“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.