10 April 2008,
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Price Realised USD 2,500
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
KATA KALMAN AN IVAN BOLDIZSAR (author)
Tiborc. Budapest: Cserepfalvi, 1937.
Quarto (310 x 241 mm). 24 black and white photographs. (Light browning and light staining in the text margins.) Original tan cloth with red woven pattern, front cover lettered in black, red spine-label printed in black (boards bowed, some soiling); cloth folding box. Provenance: Ivan Boldizsar (presentation inscription to:) -- Lajos Baranyai.
FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY BOLDIZSAR, in Hungarian: "For Lajos Baranyai, beloved managing director, with deep respect and inestimable gratitude. 17 December 1937. Ivan Boldizsar". "A CLASSIC DOCUMENTARY PROJECT" (The Photobook). Boldizsar, novelist and screenwriter, was president of the Hungarian PEN Center, and one of the first people from a former Soviet bloc nation to receive an honorary degree in the United States. RARE: ABPC records no copy selling at auction in over 30 years. The Photobook, vol. I, p.140.
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