(RUSSIAN TURKESTAN.) Collection of 44 original silver gelatin stereo view photographs of Russian Turkestan from the "Srednyaya Aziya" (Central Asia) Series.
Moscow - Saint Petersburg : 1910Highly uncommon and interesting collection of stereo photographic views of Russian Turkestan, the term used by Imperial Russia for the territories including modern-day Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan. They were issued by one of the major Russian publisher of stereo views, "SVET" ("Light"), who also issued views of the Caucasus;... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 132996
(SHIPBUILDING) Photos. Hull No. 2040. "World Hero" - official shipyard album documenting daily progress on the construction of an oil tanker.
Yokohama, Japan : 1970Remarkable "time-lapse" shipyard photo album documenting the construction of the oil tanker World Hero in 1970; from keel laying on May 7, 1970, to launch September 23, 1970, and finally delivery to Aquarius Shipping Co. on December 1, 1970. World Hero was constructed with a DWT - dead-weight tonnage - of 226,466 tons, and was one of the transitional... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 134938
CHRISTIE, Dugald. Personal photograph album recording his work as a medical missionary in China, the establishment of the Mukden Medical College.
1882-1911Exceptional narrative album relating the career of Dugald Christie (1855-1936), Scots medical missionary and founder of the Mukden Medical College, "the first western medical school in Manchuria" (Crawford, p. 73), including a dozen impressive finely-detailed, full-plate images of sights in Mukden (modern Shenyang) and over 200 personal photographs... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 133161
COLLIER, William Bell & Page Blackwood. Unusual personal photograph album of ship- and boat-building projects.
San Francisco, CA, Norfolk, VA & Portsmouth, NH : 1891-1924Highly appealing album showing various craft designed and built by naval architect William B. Collier (1869-1951) working both privately with his brother Page (1871-1913), and for the U.S. Navy. The vessels range in scale from steam launches and motorboats built by the brothers and trialed on Clear Lake, California in the 1890s to the USS Olympia, Admiral... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 133169
ALCOTT, Louisa May. Inscribed carte-de-visite.
New York : May 1882A delightfully personal memento, a carte-de-visite inscribed on the verso by Alcott to her friend Mary Williams, "Betsey from Sairy May 1882"; with an identifying note in an unknown hand below the author's inscription: "Sairy Louisa M Alcott, Betsey Mary H. Williams". The names of "Sairy" and "Betsey" were taken from the characters of the bibulous... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 137833
(CHINA.) BERRY, Charles Edmond, Yeoman 2nd Class, US Navy. [Photograph album, titled on front cover:] In Memory of My China Cruise.
Chefoo (Yantai), Shanghai, Singapore : 1934-7A highly evocative album containing over 300 photographs, both personal and from commercial studios, recording the active service of the USS Parrott (DD-218) on the China Station with the Asiatic Fleet - part of Destroyer Division 58 - including the Asiatic neutrality patrol in 1935 and 1936, offering a wealth of images of China, Japan, the Philippines,... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 115861
(CAIRO) Photograph album of a British Military Officer in Egypt during the First World War and in Europe in the 1920's [sic]
Cairo, Egypt, Italy, Switzerland : 1915-26Appealing personal album of a British resident in Cairo during World War I and soon after, perhaps a military or diplomatic officer, or businessman. The album opens with an excellent sequence of eight images, offering a bird's-eye view shot from a balcony of the march past of troops before they left for Gallipoli, "Generals Sir John Maxwell and Sir... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 135761
FEININGER, Andreas. Advanced Photography: Methods and Conclusions.
New York : 1952First 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. Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 82737
(STRUTH, Thomas.) Thomas Struth 1977 2002.
[Munich] : 2004Limited collector's edition, number 121 of 300 copies with an original photograph signed by Struth. The collection brings together the photographer's Yosemite and museum photos, including two CDs of recordings by Evan Parker and Frank Bungarten. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 139177
(GANDHI, Mahatma.) Signed photograph.
