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Cohen, John (Photographer/Author) & Dylan, Bob (Artist/Subject). YOUNG BOB: JOHN COHEN'S EARLY PHOTOGRAPHS OF BOB DYLAN. New York City, NY: Powerhouse Books, 2003. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 72 pages. Fine.

Retrospective collection of photographs on subject. One of the most beautiful books devoted to Bob Dylan. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. An austerely elegant production by Francesca Richer and John Cohen: Oversize-volume format. Pictorial hard boards with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs and text by John Cohen. Printed on pristine-white, thick uncoated stock paper in Italy to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents "Young Bob: John Cohen's Early Photographs of Bob Dylan". That is, before he became iconic and Nobel Laureate-famous. "In 1962, the young John Cohen and the young Bob Dylan went to Cohen's East Village loft and rooftop for a few hours to take some photos in 'a moment of invention, without planning, and with the freedom that comes from uncertainty'. These never-before-published photographs reveal the soon-to-be-legendary musician on the cusp of fame, just before the release of his revolutionary first album. Cohen has also painstakingly transcribed and edited forgotten radio interviews that aired between 1961 and 1963. The interviews conjure voices from the past, where you can hear a youthful Dylan joking and quipping with WBAI's Cynthia Gooding, WNYC's Oscar Brand, and WFMT's Studs Terkel. With a flourish of color, Cohen's recently re-discovered Ektachromes shot in 1970 for the album, 'Self Portrait', appear at the end" (Publisher's blurb). "These are pictures from a more innocent time at the beginning of Bob Dylan's career: What he looked like when he first arrived in New York. We weren't into creating a persona for Bob. The session was a free-flowing pursuit of picture-making" (John Cohen). An absolute "must-have" title for Bob Dylan and John Cohen collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by John Cohen. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with duotone plates. One of the greatest American musical artists, photographed in his youth by one of the most brilliant American photographers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JOHN COHEN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1576871991. $150.00

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