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The English At Home


by Bill Brandt


(Batsford - First Edition, 1936)

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A Very Good First Edition, first printing - the reverse of the Title Page states "First Published, Spring 1936"; the photograph descriptions are in English and French.


Bill Brandt's first published collection of photographs which captures the extremes of British society in the years immediately before the Second World War. Brandt became a regular contributor to Picture Post and Harper's Bazaar and was commissioned by the Ministry of Information to photograph life in the London Underground bomb shelters during the Blitz. His eye for detail made him one of Britain's most influential photographers with his work influencing Robert Frank amongst others.

Book Condition - Very Good:

Hardback, 8 page introduction by Raymond Mortimer + 63 mono plates and double page endpaper spreads.

Moderate rubbing and general wear to original paper-covered boards and spine, small patch of front board damage adjoining the spine where a previous owner has tried to remove some soiling (measures about half an inch square), spine moderately sunned but red lettering still clear, securely bound with hinges fully intact, owner's pencilled signature on reverse of the front free endpaper, internally very clean and clear.

Original glassine dust jacket not present but boards now protected by a transparent library cover.

Total weight with packaging 525g.