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Esko Männikkö: Mexas, Naarashauki: The Female Pike & 100% Cashmere (All First Editions) [Each SIGNED]

Publisher: Oulu, Finland: Esko Männikkö, 1999
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 9529127456
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 113605

$875.00

Specifics

A set of three self-published books by Esko Männikkö. Each book is signed by the author, and Naarashauki: The Female Pike includes a postcard with the Männikkö photograph "Kuhmo, Suomi-Finland 1990" on the front and the message "Dear Friend, Please enjoy 'The Female Pike' with single malt whisky!" and the artist's signature on the rear.

Mexas: First edition, first printing. Signed in blue ink on the title page by Männikkö. Hardcover. Blue leatherette boards with debossed, tipped-in four-color plate on cover and title stamped in silver on cover and spine; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Esko Männikkö. Essays by Maaretta Jaukkuri and Gary Michael Dault. Designed by Petri Kuokka / Aarnipaja Ky. 80 pp., with 48 four-color plates printed on buff matte paper in Finland by Kaleva Kustannus Oy, Oulu. 9-3/4 x 11-5/8 inches. ISBN: 952910703X.

Naarashauki: The Female Pike: First edition, first printing. Signed in black marker on the title page by Männikkö, includes a postcard with the Männikkö photograph "Kuhmo, Suomi-Finland 1990" on the front and the message "Dear Friend, Please enjoy 'The Female Pike' with single malt whisky!" and the artist's signature on the rear. Hardcover. Red leatherette cloth-covered boards with a tipped-in four-color plate on the cover and title stamped in black on cover and spine, no dust jacket as issued. Photographs and text (in Finnish and English) by Esko Männikkö. 144 pp., with approximately 200 four-color plates. 9-5/8 x 10-1/4 inches. ISBN: 9529127456. Out of print. Scarce. [Cited in Andrew Roth, ed., The Open Book. (Göteborg, Sweden: Hasselblad Center in association with Steidl Verlag, Göttingen, Germany, 2004), and in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook: A History, Volume II. (London and New York: Phaidon, 2006).]

100% Cashmere: First edition, first printing. Signed in blue ink on the title page by Männikkö. Hardcover. Brown leatherette covered boards with tipped-in four-color plate on cover and title stamped in blue on cover and spine; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Esko Männikkö. Essays (in English and Italian) by Simona Segre and Suzy Shammah. Includes a list of plates. 80 pp., with four-color plates throughout. 9-5/8 x 11-5/8 inches. ISBN: 0954442504.

Condition

All three books are in Fine condition. A rare Mint set.