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  1. Man and Machine.
    New Arrival

    Man and Machine. 1969

    £450

    First edition, first impression, English issue. Inscribed by the photographer on the half-title: “A Jules et Helen, avec toute mon amitié et ma reconnaissance, Henri”. Simultaneously published in French under the title L’Homme et la machine. Read more

  2. L’Homme et la machine.
    New Arrival

    L’Homme et la machine. 1969

    £450

    First edition, first impression, French issue. Inscribed by the photographer on the half-title, incorporating part of the printed title into his inscription: “à Bill, avec ma reconnaissance d’avoir forcé un [Homme] a changer de [Machine] très cordialement, Henri”. Simultaneously published in English under the title …Read more

  3. Camera, Take the Stand!
    New Arrival

    Camera, Take the Stand! 1940

    £375

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed “To A. G. Corley – Who can transmit congeniality & friendship at all times – A. J. Ezickson”. “Modern crime fighters have discovered science to be their firmest ally… This book tells the story of that little magic …Read more

  4. Images à la sauvette; [together with] Les Européens.
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    Images à la sauvette; [together with] Les Européens. 1952 & 1955

    £22,500

    First editions, first printings. A superb pair of presentation copies – rare in being both made out to the same recipient – inscribed by the photographer on the half-title of each work: “pour Henri Bourrillon, ami de mes amis photographes, Henri Cartier-Bresson” (Images à la …Read more

  5. New York.
    New Arrival

    New York. [1910]

    £22,500

    First edition, first impression, with the rare dust jacket: a remarkable survival, we have traced just two copies at auction since 1975. Coburn’s New York is one of the cornerstone photobooks of the 20th century and considerably more scarce than the photographer’s groundbreaking sister publication, …Read more

  6. Photographs of America.
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    Photographs of America. 1994

    £350

    First edition, first printing. Signed by the photographer on the front flyleaf. One of 1,000 copies printed. Read more

  7. Zeichnung und Fotografie.

    Zeichnung und Fotografie. 1986

    £200

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the photographer on the title page: “A Peter avec l’amitié d’Henri”. This catalogue was published to accompany the exhibition of Cartier-Bresson’s drawings and photographs held at the Mannheimer Kunstverein in August-September 1986. Text in German. Read more

  8. Moholy-Nagy.
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    Moholy-Nagy. 1985

    £100

    First UK edition, first impression, of this monograph on the Constructivist painter and photographer, examining “in detail the various stages of his career, from Hungary and Kassák’s Activist circle during the First World War to Germany and the Bauhaus, from England in the 1930s to …Read more

  9. 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

  10. Nothing Personal.

    Nothing Personal. 1964

    £250

    First edition, first printing. Read more

  11. Toward a Social Landscape.

    Toward a Social Landscape. 1966

    £375

    First edition, hardcover issue of this catalogue published to coincide with the exhibition “Toward a Social Landscape” which opened in December 1966 at the George Eastman House of Photography, New York. The catalogue is split into separate portfolios to showcase the work of the five …Read more

  12. Skiing… East and West.

    Skiing… East and West. 1946

    £375

    First edition, first printing, uncommon in the dust jacket. Read more

  13. The Splendours of Historic Nanking.

    The Splendours of Historic Nanking. 1933

    £1,650

    First edition. Uncommon, just 4 copies on Copac – BL, Oxford, Cambridge and SOAS. Attractive photographic record of the then capital of the Republic of China and its environs, images taken just a few years before the destruction wrought by the Japanese in the Rape …Read more

  14. Photographs.

    Photographs. 1990

    £1,500

    First edition, first printing of Ginsberg’s collection of photographs of his close friends, including Kerouac, Cassady, Burroughs, Orlovsky, Snyder, Corso and Leary; and some of luminaries such as Robert Frank, Basil Bunting, Lou Reed and Ken Kesey; all with revealing descriptive annotations in facsimile. From …Read more

  15. Women are Beautiful.

    Women are Beautiful. 1975

    £750

    First edition, first printing. The scarcer cloth issue of this classic collection of street scenes with women (Women are Beautiful was also issued in wrappers). Read more

  16. 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

  17. A Night in London.

    A Night in London. 1938

    £4,000

    First edition, first impression. There is some speculation that the scarcity of this publication is in part due to enemy action; the publisher was badly hit by the fire in Paternoster Row, and copies of this delicate and influential work are uncommon. Read more

  18. American Photographs.

    American Photographs. 1938

    £1,500

    First edition, first printing, in the scarce jacket, recording the first one-man show given to a photographer at MoMA. “American Photographs holds a well deserved place at the top of the pantheon, and should be studied assiduously by any photographer attempting the tricky business of …Read more

  19. San Clemente.

    San Clemente. 1984

    £300

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  20. Modern Lovers.

