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SEAWRIGHT, Paul. The Forest.
London : 2001First edition, first impression, of this tie-in with Paul Seawright's "The Forest" photography exhibition at the Hasselblad Center in Sweden in 2001. Open from 3 March to 22 April, the provocative exhibition challenged viewers to explore everyday spaces bordering a forest, with scenes shot at night while bathed in amber lighting.
Stock Code: 148097
LIPPER, Susan. Grapevine.
Manchester : 1994First edition, first impression. A series of Lipper's "ominous" (Badger, p. 174) monochrome photographs of Grapevine, West Virginia, taken between 1988-1993 together with a transcript of a conversation between the photographer and three residents recorded in the summer of 1993. This copy signed recto of the imprint page. Learn More£900.00
Stock Code: 150483
COBURN, Alvin Langdon. London.
London & New York : First edition, first impression, of this masterpiece of early twentieth-century photography.
Boston-born Coburn based himself in London from around 1906, learning how to make photogravures at the London County Council School of Photo-engraving, and establishing a studio with two copperplate printing presses at the home he shared with his mother... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 142935
SHISUI, Tanahashi. Ryurai Ryukyo [The Stream Comes and the Stream Flows Away] 1954-1973.
1974First edition, first printing. Inscribed to Sam Haskins from Shisui on the front free endpaper with a stamped chop mark, another chop mark stamped to the half title. Shisui's second book, being a retrospective of his work up to 1973. Text in Japanese. From the library of Sam Haskins. Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 147077
BRANDT, Bill. Perspective of Nudes.
London : 1961First edition, first printing. One of those seminal works of art which apparently came about by accident. Brandt was experimenting with a fish-eye lens and produced these extraordinary images of nudes on beaches, distorting and merging with the rocks which surround them. From the library of Sam Haskins. Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 147043
STEICHEN, Edward - SANDBURG, Carl. Steichen the Photographer.
New York : 1929First and limited edition, one of 925 numbered copies signed by Steichen and Sandburg. The first monograph devoted to Steichen's work, and included in Roth's The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century: "Sandburg's folksy modesty is a bit at odds with the solemnity and sumptuousness of the book itself, which includes a... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 146523
ERNST, Max - CREVEL, René. Mr. Knife Miss Fork.
Paris : 1931First edition, sole printing, number 27 of 50 copies signed by Crevel on the half-title and Ernst on the frontispiece and printed on Hollande paper, from a total edition of 255 copies. This is one of the most celebrated books of the Black Sun Press and a cornerstone of Surrealist literature. This work is a fragment from Crevel's novel Babylone (1927),... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 146428
PENN, Irving. Flowers.
London : 1980First UK edition, first impression, first published in the US earlier that year. The photographs, originally published from 1967 to 1973, were taken by Penn for the American edition of Vogue. Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 129721
CLAXTON, William - BRUNNER, Peter, & Johannes Kunz. Jazz!
[Vienna] : 1992First edition, first printing, presentation copy signed by both authors and inscribed on the title page to the legendary jazz photographer William Claxton (although not named) "Keep Swinging". William Claxton (1927-2008) became one of the greatest photographers of the jazz scene, with his sensitive images of artists such as Count Basie, John Coltrane,... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 141787
SOMMER, Frederick. 1939-1962 photographs.
New York : 1962First edition, first printing. Supervised by Minor White, this was Sommer's first monograph and he considered it his best. Sommer was responsible for all aspects of the text, design, image selection and sequencing (save for a brief editor's note).
"This is an almost perfect monograph. Every two-page spread reveals something more about the images... Learn More£550.00
Stock Code: 143004
GURSKY, Andreas. Fotografien 1994-1998.
Wolfsburg : 1998First edition, sole printing. Signed in pencil by Gursky on the verso of the first page of text. A wonderfully produced catalogue of the most significant retrospective of Gursky to up to 1998. Learn More£900.00
Stock Code: 148529
ADAMS, Ansel Easton, & Mary Austin. Taos Pueblo.
Boston : 1977First edition, first printing in this format. No. 895 of 950 copies signed by Adams. This is a facsimile edition of Adams' book first published in 1930, which was limited to 108 copies. Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 148371
VREELAND, Diana. Allure.
New York, : 1980First edition, first printing. Vreeland's place in the history of 20th Century fashion is almost unparalleled. As the fashion editor of Harpers she wielded great influence but it was as editor in chief of Vogue that her power was most widely expressed. This collection of images by many of the century's greatest photographers is her testimony to one... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 113339
JAZZ. Kalendarz Jazzowy na rok 1958.
