Lot 205 of 438:
Jacob Riis How the Other Half Lives 1st Edn  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$1,140
Estimate:
$600 - $900

Title:
How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York
Author:
Riis, Jacob A.
Place:
New York
Publisher:
Charles Scribner's Sons
Date:
1890
Description:

[xiv], 304 pp. 43 illustrations including 18 half-tone photographs. (8vo) original pictorial boards backed in gilt-lettered blue cloth. First Edition.

"One of the most important photobooks ever published, 'How the Other Half Lives' represents the first extensive use of halftone photographic reproductions in a book. It is the beginning, not of a photographic genre, but a photographic attitude, an ethos - humanist documentary photography - in which the photographic social document is employed to bear critical witness to what is going on in the world." (Parr & Badger, The Photobook, p.53).

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Binding worn, hinges shaken; early inscription on endpaper; very good.
 
Item number:
291151
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