1897 - 1985
Paris, Librairie des Arts Décoratifs, A. Calavas Editeur
Portfolio comprenant une page de titre, une préface de Florent Fels et soixante-quatre (64) héliogravures en feuilles, chaune mentionannt le nom du photographe, titrée 'Métal', numéro de planche et nom de l'éditeur. Jaquette d'origine.
Portfolio comprising a title page, a preface by Florent Fels and sixty four (64) loose photogravures, each mentionning the photographer's name, titled 'Métal', plate number and publisher's name. Original dust jacket.
folio: 11 ¾ x 9 ¼ in.; 30 x 23,5 cm;
planche / plate: 11 ½ x 8 ¾ in.; 29,2 x 22,5 cm
image: 9 ¼ x 6 ½ in.; 23,6 x 17,1 cm
This original porfolio is in overall very good condition.
Dust jacket, text pages and the first plate with foxing. Dust jacket worn at the back.
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Private collection, France
Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook: A History Volume I, Phaidon, London 2004, ill. cover and p. 95