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  1. Camera:
    (MODEL, Lisette.) PORTER, Allan (ed.) Camera:

    Lucerne : [December, 1977]

    Only printing, magazine format. Signed by Model on the first leaf. The December 1977 issue of Camera, the Swiss photography magazine, focused completely on the work of the Austrian-born American photographer Lisette Model (1901-1983). The photographs are accompanied by an introduction by Allan Porter, editor of Camera from 1966, a statement by Berenice... Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 96353

  2. Les Yeux de L'Ame.
    BIDERMANAS, Izis (illus.); CHARLET, Gaston. G. Les Yeux de L'Ame.

    Paris : [1950]

    First and limited edition, number 289 of 300 copies issued. Presentation copy, inscribed by the photographer on the front cover of the title bifolium, "a Jeanine et Pierre, ces images de Paris et da Limousin, cordialement I. Bidermanas, 24-XII-1950". Les Yeux de L'Ame is Bidermanas's first published work. His popular Paris des rêves, which followed... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 123836

  3. Photographic portrait, inscribed.
    BLYTON, Enid. Photographic portrait, inscribed.

    [c.1950s]

    Signed portrait photograph of Blyton, inscribed "best wishes to Mrs Baker from Enid Blyton". Mrs Baker was a children's librarian who corresponded with Blyton in the late 1950s. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 134715

  4. Record of the Technical Companies of the 40th County of London (G.L.C.C.) Battalion, Home Guard. 1942 - 194
    BRITISH ARMY; HOME GUARD. Record of the Technical Companies of the 40th County of London (G.L.C.C.) Battalion, Home Guard. 1942 - 194

    [London : 1945]

    Fascinating mimeographed report on the Home Guard battalion formed by engineers from the Gas Light and Coke Company in 1942, with a volume of fine photographs. Rare, with no other copy traced in libraries or in commerce, except an ambiguous reference in the National Archives at Kew. After repair work from the Blitz eased off in the autumn of 1941, company... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 116865

  5. Signed photograph and letter.
    DEIGHTON, Len. Signed photograph and letter.

    1983

    Photograph inscribed upper right "For J F Beckman, with best wishes, Len Deighton", together with a short letter dated "12 Dec '83, Dear Mr Beckman, Thanks for your letter. I enclose a signed photo with every good wish for you and your collection, yours truly, Len Deighton." Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 100769

  6. London Was Yesterday 1934-1939.
    FLANNER, Janet. London Was Yesterday 1934-1939.

    New York : 1975

    First edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the front endpaper. An illustrated collection of Flanner's "Letter From New York" articles for The New Yorker. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 143695

  7. Sinai and Palestine.
    FRITH, Francis. Sinai and Palestine.

    London : [1863]

    Volume I of the second, enlarged edition of the work originally published in two volumes in 1859. "The prints in this edition are of a much stronger quality than those in the first edition having been gold-toned" (Gernsheim). The complete set of this publication comprises four volumes each with 37 mounted photographs. However the parts were available... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 59138

  8. Half-length photographic portrait of Francis Galton, side profile, seated at a desk, poised to write.
    GALTON, Francis - HOLLYER, Frederick. Half-length photographic portrait of Francis Galton, side profile, seated at a desk, poised to write.

    [London : 1899

    A striking photographic portrait of the human geneticist and eugenicist Francis Galton, taken by Frederick Hollyer, the great late 19th-century celebrity photographer.

    Hollyer (1837-1933) was highly regarded for his fine platinum print reproductions of paintings, particularly those by the Pre-Raphaelites, who he met in 1860 and whose work he... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 122552

  9. Inscribed original portrait photograph.
    GEORGE II of Greece. Inscribed original portrait photograph.

    Athens : 1941

    Striking profile image of the ill-starred king of Greece, George II, pictured wearing the uniform of a British general, inscribed below the image, "For Mr. Hutchinson, George II R, 23rd-29th April 1941"; the dating is significant as on 23 April 1941 the king and government left mainland Greece for Crete, before going into exile, first in Egypt and then... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 143263

  10. The Expatriate.
    HODGKINS, Frances - MCCORMICK, E. H. The Expatriate.

    Wellington : 1954

    First edition, first printing, inscribed on the front free endpaper "to David and Norman with Gratitude and Affection, Eric McCormick", and with a loosely inserted monochrome original photograph captioned by McCormick "Frances Hodgkins London 1920" of her posing in front of tapestries with ancient Egyptian motifs.

