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Photobooks

Rare first editions, deluxe and collectible editions of printed books of works by celebrated photographers, e.g. Ansel Adams, Cartier-Bresson, Bruce Weber, et al., in which the primary content is reproductions of their photographs and the work is organized to form a cohesive whole.

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  1. 141058
    GABOR, Mark. The Pin-Up. A Modest History.

    New York : 1972

    First edition, first printing. Review copy, with press releases laid-in, anticipating some backlash against the publication: "In an age when women's lib posters loudly proclaim "Women Are Not Chicks", how does a publisher get away with putting out a lavishly illustrated book called The Pin-Up: A Modest History. Answer: he doesn't. But he mollifies the... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 141058

  2. Pleased to Meet You.
    (ROLLING STONES.) PUTLAND, Michael. Pleased to Meet You.

    Guildford : 1999

    Signed limited edition, number 29 of 1,750 copies signed by the photographer; this is one of 100 deluxe copies bound in full leather (the rest of the edition issued in quarter leather). Just prior to the Rolling Stones' 1972 world tour, Michael Putland was chosen by the band to be their official tour photographer. Putland's photographs are reproduced... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 141062

  3. The Rolling Stones Tour of the Americas 1975.
    (ROLLING STONES.) SYKES, Christopher Simon. The Rolling Stones Tour of the Americas 1975.

    Guildford : 2006

    Signed limited edition, number 29 of 2,500 copies signed by the photographer Christopher Simon Sykes and the Rolling Stones tour manager Peter Rudge; this is one of 350 deluxe copies bound in full leather (the rest of the edition bound in quarter leather), with an additional photographic print of Mick Jagger signed by Sykes and a facsimile of the "Starship"... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 141063

  4. 141014
    WESTON, Edward. The Daybooks of Edward Weston.

    New York : 1973

    First edition thus, first impression. First published in New York in 1961 and 1966. Weston kept diaries of his everyday experiences, providing an insight into the creative life of one twentieth-century photography's most prominent figures. Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 141014

  5. 141005
    PENN, Irving. Still Life.

    London : 2001

    First edition, first impression. With an introduction by John Szarkowski (1925-2007), the director of photography at MoMA, this title brings together Penn's work in the still life genre. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 141005

  6. 141006
    PENN, Irving. Cranium Architecture.

    London : 2013

    First edition, first impression. This is the catalogue raisonné of the exposition of Penn's Cranium Architecture series, shown at Hamiltons throughout the summer of 2013. This copy comes with the exhibition brochure laid-in loose, dated 9th of September 2013. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 141006

  7. City Diary.
    PETERSEN, Anders. City Diary.

    Göttingen : 2012

    First edition, first printing, signed in each volume by the author on the copyright page. This set features photos taken by the author during his travels in such cities as Stockholm, Tokyo, and St Petersburg. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 140020

  8. The Savoy.
    (THE SAVOY.) The Savoy.

    London : [1923]

    First edition, first impression of this highly attractive promotional booklet printed at the Curwen Press, complete with the scarce dust jacket. "The purpose of this little book is to offer a few reflections of London from the windows of the Savoy. During the past year more American guests have stayed at the Savoy than ever in its history, and to them... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 139715

  9. Persona Grata.
    (PHOTOGRAPHY.) BEATON, Cecil, & Kenneth Tynan. Persona Grata.

    New York : 1954

    First US edition, first printing, signed by 20 of the featured personalities, including Noel Coward, Judy Garland, Maurice Chevalier, John Gielgud, Tennessee Williams, and Laurence Olivier. Some of the signatures are inscribed to the collector, Paul McMahon (d. 2011), a critic, photographer, and artist; a close friend of actress Marlene Dietrich, who... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 140617

  10. Street Rambler.
    NAKAFUJI, Takehiko. Street Rambler.

    Tokyo : 2015

    First edition, first printing. Edition of 1000. No 37 of 45 copies signed by Nakafuji in silver pen on the front free endpaper. Street photography from New York, Havana, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Shanghai, Berlin, Paris and Tokyo. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 139771

  11. The Teds.
    STEELE-PERKINS, Chris, & Richard Smith. The Teds.

    London : 1979

    First edition, first impression. Steele-Perkins's seminal book, a classic of British documentary photography, captured the phenomenon of Ted culture. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 140112

  12. 140270
    MIDDEL, Cristina de. The Afronauts.

