Magnum Magnum [SIGNED]

Magnum Magnum [SIGNED]
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Price :  £450.00

Edited by Brigitte Lardinois.

London. Thames & Hudson. 2007. First edition. Signed by 21 of the contributing photographers in various inks on the half-title. Oatmeal cloth-bound boards, no dust jacket [as issued], in original cardboard shipping carton. 568 pages. 413 photographs in colour and duotone. 400 x 330mm (15 x 13"). kg. 9780500543429. English. Fine; an excellent copy, there is some rubbing and loss to the black lettering on the cloth boards but this occurs on most copies we have seen and appears to be a printing error; black marker pen writing occurs in two places on the cardboard shipping carton.

An exceptional copy of a first edition of Magnum Magnum, a book produced to celebrate sixty years of the Magnum photography agency. 69 of Magnum's finest photographers have been chosen by fellow photographers and are featured alongside six examples of their work. They include Eve Arnold, Rene Burri, Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bruce Davidson, Elliott Erwitt, Martine Franck, Josef Koudelka, Steve McCurry, Inge Morath, W. Eugene Smith and many more. The book is signed by 21 of the contributing photographers including Elliott Erwitt, Steve McCurry, Paul Fusco, Harry Gruyaert, David Alan Harvey, Constantine Manos, Donovan Wylie, Eli Reed, Bruce Gilden, Alex Webb and Carl de Keyzer. This first, large format edition sold out immediately on publication and signed copies are very scarce.