18 May 2006
Hiroshima. Tokyo: Kenkosha, 1958. 4° (347 x 255mm). 1 colour and 164 black and white photographs. Original black cloth, spine and front cover blocked in white, original photo-illustrated dust-jacket, original white printed cardboard slipcase (light soiling on cloth, small area of wear on front endpaper, dust-jacket with a few short tears and light rubbing at the extremities, slipcase with light spotting, light wear).
FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 'PHOTOGRAPHY'S MOST SIGNIFICANT MEMORIALS TO THE DEFINING EVENT IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY JAPANESE HISTORY... the events are recorded in a careful and respectful way, as if the act of making the book could somehow begin the process of reconciliation and healing' (The Photobook). Cover design by Joan Miró. The Photobook, pp.274-75.
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