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Duckworth & Co./Brentano's, London/New York, [1909]. First Edition. Very good. 16 x 12 inches, rebound in marbled boards with leather spine, 21 pages plus 20 leaves each containing a photogravure illustration from photographs by Coburn. The first of two major books produced by Coburn with illustrations rivaling his original photographs. Coburn's other publication to rival "London" was, "New York" published in 1910. When Coburn settled in London in 1909 he began learning the photogravure process. He became so adept in the process that he set up two hand-operated printing presses in his home. For both the "London" and "New York" publications, he personally prepared the printing plates, exposing , etching and steel-facing them. He then pulled proofs until he obtained a perfect specimens for his printer to match. During the production of the books, Coburn closely supervised the production of the prints. Coburn has long been recognized as one of the master photographers of the early 20th century, closely associated with Alfred Stieglitz and his circle.
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