Lot 33 of 196:
H.G. Wells Alvin Coburn The Door in the Wall and Other Stories  

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Lot closed - unsold
$2,000 - $3,000

The Door in the Wall and Other Stories

Wells, H.G.

New York

Mitchell Kennerley



153, [1] pp. 10 tipped-in hand-pulled photogravure plates printed under the supervision of the photographer. (Folio) 14½x11¼, original cloth-backed boards, title in gilt on front board, paper title label on spine. Original card slipcase, paper label on front. One of 600 copies printed on French hand-made paper.

Alvin Langdon Coburn (1882-1966) was a key figure in the development of American pictorialism. He became the first major photographer to emphasize the visual potential of elevated viewpoints and later made some of the first completely abstract photographs. Rare in the original slipcase.

Lot Amendments

Slipcase professionally restored, reusing the original front and rear panels; volume a touch faded at board edges, light edge wear; the illustrations have offset to facing pages as typical with this title; near fine in a restored slipcase.

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