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Cologne - The Face of an old German City

A very beautiful pre-war photographic record of the old German city "Koln or Cologne", which shows the city in the late 1930's prior ww2 war destruction.

The book is mainly devoted to the architecture of the religious buildings, such as the cathedral and the churches, as these are naturally the oldest buildings in the city. However, the beautiful old town hall, museum, arsenal and old towers and gates are also photographed. Sculpture, woodcarving and painting are also featured.

A few years later, much of this magnificent culture was reduced to rubble by the bombing during the Second World War.


  • 104 pages
  • 24 pages intro with index and description of photographs
  • 80 b/w photo reproductions on art paper

In good exterior and good interior condition
Tail of spine slightly crushed, foxing to endpapers and text pages, photo pages occasionally finger stained at margins, else ok.

All pages are complete and tight in the binding.

Approx/Measurements: 11-1/2" x 8-3/4"  ~1.35 lbs.

by Hans Peters
Published by House Schwann, Dusseldorf
in 1940


Airmail Free Airmail shipping from Germany with recorded delivery