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La Jolla Water Books: The Water Book: La Jolla Cove [together with] The Water Department: Lane of Thoughts.

San Diego, CA: Bay Park Press, 2002, 2010. Limited Edition. Hardcover. "'We're all born from water. What could be more natural than to swim all your life in that wonderful weightless medium.' - Esther Williams.
Esther Williams was my hero growing up on Long Island Sound. I would see each of her movies and try to relive the fabulous water ballet sequences with my girlfriends. These past few years I have been swimming in a beautiful Olympic outdoor pool at the Y in Mission Valley. There are no sharks or seaweed as in my beloved La Jolla Cove. In the pool, palm trees and dappled light line my lanes of thought, perhaps an elephant or two.
This book reflects my love of La Jolla Cove and my daily swims to the quarter-mile buoy when the ocean is above 65 degrees. The text was printed on Fabriano Rosapina in Clarendon 30 point type. There are six etchings and three unique oil paintings on mylar in each book. With thanks to Jim Machacek for his guidance in editing and good humor in all things. Anthony Lukens, our intern who mattered, and Al Rubottom who makes my life swim a joy above & below 65 degrees." [Colophon, The Water Book]. Fine in Fine Clamshell Case(s). Tight, bright and unmarred. Cases bright and clean. Cloth boards (blue and teal green); intaglio prints, mylar collage, overprinted, Oblong fo. Illus (color plates). Numbered limited edition, these both being 10 of 10. Item #7525

Price: $4,500.00

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