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  1. 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

  2. An Autobiography.
    AVEDON, Richard. An Autobiography.

    New York : 1993

    First edition, first printing. Signed by the photographer on the front free endpaper. The work features a wide selection of Avedon's photographs, ranging in date from the 1940s to the 1990s. "The book is constructed with pairings of photographs on facing pages, which may sometimes seem to have no relationship to each other but are all meant to be driven... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 139970

  3. Inscribed portrait photograph.
    STEINBECK, John. Inscribed portrait photograph.

    [c.1960]

    Strong portrait photograph inscribed by Steinbeck lower right, "For Bob Keane, with best, John Steinbeck"; an excellent image, Steinbeck, in shirt and tie, sporting a pin-striped jacket, looking a little quizzically to his right. It is tempting to speculate that the recipient may have been the writer's fellow Californian, the pioneering record producer... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 142679

  4. Evidence 1944-1994.
    AVEDON, Richard. Evidence 1944-1994.

    New York : 1994

    First edition, first printing, signed by Avedon and dated 1994 across a preliminary spread. Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 136209

  5. Andy Warhol's Exposures. Together with the original prospectus.
    WARHOL, Andy. Andy Warhol's Exposures. Together with the original prospectus.

    New York : 1979

    First edition, first printing. Signed by Warhol on the front panel of the dust jacket in marker pen and inscribed on the half title 'to Carolyn, Andy Warhol' with a large '' sign. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 139438

  6. 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

  7. Visionaire 58 - Spirit.
    MCQUEEN, Alexander. Visionaire 58 - Spirit.

    New York : 2010

    First edition, limited issue. Number 434 of 1,500 copies. A selection of the most iconic images of McQueen's work, from Lamsweerde and Matadin, Mert and Marcus, Mario Testino, Steven Klein, and Nick Knight. Published to commemorate McQueen's life and career, the issue can be planted to transform into a garden of wildflowers, destroying the book in the... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 103094

  8. A Souvenir from The Pipe Band, Punjab Constabulary.
    INDIA. A Souvenir from The Pipe Band, Punjab Constabulary.

    Lahore : 1950

    Unique album presented to Sgt. J. R. Cockburn, Royal Scots, "in appreciation of the keen interest taken in training those members of the Pipe Band... whose photographs appear in this album", signed by Brian St. Clair Allum as commandant. A splendid record, a memento of the post-colonial persistence of the pipes in South Asia.

    The members portrayed... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 141917

  9. Portrait photograph signed by Avedon, and inscribed by Coward to the musician Jack Daugherty.
    COWARD, Noël - AVEDON, Richard. Portrait photograph signed by Avedon, and inscribed by Coward to the musician Jack Daugherty.

    1961

    Inscribed by Coward, "For Jack Daugherty, With Best Wishes, Noël Coward"; additionally signed and dated by Avedon with his studio wet stamp verso. Richard Avedon's "fashion and portrait photographs helped define America's image of style, beauty and culture for the last half-century " (New York Times, obituary).

    A pleasing inscription to American... Learn More
    £9,750.00

    Stock Code: 141097

  10. Jazz!
    CLAXTON, William - BRUNNER, Peter, & Johannes Kunz. Jazz!

    [Vienna] : 1992

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy signed by both authors and inscribed on the title page to the legendary jazz photographer William Claxton (although not named) "Keep Swinging". William Claxton (1927-2008) became one of the greatest photographers of the jazz scene, with his sensitive images of artists such as Count Basie, John Coltrane,... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 141787

  11. Original maquette for Five Girls.
    HASKINS, Sam. Original maquette for Five Girls.

    New York : 1962

    One of 4 original maquettes for the first edition of Haskins's groundbreaking debut, comprising 84 silver gelatin prints, 28 of which are unpublished, from the photographer's estate. Preceding the revered Cowboy Kate by two years, Five Girls is Haskins's important first foray into nude photography and photobook production, introducing the world to his... Learn More
    £50,000.00

    Stock Code: 124448

  12. Peter Lanyon 1918-1964.
    LANYON, Andrew. Peter Lanyon 1918-1964.

    Cornwall : 1990

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 253 of 500 copies signed and numbered by the author. Andrew Lanyon, artist, writer and filmmaker in his own right, chronicles the life and work of his father, the artist Peter Lanyon, a Cornish painter of abstract landscapes. An album-like collection of letters, images, and anecdotes from friends and family,... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 141064

  13. A Day Off.
    RAY-JONES, Tony. A Day Off.

    London : 1974

    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
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 140995

  14. Self Portrait.
    FRIEDLANDER, Lee. Self Portrait.

    New York : 1970

    First edition, first printing. This book contains a series of self-portraits taken over six years. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 140993

  15. Fotografier: en Donation till Minne av Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn.
    PENN, Irving. Fotografier: en Donation till Minne av Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn.

