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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. America & Alfred Stieglitz. A Collective portrait.
  2. 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

    Stock Code: 118056

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 44880comp
    First folio edition, first impression. Expanded and enlarged edition of the photographer's classic collection. One of 100 numbered copies signed by Dave Heath and containing an original photograph "Washington Square" also signed by Heath. The second special edition produced containing a different photographic image. Heath's... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 44880

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  6. Peter Beard, Art Edition, No. 251-2500.
    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." Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 64943

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  7. 120925
    First edition, first impression, hardback issue of this seminal work exploring the English at leisure, published posthumously two years after Ray-Jones's death. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 120925

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  8. Alphabet.
    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... Learn More
    £575

    Stock Code: 87763

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  9. 115936comp
    First edition, first printing, of the first book devoted exclusively to Weston's work and described by Parr & Badger as a "splendidly designed and important monograph". Inscribed by Weston on the verso of the title-page, "To mrs. W. W. Holcombe - Edward Weston 1932". Limited edition of 550 numbered copies signed by Edward... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 115936

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  10. 115496

    Lisette Model.

    Millerton, NY: 1979

    First edition, first printing of this monograph on the Austrian-born American photographer Lisette Model (1901-1983). Loosely inserted is a publisher's envelope for subscribers. Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 115496

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  11. O Rio de Janeiro.
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 79569

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  12. 116377
    First edition, first impression. A collection of photographs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, famous set designer, of "children growing up, learning and playing in a street environment" in London in 1963 with commentary by B. S. Johnson, the English experimental novelist, poet, literary critic and filmmaker. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 116377

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  13. Mujo.
    First edition, first impression. Limited to 1000 unnumbered copies. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 114975

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  14. Do or Die.
    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". Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 114535

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  15. Photographs 1930-1970.
    First US edition, first printing. Originally published the previous year in Germany under the title Herbert List: Fotografia Metafisica. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 109791

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  16. image1
    First edition, first printing of one of the greatest and most influential photobooks of any era, with the scarce original card slipcase. Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 110930

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  17. Anonyme Skulpturen. Eine Typologie technischer Bauten.
    First edition, first printing. Widely regarded as their magnum opus, the Bechers' first monograph of their photographs of industrial structures followed the catalogue of the same title which accompanied the 1969 exhibition at the Städtische Kunsthalle in Düsseldorf. Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 110929

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  18. Splendours of Venice.
    First edition in English, first published in Italian the previous year. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 110785

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    First editions, extremely uncommon. OCLC lists just six copies of the first, all in the United States, two copies of the 1893 supplement and a few copies of subsequent portmanteau editions. A superb collection of images of some the great yachts of a Golden Age of American boat-building. Missouri-born and Dartmouth College-educated,... Learn More
    £6,500

    Stock Code: 112236

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  20. In Boksburg.
    First edition, signed limited issue. This copy also a presentation copy inscribed by the author on the title page, "For Daphne - in gratitude, David. September 1982." One of 50 copies signed and numbered by the author on the half-title; issued simultaneously with the trade edition. Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 109922

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  21. The Enigma of Stonehenge.
    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the title page. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 105303

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  22. Wrapped Reichstag: Berlin 1971-95.
    First US edition, first printing. Learn More
    £50

    Stock Code: 104906

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  23. Lotte Jacobi.
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £85

    Stock Code: 104883

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    £75

    Stock Code: 104866

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  25. The Photographs of Edward Weston.
    First edition, first printing, published to coincide with the major retrospective at MoMA that opened in February 1946. Learn More
    £75

    Stock Code: 104836

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  26. Manzanar.
    First UK edition, first impression. Learn More
    £60

    Stock Code: 104816

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  27. Our True Intent Is All For Your Delight.
    £75

    Stock Code: 104805

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  28. W. Eugene Smith: Photographs 1934-1975.
    £75

    Stock Code: 104802

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  29. Ernst Haas: In Black and White.
    £125

    Stock Code: 104796

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  30. Michiko Kon: Still Lives.
    £65

    Stock Code: 104793

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  31. Pleasures and Terrors.
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £65

    Stock Code: 104280

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  32. The Reichstag and Urban Projects.
    £45

    Stock Code: 104905

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  33. Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Early Works: 1958-1969.
    £85

    Stock Code: 104904

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  34. Walker Evans.
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to John Wilmerding, the former senior curator at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and professor emeritus of American Art at Princeton University, "To John Wilmerding, with pleasure, with respect, Walker Evans,... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 105046

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  35. Panorama einer Vergangenheit.
    First edition, first printing, of this handsomely produced and fascinating selection of images from the collection of the award-winning German photojournalist Robert Lebeck (1929-2014). They are representative of the first three decades of photography, starting with Fox Talbot's work and concluding with Franck's scene of... Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 104872

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  36. You Have Seen Their Faces.
    The wrappered reissue of Margaret Bourke-White's "most successful single work" (Roth), first published by Viking Press in the same year. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 104838

