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HOFMANN, Werner.

Panorama einer Vergangenheit.

Photographien aus der Sammlung Robert Lebeck.

Published: Hamburg: Print Verlag fur Kunst & Photographie, 1982

Stock code: 104873

Price: £125

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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.

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.

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