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ALPHABETABUM: AN ALBUM OF RARE PHOTOGRAPHS AND MEDIUM VERSES - Scarce Pristine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing

Radunsky, Vladimir & Raschka, Chris (Authors)

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ISBN 10: 1590178173 / ISBN 13: 9781590178171
Published by New York City, NY: New York Review Of Books Classics, 2014
Used Condition As New Hardcover
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1st Printing. 80 pages. Published in 2014. Retrospective collection of vintage photographs of children, presented in alphabetical order. One of the most charming photography books of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The book is brilliantly produced by the authors, with pictorial hard boards, red cloth overboards, an irresistible design layout that appeals to kids and grownups alike in its simplicity and elegance, and glossy stock paper that is printed in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Vladimir Radunsky and Chris Raschka's "Alphabetabum". "An ALPHABET book? An ALBUM of old photos? We named it ALPHABETABUM. Here celebrated artists and authors Vladimir Radunsky and Chris Raschka put a delightful new old-fashioned spin on the alphabet book. Radunsky has selected portraits of children from his spectacular collection of antique black and-white photographs. Raschka has given the children names and written deliciously teasing rhymes about them. The result is ALPHABETABUM, a book of letters and pictures to which readers will happily return again and again both to look and to learn" (Publisher's blurb). It is said that there are more serious collectors of photographs of children than of photographs in general. This album gives an inkling why if so. An absolute "must-have" title for photography book collectors. This title is now collectible. This is one of few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with black-and-white vintage plates. A fine copy. ISBN 1590178173. Bookseller Inventory # 19781

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A New York Review Children?s Collection Original
 
What happens to the pictures of us? Nowadays they go straight to the Internet where anyone anywhere in the world can see them. And they?re nothing terribly special.
 
It wasn?t that way a hundred years ago, when getting your picture taken was a very important event. You dressed your best and you looked thoughtfully and for a long time into the awesome, magical lens of the camera. But even these important pictures sometimes were lost, sold by the photographer or even thrown away by families.
 
After many decades some of them found their way to flea-market tables in New York City, Rome, and Paris, where the artist Vladimir Radunsky couldn?t take his eyes off of them. He bought them, took them home, and looked at them over and over. Now he has chosen his favorites for this book and his friend Chris Raschka has written a poem for each one in an imagined alphabet of names and personalities.

Product Description: A New York Review Children?s Collection Original
 
An ALPHABET book?
An ALBUM of old photos?
We named it ALPHABETABUM.

Here celebrated artists and authors Vladimir Radunsky and Chris Raschka put a delightful new old-fashioned spin on the alphabet book. Radunsky has selected portraits of children from his spectacular collection of antique black and-white photographs. Raschka has given the children names and written deliciously teasing rhymes about them.

The result is ALPHABETABUM, a book of letters and pictures to which readers will happily return again and again both to look and to learn.

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Title: ALPHABETABUM: AN ALBUM OF RARE PHOTOGRAPHS ...

Publisher: New York City, NY: New York Review Of Books Classics, 2014

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: no

Edition: 1st Edition.

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