Stockholm: P. A. Norstedt and Söners Verlag, 1967. First Edition. Hardcover. Strohmholm's second book, "his photographic autobiography or manifesto," and a "one of the most significant European photobooks of the 1960s." (Parr & Badger) Text in Swedish, by Tor-Ivan Odulf. Small quarto, unpaginated. pp of text on heavy grey wove paper, mostly extended captions to the 62 black and white photographic images that follow. Publisher's steel grey cloth, silver titles to spine and upper cover; original white dust jacket printed in black, reproducing on front cover one of Strohmholm's photographs. Truly superlative: apparently unread and virtually pristine without a flaw we can detect. As new. Parr & Badger I, p.251. Roth (Open Book), pp. 232-33. Auer, p.466. Fine / Fine. Item #BB2074
As the title suggests, Poste Restante derives from Strohmholm's wide-ranging travels—in Europe, Asia,. and Africa—with its existential images of cemeteries, still lifes, posters, distressed walls, strip clubs, funerals, and naked women. "Sex and death and rock and roll is an apposite description of the book's tenor, as indeed it is for much stream-of-consciouness photography and for the increasingly self-focused diarist modes that followed." (Parr & Badger) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).