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  37. Weston's Westons: California and the West.
  38. Souk Waqif - Once upon a Time.
    First edition of this uncommon photobook by the Lebanese-born photojournalist and portraitist Maher Attar, recording the renovation of the old Souk in Doha. The text is by Mohamed Ali Abdullah, the architect on the project which won the Aga Khan Architectural Award for 2010. "The revitalisation project, a unique architectural... Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 98886

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  39. Die Magie der Natur.
    First German-language edition; originally published by Viking Press, New York, earlier the same year as The Mountains of the Mind. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 97804

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  40. Life is Good & Good for You in New York. Trance Witness Revels.
    First UK edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title: "To Dennis, Happy New York, William Klein. April '03." Klein's classic photobook was first published in Paris earlier the same year, and was the first of his four city books the others being Rome (1960), Moscow and Tokyo (both... Learn More
    £4,250

    Stock Code: 100606

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  41. Portraits.
    First edition of this monograph of Hedgecoe's portrait work. Inscribed by the photographer on the half-title: "For Ann with much love from John Hedgecoe, Oxnead, 2004." Learn More
    £100

    Stock Code: 97831

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  42. Na Jehlach Techto Dni. [On the Needles of These Days.]
    First trade edition, first printing of the classic photobook, containing 28 heliogravures with accompanying prose by Czech poet Jindrich Heisler. It was preceded by the 1941 clandestine self-published edition with original tipped-in silver gelatin prints. Scarce in the glassine jacket. Learn More
    £1,875

    Stock Code: 100051

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  43. Lisette Model.

    Lisette Model.

    Millerton, NY: 1979

    First edition, first printing of this monograph on the Austrian-born American photographer Lisette Model (1901-1983). Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 97013

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  44. Souk Waqif - Once upon a Time.
    First edition. Uncommon photobook by the Lebanese-born photojournalist and portraitist Maher Attar, recording the renovation of the old Souk in Doha. The text is by Mohamed Ali Abdullah the architect on the project which won the Aga Khan Architectural Award for 2010; "The revitalisation project, a unique architectural revival... Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 97440

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  45. Cowboy Kate & Andere Stories.
    First German edition, first printing. Learn More
    £400

    Stock Code: 96629

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  46. Photographs.
    Deluxe edition of this book first published earlier the same year. This is copy YY of 52 lettered copies (A-ZZ), and signed by Welty. Together with a framed photograph - one of 52 printed to accompany this edition. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 96805

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  47. William Klein, Photographs.
    First edition (simultaneous with the French edition), trade issue, inscribed on the colophon by Klein, "To Maggie, BURN THIS BOOK! Otherwise all my best, Bill Klein". Klein hated this Aperture production, thinking the printing too dark to do the images justice - still an appealing book, and an amusing inscription. Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 96041

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  48. L'Oeil du Jazz.
    True first edition. This copy inscribed by Leonard to French actor and film producer Claude Haymann, "A Claude Haymann En Sincère hommage, Herman Leonard", and extremely uncommon thus. On his return from the Second World War Leonard spent a year in Ottawa as apprentice to the great alchemist of photographic portraiture... Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 95748

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  49. The Decisive Moment.
    First US edition, first printing. The photographer's finest and definitive collection of images. With the photographer's signed presentation inscription. "To Dick Schuler who gets brilliance out of our darkness Henri for Magnum HCB". The recipient Richard 'Dick' Schuler was a German emigre photographer and printer, and principal... Learn More
    £5,750

    Stock Code: 92228

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  50. Devon.
    First edition, first impression. One of the later books in the Shell County Guides series, published between 1934 and 1984 under the general editorship of John Betjeman and John Piper. Learn More
    £65

    Stock Code: 91796

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  51. A Personal View.
    First edition, first impression. With gift inscription to front free endpaper. Learn More
    £65

    Stock Code: 90444

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  52. RFK Funeral Train.
    First edition, first impression. Edition of 350. Numbered on the front cover and first page of text. In June 1968 Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated in California. Fusco accompanied the funeral train which carried the coffin from New York City to Washington DC and photographed those paying respect along the track side. Kennedy's... Learn More
    £1,000

    Stock Code: 92333

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  53. Praha panoramatická.
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Sudek on front flyleaf: "J. Sudek, Praha 10/III 59". Sudek's most famous book, this volume collects 284 beautiful panoramic views of Prague. "No photographer, save possibly Atget, was so devoted to the task of portraying a city, and with such stunning results, as Sudek" (Sawyer,... Learn More
    £4,750

    Stock Code: 93029

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  54. American Photographs, The First Century:
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title, "For Carl Mautz whose dedication and research are one of the field's invaluable assets. With thanks, Merry Foresta." Drawn from the collection of Charles Isaacs in the National Museum of American Art, this attractive book presents... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 91188

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  55. O Rio de Janeiro.
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 87564

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  56. Conversations with the Dead:
    First edition, first printing, of the author's photoreportage in Texan penitentiaries. Loosely inserted is the rare catalogue of the exhibition of the same title, which was held at the Institute for the Arts, Rice University, Houston, Texas, in 1970. Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 89885

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  57. The Enigma of Stonehenge.
    First edition, first impression. Signed by Fowles on the title page. Co-authored with photographer Barry Brukoff. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 87816

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