USA: Woodstock Editions, 2001. First Edition. One of 500 numbered copies signed by Hans Gissinger. Fine in decoratively-patterned boards and no dust jacket as issued. A fascinating monograph, the middle third of which is devoted to 60 photographs of a wildly divergent array of Italian salamis, all treated separately and very much in a style of portraiture. The first and last third of the book consist of essays by Gerard Oberle (the first third in French, the last third in English), all of which are meditations on the place of the salami in world culture and history, taking into account Euro Westerns, boarding school, and Stalin. Gissinger's style is immediately distinctive, disturbing, and beautiful. Extremely scarce.