Salisbury, John Patrick (Photographer) & Rilke, Rainer Maria (Contribution). DREW AND JIMMY. Santa Fe, NM: Twin Palms Publishing, 1995. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 112 pages. As New/As New. Signed.

Collection of black-and-white photographs. One of the most beautiful photography books of the last decade of the 20th century. Limited Edition of 3000 copies. The book 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 very highest standards. In glassine DJ, as issued. Presents John Patrick Salisbury's 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, humanity, and purity of rural life that are celebrated by the great (and now-vanished) American tradition in literature and the arts. 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, this is a "must-have" title for John Patrick Salisbury and photography book collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen by John Patrick Salisbury. This title is now collectible. This is one of very few signed copies still available online, is still in the publisher's original shrinkwrap, and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. The glassine DJ of all the other copies available online are rubbed, scuffed, and worn. A very scarce signed copy thus. 70 sheetfed gravure plates. One of the most brilliant living American photographers. A flawless copy. . ISBN 0944092314. $120.00

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