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Ed Van Der Elsken - Sweet Life Dummy

10,800,000円(税込)


Hardcover. White rexine over boards. 8vo. 7x9.25 inches or 18x23.6 cms. Pages numbered 1 to 144.
Includes pastedowns and endpapers.
The boards show some light soiling and rubbing and a touch of splitting to the head and tail of the joints.
Spine slightly cocked. Two internal double pages are loose.
There is some light rubbing and edgewear to a couple of internal leaves.
Two bookplates from the 'International Literatuur Bureau' to the front endpaper. Otherwise a very good copy.

Inscription on the front endpaper indicates a working title of 'Crazy World' with a possible publication by Dumont-Schauberg.
In 1966 it was indeed published by Dumont-Schauberg and numerous other publishers in various countries under the title 'Sweet Life'. There are 99 double page silver gelatin prints that include the divisional titles, all except the USA, they are as follows - Africa (15 prints including the title); Malaya, The Straits, Singapore, The Phillipines (12 prints including the title); Hong Kong (13 prints including the title); Japan (and the USA with the title for USA not present, 42 prints including the title for Japan) and Mexico (17 prints including the title).
What is of interest in this maquette is the presence of 27 images that were never included in any of the editions of Sweet Life and quite possibly have not been published or seen before.
The printing of the images in this maquette are somewhat sharper and clearer than the actual edition of Sweet Life and some of the cropping differs from the published work.
Elsken was responsible for the total design and layout of the book and this maquette gives an interesting and very special insight into the production and his thought process which includes his use of double page bleeds, cropping and running images together.
The photographs were taken on a 14 month journey around the world in 1960-1961 and the book that has become known as Elsken's magnum opus was published 5 years later.


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