Von Dutch: The Art, The Myth, The Legend, CarTech, 2005, HC, Near Fine

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Ganahl, Pat. North Branch, MN. CarTech. 2005.
English, First Edition, Near Fine, HC, square 4to, 10 ¼” x 10 ¼,” 191 pp.
ISBN: 1884089984

Black paper over boards with photographs to front and back, yellow text to front and spine, white text to back, red linework to front, white endpapers and pastedowns with red linework, in publisher’s dust jacket with same design as book. Minor edgewear, minor scratching and shelfwear to front and back, otherwise clean, tightly bound, and excellent. In a Very Good dust jacket now protected in a paper-backed Mylar sleeve. Mild bumping to head and tail of spine, mild edgewear, mild shelfwear and scratching to front and back, otherwise excellent. 191 pp. Replete with full-color and black-and-white photographs. Text by Pat Ganahl with Foreword by Ed “Big Daddy” Roth. Von Dutch was a man of many talents, but is known for his pinstriping and work with automobiles. Ganahl does a deep dive into Von Dutch’s life, looking closely at “interviews, published accounts, photos, and Dutch’s artwork” in an attempt to tell the most accurate narrative of the man who has become a legend (from the dust jacket). “There’s nothing completely clear about the man who called himself Von Dutch…This [book] is probably the closest we’ll ever come to knowing what really happened” (from the dust jacket). 

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