    [Madrid] : 2012

    First edition, first impression, one of 1,000 copies only. It was published to coincide with the exhibition of the same name held at the Universidad de Cádiz. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 140270

  13. Based on a True Story.
    HARVEY, David Alan. Based on a True Story.

    [n.p.] : 2012

    First edition, first impression. Meant as an interactive story taking place in Rio de Janeiro, the postcard gives clues to the different ways this photo-novella can be read. Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 140311

  14. Pin-Ups: A Step Beyond.
    (MONROE, Marilyn.) Bernard of Hollywood. Pin-Ups: A Step Beyond.

    Hollywood : 1950

    First edition, first printing. Bernard is best known for evolving what is now called the "pin-up" style of photography, and for photographing Hollywood actresses, most notably Marilyn Monroe, whose photo is included in this collection. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 140289

  15. The Mind's Eye.
    UELSMANN, Jerry. The Mind's Eye.

    San Francisco : 2010

    First edition, first printing. Signed by the photographer on the title page. This work comprises of 170 black and white photographs as a celebration and exploration of Jerry Uelmann's 50 years as a photographer. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 139946

  16. A Season in Hell.
    (MAPPLETHORPE, Robert.) RIMBAUD, Arthur. A Season in Hell.

    [New York] : 1986

    First 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

  17. 140231
    CARRIERI, Mario. Milano, Italia.

    Milan : 1959

    First edition, first printing. These dramatic black and white photographs are the results of a two-year project in Milan. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 140231

  18. Open Skies.
    McCULLIN, Don. Open Skies.

    London : 1989

    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the title page. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 140123

  19. 140162
    PENN, Irving. Photographs.

    Tokyo : 1997

    First edition, one of 1,000 copies only. Published to coincide with the exhibition of the same name held at the Wildenstein gallery in Tokyo in 1997, it includes an essay by the Japanese art and photo critic Michiko Kasahara in both Japanese and English. Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 140162

  20. Natural Dyeing Processes of India.
    MOHANTY, Bijoy Chandra; K. V. Chandramouli; H. D. Naik. Natural Dyeing Processes of India.

    Ahmedabad : 1987

    First edition, first printing, of this comprehensive guide to the dyeing techniques of India, retaining all the original samples of different textiles. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 140149

  21. Photographs.
    PENN, Irving. Photographs.

    Tokyo : 1997

    First edition, one of 1,000 copies only. Published to coincide with the exhibition of the same name held at the Wildenstein gallery in Tokyo in 1997, it includes an essay by the Japanese art and photo critic Michiko Kasahara in both Japanese and English. Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 140165

  22. Avenue Patrice Lumumba.
    TILLIM, Guy. Avenue Patrice Lumumba.

    Munich : 2008

    First edition, first printing. Signed by the photographer on the title page. This work features a collection of photographs taken in DR Congo, Mozambique, Angola, Ghana, Benin, and Madagascar. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 139984

  23. Viêt Nam at Peace.
    GRIFFITHS, Philip Jones. Viêt Nam at Peace.

    London : 2005

    First edition, first impression. Signed by the photographer on the front free endpaper. Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 140113

  24. Alphabet.
    BEEKE, Anthon, & Geert Kooiman. Alphabet.

    Hilversum : 1970

    First edition, first printing. The alphabet made from nude female models was created by Anthon and Anna Beeke and photographed by Kooiman as a Quadrat-Print publication. This was a series of experiments each one being 10 inches square ranging over the fields of classic design, the plastic arts, literature, architecture and music, these were not for... Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 139773

  25. The Vanguard. A Photographic Essay on the Black Panthers.
    BARUCH, Ruth-Marion, & Pirkle Jones. The Vanguard. A Photographic Essay on the Black Panthers.

    Boston : 1970

    First edition, first printing. A photographic essay on the Black Panthers by Baruch and Jones. These photographs were originally shown at the De Young Museum, San Francisco. Originally postponed for being "too controversial", the exhibition eventually opened to record attendees for the museum. This copy sent out with the publisher's review slip. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 139670

  26. 139680
    MORRISON, John, & Harold Burdekin. London Night.

    London : 1934

    First edition, first impression. Morrison and Burdekin were inspired by Braissaï's Paris de nuit, published the previous year. Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 139680

  27. Workers.
    SALGADO, Sebastião. Workers.

    London : 1993

    First UK edition, first impression. "Sebastião Salgado's epic 'Workers: an archaeology of the industrial age' pays tribute to the time-honoured tradition of manual labour as the turn of the millennium approaches and machines and computers replace human workers throughout the glove" (blurb). Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 140245

  28. 140168
    PENN, Irving. Passage.