London : [14 September 1931]Original press photograph, signed by Gandhi "M. K. Gandhi" in black ink lower right, showing him walking alongside Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya while leaving the Second Indian Round Table Conference, held at St James's Palace from 7 September to 1 December 1931. In this particular session, held on 14 September 1931, Malaviya spoke on Gandhi's behalf,... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 133208
FREUD, Sigmund. Signed photograph.
[London : 1938]Freud reads the manuscript of Moses and Monotheism. A superb signed photograph of Freud at work taken by the Austrian-British psychoanalyst Wilhelm Hoffer (1897-1967), depicting Freud seated at his desk in London.
Freud had begun working on his Moses book in 1934 and partly published it in German in 1937. He arrived in London on 6 June 1938, announcing... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 132013
(GOTTLIEB, William.) ELLINGTON, Duke. Ellington in his dressing room, Paramount Theater, c.September, 1946 - large vintage silver gelatin print, signed by the photographer.
New York : c.1978Superb image of the Duke captured in the mirror of his dressing room. Inscribed lower left-hand corner; "For Ken, William Gottlieb, '78". Published in Down Beat, volume 13, 20, 23 September 1946, as part of a series intitled "Through the Looking Glass": "Fifth in the series of staff lensman Bill Gottlieb's intimate dressing room shots of musical celebrities... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 130899
(YEATS, W. B.) BOUGHTON, Alice. Doubly inscribed portrait photograph.
New York : 1904A doubly inscribed portrait photo, inscribed by Yeats to Una Pope-Hennessy, "W B Yeats To Mrs Pope Hennessy" at the foot of the image, and additionally signed by the photographer, "Copyrighted by Alice Boughton Apr. 1904 New York". A remarkable photo, with an appealing association, by the renowned New York photographer. Alice Boughton (1876-1945) opened... Learn More£20,000.00
Stock Code: 131408
(CYCLING). Two photographs of a gentleman posed on a bicycle.
Rome, Circo Agenale : 1890Two portrait photographs featuring a man in contemporary dress posed with an early bicycle taken at the studio of Gaspare Giovannola. It was not until the early 1860s that two-wheeled, pedal-powered bicycles were ridden for the first time. Despite the discomfort they caused (lending them the nickname "bone-shakers"), they became immensely popular. "The... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 108154
(ART DECO) KAUFMANN, Charles D. & Herman Fabry. A Century of Progress International Exposition, Chicago 1933-1934 presents this Collection of Official Photographs to Orville J. Taylor.
Chicago, IL. : 1933First and only edition of this spectacular, highly limited-issue souvenir album for the Century of Progress exposition, an event which was to have a profound influence on modernist architects for decades to come, and served more generally as an invaluable "repository" of Art Deco motifs. A small number of these presentation albums were created as gifts... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 134251
(CHINA.) Photograph album of service in China with the US 15th Infantry Regiment, 1929-32.
China : 1929-32Wonderfully engaging, wide-ranging and extensively-captioned visual record of China as seen through the eyes of a soldier in the US 15th Infantry Regiment ("The Old China Hands"), based in Tientsin (Tianjin) between 1929 and 1932, a period of bloody turbulence in China.
This enthralling album encompasses many aspects of China, from the well-documented... Learn More£9,250.00
Stock Code: 120117
(SOUTH AFRICA: BOER WAR.) MONCRIEFF, Lieutenant A. R., Royal Scots Greys. Personal photograph album with accompanying manuscript notebook.
South Africa : 1902Fascinating, well-documented and vivid album of original photographs taken by a cavalry officer attached to a mounted infantry unit in South Africa after the conclusion of the Second Boer War (31 May 1902). Lieutenant Moncrieff was serving with number 4 troop, "C" squadron of the 12th Mounted Infantry, known as The Highland Company, and attached to... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 120114
HOLMES, Randolph Bezzant, & an unidentified staff officer with the 24th Brigade, Wana Column. Album of photographs relating to service with the Wana Column, September 1920 to February 1921.
