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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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 This was Sorrenti's personal ode to his former girlfriend and muse Kate Moss, including 50 previously-unpublished photographs which he took of the young model in the early nineties.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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Ratcliffe Power Station.
    KENNA, Michael. Ratcliffe Power Station.

    Arizona : 2004

    First impression, first printing, number 31 of 100 copies signed by the author. Michael Kenna first began photographing the Ratcliffe power station in Nottinghamshire in the early 1980s and this work collects images from that period through to the early 2000s. Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 131559

  9. Lost + Found Part I; [together with:] Good News Part II.
    LACHAPELLE, David. Lost + Found Part I; [together with:] Good News Part II.

    Cologne : 2017

    First editions, first impressions. Signed by Lachapelle opposite the title page of Lost + Found and inscribed and signed opposite the copyright page of Good News with the phrase "Be Brave". A superb large-format Taschen publication, these works showcase the vibrant colour-saturated photography of LaChapelle. Once dubbed the Fellini of photography, LaChapelle... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 123626

  10. Apollinaire filmé en 1914.
    APOLLINAIRE, Guillaume - ROUVEYRE, André. Apollinaire filmé en 1914.

    Lanzac : 1944

    First and only edition, number 93 of 115 copies on papier Vélin Madagascar. The short film, or succession of photographs, were taken on 2 August 1914 as Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918) on the left, and his friend the artist André Rouveyre (1879-1962), had just returned to Paris and were on their way to the Comœdia's offices to deliver their work.... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 138667

  11. Hotel LaChappelle.
    LACHAPELLE, David. Hotel LaChappelle.

    London : 1999

    First UK edition, first impression. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 136639

  12. Near East.
    BEATON, Cecil. Near East.

    London : 1943

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy. With the author's presentation slip "To James with love from Cecil" mounted to the front free endpaper, presenting the book to his friend James Pope-Hennessey, and with the latter's booklabel to the front free endpaper. Pope-Hennessey and Beaton collaborated on several books around this time, including... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 138630

  13. Officer's private photographic record of campaigning in the Zakka Khel Expedition, Bazar Valley Field Force, and Mohmand Expedition,1908.
    HORN, Robert. Officer's private photographic record of campaigning in the Zakka Khel Expedition, Bazar Valley Field Force, and Mohmand Expedition,1908.

    [1908]

    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 died during the campaign in... Learn More
    £1,650.00

    Stock Code: 94262

  14. Issey Miyake.
    PENN, Irving. Issey Miyake.

    Boston : 1988

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author "For Richard Benson, Irving Penn" to the half-title. Richard Benson (19432017) was an American photographer and printer who worked with Penn on his book Passage (1991).

    Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 131613

  15. Photographs by Snowdon:
    SNOWDON, Lord. Photographs by Snowdon:

    London : 2000

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by Snowdon on the half title: "To dearest John, with lots of love & so many happy memories working for you, from your Tony. February 2000." Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 136307

  16. Snowdon on Russia.
    SNOWDON, Lord. Snowdon on Russia.

    Moscow : 2003

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by Snowdon on the half title: "To dearest John with fondest love from Tony, 6th June". This book was the result of a sponsored assignment from the Open Russia Foundation to photograph contemporary Russia. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 136308

  17. Vulgaris.
    Van Dongen, Ron. Vulgaris.

    Tucson : 2000

    First edition, first printing. Signed and dated by the photographer on the title page. The second in Van Dongen's trilogy of botanical photographs published by Nazraeli Press, preceded by Alba Nero followed by Vulgaris. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 131535

  18. Stills: 1984-1987.
    SNOWDON, Lord. Stills: 1984-1987.

    London : 1987

    First edition, first impression, inscribed by the photographer on the verso of the front free endpaper: "To dearest Ghislaine, with lots of love, Tony. What about that ski coat I thought you so sweetly bought. White fox if I remember!" Additionally signed on the half-title. Loosely inserted is a leaflet containing the details of a luncheon thrown in... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 129671

  19. Breaking Stones.
    ROLLING STONES - O'NEILL, Terry; Gered Mankowitz. Breaking Stones.

    London : 2016

    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 to 4 September 2016. Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 128784

  20. Kaori: Love.
    ARAKI, Nobuyoshi. Kaori: Love.

    Tokyo : 2007

    First edition, first impression, with an original self portrait in silver paint to front endpapers, signed "Nobuyoshi Arakiss". A series of portraits of Araki's muse Kaori. Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 123261

  21. Showa 23-nen Shina Jihen shussei kinen shashincho :Hokushi sensen hen [in Japanese: A photograph album in memory of soldiers at the front lines during the China-Japan Conflict of 1937-1938].
    SECOND SINO-JAPANESE WAR. Showa 23-nen Shina Jihen shussei kinen shashincho :Hokushi sensen hen [in Japanese: A photograph album in memory of soldiers at the front lines during the China-Japan Conflict of 1937-1938].

