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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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"KENTUCKY BATTER BREAD, KENTUCKY BURGOUT, KENTUCKY BAKED HAM"

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

First edition of this ode to the early 20th-century Kentucky kitchen, featuring dozens of traditional Blue Grass recipes, with one illustrated plate of corn dodgers and biscuits and 11 photographic plates of African-American cooks by acclaimed photographer Alvin Langdon Coburn. $1750.

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