Title: Your Book of Photography
Author: William P. Gottlieb
Illustrator: Michael Germakian, William P. Gottlieb
Year: 1954 (First Edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber Limited
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Fair
Description: "This book explains how to take good pictures. It describes the cameras most suitable for young people, and tells us how to use a camera, what film to buy, how to pose a subject, how to take scenic shots, how to use colour and flash. All the basic points are clearly stated. In a nutshell, it is an illustrated explanation of how any beginner can take good photographs with simple equipment."
Illustrated with humorous b&w line drawings and diagrams – the latter being the work of the author – plus, of course, Gottlieb's iconic photographs of America in the 1940s and '50s.
Black cloth boards with white text to spine, and a white embossed illustration of a pair of hands holding a box camera to front. Spine and corners appear to be straight. Unclipped (5s. 6d. net) jacket is worn and scuffed along its edges, with several closed tears. London County Council prize plate affixed to ffep. Pages are printed on high-quality glossy paper, which is only slightly tanned, but remains completely free from foxing or other marking.
Measures 21 cm × 15.5 cm (8.4″ × 6.2″). 8vo. 44 pp.