Manchester & The Sea.Manchester: The Cloister Press Ltd., [1926?] Stock Code: 143384
First edition, first impression. A scarce and ephemeral work published by the Manchester Ship Canal Company, featuring photographic illustrations by the great American photographer Alvin Langdon Coburn (1882-1966), a "significant figure in the transition from pictorialism to modernism, from nineteenth- to twentieth-century photography" (Parr & Badger).
The typography may be by the distinguished British typographer Stanley Morison, who worked for the Cloister Press at this time.
Square octavo (20pp. letterpress). Original drab wrappers, printed label on front cover.
10 monochrome plates from photographs by Coburn, folding map of the Port of Manchester.
Some wear, a single hole throughought the upper inner corner.
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