Lot 126 of 446:
Taken From Life with photogravures by E.O. Hoppé  

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

Title:
Taken From Life

Author:
Beresford, J.D. & E. O. Hoppé

Place:
London, Glasgow, Melbourne & Auckland

Publisher:
W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd.

Date:
[1922]

Description:

Illustrated with 7 photogravures by E.O. Hoppé, including frontispiece, each with tissue guard. 22x16 cm (8¾x6¼"), green cloth, lettering in gilt. First Edition.

The book features Hoppé's "Studies of Humanity," each with arresting, expressionistic quality. The images show underprivileged individuals like a tramp, a cabman, a peddler, a charwoman, and a "drug fiend."  Beresford notes in his Forward "The chief credit for this book must be given to Mr. Hoppé... the photographs are the truly descriptive matter and my [text] no more than a reference which may serve to check the reader's inferences."  


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Touches of wear to cloth, rubbing to ends of spine and corners of boards; front hinge cracked before half-title, small dampstains to pastedowns near hinge, marginal foxing, interior bright throughout; very good.


 
Item number:
312921
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