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Subject: [Leica] FS: Dr. Paul Wolff Books
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 12:23:53 -0400

I got a Wolff book at a LHSA meeting one year on the Sunday they have a swap
meet. I think it was in Vancouver BC.
It was all black and white beautifully printed pages. I have it in storage
in Portland still. Not too much room for large coffee table books here in
But this book was special and usual for a very specific reason.
All images in the book were made right from the photographers original
No print was made in between.
It gave the book a special rich look. Perhaps as it was working from more
I'm guessing Dr. Wolff worked directly with the printer of the book at the
printing presses so the images in the book were in effect originals.
Not interpolations from a darkroom prints as was typically the case.
I'm betting such a work Flo was totally rare.

Nowadays it's like working from a photographers raw file. Almost.

Mark Rabiner

> From: "Maurice M. Greeson" <maurice at>
> Reply-To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
> Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 10:14:41 -0600
> To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
> Subject: [Leica] FS: Dr. Paul Wolff Books
> Four books by Dr. Paul Wolff, an early exponent of the Leica
>    All four offered for $100 including free Media Mail shipping in the U.S.
> Payment by PayPal or most any way you like.
> ?My First Ten Years With the Leica?
> English edition:  No date or edition stated, but probably the only English
> edition. c. 1935 192 pages ? A ten year survey of Wolff's experiments with 
> the
> Leica camera.  - 192 fine screen halftones and 11 reproductions in book 
> print.
> Described as the first successful attempt to make fine halftones of
> considerable size directly from small negatives and includes technical
> settings for each photograph.  Sections include Landscape, People, Travel,
> Mountains Workplace, Sports, etc. - text translated from the German by H. 
> W.
> Zieler.  This fascinating book should be on every Leicaphile?s bookshelf.
> This in less than good condition with cracked hinges and very soiled 
> covers.
> The binding is tight and the contents are in very good condition.  No dust
> jacket
>  ?Sport Shots?  English edition 1937.  141 pages including 111 half tone
> illustrations of the 1936 Olympics held in Berlin.   In very good 
> condition,
> no dust jacket, with some browning on the inside front and back covers.
>  ?My Experiences in Color Photography?  English edition. No date, 42 pages 
> of
> text and 54 color plates.  Preface by Jacob Deschin.  In very good 
> condition
> with a 1?2? tear at the top of the spine.  No dust jacket.
>  ?Deutschland? Suden, Westen, Norden. 1950, 34 pages of text in German and 
> 200
> B&W illustrations.  This is in very good condition with the dust jacket,
> bumped on the bottom corners.
>   There are not too many of the first two titles offered by the on line
> booksellers, and prices for the those two range up over $100 each.
> Maurice M. Greeson
> 801-776-5712
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