London & New York

Alvin Langdon Coburn
Introduced by Hilaire Belloc
Foreword by H. G. Wells
Limited to 500 hand-numbered sets

Introduction by Geoff Dyer

Essay by Rut Blees Luxemburg

London and New York, 40 rare photogravures by a master of the art, in facsimile for the first time.

Limited Edition

Two of the greatest metropolises of the early 20th century, each captured in 20 photogravures by the pictorialist genius Alvin Langdon Coburn. These facsimiles of two volumes of luminous and evocative images, first published in 1909 and 1910 respectively, convey the urban beauty of London and New York in the age of steam. The original introduction and foreword, by Hilaire Belloc for London and by H. G. Wells for New York, are included. The facsimiles are accompanied by a separate leaflet featuring a specially commissioned introduction by Geoff Dyer and a new essay by Rut Blees Luxemburg.


Limited to 500 hand-numbered sets
Quarter-bound by hand in goatskin leather with Materica paper sides blocked in gold on front and spine
Two volumes
London: 68 pages; New York: 56 pages
40 images in total printed on Tatami paper and hand-tipped onto heavyweight grey Materica paper
Original text printed on Canaletto Grana Grossa paper
Handmade slipcase covered in Materica paper blocked in blue foil
16½˝ × 12˝


Commentary leaflet

Set in Founders Caslon
Printed on Abbey Pure paper, sewn with blue thread and blocked in blue foil on the title page

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