19 May 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 4,375
Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000
Londres de nuit -- London by Night. Introduction by André Lejard. Paris, London and New York: Arts et Métiers Graphiques, Country Life, and Charles Scribner's Sons, 1938.
Quarto (251 x 190 mm). 64 black and white photographs. Original photo-illustrated wrappers (minor soiling).
FIRST EDITION, A REMARKABLY FRESH COPY and very uncommon in this condition. Published simultaneously in French and English. The Open Book, pp.126-27 (illustrating this French issue); The Photobook, vol. I, p.138 ('superior in both conception and execution [to The English at Home] ... the night brought out Brandt's predilection for the mysterious and the fantastic').
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