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COBURN, Alvin Langdon.

Moor Park, Rickmansworth: A Series of Photographs.

With an Introduction by Lady Ebury.

Published: London: Elkin Mathews, 1915

Stock code: 105463

Price: £2,250

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First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the photographer on the front free endpaper, “To Lawrence J. Gomme, with best wishes from Alvin Langdon Coburn. Xmas 1915.” Gomme (1883-1974) was a friend of Coburn and an exhibitor of his works. Laid-in is correspondence between Gomme and a bookseller in 1971, who had bought the book and tracked down Gomme’s address. An astonished Gomme, unsure as to how the book left his possession, writes “I am curious to know how you acquired the Volume…I remember the book very well and had it in my possession at the time I closed the shop to do war work in 1917.” Gomme, a bookseller himself, became the first President of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA) in 1949.

Small quarto. Original green paper-covered boards, titles to spine and front board black. 20 tipped-in plates. Boards toned, edges bumped, spine and tips partially worn, contents faintly foxed with clean plates, hinges sound. A very good copy.

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