Hermann Larsen & Clemmensen, Carl Henrik: Kobenhavn ved Nat [Copenhagen by Night]. Copenhagen: Jespersen og Pios Forlag, 1935. Small 4to. Original spiral-bound black and white photoillustrated wrappers. 8, 48 pp. With 48 black-and-white photographs in photogravure by Hermann Larsen. Introduction by Carl Henrik Clemmensen.
First edition, first printing. Extremely rare signed / inscribed copy, with a personal dedication from Clemmensen to his parents, dated 1935
‘København ved Nat. 48 Fotografier udført i Dybtryk efter Optagelser af Hermann Larsen’ (full title in English: ‘Copenhagen by Night. 48 Gravure Photographs from Exposures by Hermann Larsen’ ) contains 48 very finely printed magic foggy night sceneries from Copenhagen inspired by Brassaï’s ‘Paris de Nuit’ (1932). It is one of the very first Danish photobooks (intended as a photobook and not just a book illustrated with photographs) and still among the most beautiful. Chosen as one the 28 most important Danish photo books for the catalogue and exhibition ’28 Danish Photographic Books’ (2006) in connection with exhibition ‘The Open Book’ by The Hasselblad Centre (2004). Auer 220