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Radunsky, Vladimir & Raschka, Chris (Authors) . ALPHABETABUM: AN ALBUM OF RARE PHOTOGRAPHS AND MEDIUM VERSES. New York City, NY: New York Review Of Books Classics, 2014. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 80 pages. As New/As New.

Retrospective collection of vintage photographs of children, presented in alphabetical order. One of the most charming photography books of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a very small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The book is brilliantly produced by the authors, with pictorial hard boards, red cloth overboards, an irresistible design layout that appeals to kids and grownups alike in its simplicity and elegance, and glossy stock paper that is printed in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Vladimir Radunsky and Chris Raschka's "Alphabetabum". "An ALPHABET book? An ALBUM of old photos? We named it ALPHABETABUM. Here celebrated artists and authors Vladimir Radunsky and Chris Raschka put a delightful new old-fashioned spin on the alphabet book. Radunsky has selected portraits of children from his spectacular collection of antique black and-white photographs. Raschka has given the children names and written deliciously teasing rhymes about them. The result is ALPHABETABUM, a book of letters and pictures to which readers will happily return again and again both to look and to learn" (Publisher's blurb). It is said that there are more serious collectors of photographs of children than of photographs in general. This album gives an inkling why if so. An absolute "must-have" title for photography book collectors. This title is now collectible. This is one of few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with black-and-white vintage plates. A fine copy. . ISBN 1590178173. $30.00

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