Book# 20984

Coburn, Alvin Langdon

London. With an introduction by Hilaire Belloc.

Ort   London/ New York
Verlag   Duckworth & Co./ Brentano’s
Auflage   first edition
Einband   1/2 calf gilt-lettered boards
Illustration, Ausstattung   20 gravure plates
Medium   Buch


Text engl. - Some strong and elegant images of atmospheric London, with 20 hand-pulled photogravures. Incl. "Westminster Abbey", "The Temple", "Waterloo Bridge", "Kingsway", "Hyde Park Corner", "St. Paul's, From the River", "Trafalgar Square", "The Tower Bridge", "Paddington Canal", "Wapping", "Leicester Square", "Regent's Canal", "From Westminster Bridge", "Kensington Gardens, November", "The Tower", "On the Embankment", "Houses of Parliament", "London Bridge", "The British Lion" and "St. Paul's from Ludgate Circus." - Selected by Andrew Roth to be included in The book of 101 books. New York 2001.
Auction cat. photographic literature & photographs, New York: Swann sale 2180, 14.05.2009, lot 004: 8000-12000 $ (estimate; boards rebacked, light overall soiling, rubbing to corners). - Dito, sale 2345, lot 164, 04.2014: 3500-4500 $ (estimate; 1/2 calf over gilt-lettered boards, worn overall, dampstained at the bottom edge, and top of backstrip perished; internally foxing to preliminaries, but overall plates fine).
Photographie 20. Jahrh. England Stadtansichten, London Monographie Piktorialismus 

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