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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. 135034comp
    First edition, number 920 of 2,000 copies signed by the photographer, 260 of which were issued in a full leather binding, with a signed and numbered print, and additionally signed by Mick Taylor. Exile on Main St. was The Rolling Stones tenth studio album released in the UK. Many of the tracks were recorded in the summer... Learn More
    £3,250

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  2. 132671
    First edition, first printing, Dutch text. "The 1950s constituted a golden age for jazz music. The decade was also renowned for classic small-camera photography, much of it as rough and ready as the best experimental jazz. The two art forms combine to perfection in Ed van der Elsken's gem of a book, Jazz The result is not... Learn More
    £1,500

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    First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author "For Janos / with lots of love / from / Ted / June 16th 1979", on the half-title. The recipient was Janos Csokits (19282011), a Hungarian poet and close friend of Hughes, who worked with him on the translation of another Hungarian poet, János Pilinszky.... Learn More
    £1,000

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  4. 134626comp
    First edition, first printing, signed by Strömholm on the front free endpaper. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 134626

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  5. 134611
    First edition, first printing of this state of play on council housing in Belgium at the time. Learn More
    £275

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  6. 134600comp
    First edition, first impression, signed by Petersen on the half-title. Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 134600

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  7. 134601comp
    First edition, first printing, signed by Moriyama on the title page. Learn More
    £250

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  8. 134608comp
    First edition, first printing, signed by Chang on the first blank. Printed in Chinese and English. Learn More
    £180

    Stock Code: 134608

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  9. 134582comp
    First edition, first impression, signed and dated 20.05.2012 by Petersen on title page. Learn More
    £175

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    First edition, first printing of Petersen's "photographic essay", signed by him on the front wrapper verso. "The work was carried out between the 11th and the 24th of August, 2014, during a residency for the Internacional Festival of Photography in Valparaiso FIFV. This was Anders Petersen's first time visiting Latin America."... Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 134585

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    7 Rooms.

    Heidelberg: 2011

    First edition, numbered 36 of 100 signed copies from a total edition of 900. Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 134573

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  12. 134575comp
    First edition, first printing, signed by Hornstra on the front free endpaper. One of a limited edition of 500 copies. Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 134575

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  13. 134566comp
    First edition, signed by Daido Moriyama on the title page, this copy number 12 of 50 signed copies from a total edition of 1000. This was published after a series of exhibitions dedicated to the photographer at the Polka gallery from September 2012 to January 2013. Learn More
    £125

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  14. 133176
    First 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,... Learn More
    £3,500

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  15. 133118
    First edition, first impression. One of 3,300 numbered copies signed by Bailey on the limitation page. In portraits from the 1950s to the 2010s, Bailey has snapped some 300 subjects as varied as Nelson Mandela, the Beatles, the Queen, Salvador Dalí, Bill Gates, and Yves Saint Laurent. Learn More
    £2,250

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  16. 124632
    Extremely 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... Learn More
    £300,000

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  17. William Eggleston's Guide.
    First edition, first printing. Published in conjunction with Eggleston's landmark exhibition at the MoMA in 1976, the first solo exhibition of colour photography held at a major Western art institution. Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 110107

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  18. 132129
    First edition, first printing, of this work in which Brassaï showcases his mastery "at drawing luminosity from the darkness. The swaths of wet paving stones featured on the covers and endpapers of Paris de Nuit gleam like pale beacons in the streetlight. Inside, Brassaï explores the city, beginning with its broad vistas... Learn More
    £2,750

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    First edition, first impression, signed by Mary McCartney on the half-title of Colour, and inscribed by the poet John Cooper Clarke on the half-title of Monochrome: "Mazel Tov Dr. John Cooper Clarke X". The book gathers the photography of Mary McCartney, daughter of Paul and Linda McCartney, splitting the work into her colour... Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 132489

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    First edition, first impression, signed by Mary McCartney on the half-title of Colour, and also by the poet John Cooper Clarke on the half-title of Monochrome. The book gathers the photography of Mary McCartney, daughter of Paul and Linda McCartney, splitting the work into her colour and black and white work. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 132490

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  21. 115693

    Tulsa.

