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Secret Sketchbook: The Back Streets of Hamburg

By: Searle, Ronald

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson: 1970 (c.1969)

Edition: 1st U.K. edition

Seller ID: 18223

ISBN: 0-297-00108-6

Condition: Fine in Very Good dj


[book itself is lovely, no wear whatsoever; jacket has a tiny chip and a tiny closed tear at top left corner of front panel, otherwise very nice]. (pen and ink sketches) The well-known illustrator/cartoonist's sketches of the denizens of Hamburg's Saint Pauli district (mostly strippers and hookers), made on commission for "a famous American magazine." (Searle roamed about for "Holiday" magazine in the 1960s, but this hardly seems like the sort of assignment they'd send him on.) Sleeping by day and roaming the streets at night, he made his drawings "rapidly, in the heat of... View more info