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  1. Photographic salesman’s catalogue for export porcelain.

    Photographic salesman’s catalogue for export porcelain. c.1912

    £1,850

    An extremely uncommon survival, a photographically-illustrated late-Qing dynasty salesman’s catalogue for export porcelain from Canton, complete with its accompanying price-list. Tack Loong was one of the largest export-ware shops in Canton, located on Old Factory Street, and selling ceramics from Kiangse (Jiangxi), and Hongmu “blackwood” …Read more

  2. Marilyn Monroe.

    Marilyn Monroe. 2005

    £2,000

    Signed limited issue, number 469 of 500 sets, signed by Eve Arnold on the inside of the lid of the presentation box. The book, with text and nearly 100 photographs by Eve Arnold, chronicles the six photography sessions that took place over her ten year …Read more

  3. “Notes on Rock Paintings in Swaziland”.

    “Notes on Rock Paintings in Swaziland”. 1960

    £525

    A well-presented, annotated photograph album “intended to serve as a preliminary record of rock painting sites in Swaziland … [giving] the location of each site, directions for reaching it, and a short description of the paintings founded there, supplemented by photographs” (introduction). Of the ten …Read more

  4. [German soldier’s photograph album of service with a Flak unit in occupied Norway.]

    [German soldier’s photograph album of service with a Flak unit in occupied Norway.] 1941

    £1,250

    A superbly presented and exhaustively (often humorously) captioned album of original photographs compiled by a young member of a German Flak unit posted to Norway in May 1940, shortly after the invasion. The first few photographs record his initial service in the Reichsarbeitsdienst, Abteilung 215, …Read more

  5. Album of photographs from the Hazara Expedition, 1891.

    Album of photographs from the Hazara Expedition, 1891. 1878-93

    £8,000

    A collection of fine photographs largely originating from the Black Mountain, or Hazara, Expedition of 1891, with the ownership inscription of Captain C. J. H. H. Noble to the front free endpaper. The North West Frontier Province was highly unstable and restive local tribes, in …Read more

  6. Keziah Dane.

    Keziah Dane. 1967

    £375

    First edition, first printing of Grafton’s first book. With two original photographs of the author laid in, one in colour (94 50 mm) and the other in black and white (73 44 mm). Read more

  7. Hackney Wick.

    Hackney Wick. 2005

    £1,250

    First edition, signed limited issue. Number 32 of 100 copies signed and numbered by Gill on the front pastedown, with a laid-in C-print also signed by Gill. The trade issue was printed in a run of 1,500 copies. Read more

  8. Les corps illluminés.

    Les corps illluminés. 1965

    £125

    First edition, trade issue, this copy inscribed on the title page: “Pour Valérie, avec amitié et tendresse. d’André, F. Barzilay”. There was also a limited issue of 100 copies signed by the authors and with an original photograph by Barzilay. Read more

  9. [Typed letter signed together with an inscribed photograph of the author.]

    [Typed letter signed together with an inscribed photograph of the author.] 1926

    £4,500

    Tagore writes to an unnamed recipient: “Dear Madam: I have been touched by the story of your suffering as related in your letter of Jan 12; I permit myself to offer you my sympathy. The demands made on my health and on my time are …Read more

  10. Photograph album: “Thoughts on Military Life” (title in Japanese).

    Photograph album: “Thoughts on Military Life” (title in Japanese). 1940

    £1,500

    Superb personal photo album portraying the training of a Japanese infantry officer cadet at the junior division of the Rikugun Yonen Gakko – Imperial Japanese Army Academy – at Asaka in Saitama province, at the outset of World War II. Images show his family and …Read more

  11. Ammunition Manufacturing Report No. 23. Construction Progress … First Report.

    Ammunition Manufacturing Report No. 23. Construction Progress … First Report. 1938

    £2,500

    An historically significant and fascinating album chronicling the progress of the construction of factories at Ningpo near Fuzhou for the manufacture, mixing, drying, and separation of smokeless yellow and brown gunpowder for the Imperial Japanese Kwantung Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Following their stunning …Read more

