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Chiswick Auctions has a copy of Coburn's New York with a forward by H G Wells coming up on 12 June.  The detailed description is here: COBURN, Alvin Langdon (1882-1966, photographer). New York ... With a Foreword by H. G. Wells. London: Duckworth & Co., and New York: Brentano's, [1909]. Folio (408 x 308mm). Half title, 20 photogravure plates by Alvin Langdon Coburn, mounted on thick grey paper (some light spotting to text leaves, but photogravures unaffected). Original calf-backed grey paper boards, the upper cover lettered in gilt (some fading to gilt lettering, dampstain at corner, joints splitting, extremities rubbed), grey dust-jacket lettered in black (torn with some loss to backstrip). "The photogravures in this volume are from plates prepared by the artist, and printed under his personal supervision" (printed note beneath the List of Plates). "Posterity will owe much to Mr. Coburn, so that I hesitate to call the series of studies he has made of the beauty of contemporary cities the chief thing for which his memory will be honoured; but certainly his record of urban effects will be a greatly valued legacy" (from H. G. Wells' Foreword). The subjects of the photogravures are as folows: 1. The Metropolitan Tower. 2. Brooklyn Bridge, from a Roof-Top. 3. The Battery. 4. Williamsburg Bridge. 5. The Holland House. 6. Broadway at Night. 7. Brooklyn Bridge, from the River. 8. The Flat-Iron. 9. The Water Front. 10. The Singer Building, Noon. 11. The Ferry. 12. The Tunnel-Builders. 13. The Knickerbocker Trust Company. 14. The Chinese Quarter. 15. The Unfinished Bridge. 16. The Singer Building, Twilight. 17. The Stock Exchange. 18. Fifth Avenue, from The Regis. 19. The Sky-Line. 20. The Park Row Building. Truthful Lens 36.  Estimate: 5000-8000

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