19 May 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 375
Estimate GBP 600 - GBP 900
CAS OORTHUIS, KOEN LENARTS and others
PLEM 1909-1959. Design by Dick Elffers. Maastricht: PLEM, 1959.
Quarto (250 x 230mm). Printed presentation card laid-in. 4 colour photographs, black and white photographs throughout many of these with colour tints. Original yellow cloth, front cover with pictorial design in blind, spine lettered in black, original dust-jacket printed in various colours (extremities lightly rubbed, minor soiling).
FIRST EDITION, complete with the printed card from PLEM's director laid-in. 'One of the best designed examples of the period... the book might even be considered a prototype of the postmodern photobook' (The Photobook). The Photobook, vol. I, p.191.
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