Publisher: Santa Fe, New Mexico: Twin Palms Publishers, 1995
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / Fine
Item #: 102611
First edition, first printing. Signed, dated ("7.20.96") and inscribed in red ink on the half-title page to an important figure in contemporary photography (please inquire): "To [name]-Show up next time! Always my best. John Patrick," and signed again with full name. Also includes two laid-in stationery cards, one inscribed "Happy New Year!...Best, Patrick," the other stamped verso in black ink with the artist's name, with a gelatin silver print (image size 3-1/8 x 3-1/8 inches, paper size 3-3/4 x 3-3/4 inches) held in place by four photo-album corners. Hardcover. Black cloth-covered boards with graphic stamped in red on cover and title stamped in red on spine, with clear acetate dust jacket. Photographs and text by John Patrick Salisbury. Designed by Jack Woody. Unpaginated (112 pp.), with 70 sheet-fed gravure plates finely printed on uncoated Japanese paper in Japan by Nissha Printing Company, Kyoto. 12 x 9-1/4 inches. This first edition was limited to 3000 hardbound copies.
Fine in Fine acetate dust jacket. A Mint copy.
From the publisher: "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."