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    Sale 5948

    Photobooks

    19 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 37

    BILL BRANDT

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    BILL BRANDT
    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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