Panorama einer Vergangenheit.
Photographien aus der Sammlung Robert Lebeck.
First edition, first printing, of this handsomely produced and fascinating selection of images from the collection of the award-winning German photojournalist Robert Lebeck (1929-2014). They are representative of the first three decades of photography, starting with Fox Talbot’s work and concluding with Franck’s scene of a battered Place Vendôme during the Franco-Prussian War.
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Folio. Original brown cloth, white lettered spine and front cover, photographic reproduction inset on front cover, with the original acetate wrapper, and white card slipcase. Colour and monochrome plates throughout; print of an early camera loose in publisher’s folder. An excellent copy.