New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1986. 1st Edition. Large folio, publisher's photo-illustrated stiff paper wraps, spine and upper wrap lettered in purple.
Inscribed first edition of fashion photographer Weber's ecstatic fantasia on the beauties of Rio: its beaches, clubs, Jiu Jitsu bouts and sybaritic youth culture: "'rio de janeiro, gosto de voce, gosto de quem gosta deste céu, deste mar, desta luz...'– rio de janeiro – I love you – I love the one who loves this sky, this ocean, this light..." Illustrated with 130 full-page black-and-white, sepia and color plates, four of them folding, and including drawings and collages by Tiffany & Co. and Bonwit Teller display director Richard Giglio. With a section devoted specifically to Jiu Jitsu and MMA Hall of Famer Rickson Gracie in his prime. Designed by Sam Shahid, Rïse Daniels and Donald Sterzin. Texts in Portuguese and English. Inscribed by Weber to the title-page: "for Charlotte," with his signature, and additionally inscribed by Giglio opposite: "For Michael & Charlotte / x x x / Richard Giglio." Lightest rubbing to spine-ends, else fine. Item #850