    The photograph was part of... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 146055

  11. "A Great Day in Harlem":
    KANE, Art. "A Great Day in Harlem":

    New York : 1958

    Perhaps the iconic jazz photograph and one of the most extraordinary group shots in the history of photography. Inscribed below the image at lower right: "For my friend Arville, Art Kane".

    Around 10 a.m. on the morning of 12 August 1958 Art Kane, a freelancer working for Esquire, captured this unforgettable image of some 57 "living legends"... Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 121696

  12. Original portrait photograph of Andrew Bonar Law.
    LAW, Andrew Bonar. Original portrait photograph of Andrew Bonar Law.

    [c.1922]

    Andrew Bonar Law (18581923), generally known as Bonar Law, was a British Conservative statesman and prime minister. Born in Canada, he was the 37th prime minister of the United Kingdom and the only one to have been born outside the British Isles. He was prime minister for only 209 days, the shortest tenure in that post since Viscount Goderich, but his... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 94420

  13. The Eye of Jazz.
    LEONARD, Herman. The Eye of Jazz.

    London : 1989

    First edition in English, first impression, originally published in French four years previously. This is an excellent collection of the work of one of the greats of jazz photography. As Francis Paudras writes in his introduction, "Herman Leonard's work comes close to pure art: in the beauty of the image, for the emotion and feeling that it radiates".

    Apprenticed... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 143044

  14. Kate.
    MOSS, Kate - SORRENTI, Mario. Kate.

    London : 2018

    Signed limited edition, number 37 of 100 copies signed by the photographer, with an original signed print. This was Sorrenti's personal ode to his former girlfriend and muse Kate Moss, including 50 previously-unpublished photographs which he took of the young model in the early nineties.

    Sorrenti showed the photographs to Calvin Klein, who sent... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 139172

  15. Earthly Bodies.
    PENN, Irving. Earthly Bodies.

    New York : 2002

    First edition, first impression, inscribed by the photographer on the half-title, "To Nicholas Irving Penn". Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 131515

  16. Cigarettes.
    PENN, Irving. Cigarettes.

    London : 2012

    First edition, first impression. This collection was published three years after the author's death and was created in collaboration with the Irving Penn Foundation. This is a catalogue of prints from the 1975 and 2012 Cigarettes exhibitions, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and Hamiltons Gallery in London respectively. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 131553

  17. Le Bain.
    PENN, Irving. Le Bain.

    Paris : 1977

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author "For Nicholas Rosser Irving Penn" to the half-title. Contains an introduction and bibliography in both English and French. Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 131552

  18. A Notebook at Random.
    PENN, Irving. A Notebook at Random.

    New York : 2004

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the photographer on the half-title, "For Nicholas Rosser Irving Penn". Three dispatch notes dated January 2006 from the book's producer, Vazilios Zatse, sending this book to Nicholas Rosser are loosely inserted. This is the final book by Irving Penn. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 131509

  19. Die Welt ist schön.
    RENGER-PATZSCH, Albert. Die Welt ist schön.

    Munich : 1928

    First edition, first printing, of one of the greatest and most influential photobooks of any era, with the scarce original card slipcase. Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 110930

  20. Inscribed photograph.
    ROBESON, Paul. Inscribed photograph.

    c.1965

    Photograph of Paul Robeson addressing a meeting, likely a peace rally, inscribed "Kind wishes & all For Peace Paul Robeson". The photograph originates from the estate of Ray Gardner (1919-1997), journalist and editor at the Toronto Star, like Robeson a lifelong campaigner for peace, and sometime Chairman of the British Columbia Peace Council. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 141415

  21. The Picture Post Portfolio.
    SPENDER, Humphrey; Bert Hardy; George Rodger. The Picture Post Portfolio.

    London : [1989]

    Limited edition, number 23 of 500 copies. Each plate signed by the photographer, accompanied by the certificate of authenticity. This portfolio, produced to celebrate the photography of the magazine Picture Post (1938-1957), provides a stunning snapshot of English life in this period.



    The Picture Post, described as "a magazine of brilliant... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 127002

  22. Photographs of Jazz Era Window Displays for Meier & Frank's Department Store, Portland, OR.
    STEVENS, Charles O., & Max Sommers. Photographs of Jazz Era Window Displays for Meier & Frank's Department Store, Portland, OR.

    Portland, OR : [c.1925]

    Four real black and white photo images on semi-gloss stock of the windows of Meier & Frank at night, showing attractive flapper era women's fashions. These four salesman's sample photos, which are notably well-preserved, offer an invaluable historical reference for the marketing of women's fashions at the height of the Jazz Age.