Gdansk : 1957Stylish promotional calendar for the long-running Polish jazz magazine Jazz: Illustrated Monthly. Musicians featured include Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Peggy Lee, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Eddie Safranski, King Oliver's Band with Lil Hardin, Leslaw Lic and Jerzy Matuszkiewicz, Katerine Valente, and Gerry Mulligan.... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 142516
BIBLIOGRAPHY - HUNTER, Dard. Papermaking by Hand in India.
New York : 1939First edition, first printing, number 88 of 370 copies only, signed by the author and the publisher on the limitation page. This uncommon work is rare still in the original slipcase and accompanied by the publisher's original four-page prospectus.
William Joseph "Dard" Hunter (1883-1966) had begun his career in East Aurora, New York with a job... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 149901
LABILLARDIÈRE, Jacques Julien Houton de. Voyage in Search of La Pérouse …
London : 1800First edition in English, same year as the French, this in the favoured, and less common, single-volume quarto edition. Labillardière was the botanist and doctor on the d'Entrecasteaux Pérouse search expedition, and was entrusted with the task of writing the official account following the death of the commander from scurvy. "Although unsuccessful... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 79886
WESTON, Edward - MADDOW, Ben. Fifty Years. The Definitive Volume of His Photographic Work.
New York : 1973First edition, first printing. Ben Maddow, author of the accompanying text, was a noted Hollywood screenwriter. Fifty Years was issued simultaneously in Europe by McGraw-Hill Book Company. From the library of Sam Haskins. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 146297
NARAHARA, Ikko. Where Time has Vanished.
Tokyo : 1975First edition, first printing. Signed by Narahara in black pen on the front free endpaper. A Japanese view of North America. Text and captions in Japanese and English. From the library of Sam Haskins. Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 146372
NARAHARA, Ikko. Shows Shashin Zenshigoto - Series 9 - The Complete Works.
Tokyo : 1983First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Narahara in silver pen on the front free endpaper. "To Dear Sam Haskins from Ikko Narahara". Captions in Japanese and English, text in Japanese. From the library of Sam Haskins. Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 146412
PARKINSON, Norman. Sisters Under the Skin.
London : 1978First edition, first impression. Signed by Parkinson on the half-title. Inscribed on the front free endpaper to John Osborne, "December 12th 1978, A reminder of what you have missed. With love from Ms Dawson (Mistress, retired). XX". Helen Dawson became Osborne's fifth wife in June 1978. This is Parkinson's first book, presenting portraits of women... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 140691
ANSON, George Anson, Baron; WALTER, Richard (comp.) A Voyage Round the World in the years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV by George Anson, Esq;
London : 1776.Fifteenth edition, following the first of 1748. Anson (1697-1762) was in command of a squadron sent to plunder Spanish trading territories on the Pacific coast of South America during the War of Jenkins' Ear. His expedition threatened to turn into a military fiasco. His small squadron was battered by storms and too few of his crew survived the journey... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 124563
CORYATE, Thomas. Coryat's Crudities:
London : 1776First collected edition of the writings of Thomas Coryate (1577?-1617). The Crudities, describing his tour from London to Venice and back, is his best known work, with many points of historical interest, including his admirable rendering of the story of William Tell (cited as the earliest in English); it is also remembered for the prefatory mock-panegyric... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 75476
BLOSSFELDT, Karl. Art Forms In Nature: Second Series. Examples from the Plant World Photographed Direct from Nature.
London : 1932First UK edition, first impression, of the second of Blossfeldt's seminal trilogy. It was originally published earlier the same year in Berlin under the title Wundergarten der Natur; neue Bilddokumente schöner Pflanzenformen. The artist was by training a botanist; his use of extreme close-up technique began as part of his study. However he swiftly... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 146115
KLEIN, William. Moscow.
New York : 1964First edition, first printing. Signed by Klein and dated "1994" on the half title. The third of Klein's highly regarded four city books: New York (1956); Rome (1959); Moscow (1964); Tokyo (1964) Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 148531
McCARTNEY, Paul - McCARTNEY, Linda. Life in Photographs.
Cologne : 2011First edition, number 18 of 200 artists proofs signed by Paul McCartney, with an additional plate entitled Horse, also signed by McCartney. The work was released in a signed limited edition of 1,000, 250 of which were released with an additional signed and numbered plate. This work was produced in close collaboration with Paul McCartney and gathers... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 135251
BAILEY, David. Box of Pin-Ups.
