Lot 85 of 446:
Anna Pavlova Autobiography, photogravures by E.O. Hoppé.  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$180
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$200 - $300

Title:
Anna Pawloa Tanzende Fusse der Weg Meines Lebens

Author:
Pavlova, Anna

Place:
Dresden

Publisher:
Carl Reissner

Date:
1928

Description:

Introduction by Arthur Grunenberg. Illustrated with 36 photos of Anna Pavlova, of which 31 are hand-pulled photogravures by E.O. Hoppé, Ernst Schneider, and Hanse Hermann. First Edition.

German autobiography of Anna Pavlova, notable for its rich photogravures of the author.

Emil Otto Hoppé was a German-born British portrait, travel, and topographic photographer. He moved to London in 1900 to train as a financier, but took up photography and rapidly achieved great success. Hoppé's reputation attracted many important British and North American figures in politics, literature, and the arts. In the era before the first World War, Hoppé photographed many leading literary subjects and figures from the art world, such as Henry James, Rudyard Kipling, John Masefield, Léon Bakst, Anna Pavlova, Tamara Karsavina and other dancers of the Ballets Russes, Violet Hunt, Richard Strauss, Jacob Epstein and William Nicholson. In the early 1920s he was invited to photograph Queen Mary, King George, and members of the royal family


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Three half inch tears on spine cloth, some loss at ends of spine; occasional marginal foxing, interior clean throughout; very good or better.


 
Item number:
312919
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