    New York: 1971

    First edition, first impression of Clark's first book. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 115693

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  22. 119935comp
    First and limited edition, number 10 of 400 copies only, one of perhaps as few as 10 deluxe copies bound in full vellum and additionally signed by Henry Herschel Hay Cameron. This posthumous collection, a collaboration between Julia's youngest son Henry and the novelist Anne Thackeray Ritchie (1837-1919), includes four photogravures... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 119935

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    First edition, signed limited issue. Number 48 of 350 copies signed by the author and photographer, and printed on large paper and extra-illustrated with 90 images, instead of the 70 in the trade issue. This copy is accompanied by the gravure signed by Ulmann of the plate on p. 31, which, although not called for in the colophon,... Learn More
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  24. 131618
    Two scrapbook albums of photographs, newspaper clippings, and ephemera, compiled and neatly annotated by Elaine Burton MP (1904-1991) upon her return from the three-week British Parliamentary Delegation tour of Russia starting on 30 September 1954.
    Burton was one of two women selected as a participant, the second being... Learn More
    £3,750

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  25. 130721comp
    Gender Studies is a series of portraits first exhibited in 2012 in Düsseldorf featuring the "sound design" of Frederic Sanchez, included here on CD. In 2011 Rheims posted an advertisement on Facebook looking for..."> First edition, first printing, signed by the artist on the half-title, "Bettina Rheims, 2015, Paris". Gender Studies is a series of portraits first exhibited in 2012 in Düsseldorf featuring the "sound design" of Frederic Sanchez, included here on CD. In 2011 Rheims posted an advertisement on Facebook looking for... Learn More
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  26. 107448
    First edition. The Photochrom process, a variant of chromolithography, was invented in the 1880s by Hans Jakob Schmidt (1856-1924). It rose in popularity in the 1890s and by the end of the First World War was ubiquitous in postcard format. Most of the photographs in Fifty Colour Photographs of London are of landmarks but... Learn More
    £275

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  27. America & Alfred Stieglitz. A Collective portrait.
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    Second edition. Inscibed on the front free endpaper by the photographer "To Florence Homolka, affectionately, Walker Evans, July 1962". Florence Meyer Homolka (1911-1962) was a successful portrait photographer and socialite; she died later the same year the book was inscribed. Learn More
    £2,400

    Stock Code: 48553

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    Rome.

    London and Rome: 2014

    First 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

    Stock Code: 125425

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  30. 128861comp
    First edition, first impression, limited issue, number 489 of 750 copies, signed and dated by Liebchen on the limitation page: "Jens Liebchen, Paris, 11/2002". Learn More
    £250

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  31. Skiing... East and West.
    First edition, first printing, of this dramatic photo book. Fischer's work was described by the Skiing Heritage Journal in 1998 as "a fine record of the American ski world in transition to the almost exclusively alpine sport today", which captured "the relaxed and spacious feel of alpine skiing in the 1930s and 1940s". It... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 115701

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    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

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  33. 128753comp
    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the first blank. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 128753

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  34. 128734comp
    First edition, first impression, signed by the photographer on the title page. Loosely inserted is the publisher's booklet. Learn More
    £400

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  35. 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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  36. 33517
    First edition, first printing. A wonderful collection and not easily found in this condition. Learn More
    £650

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  37. 130710comp
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by David Bailey on the front free endpaper: "To Iain Love DB". Harrison's book charts the life and work of Bailey in his formative years. Learn More
    £275

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    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

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  39. 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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    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

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  41. 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

    Stock Code: 95456

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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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  43. 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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    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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  45. 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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  47. 128735comp
    First edition, first impression. Signed by the photographer on the half-title. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 128735

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  48. 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

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  49. 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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  50. 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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  51. 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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  52. 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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  53. 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
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  54. 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

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  55. 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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  56. 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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  57. 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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  58. 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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  59. 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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  60. 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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