London : First edition, sole impression, signed by Bailey on the front cover of the box and additionally signed on the verso of the John Lennon and Paul McCartney image. This seminal collection of portraits by Bailey is one of the great iconic representations of the Swinging Sixties in London. The subjects typify the newly formed social elite ranging from the... Learn More£20,000.00
Stock Code: 148280
WILKES, Charles. Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition,
Philadelphia : 1845Third edition overall. In smaller format than the imperial octavo edition of the same year, this edition was reprinted from stereos of that edition but without the plates or accompanying atlas and with 47 wood-engravings substituted for the steel vignettes. The text is complete, with no abridgement; the edition was 3,000 copies. Wilkes's expedition... Learn More£1,200.00
Stock Code: 30128
AVEDON, Richard. In the American West.
New York : 1985First edition, first printing. In the American West was published in conjunction with the exhibition at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1985. Seven years earlier, the museum had commissioned Avedon to photograph ordinary people living in the westerns US. Between 1979 and 1984, Avedon made numerous trips through the region and photographed... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 148671
COOK, James, & James King. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean.
London : 1785Second and preferred edition of Cook's fatal third voyage, this set one of a small number with the text volumes printed on fine paper, apparently hot-pressed to give a more silken finish, and presented in a particularly attractive contemporary morocco binding, in this regard highly uncommon: the last set in such a binding appearing at auction in 1992.... Learn More£37,500.00
Stock Code: 139133
DU CAMP, Maxime. Égypte, Nubie, Palestine et Syrie:
Paris : 1852Extremely rare first edition complete, illustrated with 125 salt prints from wet paper negatives mounted one to a page. Du Camp's monumental work was the first archaeological survey to be extensively illustrated with photographs.
A young man of independent means, Du Camp took up photography in 1849 in preparation for his second journey to North... Learn More£300,000.00
Stock Code: 124632
VIANA, Francisco Xavier de. Diario del viage explorador de las corbetas españolas "Descubierta" y "Atrevida" en los años de 1789 a 1794.
Cerrito de la Victoria [Montevideo] : 1849First and only edition of one of the rarest Pacific voyages, the great Spanish scientific expedition under the Italian-born Alessandro Malaspina, 1789 to 1794, throughout the Pacific, exploring and mapping much of the west coast of the Americas from Cape Horn to the Gulf of Alaska, then across to the Philippines, with stops in Australia and New Zealand.... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 113859
BARROW, John. A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793:
London : 1806First edition of the "first illustrated English work on Vietnam" (Hill), being a description of the outward voyage of Lord Macartney's embassy to China. The account is superbly illustrated with aquatints of views, "types," and natural history specimens, Abbey commending the aquatinting as "of excellent quality."
"The voyage visited Madeira,... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 81263
FRANK, Robert. Les Américains.
Paris : 1958First edition, first printing, an exceptional copy with almost none of usual toning. "Robert Frank's masterpiece has become so much the photobook of legend in its first American edition Grove Press, New York, 1959 that it is often forgotten that Delpire's original Paris edition was a different book. Its accompanying texts, gathered by Alain Bosquet,... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 133176
CHURCHILL, Awnsham & John. A Collection of Voyages and Travels,
London : 1732Second, enlarged edition, of one of the great voyage collections, originally issued by the brothers Awnsham and John Churchill in four volumes in 1704 with the advice and encouragement of the philosopher John Locke. Hill describes it as "a very valuable collection, both for its range of coverage and for the fact that it gives the original accounts".... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 50373
BEATON, Cecil. Chinese Album.
London : 1945-46First edition, first impression. Best known for his ultra-glamorous photographs of "bright young things", Beaton was commissioned by the Ministry of Information during the Second World War to photograph the war effort in Asia and the Middle East. His tour led to three photographic albums: Far East (1945), An Indian Album (1945-6), and Chinese Album... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 147925
SOKOLSKY, Melvin. Seeing Fashion.
Santa Fe : 2000First edition, first printing. Signed in pencil by Sokolsky on the front free endpaper. Includes Sokolsky's surreal approach on fashion at his time with Harper's Bazaar, which was quite different from his fellow photographers. From the library of Sam Haskins. Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 147117
SUZUKI, Kenji. The Photography of Kenji Suzuki.
Tokyo : 1973First edition, first printing. The first book by the Hiroshima photographer and doctor. Together with a printed letter dated July 1973 laid down on card signed by Suzuki. Text in Japanese and English. From the library of Sam Haskins. Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 147123
NAKAMURA, Masaya. Ema Nude in Africa.
Tokyo : 1971First edition, first printing. Signed in Japanese by Nakamura on the front free endpaper. Japanese supermodel and singer Emma Sugimoto, shot in various locations in Africa. Text in Japanese. With a sheet of letter headed paper from Masaya Studio. From the library of Sam Haskins
Stock Code: 147039
SHINOYAMA, Kishin. Nude.