    Tokyo : 1938

    First edition of this uncommon Japanese propaganda piece recording the opening campaigns of the Japanese in the Second Sino-Japanese War. Japan's failure to defeat China in this war became the key dynamic for what happened in Asia during the Second World War. In his award-winning study of the conflict - China's War with Japan, 1937-1945: The Struggle... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 114232

  22. The Sino-Japanese Hostilities 1937; [together with:] The Sino-Japanese Hostilities Shanghai 1937. Index.
    AH FONG PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO. The Sino-Japanese Hostilities 1937; [together with:] The Sino-Japanese Hostilities Shanghai 1937. Index.

    Shanghai & Wei-Hai-Wei : 1937

    First edition of the complete set of 200 silver gelatin photographs issued by the Ah Fong Photography Studio, recording the brutal siege and conquest of Shanghai by the Japanese at the opening of the Second Sino-Japanese War. Japan's failure to defeat China in this war became the key dynamic for what happened in Asia during the Second World War. In... Learn More
    £8,500.00

    Stock Code: 111970

  23. Die Soldaten des Führers im Felde.
    WEDEL, Hasso von, & Henrich Hansen. Die Soldaten des Führers im Felde.

    Munich : 1939

    First edition of this stereographically illustrated popular account of the invasion of Poland. A superb example retaining the flimsy, rather dull, and consequently rarely encountered jacket. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 111904

  24. French Riviera Villages.
    RATHBONE, Augusta, & Juliet Thompson. French Riviera Villages.

    New York : 1938

    First edition, first printing. Scarce in the original box. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 74622

  25. Contact High.
    KERN, Richard. Contact High.

    New York : 2013

    First edition, first impression. Kern introduces his book of topless women smoking joints thus: "In the photos in this book, I was looking for that moment of youthful optimistic inebriation after which anything is possible". Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 138028

  26. Let Me In!
    TESTINO, Mario. Let Me In!

    Cologne : 2007

    Signed limited edition, number 462 of 1,000 copies signed by the author. With an introduction by Michael Roberts (fashion director of Vanity Fair) and a foreword by Nicole Kidman, Let Me In! presents 300 photographs from Testino's personal archive, capturing spontaneous, behind-the-scenes moments. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 137996

  27. Photographs 1970-1990.
    LEIBOVITZ, Annie. Photographs 1970-1990.

    New York : 1991

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by Leibovitz on the title page "Boston October 1991 For Stephen Annie Leibovitz". The second of Leibovitz's photobooks, Photographs 1970-1990 was a companion book to her first museum exhibition, at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. At the time she was only the second living photographer, and the... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 137981

  28. Birds of Britain.
    GREEN, John D. Birds of Britain.

    Bonn : 1967

    First German edition, first printing. This edition is bilingual, with the text in English and the German translation laid in, as issued, in a slip to the back pastedown. Birds of Britain was published simultaneously in England, the USA, France, Italy, Germany, and other countries. The book is a collection of photographs of 1960s "birds" (period British... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 137049

  29. Record.
    MORIYAMA, Daido. Record.

    Tokyo : 2008

    Reprint of the first five issues of Record, signed by the artist in Japanese and English to the inside cover of the chemise. Daido Moriyama privately published his personal photo-magazine between 1972 and 1973: this edition offers a re-print of the first five volumes, handsomely packaged, of his distinctive grainy street photography. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 136882

  30. Some Windy Trees.
    [DELBROUCK, Vincent.] V.D. Some Windy Trees.

    Belgium : 2013

    First edition, first printing, number 86 of 500 copies, signed by the artist; 40 copies with a print were also issued. This is the second of his self-published series "The Himalayan Project", comprised of three works that endeavour to create a lasting, empathetic portrait of the city of Kathmandu and the nature of the Himalayas. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 136868

  31. Dzogchen.
    [DELBROUCK, Vincent.] V.D. Dzogchen.

    Belgium : 2015

    First edition, first printing, number 232 of 500 copies, signed by the photographer and initialled by him on the rear wrapper; 30 copies with a print were also issued. This is the third and final work in his self-published series "The Himalayan Project", comprised of three works that endeavour to create a lasting, empathetic portrait of the city of... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 136866

