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    Sale 2110

    Fine Photobooks From An Important Private Collection

    10 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 122

    SHOMEI TOMATSU

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    SHOMEI TOMATSU
    11:02 Nagasaki. Tokyo: Shashindojinsha, 1966.

    Quarto (220 x 190 mm). 119 black and white photographs. Original photo-illustrated boards (spine lightly browned, light rubbing at extremities); original printed cardboard slipcase (light wear); black cloth folding case.

    FIRST EDITION. A very good copy, complete with the printed leaflet laid-in. One of "the most significant memorials to the defining event in twentieth-century Japanese history", which illustrates "a clear progression towards truly world class Japanese photographic expression" (The Photobook). The Open Book, pp.226-27; The Photobook, vol. I, pp.274-77.


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