George Plimpton’s Copy

Men's Lives. The Surfmen and Baymen of the South Fork.

[New York]: The Rock Foundation, [1986].

Price: $1,750.00

About the item

First edition, no. 106 of 500 copies of the Deluxe Edition, printed by the Stinehour Press, with an extra SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH by Lynn Johnson. Text volume illustrated with photographs + extra volume of 163 half-tone reproductions after photographs by Doug Kuntz, Dan Budnik, Martine Franck, Jean Gaumy, Evelyn Hofer, Danny Lyon, Gilles Peress. 2 vols. Oblong Folio. George Plimpton’s Copy. The two volumes bound in gray cloth with photo on upper cover, the signed photo matted in paper wrapper, all encased in grey cloth folding box. Photograph and folder Books fine (slight fading to upper cover of vol. I), box with light soiling and toning. From the library of George A. Plimpton, longtime friend of Peter Matthiessen (who was one of the founding editors of the Paris Review).

Item #311119

“Here within sight of the bue shadow of New England’s industrial seaboard ten miles to the north … the fishermen go their traditional way down to the sea. They are tough, resourceful, self-respecting, and also (some say) hideound and cranky, too independent to organize for their own survival.”

Signed by the author in volume I, and with a photograph of the sulphur bottom whale, illustrated at page two opposite the preface, signed by Lynn Johnson.

A beautiful book and a fine literary association.