Waziristan : 1920-1Superb photograph album documenting the British reoccupation of Wana and the end of the 1919-20 Waziristan campaign in over 80 intimate original snapshots, supplemented by a run of atmospheric professional photographs from Holmes's souvenir series, "With the Wana Column", and several group officer portraits, all meticulously captioned and forming an... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 115213
(WORLD WAR II; Japan.) Photograph album: "Thoughts on Military Life" (title in Japanese).
Japan : 1940Superb 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 friends; his well-appointed room with stacked arms; group portraits of cadets; the buildings... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 98081
RICH, E. T. Views of the Bazar Valley Field Force, 1908.
Peshawar : From the time of the end of the Tirah campaign in 1897-8 the Zakka Khel Afridis had "remained the persistent enemies of tranquility and progress. Numerous raids in British territory were proved to have their origin in the Bazar Valley" (Nevill, Campaigns on the North West Frontier p. 331). The autumn of 1907 brought a renewal of activity, raids being... Learn More£3,875.00
Stock Code: 42953
(SECOND SINO-JAPANESE WAR.) Ammunition Manufacturing Report No. 23. Construction Progress … First Report.
Nanping, Manchukuo : 1938An 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 victory in the Russo-Japanese... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 98082
(DARWIN, Charles.) Collection of 12 original cabinet card portraits of figures associated with Charles Darwin:
c.1890Striking and handsomely presented photographic polyptych of major British figures of the late 19th century, a number having a strong association with Charles Darwin or his "bulldog" T. H. Huxley, including Frederick Temple, archbishop of Canterbury, Sir John Lubbock, and Huxley himself.
1) Queen Victoria (1819-1901): this fine portrait... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 126612
THOMSON, John, & Adolphe Smith [Headingley]. Street Life in London. With permanent photographic illustrations taken from life expressly for this publication.
London : First edition, book issue. A work which pioneered the genre of photojournalism. The photographer John Thomson (1837-1921), who had made his reputation with photographic records of his Far Eastern travels, joined forces with the radical journalist Adolphe Smith Headingley (fl. 1870-1920) to document the lives of ordinary Londoners, combining hard-hitting,... Learn More£20,000.00
Stock Code: 135678
(ROYAL EXCHANGE.) Series of three hand-painted lantern slides.
[c.1850s/60s]A series of three magic lantern slides depicting the Royal Exchange, Britain's first specialist commercial building, before, during, and after the fire of 10 January 1838. The Royal Exchange pictured in the first slide, designed by Edward Jerman and opened in 1669, was the second iteration of the building: the original structure, built for the Exchange's... Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 135445
SWEET, Samuel White, Captain. Captain Sweet's Views of South Australia.
Adelaide : c.1884Superb lifetime album of fully-captioned photographs of remarkable depth and clarity by the pioneering photographer of Australia Captain Samuel White Sweet (1825-1886), presenting a generous panorama of his art in prints reflecting the civic pride of the city of Adelaide through its many fine buildings, alongside the landscape of South Australia captured... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 129596
(BOAT-BUILDING.) SMITH, Christopher Columbus, & Jay W. & John Edwin Clifford (sales manager). Chris-Craft.
Algonac, MI : 1930An extremely rare survival, a dealer's deluxe showroom catalogue for Chris-Craft motor boats covering the complete range - from their highly popular mahogany Runabouts to cabin and stateroom cruisers. The accompanying promotional sales letters explain that these volumes were costly to produce, and, as stock changed, additional images would be sent to... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 132983
GIRARD, Sébastien. Nothing but Home; Desperate Cars; Under House Arrest.
2009-11First 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£750.00
Stock Code: 128740
(YACHTING.) ELKHORN, cruising motor launch. "Islesboro - - 1926." [label on front pastedown.]
Isleboro, ME : 1926Highly appealing photograph album documenting the Bertolet family's 1926 summer cruise off the Maine coast in the Elkhorn, an 81 foot motor yacht built by George S. Lawley & Sons in 1906, captained at the time by Whitney B. Lowe. Of particular interest are the many identified images of some superb sail and motor yachts of the era, including the Queen... Learn More£1,450.00
Stock Code: 126909
CESCHEL, Bruno. Self Publish, Be Naughty.
