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    Sale 2110

    Fine Photobooks From An Important Private Collection

    10 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 54

    EL LISSITZKY

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    EL LISSITZKY
    No Pasaran! Ispaniia -- They Shall Not Pass! Spain. Volume 2. Text by Il'ia Erenburg. Moscow: OGIZ-IZOGIZ, 1937.

    Quarto (303 x 230 mm). 98 black and white photographs and reproductions. With errata slip. (Corners lightly bumped, occasional light marginal staining.) Original grey cloth, halftone photograph mounted on front cover, spine and front cover lettered in black, back cover lettered in blind (extremities rubbed, lower fore-corners bumped, scratch on front cover, endpapers browned, small loss to lower pastedown); cloth folding box. Provenance: Russian bookseller (small stamps) -- Martin Parr (bookseller's description laid-in).

    FIRST EDITION. From the library of photographer Martin Parr. "The Spanish Civil War was an important conflict, not just because it was the first direct challenge to fascism, but also in terms of modern photojournalism. It witnessed the birth of the modern war photographer" (The Photobook). The Photobook, vol. I, p.139.


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