BREAD - PHOTOGRAPHY SIMMONS (OWEN) The Book of Bread, 1903
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PHOTOGRAPHY - BREAD. SIMMONS (OWEN) The Book of Bread, 1903
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PHOTOGRAPHY - BREAD
SIMMONS (OWEN) The Book of Bread, first edition, 22 plates (12 chromolithographed, 10 tipped-in including 2 GELATIN SILVER PRINTS, one creased), pencil recipes for three loaves (Tin, Brown, Cottage) on half-title, ownership inscription of bakery manager W.T. Lanes (of Coalville, Leicestershire) with associated newspaper cutting on title, publisher's cloth, worn [Photobook, vol. 2, p.56; Bitting, p.435], 4to, Maclaren & Sons, [1903]

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  • A handsomely illustrated monograph on the manufacture of bread, previously owned by a bakery manager from Leicestershire. "The nineteenth-century photobook was primarily an archive in which the things of the world were stored and catalogued. Here, at the beginning of the twentieth century, one of the humblest, yet most essential of objects is catalogued as precisely, rigorously, and objectively as any work by a 1980s Conceptual artist" (Photobook).
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