Publisher Minneapolis, MN Graham Webb International 1997
Illustrator Sturges, Jock
Seller ID 007694
Stated first edition, presumed first and only printing. Printed by Litho Inc., St. Paul, MN. Presumed bound in the USA. Handsome, glossy paper binding, with a B&W photo design, and with title to the spine. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. Just a hint of bumping at the spine head, trivial. 13.75 x 9.75 inches. Text block firmly bound in. 54 unnumbered pages. Glossy, heavy coated stock with numerous B&W plates, many full-page, and featuring young men and women casually attired. Near the end of the book is a full-page color photo featuring a bottle of Montage eau de cologne. An immensely clean and tight copy. Almost certainly unread. Complete with the original translucent dust jacket, as issued. Present also is a clear Mylar overwrapper, with a printed title along the spine near the top. The overwrapper with a slight crack along the edge of the title label, scarcely noticeable. A Fine copy in a Fine dustjacket and a Near Fine overwrapper. Issued as a promotional for a line of personnel grooming products from Graham Webb. Photos by the famous and controversial American photographer, Jock Sturges. The photos, perhaps deliberately, walk the line between candid and contrived. Homage to Bruce Weber? With thanks to Wikipedia for the following: "His work has been the subject of controversy in the United States. In 1990, his San Francisco studio was raided by FBI officers and his equipment seized. A grand jury subsequently declined to bring an indictment against him. In 1998 unsuccessful attempts were made to have his books The Last Day of Summer and Radiant Identities classed as child pornography in the U.S. states of Alabama and Tennessee."