1st Printing. Signed. Unpaginated. Published in 1976. Artist Book. Collection of photo-narratives. The first and only edition. Published in a tiny print run as a softcover original only by a small fine press. The First Edition is now rare. An austerely elegant production by Duane Michals and J+M Condon New York: Small-size volume format. Photographs and text by Duane Michals. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. In glassine integral DJ with blue titles printed on the cover and matching blue spine, as issued. Presents Duane Michals' "Take One And See Mt. Fujiyama And Other Stories". Four epiphanic stories that also include "The Pleasures of The Glove", "The Enormous Mistake", and "Watching George Drink A Cup of Coffee". Like his other books, the Captions are reproductions of the artist's own handwriting, a photo-narrative style that is identified with him (and much copied by others). Each photograph is captioned with either a brief sentence, a poetic sigh, or a rhapsodic paragraph. The stories are about the tenderness of homosexual (and also, heterosexual) love and in the end, the intimate relation between fantasy and reality. These remain among the fullest, deepest, and wittiest photo-narratives that Michals has ever conceived and realized. He is often regarded as a male nude photographer, which is misleading because while he has photographed the masculine form, his real theme is the way our dreams and fantasies can transform the most ordinary moments into something extraordinary and sublime. Such as an erection in white briefs that becomes, through the photograph, Mt. Fujiyama. An absolute "must-have" title for Duane Michals collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed, dated, and inscribed in black pen on the first page by the artist/photographer: "For (recipient, who is named) in Santa Monica from Duane in New York OK! 1 June 1978". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is an erotic art photography classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed, dated, and inscribed copy of the First Edition/First Printing available online and despite its slight imperfection (browning of the glassine cover's edges, found in ALL extant copies of the book) is still in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A rare signed copy thus. One of the greatest artist/photographers of our time. A fine collectible copy. ISBN 091661400X. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: TAKE ONE AND SEE MT. FUJIYAMA AND OTHER ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Light Impressions/A Stefan Mihal Book
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition.
Book Description Light Impressions, Rochester, NY, 1976. First edition. Small oblong softcover. A collection of 54 black and white images by Michals divided into three stories with the same translucent printed sheets as the cover. An about very good copy in wrappers that are slight soiled and with a tear to the bottom of the front panel. Bookseller Inventory # 150600
Book Description Stefan Mihal, Rochester, 1976. paperback. Book Condition: fine. Duane Michals (illustrator). First. 4 stories told with photos and Michal's signature hand-lettered captions. Approximately 60 pages. Slim, oblong 8vo, softcover with blue lettered translucent wrappers. Rochester: Stefan Mihal & Light Impressions, 1976. First edition. A fine copy of this unusual book. Bookseller Inventory # 255225
Book Description A Stefan Mihal Book, 1976. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good+. Wraps (glassine, printed in blue); oblong 16mo; approx. pp. , stories told via b/w photo-illustrations on glossy stock, each story with a printed glassine title-page. Covers, spine tips, and corners lightly rubbed; contents bright and clean. Bookseller Inventory # JC8379
Book Description Stefan Mihal/Light Impressions, Rochester, NY, 1976. Soft cover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Another of Duane Michala' "story pictures" with the text in the photographer's own hand and b&w images; both clever and humorous and always original, the other stories include The Pleasures Of The Glove, The Enormous Mistake and Watching George Drink A Cup Of Coffee; each story is entitled with a printed, Mylar page, as is the cover; a Paperback Original, this copy is Fine- with just a bit of discoloration on the Mylar cover and the tiniest rubbing on the spine; very scarce in described condition. Bookseller Inventory # 005035
Book Description distributed by Light Impressions Corp., by Light Impressions, 1976. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 091661400X
Book Description distributed by Light Impressions Corp., by Light Impressions. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: Good. 091661400X Excellent customer service / FAST SHIPPING / We ship daily before 3:00 PM eastern time. Bookseller Inventory # B-21890-0
Book Description Light Impressions, Rochester, NY, 1976. Paperback. Book Condition: Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Trade pb with transparent plastic cover with blue lettering. Bookseller Inventory # 306465
Book Description distributed by Light Impressions Corp., by Light Impressions, 1976. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG091661400X
Book Description [S. L. : S. Mihal] ; Rochester, N. Y. : Distributed By Light Impressions Corp. , By Light Impressions, 1976. First Edition. Fine copy in the original clear wrappers; wrappers very slightly dust-toned and nicked. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. ; 35 pages; Description:  p. : ill, ; 16 x 21 cm. "A Stefan Mihal book. " Subjects: Photography, Erotic. 1 Kg. 35 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 114560
Book Description Stefan Mihal, NY, 1976. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Very Fine. First Edition. Stories and photographs from Michals,as new, glassine cover, scarce VF near MINT condition in glassine wraps/1976 oblong.as issued Size: Oblong. Bookseller Inventory # 018942