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  1. 129793
    An exceptional original studio photograph of the Dreadnought Hoaxers captioned by the ringleader Horace de Vere Cole with the Abyssinian aliases of each member of the party, accompanied by an unpublished autograph letter signed "Ha! Ha! Yrs ever, Horace de Vere Cole" in which he presents a lively account of the hoax, which... Learn More
    £17,500

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  2. 128726comp
    First edition, first printing. Signed by the photographer on the title page. This is the first publication of the complete set of a series of photographs taken during the summer of 1959 by Magnum photographer Bruce Davidson. The photographs follow "The Jokers", one of the many youth gangs in Brooklyn at a time when there... Learn More
    £600

    Stock Code: 128726

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  3. 128753comp
    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the first blank. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 128753

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  4. 128734comp
    First edition, first impression, signed by the photographer on the title page. Loosely inserted is the publisher's booklet. Learn More
    £400

    Stock Code: 128734

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  5. 115295
    First and only edition. Rare. OCLC locates the BL copy solely, apparently a copy in the National Library of India, together with an otherwise unrecorded edition of 1886; but no copy traced at auction. A remarkable photographically illustrated handbook for transport officers serving in India at the turn of the century. "In... Learn More
    £8,250

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  6. 111970
    First edition of the complete set of 200 silver gelatin photographs issued by the Ah Fong Photography Studio, recording the brutal siege and conquest of Shanghai by the Japanese at the opening of the Second Sino-Japanese War. Japan's failure to defeat China in this war became the key dynamic for what happened in Asia during... Learn More
    £8,500

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  7. 33517
    First edition, first printing. A wonderful collection and not easily found in this condition. Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 33517

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  8. 130698

    Sex.

    New York: 1992

    First edition, first printing, of Madonna's controversial book of erotic photographs. The book is rarely found with the envelope unopened. Learn More
    £450

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  9. 129338
    First edition. The key contribution among the five papers printed here is "Description of a Mystic Play, as performed in Ladak, Zaskar, &c." by the explorer and geologist Captain Henry Haversham Godwin-Austen (1834-1923), "the chief authority in his day on the structure of the Karakoram and other ranges beyond the great... Learn More
    £2,500

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  10. A Life in View.
    First edition, first printing. Signed by Snowdon on the front flyleaf. The monograph showcases the photographer's range and includes his fashion, theatre, and society photographs, portraits, as well as previously unpublished archive material such as polaroids and private correspondence. Curated by Snowdon's youngest daughter... Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 96066

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  11. 130709comp
    First edition, first impression. Boldly inscribed by David Bailey on the front free endpaper: "To Iain Love DB". Chasing Rainbows is Robin Muir's richly illustrated account of Bailey's life and work. Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 130709

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  12. 128760comp
    First edition, first printing, signed and inscribed by both Mapplethorpe and Lyon: "for Bill, L.A. '83". Learn More
    £750

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  13. 130085

    The photographic studio of Daniel Georg Nyblin (1826-1910), established in Oslo (named Christiania until 1924)..."> Striking studio portrait of the great Norwegian explorer, signed on the image "Fridtjof Nansen, March 2 97" - within a month of the publication of his worldwide bestseller Farthest North, on 15 February 1897.

    The photographic studio of Daniel Georg Nyblin (1826-1910), established in Oslo (named Christiania until 1924)... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 130085

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  14. 130076comp
    Signed limited edition, number 48 of 50 copies signed by Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Albie Sachs and Paul Alberts. A remarkable collaboration, this is the only limited edition signed by both Mandela and Tutu - Nobel Peace Prize winners in 1993 and 1984 respectively - alongside a third major figure in the anti-Apartheid... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 130076

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  15. 127084comp
    First edition, first printing, signed by the artist on the half-title. Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 127084

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  16. Illustrations of China and its People.
    First edition, the deluxe edition in a variant publisher's binding. "My design in the accompanying work is to present a series of pictures of China and its people, such as shall convey an accurate impression of the country I traversed as well as of the arts, usages, and manners which prevail in different provinces of the... Learn More
    £75,000

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  17. 129437
    A beautiful set of lantern lecture slides of key locations and figures in the Brontë sisters' lives. The majority of the plates are labelled in manuscript in ink, and are produced from an article in The Bookman, October 1904, with the text from The Bookman occasionally visible on the reverse of the plates. The photographs... Learn More
    £2,750

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  18. 127553

    Sex.

    New York: 1992

    First edition, first printing, of Madonna's controversial book of erotic photographs. Learn More
    £475

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  19. 123174
    Ellen "Enie" Virginia Nash (1910-1995)..."> A handsome three-quarter length portrait of Frankfurter, seated in judicial robes, facing left, inscribed by him, "For Enie Nash, with every good wish for her successful practice of the public profession of the law, from her devoted friend, Felix Frankfurter", dated 15 January 1950.
    Ellen "Enie" Virginia Nash (1910-1995)... Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 123174

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    Laróyè.

