Ivo Peters' Classic Steam - Mac HawkinsHawk Editions, 2000, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Acknowledged as one of the finest railway photographers of his generation, Ivo Peters devoted much of his life to recording the glories of the steam age across the British Isles and Ireland from its heyday to its decline. This single volume brings together some of the very best of his work, much of it previously unpublished. Each picture was carefully selected from the photographer’s extensive library by his son, Julian, and Mac Hawkins.
As an aesthete and perfectionist Ivo Peters was unsurpassed: he took infinite care to compose each subject within a complementary panorama, reflecting the magnificence of the surroundings as well as recording the age of steam. Urban and industrial scenery was not forgotten: throughout the 1950s and early 1960s he travelled extensively visiting many colliery and ironstone lines, photographing both humble and unique steel workhorses wherever they were employed.
Containing some 120 superb examples of Ivo Peters’ craft, this magnificent volume showcases an exclusive collection of nostalgic images of steam traction. Accompanied by explanatory text based on the photographer’s own notes and writing, each picture offers an enticing glimpse of a lost era.
For maximum effect the photographs have been reproduced in duotone, adding an extra depth to the subjects and enhancing their superior quality..”