London : 2011First 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 and educational programmes.... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 126523
NIGHTINGALE, Florence. Signed cabinet photograph.
London : [c.1900]A superb large format signed photograph, one (and perhaps the largest) of only very few examples of a signed photographic portrait of Florence Nightingale to have appeared on the market, auction records recording no examples. There are signed cartes-de-visite at the Florence Nightingale Museum in London (dated 1861, photographer H. Lenthal) and Columbia... Learn More£35,000.00
Stock Code: 125693
(GEORGIA.) Letiyu Sovetskoy Vlasti v Gruzii [For the 15th Anniversary of Soviet Rule in Georgia] - presentation photograph album.
Tbilisi : 1936Superb album produced to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Georgian Soviet Republic (established 1921), one of perhaps a handful put together and presented to leading dignitaries; this copy with the gilt presentation supralibros of Valerian Bakradze (1901-1971), at the time Second Secretary of the Georgian Communist Party and a protégé of Stalin's... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 125466
GILL, Stephen. Archaeology in Reverse.
London : 2007First 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£500.00
Stock Code: 125469
PETERSEN, Anders. Rome.
London and Rome : 2014First edition, first impression, signed limited edition. Number 81 of 150 numbered copies. With an original ink jet print, signed, numbered, and dated to the verso by the photographer. Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 125425
FRANKFURTER, Felix. Photograph portrait, signed and inscribed by Frankfurter to a young female law student, Ellen Nash, the sole woman graduate of her law class and later one of the first women to practice law on Charlottesville Court Square.
New York : [c. 1950]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) was a pioneering female practitioner... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 123174
DRU, Léon & Saint-Just, & Louis-Georges Mulot. [Patch label on front cover:] Matériels & Outils de Sondages pour les mines & les colonies (Materials and Survey Tools for Mines and Colonies).
Paris : [c.1890]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 masters of the art of boring"... Learn More£12,750.00
Stock Code: 123046
(DYLAN, Bob.) Original signed photograph by Don Hunstein.
New York : 1963A beguiling vérité image of the great songwriter, walking away from the camera with slung guitar across the floor of a deserted recording studio, captured by the celebrated Don Hunstein in August of 1963 at Columbia's Studio A in New York City. This was the album session that produced the iconic "The Times They Are A-Changin'".
Don Hunstein... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 121839
(YEATS, W. B.) SCHELL, Sherril. Portrait photograph.
[London : c.1903]This portrait of a pensive Yeats was taken by London-based American photographer Sherril V. Schell (1877-1964), who during the first decades of the 20th century in his London studio executed portraits of several literary figures such as Wilfrid Wilson Gibson and, famously, Rupert Brooke. Schell has signed the mount in pencil, and stamped the mount on... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 121636
(YEATS, W. B.) SCHELL, Sherril. Portrait photograph.
[Victoria, London : c.1903]This portrait of a pensive W. B. Yeats was taken by London-based American photographer Sherril V. Schell (1877-1964), who during the first decades of the 20th century in his Victoria studio executed portraits of several London literary figures such as Wilfrid Wilson Gibson and, famously, Rupert Brooke. Schell has signed the mount in pencil, and stamped... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 121643
SCHLIEMANN, Heinrich. Five large original photographs of excavations at Troy (3), Mycenae (1) and Samothrace (1) - from the private collection of Heinrich Schliemann, with his holograph annotations.
Troy, Mycenae, Samothrace (present day western Turkey and Greece) : c.1879Fascinating, unpublished and extremely scarce archive of four original photographs from Schliemann's pioneering excavations at Troy and Mycenae, and another of Samothrace, where work was conducted by Schliemann's compatriot Alexander Conze (1831-1914). The three views taken at Troy (1871-73) show the massive outer walls of King Priam's city on the left... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 121338
OWENS, Bill. Suburbia; Our Kind of People; Working.