    Salvador, Brasil: 2000

    First edition, first impression, inscribed by the photographer on the first blank: "For Jim, Laróyè, Mario". Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 128908

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  21. 128972comp
    First edition, first impression, inscribed by the artist on the half-title: "For Sophie. Thank you! Damien Hirst xxx", with a heart drawn around his printed initials. This book was published to coincide with the exhibition of the same name at White Cube São Paulo from November 2014 to January 2015. Learn More
    £400

    Stock Code: 128972

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  22. 128891comp
    First edition, first impression, signed by the photographer on the half-title. Loosely inserted are a six-paged leaflet with texts by Daido Moriyama and Masatoshi Tsunematsu in both Japanese and English, and a poster. Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 128891

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  23. 120082
    First edition, no other copy traced. "In the spirit of socialist emulation inspired by the 60th Anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution, a specialised engineering office and a pilot plant have successfully completed the key stages of a development plan for melon production. The issues of complex mechanisation... Learn More
    £1,950

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  24. 60 Fotos/60 Photos/60 Photographies.
    First edition, first printing of Biermann's first and only book, which includes Franz Roh's important essay "The literary dispute about photography", and with the scarce wraparound band. Designed by Jan Tschichold and edited by Franz Roh, the book has text in English, French, and German. Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 100942

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  25. 122 Farvefotografier. 122 Colour Photographs.
    First edition, first impression. Signed on the front free endpaper by the photographer. One of the first colour photography books. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 44457

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  26. 123583
    First and limited edition, first impression, number 125 of 350 deluxe copies signed by Allen and Mike McCartney; the whole edition was 1,750 copies. Learn More
    £500

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  27. Manuel Alvarez Bravo.
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed to Fred R. Parker, the editor and designer of the 1971 exhibition catalogue of Bravo's work: "A Fred Parker, Recuerdo de nuestra colaboracion en pasadena en 1971. - M. Alvarez Bravo." Learn More
    £575

    Stock Code: 102958

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    First edition, first impression, signed on the title page by Gered Mankowitz and inscribed by Terry O'Neill: "Long Live the Stones! Terry O'Neill". This work was published to coincide with the opening of Exhibitionism, the first international exhibition on the Rolling Stones, which was held at Saatchi Gallery from 5 April... Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 128785

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  29. 128735comp
    First edition, first impression. Signed by the photographer on the half-title. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 128735

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  30. 128740comp
    First editions, signed limited issues, Nothing but Home number 90 of 100 copies, Desperate Cars number 22 of 100 copies, and Under House Arrest number 81 of 100 copies. Each work has an original signed and matching numbered photograph loosely inserted. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 128740

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  31. 127507comp
    First edition, signed limited issue, number 143 of 150 slipcased copies, signed by the photographer. Loosely inserted are the publisher's slip, also numbered, and a promotional poster advertising the films 'William Eggleston in the Real World', and 'Stranded in Canton', a film by Eggleston. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 127507

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  32. 126523
    First edition, first impression. Number 55 of 100 copies with a loosely inserted original photograph, of a total edition of 1000. A collaboration of 75 artists, this is one of the earliest works publisher by Self Publish, Be Happy, an organisation dedicated to the promotion of contemporary artists through publications, events... Learn More
    £150

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    First trade edition, first impression, wrappered issue. Presentation copy from the author to his older sister, inscribed on the half-title: "For Olwyn, with lots of love, from Ted, May 24 1979". The wrappered and cloth issues were published simultaneously on 21 May 1979, a few days before the present inscription. In addition,... Learn More
    £675

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    Rome.

    New York: 1969

    First US edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the contents page, "To Dennis, Rome Sweet Rome, William Klein".The second in Klein's series of city-focused photography titles, Rome was simultaneously published in France, the UK, US, and Japan. Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 122390

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  35. 85730comp
    First edition, first impression. Limited to 2000 numbered copies signed by Derek Taylor, George Harrison and Larry Smith (of Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band fame), the artist of the endpapers and the illustration on page viii. Together with the original prospectus. Derek Taylor was the Beatles publicist. Learn More
    £2,500

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  36. 40835
    First edition. A record in words and pictures of a coast-to-coast tour undertaken by the influential German broadcaster Berendt and leading jazz photographer Claxton. Berendt's radio show "Jazztime Baden-Baden" pioneered the popularisation of jazz in post-War Germany. First published in German, only reissued in English in... Learn More
    £950

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  37. 126803comp
    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author to critic AA Gill and his wife, "Dear Nicola and AA, love Diane". This work was published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of Von Furstenberg's brand and the celebratory exhibition of the same name, which was held in Los Angeles from 11 January to 1 April 2014 before... Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 126803

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  38. 123423comp
    First edition, first printing, signed by the photographer on the dedication page. 40 stunning botanical photographs, taken during Friedlander's trip through the United States, Mexico, Japan and Europe. Learn More
    £900

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  39. 118056
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the front free endpaper, "To Rose, from Bill, Christmas 1951". This is a collection of halftone photographs of sites associated with various British authors, accompanied by a short biography of the author and passage of their work. An uncommon... Learn More
    £875

