Love, Graham Nash
21st Editions, 2010, 2 Volumes
Signed Deluxe Legacy Edition, 4 of 50
Features 21 Signed Original Hand Printed Pigment Ink Prints
Includes a Separate Portfolio of 9 Signed Free Standing Prints
Signed by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young
Details of the Books and Prints: “Love, Graham Nash” is an original fine press book released by 21ST Editions—producers of some of the most elegant and rare photographic art books in the world. This magnificent handmade two-volume set is limited to 80 copies signed & numbered by Nash, with only 50 offered for sale. Graham Nash is one of popular music's most legendary artists, celebrated for his work as a solo artist, with Crosby, Stills & Nash and with The Hollies. Nash has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two times—with CSN and The Hollies—and into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is also an acclaimed photographer whose work has been shown worldwide. The images spotlighted in Love, Graham Nash are ones taken in the 1960s and 1970s, a period that Nash's era-defining artistry helped shape. Portraying friends, family, and fellow musicians, they capture the essence of a momentous time in American culture. Hand-bound in African Bubinga wood, the set's main volume contains an introduction by Neil Young, 21 bound photographs, lyrics from 17 classic Nash songs, and an exclusive companion CD. The lyrics are reproduced as facsimiles of their original manuscripts—on hotel letterhead, torn notebook pages, and other ephemera. The book is signed by Graham Nash, David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Neil Young. The second volume collects letterpress transcriptions of the lyrics, and an exquisite portfolio of nine free-standing photographs, each signed by Nash. "During the time I've spent exploring the work of Graham Nash, I've come to understand his vision as a songwriter, performer, photographer—and friend," said Steven Albahari, Publisher. Love, Graham Nash is the result of more than three years of collaboration with Graham. An extraordinary cultural artifact, Love, Graham Nash is a work of art in and of itself. It merges the time-honored traditions of fine book making, dry-trap and letterpress printing, and photographic illustration with the most sophisticated modern printing technologies—ones pioneered by Nash Editions.”
The main book is hand-bound in African Bubinga wood with the introduction being written by Neil Young. Both books are printed in letterpress on handmade cotton rag paper and housed in a custom clamshell box along with a separate portfolio of 9 signed free-standing prints and a custom made CD of 17 classic Graham Nash songs. The dimensions are 15” x 13”. The main book is signed and numbered by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young on the limitation page. A Letter of Provenance from Lance Speer, former 21ST Editions Contributing Editor and Director of Marketing will accompany the book and portfolio.
Condition Report: The books and prints are in PRISTINE condition.
Rarity: To my knowledge, this is the only copy available for sale.
Photographs of books and examples of the signed prints contained in the book and portfolio appear in the photo section of the listing.