because those are the consequential ones, the risky ones, the transformative ones, the ones that call the nymphs and satyrs back to life, the many-layered kisses that we dive into as into a fairy-tale frog pond or the warm whirlpool of our origins."

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