DELUXE SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF CARDENAS’ MARQUESA, ONE OF ONLY 52 COPIES PRINTED,WITH AN ADDITIONAL SUITE OF SIX PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTS BY THE AUTHOR
CARDENAS, Jeffrey. Marquesa. A Time & Place with Fish. (Stone Harbor, New Jersey): Meadow Run Press, (1995). Octavo, original full black morocco, six loose black-and-white photographic prints (each measuring 5 by 7 inches), printed buff paper folder, original cloth clamshell box. $1250.
Deluxe signed limited first edition, number 19 of 47 copies for sale (out of an entire edition of 52 copies), with an additional suite of six black-and-white photographic prints of underwater landscapes shot by the author in the Marquesas and housed in the original printed paper folder, housed together in the original clamshell box.
"The fishing is great, but Marquesa is much more than a book about great fishing. Jeffrey Cardenas' book is a meditation, an evocation of a place so perfect and sensuous that putting it down gave me a momentary sense of loss and nostalgia for a place I have never yet been. It was like stepping into a Walter Anderson painting" (Fly Rod & Reel). "Jeffrey Cardenas' journal of his six-week sojourn in the Marquesas is delightful—fine observation of marine natural history and a subtle feel for a silent and beautiful place, the whole infused with a reflective harmony born of the writer's uncommon contentment of his isolation" (Peter Matthiessen). The six black-and-white photographs in the special suite, which depict underwater landscapes in the Marquesas, were all taken by the author and were all printed from the original negatives. Published the same year as the first trade edition.
A beautiful copy in fine condition.