  32. As Dust Alights.
    [DELBROUCK, Vincent.] V.D. As Dust Alights.

    Belgium : 2013

    First edition, first printing, number 197 of 200 copies only, signed by the artist and numbered by him on the rear wrapper. This is the first of Delbrouck's self-published series "The Himalayan Project", comprised of three works that endeavour to create a lasting, empathetic portrait of the city of Kathmandu and the nature of the Himalayas. The poems... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 136854

  33. East 100th Street.
    DAVIDSON, Bruce. East 100th Street.

    Cambridge : 1970

    First edition, first impression. For two years in the 1960s Bruce Davidson photographed the people living on one city block in East Harlem, New York, using a large-format view camera. The result "is an exemplary exercise in the humanist social documentary mode" (Parr & Badger). Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 44875

  34. Milano.
    PIRELLI, Giulia, & Carlo Orsi. Milano.

    Milan : 1965

    First edition, first impression. Moving away from the post-war angst of the 1950s, Pirelli and Orsi managed to capture a vibrant, swinging Milan in the 60s. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 125473

  35. Street Life in London. With permanent photographic illustrations taken from life expressly for this publication.
    THOMSON, John, & Adolphe Smith [Headingley]. Street Life in London. With permanent photographic illustrations taken from life expressly for this publication.

    London : [1877]

    First edition, book issue. A work which pioneered the genre of photojournalism. The photographer John Thomson (1837-1921), who had made his reputation with photographic records of his Far Eastern travels, joined forces with the radical journalist Adolphe Smith Headingley (fl. 1870-1920) to document the lives of ordinary Londoners, combining hard-hitting,... Learn More
    £20,000.00

    Stock Code: 135678

  36. Rolling Stones Masons Yard to Primrose Hill 1965 - 1967.
    ROLLING STONES - MANKOWITZ, Gered. Rolling Stones Masons Yard to Primrose Hill 1965 - 1967.

    Guildford : 1995

    First edition, first impression. Limited to 1750 copies signed by Gered Mankowitz. With an original photographic contact print of three images taken directly from the negatives tipped in. Together with the original prospectus. Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 114866

  37. Representative American Yachts.
    PEABODY, Henry Greenwood. Representative American Yachts.

    Boston : 1891 & 1893

    First editions, extremely uncommon. WorldCat 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, Peabody initially... Learn More
    £6,500.00

    Stock Code: 112236

  38. Praha panoramatická.
    SUDEK, Josef. Praha panoramatická.

    Prague : 1959

    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
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 110178

  39. Hungry Horse.
    TEN HOOPEN, Pieter. Hungry Horse.

    Sweden : 2015

    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page. Hoopen's award-winning documentary project "Legends of the Everyday" is included as a DVD in this intimate portrait of a small American town. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 136912

  40. Snowdon.
    SNOWDON, Lord. Snowdon.

    London : 2006

    First edition, sole printing, inscribed by the photographer on the half-title: "With very best wishes from Snowdon". This copy is from the library of the author and filmmaker Edward Milward-Oliver. This is an exhibition catalogue for the sale of Snowdon's work, from 18 September to 31 October 2006. Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 136899

  41. Sworn Virgins.
    HRISTOVA, Pepa. Sworn Virgins.

    Berlin : 2013

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 43 of 50 copies signed by the artist; together with two original colour prints, signed and numbered by the artist and laid in with tissue guards, all as issued. Hristova's book is a collection of portraits of the "man-women" of northern Albania: women who, having pledged celibacy for the remainder of their... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 136885

  42. Sisters Under the Skin.
    PARKINSON, Norman. Sisters Under the Skin.

    London : 1978

    First edition, first impression, signed by the photographer on the half-title. This is Parkinson's first book, presenting portraits of women from the 1940s through to the 1970s, accompanied by occasional short commentaries on the subjects, who range from Princess Anne to Miss Piggy. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 136823

  43. About Russia.
    CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri. About Russia.

    London : 1974

    First UK edition, first impression. About Russia was originally published the year prior in France as A propos de l'U.R.S.S. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 136820

  44. Ray's a Laugh.
    BILLINGHAM, Richard. Ray's a Laugh.

    Zurich; Berlin; New York : 1996

    First edition, first impression. 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, dust jacket rear panel). Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 136818