    Modern Lovers. 1990

    £200

    First edition, first impression, signed by Rheims on the dedication page. Read more

  21. Barakei,

    Barakei, 1985

    £200

    First edition thus, first impression. The book was first published in 1963 as ‘Barakai, Killed by Roses’. The title was changed to ‘Barakei, Ordeal by Roses’ for the second edition in 1971, published two months after the suicide of Yukio Mishima. This edition is designed …Read more

  22. Dennis Hopper: Fotografien von 1961 bis 1967. Photographs from 1961 to 1967.

    Dennis Hopper: Fotografien von 1961 bis 1967. Photographs from 1961 to 1967. 1988

    £250

    First edition, first impression of this catalogue which collects photographs taken by Dennis Hopper between 1961 and 1967. The catalogue accompanied two separate exhibitions of Hopper’s work: one at the Kunsthalle Basel (21 August–23 October 1988) and another at the Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery in Salzburg …Read more

  23. The Other Side

    The Other Side 1993

    £250

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by Goldin on the frontispiece, “Oct.4.1993, X, Nan Goldin”. Read more

  24. A Diary.

    A Diary. 1995

    £125

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  25. Women are Beautiful.

    Women are Beautiful. 1975

    £750

    First edition, first printing. The scarcer cloth issue of this classic collection of street scenes with women (Women are Beautiful was also issued in wrappers). Read more

  26. Photographs 1930-1970.

    Photographs 1930-1970. 1981

    £125

    First US edition, first printing. Originally published the previous year in Germany under the title Herbert List: Fotografia Metafisica. Read more

  27. Animals in Motion.

    Animals in Motion. 1902

    £650

    An early edition of this important book in the history of photography and cinematography. Animals in Motion was originally published in 1899, preceding its sister title, Humans in Motion, by two years. Read more

  28. I Con.tact. Rolling Stone Archive.

    I Con.tact. Rolling Stone Archive. 1998

    £850

    First edition, first impression. Limited to 950 copies. This is one of the 100 deluxe copies signed by Gered Mankowitz but comes without the photographic print as issued. Together with the original prospectus. A complete archive of Mankowtz’s Rolling Stones contact sheets, taken from 1965 …Read more

  29. Let’s Get Lost.

    Let’s Get Lost. 1988

    £1,000

    First edition, first printing. The Film Journal was published as a companion to the 1988 American documentary of the same title, about the life and career of jazz musician Chet Baker. The journal features photographs of Baker, together with Weber’s own photographs and stills taken …Read more

  30. London / Wales.

    London / Wales. 2003

    £125

    First edition, first printing. Read more

  31. In Flagrante.

    In Flagrante. 1988

    £1,250

    First edition, first impression, of the uncommon hardback issue. In Flagrante, Killip’s “subjective book about my time in England” during its “de-industrialisation” (Killip’s preface) is one of the greatest photobooks of the late 20th century, “a dark, pessimistic journey, perhaps even a secret odyssey, where …Read more

  32. Dennis Hopper: Out of the Sixties.

    Dennis Hopper: Out of the Sixties. 1986

    £200

    First edition, first impression. One of 4000 casebound copies. Read more

  33. Glen Luchford.

    Glen Luchford. 2009

    £375

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  34. Do or Die.