  12. Original Van Vechten Portrait Photograph.

    Original Van Vechten Portrait Photograph. 1937

    £2,000

    Thoughtful portrait study, signed and dated by Van Vechten verso in red ink in his characteristic minuscule handwriting; “photograph by Carl Van Vechten/ March 28, 1933-XII c: 4”. Despite the variance in dating, the image appears to be number four of a series listed in …Read more

  13. Attractive personal photograph album of a voyage to Jamaica, Montego Bay.

    Attractive personal photograph album of a voyage to Jamaica, Montego Bay. c.1925

    £425

    Attractive sequence of well-taken photographs chronicling a pleasure trip out to Jamaica on-board Elders & Fyffe’s S.S. Camito, a passenger-carrying banana boat. First images show shipboard life, deck tennis, quoits, and boat drills; a sequence of four pictures covers passage through the Panama canal; which …Read more

  14. Crying Men.

    Crying Men. 2004

    £1,000

    Number 238 of 250 signed and specially printed copies. A series of 28 original photographs of famous actors. Robin Williams, Sean Penn, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Daniel Craig, Ryan Gosling, and Robert Downey, Jr. are among the group who participated in the project. Together with a photograph …Read more

  15. Crying Men.

    Crying Men. 2004

    £1,000

    Number 242 of 250 signed and specially printed copies. A series of 28 original photographs of famous actors. Robin Williams, Sean Penn, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Daniel Craig, Ryan Gosling, and Robert Downey, Jr. are among the group who participated in the project. Together with a photograph …Read more

  16. Extensive photographic archive of her travels in Italy and Egypt.

    Extensive photographic archive of her travels in Italy and Egypt. 1890-1

    £45,000

    An important collection of 374 large-format photographs of Egypt and Italy made during the travels of Victoria, Queen of Sweden (1862-1930), the collection includes 25 photographs (250 300 mm) of Egypt taken personally by the Queen in 1890-1891, together with a large portrait …Read more

  17. Séville en fête.

    Séville en fête. 1954

    £975

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the artist “Pour Piere Tabac, Brassai, On ne peut plus amicalement, Paris, le 26 Février, 1954 (à l’ heure de la visité)”. Read more

  18. Advanced Photography: Methods and Conclusions.

    Advanced Photography: Methods and Conclusions. 1952

    £250

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the photographer, To Angus McBean – thanks for your help! Andreas Feininger. McBean contributes images to pages 144 and 200. From the library of Angus McBean.2qw Read more

  19. Mission San Juan Capistrano.

    Mission San Juan Capistrano. [c. 1910]

    £750

    One of a series of photos taken by William Amos Haines (1877–1953), who travelled through the United States in the first decades of the 20th century making early panoramas with a rotating Kodak Cirkut camera. He was particularly interested in California’s Spanish missions, and took …Read more

  20. Mission San Fernando Rey de España.

    Mission San Fernando Rey de España. [c. 1910]

    £750

    One of a series of photos taken by William Amos Haines (1877–1953), who travelled through the United States in the first decades of the 20th century making early panoramas with a rotating Kodak Cirkut camera. He was particularly interested in California’s Spanish missions, and took …Read more

  21. Mission San Francisco de Solano.

    Mission San Francisco de Solano. [c. 1910]

    £450

    One of a series of photos taken by William Amos Haines (1877–1953), who travelled through the United States in the first decades of the 20th century making early panoramas with a rotating Kodak Cirkut camera. He was particularly interested in California’s Spanish missions, and took …Read more

  22. Mission San Luis Obispo de Tulsa.

    Mission San Luis Obispo de Tulsa. [c. 1910]

    £750

    One of a series of photos taken by William Amos Haines (1877–1953), who travelled through the United States in the first decades of the 20th century making early panoramas with a rotating Kodak Cirkut camera. He was particularly interested in California’s Spanish missions, and took …Read more

  23. Mission San Juan Bautista.

    Mission San Juan Bautista. [c. 1910]

    £375

    One of a series of photos taken by William Amos Haines (1877–1953), who travelled through the United States in the first decades of the 20th century making early panoramas with a rotating Kodak Cirkut camera. He was particularly interested in California’s Spanish missions, and took …Read more

  24. Unknown Product

    Unknown Product

    £275

    Japanese style photograph album with lacquer boards and mother of pearl pictorial onlay to front board. 34 postcards of Malta and Turkey. In very good condition. Read more

  1. Photographic salesman’s catalogue for export porcelain.
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    (CHINA.) TACK LOONG. (CHINA.) TACK LOONG.

