Item #SKB-17436 The Surf Riders of Hawaii. Alfred Richard GURREY Jr.

The Surf Riders of Hawaii.

Kauai: Privately published by Timothy T. DeLaVega, 2013.

Item #SKB-17436

String-tied pamphlet with printed paper cover label. First edition thus, a facsimile edition of the first book devoted to the sport of surfing. There is no documentation of how many copies of the original "The Surf Riders of Hawaii" were produced, or exactly when they were made (though the date was apparently around 1912). The book features little text, and is mostly devoted to tipped-in photographs of surfers in Honolulu, including one of Duke Kahanamoku. However small the print run of the original book, it is known that only eight copies are still in existence. Like the original, this edition was also painstakingly handmade, the photographs having been meticulously restored and printed using the silver halide method as Gurrey did 100 years ago. This Centennial publication of "The Surf Riders of Hawaii" is one of an unstated, but small, number of copies signed and numbered in gold ink by Timothy T. DeLa Vega who crafted this edition by hand and is responsible for its publication in cooperation with the Gurrey family. Housed in a cloth-covered slipcase with printed labels. A fitting tribute to this landmark book, and a charming look at a bygone era in surfing history. Fine.

Price: $250.00

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