New York: Harry N. Abrams., Inc., Publishers, 2004. 1st Edition. Large folio, publisher's taupe cloth, spine and upper board blindstamped, photo-illustrated endpapers, original photo-illustrated dust jacket, original printed translucent vellum vertical wrap-around band.
Stated first edition of Dweck's frolicsome, Bruce Weber-esque photo-essay on the surf life at Montauk, an old New York fishing community and summer playground on Long Island's eastern end, with 201 duotone and 15 color plates (several folding). "By and large, these are kids who are the same age I was when I first fell in love with the place. They are beautiful and sexy and tribal in a way no one who hasn't been part of a surf community can understand. I can tell myself that I knew Montauk when it was better, when the beaches were less crowded and the summer crush could barely fill the two roadside motels. I can't delude myself into thinking that I ever surfed as well, looked as good, or partied as hard as the young people who let me take their pictures." With a preface by local surfer and longtime East Hampton Star reporter Russell "Rusty" Drumm, and list of plates. Designed by Jeremy Miller. Fine and increasingly scarce, especially so with wrap-around band. Item #698