San Francisco; New York; : 1973-7Signed limited edition, each volume numbered 35/40 and signed on the half-title by the photographer. With an original photograph, signed by Owens, in a folder with Owens's embossed blindstamp and numbered 35/40. Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 121013
(WATERMELONS IN UZBEKISTAN.) 60 Velikogo Oktyarya [60 Years of the Great October.]
Tashkent : 1977First 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 of melon cultivation were... Learn More£1,950.00
Stock Code: 120082
(AFRICA: IVORY COAST.) Remarkable photographic archive of American life and mercantile enterprise in French West Africa during the 1930s.
Ivory Coast : 1932-6A unique and vivid archive of extraordinary breadth, comprising nearly 1,200 images that provide a striking panorama of colonial life in the Ivory Coast during the 1930s, as seen through the eyes of Brents Rowlett Gruber, wife of Lewis H. Gruber, an American entrepreneur from Louisville, Kentucky, who was involved in the logging industry and ran a Chevrolet... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 119443
B. D. ARORA & SONS. Album of photographs depicting a trek from Rawalpindi to Razmak by the 1st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps.
[North-West Frontier Province] : An album of attractive professional photographs from the 22-day, 262-mile march from Rawalpindi to Razmak undertaken by the 1st Battalion of the King's Royal Rifle Corps in the winter of 1926, the images commencing with the crossing of the Khushal Gharh Bridge and subsequently depicting the battalion marching in formation past Gumbat, Lachi, and the... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 115188
(SHAW, George Bernard.) COSTER, Howard. Attractive inscribed photographic portrait on textured paper by Howard Coster.
London : [early 1930s]Signed by Shaw at the top of the image and by Coster (in pencil) on the mount; additionally inscribed by Shaw on the mount: "To Mary Lawton, G. Bernard Shaw, 13/11/36". An excellent association: Shaw had known the American actress Mary Lawton since before the Great War: he directed her in the first Broadway production of his play The Philanderer (performed... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 114626
GRAFTON, Sue. Keziah Dane.
New York : 1967First edition, first printing of Grafton's first book. With two original photographs of the author laid in, one in colour (94 x 50 mm) and the other in black and white (73 x 44 mm). Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 106974
(JAMAICA.) Attractive personal photograph album of a voyage to Jamaica, Montego Bay.
Jamaica : c.1925Attractive 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 is followed by the main group of views of... Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 96646
HAINES, William Amos. Mission San Fernando Rey de España.
[c. 1910]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 photographs of a number of these sites around 1910. Mission San Fernando... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 64994
HAINES, William Amos. Mission San Juan Capistrano.
[c. 1910]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 photographs of a number of these sites around 1910. Mission San Juan... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 65001
HAINES, William Amos. Mission San Juan Bautista.
[c. 1910]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 photographs of a number of these sites around 1910. Mission San Juan... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 64948
HAINES, William Amos. Mission San Luis Obispo de Tulsa.
[c. 1910]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 photographs of a number of these sites around 1910. Mission San Luis... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 64969
HAINES, William Amos. Mission San Francisco de Solano.
[c. 1910]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 photographs of a number of these sites around 1910. Founded in 1823,... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 64970
(COHN, Al.) THOMSON, Barry. Original photograph of Al Cohn in performance.
1985Tenor sax player Cohn captured in performance by leading Canadian jazz photographer Barry Thomson. Signed recto and inscribed verso; "To Stan Getz. Here's another pal of yours - Al Cohn, another of the originals! From Barry Thomson." Getz and Cohn played together in the Herman Second Herd. Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 50909
BENINGTON, Walter. The Church of England. [St Paul's Cathedral].
A vintage print in exceptionally large format, signed on the mount by the photographer, of St Paul's Cathedral taken from the south bank of the Thames. Benington was part of the Pictorialist school and best known for his portraiture. His friend and associate Alvin Langdon Coburn made very similar images of London a few years after Benington and that... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 35953