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  40. 126341
    First edition of the first photographic testimony of the Oberammergau passion play. Every ten years since 1634 the villagers of Oberammergau have staged a dramatisation of the New Testament story, having pledged to do so in a bid to secure divine protection from the plague. By the later nineteenth century it had become a... Learn More
    £3,250

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  41. 126390comp
    First edition, first impression, signed by the photographer on the title page. 101 Billionaires was inspired by an article in Russian business newspaper Finans Magazine, which reported that there were 101 billionaires in Russia, just 18 years after the end of communism. Learn More
    £125

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  42. 96625
    £375

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  43. 126395
    First and only edition. One of 100 numbered and 10 lettered copies signed by Mann on the colophon, each of the 10 bound prints initialled and the free standing print signed. A collection of stunning and provocative photographs, each accompanied by a poem, by controversial photographer Sally Mann who was named 'America's... Learn More
    £16,000

    Stock Code: 126395

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  44. 125880comp
    First edition, first impression, signed by the photographer to the title page. Hetherington spent a year with American soldiers stationed in Afghanistan, documenting their everyday life. The photographs are accompanied by interviews with the soldiers. Learn More
    £1,250

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  45. 112549
    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). Learn More
    £750

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  46. A Way of Seeing.
    First edition, first printing. These photographs were taken over a number of years, starting in the 1940s. Levitt and Agee planned the publication in 1950, five years before Agee's death. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 86534

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  47. 122393
    First edition, first impression, number 259 of 300 copies only. A beautiful reproduction of Fargue's poem Banalité, originally published in 1928, accompanied here by sixteen full-page photographs by Roger Parry. Roger Parry met the Surrealist photographer Maurice Tabard in 1928 and together they experimented with avant-garde... Learn More
    £3,500

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  48. 125462comp
    First edition, first impression, signed by the photographer on the front free endpaper, one of 250 copies. This bilingual work, with text in both Dutch and English, is included in Parr and Badger's The Photobook: A History Volume III. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 125462

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  49. 125444
    First English-language edition, first impression, first published in French earlier in the same year under the title of Fait. Meaning 'fact' or 'what was done', Fait consists of a series of photographs by Ristelhueber (b.1949) of the war-torn Kuwaiti landscape shortly after the end of the first Gulf War with Iraq in February... Learn More
    £375

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    First edition, first impression, signed by the photographer on the front free endpaper. In this work Bertien van Manen (b.1942) uses a snapshot aesthetic to create an intimate view into Chinese life. Her photographs are accompanied by text by the Dutch writer Ian Buruma, in both English and Chinese. Learn More
    £250

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  51. 124678
    Engrossing album of superior quality original photographs taken by a British soldier during the campaign in Mesopotamia - known colloquially as "Mespot" - with many crisp and finely-detailed images of Basrah (Iraq) and Ahwaz (modern day Ahvaz, Iran), and including a fascinating group of the trenches at Kut; nearly all have... Learn More
    £2,000

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  52. 123046
    A handsomely presented and apparently unique album of 21 striking original albumen prints showing test rigs and drilling machinery, largely for use in artesian exploration, assembled for one of the leading French engineering concerns of the period, Mulot & Dru, described by a contemporary as "acknowledged in France to be... Learn More
    £12,750

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  53. 125469comp
    First edition, first impression, number 53 of 100 copies printed. Signed and numbered by the photographer in pencil to the title page, additionally signed by Iain Sinclair, who wrote the afterword to this edition. With and original photograph by Stephen Gill, signed and dated to lower right of verso. Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 125469

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  54. 125446comp
    First edition, first impression, signed and dated by the photographer on the title page. Van Kesteren's award winning account documents a struggling Iraq from May 2003 to March 2004. Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 125446

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  55. 125306comp
    First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the front binder's blank, "To Sarah, with much love, Don x". Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 125306

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  56. 123419comp
    First edition, first printing, signed by the photographer on the dedication page. 40 stunning botanical photographs, taken during Friedlander's trip through the United States, Mexico, Japan and Europe. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 123419

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  57. 123353comp
    First edition, first printing. Signed and inscribed by the photographer to the title page, "For Jill, with my fond regards, love Graham". Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 123353

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  58. Psychedelic Renegades. With Photographs of Syd Barrett.
    First edition, first impression. Number 571 of 950 copies signed by the photographer; together with the original prospectus. Learn More
    £1,000

    Stock Code: 51008

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  59. 123974
    First edition, first impression, with the scarce wrapper. A collection of photographs taken by retired American diplomat Burton Yost Berry in metropolitan cities world wide in an attempt to capture the fashion of the "in" crowd. Learn More
    £5,000

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  60. Day of Paris.
    First edition, first printing. A fine presentation copy, inscribed by the photographer on the front free endpaper, "To Paula Wyss sincerely A. Kertesz Jan. 11. 1946". Day of Paris is one the 20th century's abiding testimonies to the recording power of the lens in the hands of a genius like Kertesz. Its pages reflect over... Learn More
    £6,250

    Stock Code: 94679

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