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    Sale 2110

    Fine Photobooks From An Important Private Collection

    10 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 49


    Price Realised  


    The English at Home. London: B.T. Batsford Ltd., 1936.

    Quarto (235 x 180 mm). 63 black and white photographs. Original photo-illustrated boards (spine panel becoming loose); glassine dust jacket; cloth folding case.

    FIRST EDITION. A RARE PRESENTATION COPY OF BRANDT'S FIRST MAJOR WORK, INSCRIBED TO HIS WIFE'S SISTER: "Für Frau Bonnesen mit vielem herzlichen Dank und Wünschen für eine gute Besserung. Billy 25 July 36." Brandt "photographed all classes with an unusual degree of sympathy, using the pages of his books to bring out stark contrasts, which... were always pertinent and had never quite been highlighted in this way before, or even since" (The Photobook). 101 Books, pp.90-1; The Open Book, pp.122-23; The Photobook, p.138.

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