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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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"PRECIOUS SOUVENIRS OF THE PAST… JUST AS THEY WERE INSCRIBED BY LOVING HANDS OF MOTHERS AND GRANDMOTHERS"

FOX, Minnie C., compiler, and COBURN, Alvin Langdon, photographer. Blue Grass Cook Book. New York, 1904.

First edition of Fox's classic tribute to African American influence in America's Southern kitchens—"attests to the rich contribution of African Americans to a storied cuisine"—featuring dozens of Blue Grass recipes, illustrated with a full-page image of corn dodgers and biscuits, and 11 full-page photographic images of African American cooks by acclaimed photographer Alvin Langdon Coburn. $1750.

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