  45. Lady Lisa Lyon.
    MAPPLETHORPE, Robert; Bruce Chatwin. Lady Lisa Lyon.

    New York : 1983

    First edition, first printing, signed and inscribed by both Mapplethorpe and Lyon: "for Bill, L.A. '83". Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 128760

  46. Communism & Cowgirls.
    HORNSTRA, Rob. Communism & Cowgirls.

    Utrecht : 2004

    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
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 125462

  47. Kate Moss.
    TESTINO, Mario. Kate Moss.

    Cologne : 2010

    First edition, first impression. Limited to 1,500 copies numbered and signed by Testino. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 127756

  48. French Kiss.
    PETERSEN, Anders. French Kiss.

    [Stockport] : 2008

    First UK edition, first impression, signed by the artist on the front free endpaper. Featuring photos taken in the South of France, it was first published in France in May 2008, with this edition following four months later. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 136641

  49. A Collection of Stage Fantasy Photos. Tenjo Sajiki People.
    NARAHARA, Ikko. A Collection of Stage Fantasy Photos. Tenjo Sajiki People.

    Tokyo : 1977

    First edition, first impression. A photographic study of the Japanese independent theatre troupe co-founded by Shūji Terayama, Kujō Kyōko, Yutaka Higashi, Tadanori Yokoo, and Fumiko Takagi. The theatre was a major phenomenon on the Japanese underground scene in the 1970s, producing stage works marked by experimentalism, folklore influences, social... Learn More
    £825.00

    Stock Code: 35143

  50. Distance 1991 - 1995.
    ONAKA, Koji. Distance 1991 - 1995.

    [Tokyo] : 2012

    First edition thus, signed by Onaka on p. 157 and numbered 164 of 300 copies. This title was first published by Mole in 1996 at the author's expense; this edition has been enriched with previously unreleased photographs. Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 134607

  51. On The Road.
    MORIYAMA, Daido. On The Road.

    Tokyo-to Chofu-shi : 2011

    First edition, first printing, signed by Moriyama on the title page. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 134601

  52. Personal Best.
    ERWITT, Elliott & Sean Callahan. Personal Best.

    Kempen : 2009

    Second edition, first printing, inscribed by Erwitt "To Paul" on half-title. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 134613

  53. America First.
    WAKAMATSU, Taddo. America First.

    Tokyo : 1985

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 134570

  54. Dedon, "Coming Home".
    PHOTOGRAPHY - WEBER, Bruce. Dedon, "Coming Home".

    [Germany] : 2010

    First edition, first printing, of this promotional publication commissioned by and for outdoor furniture company Dedon: "Few photographers enjoy such respect as Bruce Weber. Having worked with all the great designers and shot for the most renowned magazines, Weber could safely rest on his laurels and retire from public life. Luckily, that doesn't seem... Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 136188

  55. London.
    COBURN, Alvin Langdon. London.

    London & New York : [1909]

    First edition, first impression of this masterpiece of early twentieth-century photography. Boston-born Coburn based himself in London from around 1906, learning how to make photogravures at the London County Council School of Photo-engraving, and establishing a studio with two copperplate printing presses at the home he shared with "his domineering... Learn More
    £20,000.00

    Stock Code: 132333

  56. A House is Not a Home.
    WEBER, Bruce. A House is Not a Home.

    Boston : 1996

    First edition, first printing. A selection of Weber's photographs of interiors and houses, featuring the homes of a range of people, including Georgia O'Keefe, Chris Isaak, Siegfried and Roy, Andrew Wyeth, and Cy Twombly. With an introduction by Paul Bowles. Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 135604

  57. Will They Sing Like Raindrops or Leave Me Thirsty.
    PINCKERS, Max. Will They Sing Like Raindrops or Leave Me Thirsty.

    Brussels : 2014

    First edition, limited issue, number 17 of 200 copies only with an original colour photo laid in signed by the photographer, from a complete edition of 1,000. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 135501

  58. Photography 1965 - 1974.
    TAKANASHI, Yutaka. Photography 1965 - 1974.

    Berlin : 2010

    First edition, first printing, number 454 of 500 copies only, with the promotional folding leaflet loosely inserted. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 135481

  59. Paris de Nuit.
    BRASSAÏ, & Paul Morand. Paris de Nuit.

    Paris : 1933

    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 and grand public spaces and... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 132129

  60. Redheaded Peckerwood.
    PATTERSON, Christian. Redheaded Peckerwood.

    London : 2011

    First edition, first impression, signed by the photographer on the title page. Loosely inserted is the publisher's booklet. Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 128734

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