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ALVIN LANGDON COBURN

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“TO ARREST AND THEREBY ETERNALIZE THE CURRENT MOMENT”

COBURN, Alvin Langdon. London. London and New York, 1909.

First edition of Coburn's first, groundbreaking photobook, an elegant folio production of 20 hand-pulled gravure plates tipped onto rich gray paper, each prepared by Coburn himself, representing a revolutionary "transition from pictorialism to modernism… a shift in attitude that triggered the final push towards photographic modernism" (Parr & Badger). $15,000.

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EASTMAN HOUSE TRIBUTE TO COBURN

(COBURN, Alvin Langdon). NEWHALL, Nancy. Alvin Langdon Coburn. Rochester, 1962.

First edition of this representative selection from Coburn’s works, one of 2000 copies for members of Eastman House, with 16 lovely mounted photogravures, including portraits of Twain, Yeats and Chesterton. $950.

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