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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. Laughter in Hell.
    First edition, second printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Dorothy, for our first meeting, Jim Tully". Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 106874

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  2. Les Danses a Bali.
    First edition, first impression. The 6-page essay by Antonin Artaud, who was profoundly influenced by Balinese theatre, was first published in issue 217 of Nouvelle Revue Française (1931); the commentary is by the dancer Béryl de Zoete, author of the standard work Dance and Drama in Bali (1937). Learn More
    £800

    Stock Code: 109312

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  7. Paris.
    First published in 1961; this copy inscribed on the front free endpaper "à Robert Kennedy Jr., en mémoire de son père et en souvenir d'amitié pour les Etats Unis, d'une petite fille française, Paris le 28 juin 1968"*, signed in a different hand "Isabelle Turpin de Grissé, 7 ans", and below the pencilled ownership inscription... Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 107413

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  8. 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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  9. Hungarian Memories.
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy from Kertész to the photographer Eva Rubinstein, inscribed on the title page: "To Eva with love André June 26 1983". Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 105809

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  10. The Sound I Saw.
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by DeCarava to civil rights attorney Elizabeth Fink on the verso of the title page: "To Liz, Roy DeCarava". Presenting numerous photographs by DeCarava together with his own poetry, The Sound I Saw originated back in the 1960s when the photographer first designed, wrote, and hand-bound... Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 108465

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  11. Naked City.
    First edition, first printing. Weegee's first book. His nickname (from the Ouija board) derived from his apparently psychic ability to beat authorities to the crime scene, a feat actually made possible by eavesdropping the emergency services on a portable police-band shortwave radio. He maintained a working darkroom in the... Learn More
    £3,500

    Stock Code: 105429

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  12. 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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  13. States of America.
    First edition, first impression; published to coincide with the exhibition at the Zelda Cheatle Gallery, London. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 104826

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  14. .
    First edition, first printing. 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, Creative Camera, No. 190, April 1980). Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 110178

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  15. TJ: Johannesburg Photographs 1948-2010; Double Negative. A Novel.
    First editions, first impressions. Signed by David Goldblatt and additionally inscribed by him on the title page of TJ: "For Daphne, greatly missed for her friendship and skills, with love, David". Laid in is a letter from the photographer to the recipient concerning the practicalities of acquiring a copy for him to sign.... Learn More
    £425

    Stock Code: 110159

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  16. Jazz Life.
    First edition, first printing, only reissued in English in a revised edition in 2005. Presentation copy from photographer William Claxton to the actor and acknowledged jazz fan Robert Mitchum, inscribed on the half-title: "For Bob Mitchum, a Swinger! William Claxton Feb. 1962" and with the library stamps stating "From the... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 106683

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

    Stock Code: 104906

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

    Stock Code: 104883

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    £75

    Stock Code: 104866

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

    Stock Code: 104816

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

    Stock Code: 104805

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

    Stock Code: 104802

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

    Stock Code: 104796

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  25. Michiko Kon: Still Lives.
    £65

    Stock Code: 104793

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

    Stock Code: 104280

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  27. Steichen the Photographer.
    First and limited edition, one of 925 numbered copies signed by Steichen and Sandburg. An important monograph, the first 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... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 103873

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  28. .
    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... Learn More
    £425

    Stock Code: 103523

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  29. Embrace.
    First edition, inscribed by Hosoe in Japanese to the half-title and with his signature below in Roman letters, dated 10 August 1974, together with a postcard from the artist addressed to fellow photographer Eva Rubinstein in New York, bearing the message "Hope your show was successful, too! Eikoh". A superb association for... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 105105

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  30. The Reichstag and Urban Projects.
    £45

    Stock Code: 104905

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

    Stock Code: 104904

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  32. His Photographs and Notes.
    First edition, first printing, of this "Special Museum of Modern Art Edition". Presentation copy from the photographer, inscribed at the head of the title page: "To Eva -- Let us be dedicated in not taking the past as proof against the future. Gene". Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 104483

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  33. Japan: A Chapter of Image.
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy from the authors, inscribed on the title page: "Dear Harvey, here then, with all its mistakes (and its errors) - - on your 100th anniversary, Gene Smith and Carole Thomas". An excellent association copy: Harvey Zucker was the owner of the legendary bookshop The Photographers... Learn More
    £1,875

    Stock Code: 104479

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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. The Inhabitants.
    First edition, first printing of this novelist's landmark first photographic book. Roth, who includes this publication in his '101', describes the union of the images and Morris' accompanying short pieces of fiction as the "first work in photofiction" noting also the huge critical acclaim with which it was received. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 104831

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  38. Weston's Westons: California and the West.
  39. Bruce Weber.
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 103090

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  40. Picture Ribbons.
    First edition of the author's book on chronophotography and proto-film reels. Charles Francis Jenkins (1867-1934) was a prolific inventor (over 400 patents were issued to his name) and an important pioneer of cinema and television. He devised a "motion picture projecting box", which, on 6 June 1894, became the first apparatus... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 102230

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  41. On the High Wire.
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Andy, from Philippe Petit, N.Y.C, 1992." The French high-wire artist Petit is best known for his illegal walk between the Twin Towers in 1974. The original French text was not published until 1997, under the title Traité... Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 103252

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  42. Die Puppe.
    First edition, first printing, one of 2000 copies. A terrific look at Bellmer's work as a surrealist photographer. Bellmer is more widely known for his life-sized pubescent female dolls he produced in the mid-1930s. Bellmer's first book, The Doll (Die Puppe) printed anonymously in 1934 featured photographs of his first doll... Learn More
    £525

    Stock Code: 100887

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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. Stock Photographs.
    First edition, first printing. Signed by Winogrand on the half title page. Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 99579

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  47. 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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  48. Goodbye Baby & Amen. A Saraband for the Sixties.
    £375

    Stock Code: 99180

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  49. 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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  50. Glances.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £100

    Stock Code: 97830

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  51. 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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  52. 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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  53. Cowboy Kate & Andere Stories.
    First German edition, first printing. Learn More
    £400

    Stock Code: 96629

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  54. image1
    Well-kept, fully-captioned snapshot album of service with the 1st Bn. Seaforth Highlanders during the operations against the Zakka Khel afridis in the Bazar Valley, and the Mohmands on the Khyber Pass. A great number of identified portraits of fellow officers and NCOs - including Maj. The Hon. Douglas Forbes-Sempill, who... Learn More
    £1,650

    Stock Code: 94262

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  55. 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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  56. 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
    £600

    Stock Code: 97029

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  57. 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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  58. On The Mines.
    First edition. An extraordinary collection of images - the first book by this innovative, award winning photographer. Scarce in nice condition. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 88461

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  59. 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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  60. 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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