Early Dylan; Very good +

London: Pavilion Books Limited, (1999). First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto size, 96 pp., signed by all three photographers on a tipped-in plate. Near fine / near fine. Item #18111509

One of the greatest musicians of all time and a major figure in the folk music revival of the 1960s, Bob Dylan (b. 1941) has been a significant influence on a variety of musical genres, and his own music pulls from numerous genres such as blues, jazz, rockabilly, and even English and Irish folk music. In addition to exceptional musical sounds, Dylan's music contains poetic lyrics dealing with a wide range of topics, famously those political and anti-war, and also of betrayal, relationships, freight tains, outlaws, and women.

This book contains photographs of Dylan in his early years of performing and creating music, in the early to mid-1960s; the photographs are by three photographers, Barry Feinstein (1931-2011), Daniel Kramer, and Jim Marshall (1936-2010), and they each bring their own sensibility to the photographs, capturing different moments in Dylan's life, both intimate and public, quiet moments that seem like he is unaware of the camera as well as deliberate photoshoots and concert pictures. This volume has the signatures of all three photographers on a plate tipped in onto the front free endpaper; although the book was published by Pavilion Books in London, the plate has "Little, Brown and Company" as "Publishers", as they distributed the book in the United States.

___DESCRIPTION: Quarter black cloth with charcoal grey paper boards, silver lettering on the spine, black-and-white photographs of Bob Dylan throughout; quarto size (11.25" by 10"), pagination: [1-4] 5-96, signed by Barry Feinstein, Daniel Kramer, and Jim Marshall on a tipped-in plate on the front free endpaper. In a pictorial paper dust jacket with a black-and-white photograph of Dylan and title in white on the front panel, white lettering on the spine, another photograph of Dylan on the rear panel, a description of the book on the front flap, and photographer bios on the rear flap; the dust jacket is unclipped with the original price of GBP 19.99 on the front flap.

___CONDITION: Volume near fine, with straight corners, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; boards are clean overall with some slight soiling, some rubbing to the bottom edges of the boards and to the corners, and the top corners are very gently bumped. The dust jacket is near fine, unclipped, clean overall with very slight soiling, minor sunning along the top edge, overall without wear except for very faint rubbing to the head and tail of the spine, else fine.

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Price: $225.00