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Rfk Funeral Train/rfk/"so Long Bobby" Print Set
New York City, NY: Magnum Photos Books/Umbrage Editions(2000). First Edition / First Printing. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket. 120 pages. Rare Paul Fusco collectible set. A pristine copy of "RFK Funeral Train" with copies of "RFK" and the original color print of "So Long Bobby", all signed by Paul Fusco. Landmark collection of photographs. One of the greatest photography books of the 20th century. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with the Softcover Edition, which was published simultaneously with it. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original. The First Edition is now scarce. An austerely elegant production by Paul Fusco: Regular-sized volume format. Pictorial hard boards with titles on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Paul Fusco. Tribute by Senator Edward M. Kennedy. Essays by Norman Mailer and Evan Thomas. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Published on the occasion of Robert F. Kennedy's 75th Birthday Anniversary in 2000. Presents Paul Fusco's "RFK Funeral Train". Photographs of Americans who went out of their way to pay a final tribute to the slain Presidential candidate, captured for posterity in a perfect photobook: One photograph after another of Americans from all walks of life saluting the passing train, a visual elegy of rigorous simplicity and transcendent power. With Kennedy-esque sense of ceremony and solemn occasion, Robert Fitzgerald Kennedy's surviving family and followers honored him by taking his casket on a funeral train trip. It was a felicitous gesture as Kennedy was in the midst of his cross-country Presidential campaign when he was assassinated in Los Angeles, on June 5, 1968. The funeral train was, in effect, the continuation and culmination of his campaign and journey unto immortality. This comes with a copy of "RFK", published in 2008 by The Aperture Foundation on the occasion of RFK's 40th Death Anniversary, which is a new book altogether, intended as a sequel/companion volume to his masterpiece. Also included: One of the most heartbreakingly beautiful images, "So Long Bobby", a 6 X 6 inch original color print specially produced by Paul Fusco and Magnum in 2016. An absolute "must-have" collectible, not just memorabilia, set for Paul Fusco collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in metallic-silver pen-marker on the title page by Paul Fusco. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. It comes with copies of "RFK" and an original 6 X 6 inch color print of "So Long Bobby", both also very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen by the photographer. This title is a great photography book. As far as we know, this is the only such signed set ("RFK Funeral Train", "RFK", and "So Long Bobby") available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, pristine beauties. Please note: Fusco turned 86 years old in 2016, is very sick, and no longer appears in public. These signed copies were obtained from his Chicago gallery whereas the print was issued by Magnum. A rare signed set thus. 50 color plates, 120 color plates, 1 original color print. Paul Fusco's "RFK Funeral Train" was selected as one of the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". One of the most important American photographers of our time. A fine collectible set. (SEE ALSO OTHER COPY OF THIS TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1884167047.
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