Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Item #45128 Das menschliche Antlitz/ The Human Face [PORTFOLIO W/ 12 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS] [WITH] Menchen: Das Antlitz Unserer Zeit [SIGNED & INSCRIBED COPY OF THE BOOK]. Hanns-Joachim Starczewski, photogr.
Das menschliche Antlitz/ The Human Face [PORTFOLIO W/ 12 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS] [WITH] Menchen: Das Antlitz Unserer Zeit [SIGNED & INSCRIBED COPY OF THE BOOK]
Das menschliche Antlitz/ The Human Face [PORTFOLIO W/ 12 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS] [WITH] Menchen: Das Antlitz Unserer Zeit [SIGNED & INSCRIBED COPY OF THE BOOK]
Das menschliche Antlitz/ The Human Face [PORTFOLIO W/ 12 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS] [WITH] Menchen: Das Antlitz Unserer Zeit [SIGNED & INSCRIBED COPY OF THE BOOK]
Das menschliche Antlitz/ The Human Face [PORTFOLIO W/ 12 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS] [WITH] Menchen: Das Antlitz Unserer Zeit [SIGNED & INSCRIBED COPY OF THE BOOK]
Das menschliche Antlitz/ The Human Face [PORTFOLIO W/ 12 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS] [WITH] Menchen: Das Antlitz Unserer Zeit [SIGNED & INSCRIBED COPY OF THE BOOK]
Das menschliche Antlitz/ The Human Face [PORTFOLIO W/ 12 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS] [WITH] Menchen: Das Antlitz Unserer Zeit [SIGNED & INSCRIBED COPY OF THE BOOK]
Das menschliche Antlitz/ The Human Face [PORTFOLIO W/ 12 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS] [WITH] Menchen: Das Antlitz Unserer Zeit [SIGNED & INSCRIBED COPY OF THE BOOK]
Das menschliche Antlitz/ The Human Face [PORTFOLIO W/ 12 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS] [WITH] Menchen: Das Antlitz Unserer Zeit [SIGNED & INSCRIBED COPY OF THE BOOK]
Das menschliche Antlitz/ The Human Face [PORTFOLIO W/ 12 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS] [WITH] Menchen: Das Antlitz Unserer Zeit [SIGNED & INSCRIBED COPY OF THE BOOK]

Das menschliche Antlitz/ The Human Face [PORTFOLIO W/ 12 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS] [WITH] Menchen: Das Antlitz Unserer Zeit [SIGNED & INSCRIBED COPY OF THE BOOK]

München: Starczewski-Verlag, 1966. First edition. Loose leaf. Folio. (1)12 plates. Original card box clamshell with vellum on cover, tan cloth on spine; with gilt handwritten typeface on cover, red handwritten title on spine. Calligraphic title and vignette in black and red by hand on stiff handmade paper plate.

This group of b/w portrait photographs (11 1/2 x 9") tipped onto stiff cream handmade paper plates appear to be samples, presented to Bruce C. Clarke, as a selection of Starczewski's photographs published in Starczewski's 1966 book titled "Menschen: das Antlitz unserer Zeit," with selected text from the work of poet Ludwig Derleth. The Inscription "Oct. 1979 To Joe Yeager with best wishes the Clarke Lake Monticello" and the address label "Gen. Bruce C. Clarke, Carl Vinson Hall, McLean, Virginia," suggest that this portfolio was given as a present by Bruce C. Clarke, Jr., probably the son of General Bruce C. Clarke, to Joe Yeager.

The 12 photographic portraits are comprised of 4 images found in the book including "Alter Bürstenbilder" (the cover image) and actress Anne Kersten (p.59), as well as 2 other variant images of subjects found in the book including writer Hans Ludwig Held (p 83). The final six images were not present in the final published book at all, including famed actor Rudolf Klein-Rogge and 5 other as yet unidentified images. In addition to the famous figures, other subjects of the photographer included portraits of unknown peasant women, worker, clochards, students. etc.

[WITH]

Menchen: Das Antlitz Unserer Zeit, a signed copy of the published book. Page 55 has been torn out. Light sporadic foxing to the initial and final pages including the title page.

Text in German.

Clamshell with vellum cover sunned with some wear along edges, some foxing to spine with back cover rubbed. One photo (Anne Kersten) with small brownish stain in lower left. Some photos with minor chips, one with very small crease in lower right corner. Handmade plates with light wear along edges. Clamshell in overall good, photographs in very good condition. g to vg. Item #45128

Price: $1,250.00

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