    London : 1991

    First edition, first impression, of this comprehensive and eclectic collection of work by Irving Penn, with photos ranging from the late 1930s to the early 1990s. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 140168

  29. Live in Japan.
    HARRISON, George. Live in Japan.

    Guildford : 1993

    First edition, first impression, number 2,732 of 3,500 copies only, signed by George Harrison. A replica of the back-stage pass used on the tour, the satin After Show pass and copies of four guitar picks used by Harrison and Clapton are in an envelope laid into a pocket on the front pastedown in the buckram volume. Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 140115

  30. A Career in Photography.
    PENN, Irving. A Career in Photography.

    Boston : 1997

    First edition, first printing. It was published to coincide with the exhibition of the same name in Chicago in 1997-1998. With a promotional folder of the exhibition containing three press releases, a poster, and a typed letter by the president of Marshall Field's, the Chicago department store that collaborated on the exhibition. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 140121

  31. People.
    WOOD, Tom. People.

    Cologne : 1999

    First edition, first printing. Signed by the photographer on the title page. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 140070

  32. All-American. Short Stories.
    WEBER, Bruce. All-American. Short Stories.

    [New York] : 2002

    First edition, first printing. This is the second volume of Weber's literary and arts journal. Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 140041

  33. All-American.
    WEBER, Bruce. All-American.

    [New York] : 2001

    First edition, first printing. This is the first appearance of Weber's literary and arts journal. Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 140043

  34. All-American. Family Albums.
    WEBER, Bruce. All-American. Family Albums.

    [New York] : 2003

    First edition, first printing. This is the third volume in Bruce Weber's literary and arts journal. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 140047

  35. Birds of Britain.
    GREEN, John D. Birds of Britain.

    London : 1967

    First edition, first impression, preceding the US edition. Very scarce, especially in the dust jacket. Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 139971

  36. Mikael Jansson.
    JANSSON, Mikael. Mikael Jansson.

    [London] : 1999

    First edition, first impression, number 635 of 1,485 copies only. In this self-titled book Mikael Jansson reviews some of his earlier works. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 139977

  37. Sochi Singers.
    HORNSTRA, Rob. Sochi Singers.

    2011

    First edition, first impression. Signed by the photographer Rob Hornstra and by Arnold van Bruggen, who provided the text. Sochi Singers was the third annual publication, published as part of the Sochi Project, set up in 2007 by Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen to tell the story of Sochi, the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Loosely inserted is... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 139989

  38. Photographs.
    GINSBERG, Allen. Photographs.

    Altadena : 1990

    First edition, first printing, inscribed copy, 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 an edition of 5,100 copies,... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 140264

  39. Photographs.
    BURRI, René, & Hans-Michael Koetzle. Photographs.

    New York : 2004

    First edition, first printing. Signed on the contents page by both the photographer and by Hans-Michael Koetzle, who provided the text for this publication. Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 140239

  40. Paris - Londres, London - Paris.
    HORVAT, Frank. Paris - Londres, London - Paris.

    Paris : 1996

    First edition, first printing, inscribed on the title page by the photographer: "for Mr. Felix Dennis, with friendly regards, Frank Horvat, September 96". With Dennis' bookplate to the rear of the front wrapper, dated below in pencil. Felix Dennis was an English publisher, poet, and philanthropist. This book was published to coincide with the exhibition... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 140211

  41. Cartier-Bresson's France.
    CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri, & François Nourissier. Cartier-Bresson's France.

    London : 1970

    First edition in English, first impression. It was originally published in France in the same year under the title France. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 140153

  42. Breaking Stones.
    (ROLLING STONES.) O'NEILL, Terry; Gered Mankowitz. Breaking Stones.

    London : 2016

    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 to 4 September 2016. Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 140154

  43. Inventive Paris Clothes 1909-1939.
    PENN, Irving. Inventive Paris Clothes 1909-1939.

    London : 1977

    First UK edition, first impression. It was originally published in the US the same year. This collection was inspired by the exhibit (December 1973 - May 1974) organised by Diana Vreeland for The Metropolitan Museum of Art, showcasing the fashions of the 1910s, 1920s and 1930s. Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 140169

  44. Issey Miyake Pleats Please; [together with:] Issey Miyake by Irving Penn.
    PENN, Irving. Issey Miyake Pleats Please; [together with:] Issey Miyake by Irving Penn.

