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COBURN, Alvin Langdon

More men of mark.   New York Alfred A. Knopf 1922

Folio. 23 pp. of text With 33 photographic portraits. Original linen-backed patterned paper boards, edges worn; interior excellent, with all tissue guards in tact. $500.00

First edition. Portraits include Thomas Hardy, Ezra Pound, Anatole France, Edmund Dulac, Joseph Conrad, Marshal Foch, and Coburn's self portrait. Coburn (1882-1966) was an American photographer famous initially for his portraits from an elevated point of view. He later made some of the first completely abstract photographs. He lived in England during the later part of his life, ultimately becoming an English citizen.


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