Tokyo : 1970First edition, first printing. Shinoyama creates an alien world with shots from Death Valley, and the use of special affects. Text in Japanese and English. From the library of Sam Haskins. Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 147555
SHINOYAMA, Kishin. 28 Girls.
Tokyo : 1968First edition, first printing. Shinoyama's first book and published in a magazine style but with the form of a book with adverts, later on in Japan this style would become known as mook genre. Text in Japanese and English. From the library of Sam Haskins. Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 147558
BAILEY, David. Look Again: The Autobiography.
London : 2020First edition, first printing. Limited edition signed by Bailey on the publisher's tipped in page as issued. Bailey's candid account of his career in photography which made him as famous as his subjects. Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 147581
BRODOVITCH, Alexey. Portfolio.
ParisFirst edition, first printing. Published to coincide with an exhibition entitled, "Alexey Brodovitch, La photographie mise en pages." held at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris, 18 February to 17 May 1998. From the library of Sam Haskins. Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 147332
STIEGLITZ, Alfred - GREENOUGH, Sarah. Alfred Steiglitz: The Key Set. The Alfred Steiglitz Collection of Photographs. Volume One 1886-1922; Volume Two 1923-1937.
New YorK : 2002First editions, first printings. Steiglitz wife, Georgia 0'Keeffe created what she called "the key set", this included one print of every mounted photograph in his possession at the time of his death. Steiglitz did not consider a print finished until it was mounted. Published to coincide with the exhibition "Alfred Steiglitz: Known and Unknown", organized... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 147358
LEVINE, Gemma. Faces of the 80s.
London : 1987First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Levine "For Alex and Elizabeth, with love, and, admiration, Gemma. 1988". A book of celebrity portraits from all walks of life published to coincide with an exhibition that was held in aid of the Sharon Allen Leukamia Trust. The recipients of this book were the sculptor Elisabeth Frink and her husband. Frink... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 147284
ARAKI, Nobuyoshi. Araki by Araki. The Photographers Personal Collection 1963-2002.
Tokyo : 2003First edition, first printing. Signed by Ariki as Arakiss with a self portrait drawing in marker pen opposite the half title. Published to mark the artist's sixty-third birthday, all the picture were chosen by Araki with his own commentary. Text in English and Japanese. Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 147270
MAPPLETHORPE, Robert (photo.); RIMBAUD, Arthur. A Season in Hell.
[New York] : 1986First edition of this translation by Paul Schmidt, limited to 1,000 numbered copies signed by both Schmidt and Mapplethorpe; with the original 4-page long "Limited Editions Club Letter" loosely inserted.
First published in 1873, this prose poem was finished in a frenzy after the break-up of Rimbaud's relationship with Verlaine who shot him with... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 139013
BRASSAÏ, & Paul Morand. Paris de Nuit.
Paris : 1933 First edition, first printing, of the photographer's first publication, presentation copy inscribed on the title page to his Parisian host "À Monsieur Gaston Robbe, mes hommages cordiaux, Brassaï Halász, Paris 1932".
Gaston Robbe was the owner of the Hotel Des Terrasses in Paris, where Brassaï had established himself in the early 1930s while... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 142446
BOUBAT, Édouard - BOUBAT, Bernard, & Geneviéve Anhoury. The Monograph.
New York : 2004First edition, first printing. Boubat's first monograph spanning his works from 1923 to 1999 including many from his travels while working for the French magazine Réalités. From the library of Sam Haskins. Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 147114
LINDBERGH, Peter. Untitled 116.
Munich : 2006First edition, first printing. Lindbergh's collection of 116 women from pop, film, showbiz and fashion. Text in German, English or French, with the 8 page booklet of translations in the same languages. From the library of Sam Haskins. Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 147106
WILSON, James. The Life and Dreadful Sufferings of Captain James Wilson, In various Parts of the Globe,
Portsea : 1810The highly uncommon first edition of the first biography of James Wilson, captain of the Duff on her first missionary voyage to the South Seas. None of the four copies listed at auction in the last 40 years has had the attractive frontispiece.
"Although there are several accounts of James Wilson's life, sufferings and missionary voyage, this... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 70373
SNOWDON, Lord. Stills: 1984-1987.
London : 1987First edition, first impression, signed by the photographer on the half-title, and including a photograph by Snowdon inscribed by him on the verso "Dear Mr. Evans, thank you so much for your letter & the kind remarks you made about my work yours sincerely Snowdon", and an autograph letter signed from Snowdon "I am so pleased that you liked Born to be... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 146918