    Stockholm : 1995

    First edition, first printing. This book was published to coincide with the exhibition of the same name held at Moderna Museet in Stockholm from December 1995 till March 1996. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 133843

  16. Schönheit im Olympischen Kampf.
    RIEFENSTAHL, Leni. Schönheit im Olympischen Kampf.

    Berlin : 1937

    First edition, first printing, an exceptional copy retaining the rare glassine and card slipcase. This photobook was produced alongside Olympia, Riefenstahl's landmark documentary of the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

    Olympia was immediately recognised as truly innovative, experimenting with cutting-edge shooting and editing techniques, winning the Best... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 141073

  17. 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

  18. Cranium Architecture.
    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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. Milano, Italia.
    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

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. 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

  28. 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

  29. 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

  30. 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

  31. 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

  32. Passage.
    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

  33. 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

  34. 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

  35. 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

  36. 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

  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. Fair Lady.
    BEATON, Cecil. Fair Lady.

    London : 1964

    First edition, first impression, later state dust jacket. A documentary by Beaton, covering his time when he took complete control of the costumes and settings for the film of My Fair Lady. Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 139672

  39. 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

  40. 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. This book 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

  41. Photograph album of a British Military Officer in Egypt during the First World War and in Europe in the 1920's [sic].
    CAIRO. Photograph album of a British Military Officer in Egypt during the First World War and in Europe in the 1920's [sic].

    Cairo, Egypt, Italy, Switzerland : 1915-26

    Appealing personal album of a British resident in Cairo during World War I and soon after, perhaps a military or diplomatic officer, or businessman. The album opens with an excellent sequence of eight images, offering a bird's-eye view shot from a balcony of the march past of troops before they left for Gallipoli, "Generals Sir John Maxwell and Sir... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 135761

  42. 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

  43. 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

  44. From Hamburg to Hollywood.
    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

  45. 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

  46. 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

  47. 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

  48. 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

  49. Pictures and Text.
    TELLER, Juergen. Pictures and Text.

    Göttingen : 2012

    First edition in English of this collection of Teller's columns published in the ZEITmagazin. The title was printed in German in the same year by the same publisher as Unterwegs mit Juergen Teller. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 136629

  50. Polanude.
    BITESNICH, Andreas H. Polanude.

    Kempen : 2005

    First edition, first printing. Bitesnich has used the Polaroid camera for this collection of work. Text in English, German, French, Italian and Spanish. Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 139622

  51. Paris.
    NAKAFUJI, Takehiko. Paris.

    Paris : 2013

    First edition, first printing. Signed on the obi by Nakafuji in English and Japanese. Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 139574

  52. Three Stories.
    UPDIKE, John. Three Stories.

    New York : 2002

    First edition, number 183 of 250 copies only signed by Updike, Cook, and the publisher, Luke Ives Pontifell. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 139591

  53. Shooting the Russian War.
    BOURKE-WHITE, Margaret. Shooting the Russian War.

    New York : 1942

    First edition, first printing, in a notably bright jacket. "In 1942 Bourke-White became the first woman photographer accredited to the U.S. Air Force. During World War II she was the only foreign photographer in Moscow during the German bombardment" (ANB). This work, which includes an insightful commentary on her time in Russia, a glossary, and technical... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 139285

  54. Five Factory Photographs.
    WARHOL, Andy - FINKELSTEIN, Nat. Five Factory Photographs.

    Amsterdam : 2001

    Signed limited edition, number 6 of 10 only (plus 2 AC), each print titled, numbered, and signed by the photographer to the border of the print. The prints, including images of Edie Sedgwick, Nico, and Warhol himself, offer a glimpse inside Warhol's studio. The images, digitally printed by Nat Finkelstein in New York City, are printed in archival ink... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 137999

  55. Portfolio.
    BEATON, Cecil, & Daniela Palazzoli (ed.) Portfolio.

    Milan : 1981

    Limited edition, number 760 of 1,000 copies. Beaton "made a name for himself taking glamorous photographic portraits of the 'bright young things' of the day, who soon thirsted for his talent and by the end of the 1920s - a decade which Beaton may be said to personify - he had been granted sittings by all whom he had aspired to photograph, except Queen... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 137157

  56. 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

  57. Photo album.
    UNITED AIRLINES WOMEN TRAINEES. Photo album.

    Santa Cruz : 23 Oct - 8 Dec 1945-46

    A fascinating photograph album compiled immediately after the Second World War by Alice Carlson, one of the women of the United Airlines 1945 to 1946 training class. While a number of the photos are formal, such as the opening shot of the whole class in front of a Boeing 617 (Alice pictured 6th in from the right), the majority are informal shots of... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 134425

  58. Tokyo.
    KLEIN, William. Tokyo.

    Paris : [1964]

    First edition, first printing, French issue (both the French and Japanese issues were printed in Japan and issued apparently simultaneously). An important association copy, with Klein's contemporary signed presentation inscription on the half title to his friend Germano Facetti, and his wife, "to Germano, man of the future, noblest Roman of them all,... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 115928

  59. Farewell Photography.
    MORIYAMA, Daido. Farewell Photography.

    [Tokyo] : 2006

    Revised edition of this work by Moriyama, originally published in 1972. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 136325

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