    Do or Die. 1993

    £200

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the page containing the epigraph “Do or die… we do, we don’t die”, “to Steven with thanks from my heart. Martine 95. Do or Die”. Read more

  35. Hold Still. Keep Going.

    Hold Still. Keep Going. 2001

    £75

    First edition, first impression, of the catalogue for the photographer’s exhibition of the same title, held at the Museum Folkwang, Essen, and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, in 2001. Read more

  36. “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

  37. Saudi Arabian Portfolio.

    Saudi Arabian Portfolio. 1978

    £1,250

    First edition, King Khalid of Saudi Arabia’s copy of this splendid photoessay, inscribed by the photographer “To His Majesty King Khalid ibn Abdulaziz, with many thanks for the encouragement and cooperation of the Government of Saudi Arabia, enabling me to complete this work, Robert Azzi” …Read more

  38. Showa 23-nen Shina Jihen shussei kinen shashincho :Hokushi sensen hen [in Japanese: A photograph album in memory of soldiers at the front lines during the China-Japan Conflict of 1937-1938].

    Showa 23-nen Shina Jihen shussei kinen shashincho :Hokushi sensen hen [in Japanese: A photograph album in memory of soldiers at the front lines during the China-Japan Conflict of 1937-1938]. 1938

    £975

    First edition of this uncommon Japanese propaganda piece recording the opening campaigns of the Japanese in the Second Sino-Japanese War. Just three copies on OCLC, Manchukuo collection in the Harvard-Yenching Library, Stanford, and Princeton. Following Japan’s successes in the First Sino-Japanese War (1894-5) tensions …Read more

  39. Life is Good & Good for You in New York. Trance Witness Revels.

    Life is Good & Good for You in New York. Trance Witness Revels. 1995

    £95

    Second edition, first printing. This edition with almost 100 more pages and dozens of additional photographs not included in the original from 1956. Read more

  40. The Moslem Pilgrimage.

    The Moslem Pilgrimage. 1932

    £1,375

    First and only edition of this uncommon account of the Hajj, collecting some of the earliest and most important photographs of Mecca and Medina. A decidedly scarce title on the market, with two copies traced at auction; Copac traces three copies only in British and …Read more

  41. Hamburg.

    Hamburg. 1930

    £750

    First edition, first printing. Uncommon in this condition. Read more

  42. The Butterfly Dream.

    The Butterfly Dream. 2006

    £500

    First edition, first impression, of this lavishly produced book, the result of a 40-year artistic collaboration between experimental filmmaker and photographer Eikoh Hosoe and legendary Butoh dancer Kazuo Ohno. Text in Japanese. Read more

  43. [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

  44. Sand and Sea in Arabia.

    Sand and Sea in Arabia. 1938

    £350

    First edition, first impression of Lewis’s second book, a photo-essay which originated from a partly failed spying mission when Lewis was asked by the British Foreign Office to photograph Yemen. Although Lewis and his two travelling companions were denied entry to the country at the …Read more

  45. Roll, Jordan, Roll.

    Roll, Jordan, Roll. 1933

    £32,500

    First edition, signed limited issue. Number 48 of 350 copies signed by the author and photographer, and printed on large paper and specially bound with 90 images, instead of the 70 included in the trade issue. This copy is accompanied by the gravure signed by …Read more

  46. Changing America.

    Changing America. 1955

    £325

    First edition, first printing. Signed by Feininger on the front free endpaper. A collection of Feininger’s photographs, many taken during the two decades he worked for Life magazine. Read more

  47. The Enigma of Stonehenge.

    The Enigma of Stonehenge. 1980

    £125

    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the title page. Read more

  48. O Rio de Janeiro.

    O Rio de Janeiro. 1986

    £250

    First edition, first printing. Read more

  1. New Arrival
  2. New Arrival
    L’Homme et la machine.
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    CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri. CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri.

    L’Homme et la machine.

    £450

  3. New Arrival
    Camera, Take the Stand!
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    HERZOG, Asa S., & A. J.... HERZOG, Asa S.,...

    Camera, Take the Stand!

    £375

  4. New Arrival
    Images à la sauvette; [together with] Les Européens.
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    CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri. CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri.

    Images à la sauvette; [together with] Les Européens.

    £22,500

  5. New Arrival
  6. New Arrival
    Photographs of America.
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    FEE, James. FEE, James.

    Photographs of America.

    £350

  7. Zeichnung und Fotografie.
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    CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri. CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri.

    Zeichnung und Fotografie.

    £200

  8. New Arrival
  9. 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

  10. Toward a Social Landscape.
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    DAVIDSON, Bruce, and others. DAVIDSON, Bruce, and...

