Men's Lives Two Volume Slipcased Limited Edition with Signed Photograph of Dory Launching Used as the Cover Illustration By Dan Budnik
Matthiessen, Peter

New York, NY: Rock Foundation, 1981. The signed 2-volume edition of the book; text and illustrations and including a 8" x 10" (overall) black and white photograph, with handmade paper tissue-guard, loosely corner-mounted with matte over-cover and in its own pebbled paper chemise, signed below the image in the right corner margin by Dan Budnik, the back of photo in pencil "Men's Lives Dory launching 1981 Dan Budnik 2004 Ilford print by Alissa Marquis Santa Fe, NM 2004" - a very good image and iconic as the cover photo for one of the inset illustrations on the bindings here, the image used on the trade edition of the book's dustjacket and also the main image on the poster used to promote the event which launched the theater production and this special edition of the book about the fishermen of the South Fork of Long Island; limited edition with both volumes numbered 433 of 500, signed on title page of the text volume by Peter Matthiessen; all in an approximately 12" x 13" clamshell box, bound in a light gray cloth, the volumes bound in contrasting darker gray-green cloth; text set in Bembo and Caslon by Typographic images Inc. Waldman Graphics Inc. Pennsauken, New Jersey, Printing by Meriden-Stinehour Press Connecticut, binding by Publishers Book Binder Long Island City NY, design by Helen Buttfield; slight wear to slipcase; little bit of faint spotting to bindings, color fade; in very good plus condition; Peter Matthiessen (1927 - 2014) American novelist, naturalist, explorer, and advocate for the life of the planet. (Men's Lives) "...possesses a factual lyricism and personal passion that put it among Matthiessen's best nonfiction..." (William Dowie, 1991 Twayne Author Series) Very Good Hardcover (Item ID: 23857)


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