    Founded in 1857,... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 84121

  23. Inscribed original portrait photograph.
    STRAVINSKY, Igor. Inscribed original portrait photograph.

    Hollywood : 1960

    Fine "unguarded" photograph of the great Russian composer, captured by Columbia Records chief engineer and amateur photographer Fred Plaut (1907-1985). Inscribed by Stravinsky in ballpoint pen: "To Jack Gottlieb my best greetings, sincerely I. Stravinsky, Hollywood Feb. 1960". Jack Gottlieb (1930-2011) was a composer and musician "who wished to be remembered... Learn More
    £1,850.00

    Stock Code: 121805

  24. Edice mezinárodní fotografie, svazek I.
    SUDEK, Josef. Edice mezinárodní fotografie, svazek I.

    Prague : 1976

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 62832

  25. Signed photographic portrait.
    TAGORE, Rabindranath; HOLDT, Hanns (photographer). Signed photographic portrait.

    Munich : 1921

    Very attractive signed portrait of the great Bengali poet, playwright, philosopher and author, captured at the height of his fame, inscribed in ink on the mount "Rabindranath Tagore, June 17 1921"; also signed by the distinguished photographer Hanns Holdt (1880-1972).

    "Tagore's visit to Germany in June 1921 was a sensation, even a phenomenon;... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 130403

  26. Photograph of Margaret Thatcher with the Queen, Queen Mother and Denis Thatcher.
    THATCHER, Margaret. Photograph of Margaret Thatcher with the Queen, Queen Mother and Denis Thatcher.

    A framed photograph of Margaret and Denis Thatcher with the Queen and Queen Mother, from Thatcher's personal belongings from her home in Chester Square. The photograph was taken apparently informally; all four are looking in a different direction, perhaps at a different photographer. No other copy of this photograph could be traced. Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 123902

  27. Photograph of Margaret Thatcher with the Queen.
    THATCHER, Margaret. Photograph of Margaret Thatcher with the Queen.

    1995

    A photograph of Margaret Thatcher and the Queen standing with Denis Thatcher and Prince Philip, from Thatcher's personal belongings from her home in Chester Square. The photograph was taken on Thatcher's 70th birthday party at Claridge's in October 1995, with the Queen in attendance. The attendance of the Queen at a politician's birthday party is a... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 124018

  28. Photographic portrait.
    THATCHER, Margaret. Photographic portrait.

    A photographic portrait of Margaret Thatcher, from Thatcher's personal belongings from her home in Chester Square. This portrait is one of the best known and most frequently reproduced images of Thatcher; it is the photograph chosen by Wikipedia to headline her page. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 123901

  29. Photograph of Margaret Thatcher with the Queen.
    THATCHER, Margaret. Photograph of Margaret Thatcher with the Queen.

    1995

    A photograph of Margaret Thatcher and the Queen standing with Denis Thatcher and Prince Philip, from Thatcher's personal belongings from her home in Chester Square. Thatcher had the photograph placed in a frame by Smythson of Bond Street, the purveyors of luxury leather goods, and retained the original box. The photograph was taken on Thatcher's 70th... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 124503

  30. Exposures.
    WARHOL, Andy. Exposures.

    New York : 1979

    First edition, first impression. Signed by the artist on the half-title. This is Warhol's collection of 360 pictures of his celebrity friends, presenting a unique view of contemporary celebrity life. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 131557

  31. 3rd Battalion The Worcestershire Regt. 1905 - Mandora Barracks, Aldershot - fine presentation photograph album.
    WORCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT. 3rd Battalion The Worcestershire Regt. 1905 - Mandora Barracks, Aldershot - fine presentation photograph album.

    Aldershot : 1905

    An exceptionally handsomely-presented album produced for Lt.-Col. E.A. D'Arcy Thomas on leaving command of the battalion. Inscribed verso of the front free endpaper; "To Colonel E.A. D'A. Thomas from his Adjutant A.S. Nesbitt (April 1904 to April 1907)." Fine selection of well-captioned group portraits - the officers in dress, and in service uniform,... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 81935

  32. Mission Santa Cruz.
    [SMITH, Frances Rand.] Mission Santa Cruz.

    Santa Cruz : [c.1918]

    Two photographs, numbered four and five of seven, of architect Henry A. Minton's model of the Mission Santa Cruz. The photographer, Frances Rand Smith, was a local historian of Californian missions and published a manuscript on the history and original architecture of the Mission Santa Cruz in 1916. It is thought that this work triggered the 1918 renovation... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 116954

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