    Tokyo : 1990

    First editions, first printings. It was published to coincide with the exhibition Issey Miyaka Pleats Please held at the Touko Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo in September 1990. Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 140175

  45. Vive La France.
    CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri, & François Nourissier. Vive La France.

    Paris : 1970

    First edition, first printing. This is a celebration of the world famous photographer's country. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 140072

  46. Peter Beard, Art Edition, No. 251-2500.
    BEARD, Peter. Peter Beard, Art Edition, No. 251-2500.

    Cologne : 2006

    Limited to 2,250 individually numbered copies, each signed by Peter Beard. This copy with an additional illustration in black ink by Beard on the limitation page and inscribed "Montauk Pt. L. 1." Complete with the companion catalogue raisonné volume PB/2, in the original shrinkwrap. Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 64943

  47. Images à la Sauvette.
    CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri. Images à la Sauvette.

    Paris : 1952

    First edition, first printing. "The Paris-based Greek publisher, Tériades (Stratis Eleftheriadis) - renowned for making deluxe books with such artists as Matisse, Miró and Léger, and for his magazines Minotaur and Vervehad planned a book with Henri Cartier-Bresson in the late 1930s. The war intervened, and following the photographer's successful... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 140037

  48. Men and Machines.
    NURNBERG, Walter. Men and Machines.

    London : [c.1955]

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 84 of 125 signed and numbered by the author. Nurnberg was an eminent British industrial photographer, raised in Berlin, whose Bauhaus style captures here "the most romantic and dramatic" story of industry. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 139918

  49. Letters from Wittgenstein, Abridged in Ghent.
    KOSUTH, Joseph. Letters from Wittgenstein, Abridged in Ghent.

    Gent : 1992

    First edition of Joseph Kosuth's work, comprising black-and-white photographs tipped into the text of a facsimile of Paul Engelmann's Letters from Ludwig Wittgenstein, With a Memoir, originally published by Basil Blackwell in 1967. The architect Paul Engelmann, together with Ludwig Wittgenstein, designed and oversaw construction of the Kundmanngasse... Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 139645

  50. Ray's a Laugh.
    BILLINGHAM, Richard. Ray's a Laugh.

    Zurich : 1996

    First edition, first impression. Signed and dated by the photographer on the front free endpaper. This is Billingham's best-known book, "a British family-album so cool that I can see and hear what goes on between the frames" (Robert Frank). Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 139913

  51. In Opposition.
    FERNANDEZ, Benedict J. In Opposition.

    New York : 1968

    First edition, first printing, hardcover issue. Fernandez was an important street photographer, who recorded the protest movements of the 1960s across America, which culminated in this photographic diary. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 139915

  52. 139289comp
    (BEATLES.) VOLLMER, Jürgen. From Hamburg to Hollywood.

    Guildford : 1997

    First edition, first impression. Number 240 of 1750 copies only, signed by Jürgen Vollmer, with an additional photographic print of Stuart Sutcliffe signed by Jürgen Vollmer presented in an envelope. Together with the original prospectus. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 139289

  53. Pedras & Rochas.
    CALADO, Jorge. Pedras & Rochas.

    Lisbon : 2002

    First edition, first impression. Published to accompany the exhibition of the same name which was held at the Eugenio de Almeida Forum in Evora, Portugal, at the start of 2003. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 139311

  54. Lady Lisa Lyon.
    MAPPLETHORPE, Robert; Bruce Chatwin. Lady Lisa Lyon.

    London : 1983

    First UK edition, first printing, casebound issue. Originally published in the US earlier the same year. Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 136230

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

    New York : 1952

    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. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 82737

  56. Wunder In Der Natur. Bild-Dokumente Schöner Pflanzenformen.
    BLOSSFELDT, Karl. Wunder In Der Natur. Bild-Dokumente Schöner Pflanzenformen.

    Leipzig : 1942

    First edition, first printing. The third and final book in Blossfeldt's acclaimed series of photographs of plants. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 139445

  57. Childhood Streets.
    OVENDEN, Graham. Childhood Streets.

    New York : 1998

    First edition, first printing. Signed and inscribed by the photographer to the title page, "For Nick, with my very best wishes. G. S. Ovenden. Dec. 1998". Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 128973

  58. From Station to Station. Travels with Bowie 1973-1976.
    BOWIE, David, & Geoff MacCormick. From Station to Station. Travels with Bowie 1973-1976.

    2007

    First edition, first impression. Limited to 2000 copies. This is no. 170 of 350 deluxe copies signed by Bowie and MacCormack. With the additional portrait of Bowie signed by MacCormack in the printed envelope. This richly illustrated work documents the three years MacCormack spent writing, recording, performing, living and travelling with David Bowie.... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 139485

  59. Moonage Daydream.
    BOWIE, David, & Mick Rock. Moonage Daydream.

    Guildford : 2002

    Signed limited edition, number 170 of 350 deluxe copies signed by David Bowie and Mick Rock, with an additional photograph of Bowie signed by Mick Rock and specially bound, from a total edition of 2,500 copies. "Published to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Ziggy Stardust LP's original release, Moonage Daydream: The Life and Times of Ziggy... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 139483

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