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SUDEK, Josef.

Praha panoramatická.

Published: Prague: Státní Nakladatelství Krásné Literatury, Hudby a Uméní, 1959

Stock code: 110178

Price: £1,500

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First edition, first printing. Sudek’s most famous book, this volume collects 284 beautiful panoramic views of Prague. “No photographer, save possibly Atget, was so devoted to the task of portraying a city, and with such stunning results, as Sudek” (Sawyer, Creative Camera, No. 190, April 1980).

Oblong quarto. Original cream cloth, illustration to covers and titles to spine in black, top edge black, others trimmed. With the dust jacket. Housed in a recent cream paper clamshell box with the photographer’s name embossed on the front cover. Illustrated with 284 monochrome panoramic photographs. Neat contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper. Inner front and rear hinges starting. An excellent copy in a lightly dust-soiled jacket with a few tiny chips and one tape repair to the verso.

Bibliography: Parr & Badger I, 211.

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