    Toward a Social Landscape.

    £375

  11. The Splendours of Historic Nanking.
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    KWOK, K.W. KWOK, K.W.

    The Splendours of Historic Nanking.

    £1,650

  12. Photographs.
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    GINSBERG, Allen. GINSBERG, Allen.

    Photographs.

    £1,500

  13. Women are Beautiful.
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    WINOGRAND, Garry. WINOGRAND, Garry.

    Women are Beautiful.

    £750

  14. Marilyn Monroe.
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    ARNOLD, Eve. ARNOLD, Eve.

    Marilyn Monroe.

    £2,000

  15. A Night in London.
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    BRANDT, Bill. BRANDT, Bill.

    A Night in London.

    £4,000

  16. American Photographs.
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    EVANS, Walker. EVANS, Walker.

    American Photographs.

    £1,500

  17. Modern Lovers.
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    RHEIMS, Bettina. RHEIMS, Bettina.

    Modern Lovers.

    £200

  18. Dennis Hopper: Fotografien von 1961 bis 1967. Photographs from 1961 to 1967.
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    (HOPPER, Dennis.) AMMANN, Jean-Christophe, and Viola... (HOPPER, Dennis.) AMMANN,...

    Dennis Hopper: Fotografien von 1961 bis 1967. Photographs from 1961 to 1967.

    £250

  19. The Other Side
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    GOLDIN, Nan. GOLDIN, Nan.

    The Other Side

    £250

  20. Women are Beautiful.
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    WINOGRAND, Garry. WINOGRAND, Garry.

    Women are Beautiful.

    £750

  21. Animals in Motion.
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    MUYBRIDGE, Eadweard. MUYBRIDGE, Eadweard.

    Animals in Motion.

    £650

  22. Let’s Get Lost.
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    WEBER, Bruce. 114486 WEBER, Bruce. 114486

    Let’s Get Lost.

    £1,000

  23. London / Wales.
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    FRANK, Robert. FRANK, Robert.

    London / Wales.

    £125

  24. In Flagrante.
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    KILLIP, Chris. KILLIP, Chris.

    In Flagrante.

    £1,250

  25. Dennis Hopper: Out of the Sixties.
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    HOPPER, Dennis. HOPPER, Dennis.

    Dennis Hopper: Out of the Sixties.

    £200

  26. Glen Luchford.
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    LUCHFORD, Glen. LUCHFORD, Glen.

    Glen Luchford.

    £375

  27. Hold Still. Keep Going.
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    FRANK, Robert. FRANK, Robert.

    Hold Still. Keep Going.

    £75

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

    “Notes on Rock Paintings in Swaziland”.

    £525

  29. Saudi Arabian Portfolio.
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    AZZI, Robert. AZZI, Robert.

    Saudi Arabian Portfolio.

    £1,250

  30. Showa 23-nen Shina Jihen shussei kinen shashincho :Hokushi sensen hen [in Japanese: A photograph album in memory of soldiers at the front lines during the China-Japan Conflict of 1937-1938].
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    (SINO-JAPANESE WAR.) (SINO-JAPANESE WAR.)

    Showa 23-nen Shina Jihen shussei kinen shashincho :Hokushi sensen hen [in Japanese: A photograph album in memory of soldiers at the front lines during the China-Japan Conflict of 1937-1938].

    £975

  31. Life is Good & Good for You in New York. Trance Witness Revels.
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    KLEIN, William. KLEIN, William.

    Life is Good & Good for You in New York. Trance Witness Revels.

    £95

  32. The Moslem Pilgrimage.
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    SPIRO, Socrates. SPIRO, Socrates.

    The Moslem Pilgrimage.

    £1,375

  33. [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

  34. Sand and Sea in Arabia.
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    LEWIS, Norman. LEWIS, Norman.

    Sand and Sea in Arabia.

    £350

  35. Changing America.
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    FEININGER, Andreas. FEININGER, Andreas.

    Changing America.

    £325

  36. The Enigma of Stonehenge.
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    FOWLES, John, & Barry Brukoff. FOWLES, John, &...

    The Enigma of Stonehenge.

    £125

  37. O Rio de Janeiro.
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    WEBER, Bruce. WEBER, Bruce.

    O Rio de Janeiro.

    £250

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