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Berühmte Zeitgenossen in unbewachten Augenblicken [Celebrated Contemporaries in Unguarded Moments]

Salomon, Dr. Erich

Published by J. Engelhorns Nachf, Stuttgart, 1931
Condition: g to vg Hardcover

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Quarto. 46pp (Text), 104pp (Captioned pages), [104]pp (Photographs). Facsimile dust-jacket over original gilt-stamped blue cloth, with gold lettering to front cover. Erich Salomon was one the first photojournalists in the 1920s to use the light Ermanox and Leica cameras. His "candid portraits" of the politicians and royalty of the pre-Second World War era remain extremely popular today. "Berühmte Zeitgenossen in unbewachten Augenblicken" is a striking collection of Salomon's photographs of more than 170 celebrities, including Hindenburg; Gustav Stresemann; Sir Austen Chamberlain; Aristide Briand; Lloyd George; Ramsey MacDonald; Mussolini; Chancellor Heinrich Brüning; the papal Nuncio Monsignor Pacelli (future Pope Pius XII); William Randolph Hearst; Richard Strauss conducting his Opera "Schlagobers" in Vienna; Wilhelm Furtwängler conducting a Symphony by Haydn in the Philarmonic in Berlin; Furtwängler conducting in Queen's Hall, London; cellist Pablo Casals at a concert in the Odeon in Munich, etc. Because he was Jewish, Erich Salomon went into hiding in the Netherlands during World War II, but he was finally betrayed by a Dutch Nazi. In May 1944 he was sent to Auschwitz, where he died.Facsimile dust-jacket. Some age-toning to spine and edges of binding. Minor to moderate foxing to the very first and very last pages. Text in German. Captioned pages in German, English, French and Italian. DJ in overall very good, binding in good, interior in good to very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 39860

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Title: Berühmte Zeitgenossen in unbewachten ...

Publisher: J. Engelhorns Nachf, Stuttgart

Publication Date: 1931

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:g to vg

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First edition.

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