Vienna: Paul Kaltschmid, n.d. [circa 1947]. Edition not stated. Quarto (29.5cm); textured grey paper boards, quarterbound in green cloth, lettering stamped in gilt; in rare b/w printed dustwrapper; 128pp, 10 plates. Comprehensive dampstains and toning; large tears w/ material loss to dustwrapper upper extremities; other extremities and spine chipped with smaller tears. Preliminaries yellowed; gift inscription on ffep (dated 1947); general handling wear to "wartime quality" pages with light soiling/foxing. Overall Good.
Subtitled ein Sammelwerk aus dem zerstörten Stadtbild Wiens mit 168 Original-Aufnahmen: "A collection of the destroyed cityscape of Vienna with 168 original photographs", this features the commentary of Lotte Benz-Casson as she documents the destruction wrought upon the city during the recent (at the time of publication) World War II.