Lionel Wendt's Ceylon, 1950 1st edition, Very Good HC, no DJ

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Wendt, Lionel. London: Lincolns-Prager, 1950.
English first edition one of 5000 copies, Very Good hardcover, 4to , 255 pp.

Very Good first edition in a limitation of 5000, black cloth with gilt title, bumping to tips, head, and tail, dings to bottom edge on front panel, cocking, no dust jacket. Text in English, introduction by L.C. Van Geyzel, 120 striking photogravure plates. Lionel Wendt is widely credited for advancing the use of the Leica camera and for being one do the first photographers to use solarization in fine art photography. A lovely collection of photographs revealing the beauty of Sri Lankan culture and landscape. 


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