    Photographic salesman’s catalogue for export porcelain.

    £1,850

  2. Marilyn Monroe.
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    ARNOLD, Eve. ARNOLD, Eve.

    Marilyn Monroe.

    £2,000

  3. “Notes on Rock Paintings in Swaziland”.
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    MASSON, John Richard. MASSON, John Richard.

    “Notes on Rock Paintings in Swaziland”.

    £525

  4. [German soldier’s photograph album of service with a Flak unit in occupied Norway.]
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    (WORLD WAR II.) (WORLD WAR II.)

    [German soldier’s photograph album of service with a Flak unit in occupied Norway.]

    £1,250

  5. Album of photographs from the Hazara Expedition, 1891.
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    BURKE, John. BURKE, John.

    Album of photographs from the Hazara Expedition, 1891.

    £8,000

  6. Keziah Dane.
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    GRAFTON, Sue. GRAFTON, Sue.

    Keziah Dane.

    £375

  7. Hackney Wick.
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    GILL, Stephen. GILL, Stephen.

    Hackney Wick.

    £1,250

  8. [Typed letter signed together with an inscribed photograph of the author.]
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    TAGORE, Rabindranath. TAGORE, Rabindranath.

    [Typed letter signed together with an inscribed photograph of the author.]

    £4,500

  9. Photograph album: “Thoughts on Military Life” (title in Japanese).
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    (WORLD WAR II: JAPAN.) (WORLD WAR II:...

    Photograph album: “Thoughts on Military Life” (title in Japanese).

    £1,500

  10. Ammunition Manufacturing Report No. 23. Construction Progress … First Report.
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    (SINO-JAPANESE WAR) (SINO-JAPANESE WAR)

    Ammunition Manufacturing Report No. 23. Construction Progress … First Report.

    £2,500

  11. Original Van Vechten Portrait Photograph.
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    (GERSHWIN, George) VAN VECHTEN, Carl. (GERSHWIN, George) VAN...

    Original Van Vechten Portrait Photograph.

    £2,000

  12. Attractive personal photograph album of a voyage to Jamaica, Montego Bay.
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    (JAMAICA) (JAMAICA)

    Attractive personal photograph album of a voyage to Jamaica, Montego Bay.

    £425

  13. Extensive photographic archive of her travels in Italy and Egypt.
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    VICTORIA, Queen of Sweden. VICTORIA, Queen of...

    Extensive photographic archive of her travels in Italy and Egypt.

    £45,000

  14. Advanced Photography: Methods and Conclusions.
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    FEININGER, Andreas. FEININGER, Andreas.

    Advanced Photography: Methods and Conclusions.

    £250

  15. Mission San Juan Capistrano.
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    HAINES, William Amos. HAINES, William Amos.

    Mission San Juan Capistrano.

    £750

  16. Mission San Fernando Rey de España.
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    HAINES, William Amos. HAINES, William Amos.

    Mission San Fernando Rey de España.

    £750

  17. Mission San Francisco de Solano.
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    HAINES, William Amos. HAINES, William Amos.

    Mission San Francisco de Solano.

    £450

  18. Mission San Luis Obispo de Tulsa.
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    HAINES, William Amos. HAINES, William Amos.

    Mission San Luis Obispo de Tulsa.

    £750

  19. Mission San Juan Bautista.
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    HAINES, William Amos. HAINES, William Amos.

    Mission San Juan Bautista.

    £375

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