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[Photobook] Der ewige Schlaf : visages de morts [Eternal Sleep : Faces of the Dead]

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[Photobook] Der ewige Schlaf : visages de morts [Eternal Sleep : Faces of the Dead]

by SCHÄFER, Rudolf (b. 1952)

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Hamburg: Kellner Verlag, 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. First Printing (of four) of this "gentle mediation on death." (Parr & Badger) In German. Tall, slim 8vo (339 x 237mm): unpaginated [24]ff, with 13 full-page black-and-white photographs. Publisher's scarlet paper-covered boards, spine and front cover lettered in black, small black-and-white photograph mounted on cover. Without dust jacket, as issued. Parr & Badger II, p. 270. A very fine copy, virtually as new. Preface by Jean Cocteau ("Vom Tod"); interview with Gerhard Bott and Rudolf Schäfer. "Schäfer photographs the head of each corpse, with the obligatory white sheet pulled down to reveal it, so that each individual in the 13 portraits, varying from young to old, might be lying in bed asleep. The warm-toned gravure in which the series is printed gives the images the quality of etchings, which also mitigates the full reality." (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.).


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[Photobook] Der ewige Schlaf : visages de morts [Eternal Sleep : Faces of the Dead]
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