Harlech [Wales]: D. H. Parry, 1920. First Edition. Paper-Covered Boards. Scarce first printing of Coburn's celebration of this otherworldly Welsh village to which he and his wife fled from London, growing vegetables and keeping goats. Oblong 8vo (174 x 232mm): ,7-15,pp, with 20 numbered collotype engravings in various tints from Coburn's atmospheric photographs tipped-in. Original paper-covered boards printed in black. Light, almost imperceptible stains to front cover, end sheets spotted, else a Fine example. The plates include: Harlech Castle from the Rock, The Golf Club, The Sands, The Roman Steps, The St. David's Hotel, A Harlech Street, Clouds and the Castle. Imagining Paradise, p. 240. Fine-. Item #BB2478
In 1916, the Coburns visited their friend Kodak managing director George Davison in the north Welsh town of Harlech, and two years later bought a plot of land upon which to build a small house. After publishing The Book of Harlech in 1920, Coburn all but retired from photography. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, 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.).