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  1. Rome.
    PETERSEN, Anders. 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
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 125425

  2. East Wind West Wind.
    MANEN, Bertien van. East Wind West Wind.

    Amsterdam : 2001

    First edition, first impression, signed by the photographer on the front free endpaper. In this work Bertien van Manen (b.1942) uses a snapshot aesthetic to create an intimate view into Chinese life. Her photographs are accompanied by text by the Dutch writer Ian Buruma, in both English and Chinese. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 125445

  3. The Heath.
    SEWELL, Andy. The Heath.

    London : 2011

    First and sole edition, first impression, signed by the photographer on the title page, one of 800 copies. This work, Heath's first book, was the winner of the International Photobook Award in 2012 and is featured in Parr and Badger's The Photobook: A History Volume III.

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    £300.00

    Stock Code: 125449

  4. Angels in Fall.
    MÜLLER, Karin Apollonia. Angels in Fall.

    Hamburg : 2001

    First edition, first impression, signed by the photographer on the title page. This work is featured in Parr and Badger's The Photobook: A History Volume II. German-born photographer Müller's photographs of Los Angeles and its surrounding area are accompanied by text by Rodney Sappington. Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 125452

  5. American Roulette.
    FUJIWARA, Shinya. American Roulette.

    Tokyo : 1990

    First edition, first impression. This work by renowned Japanese photographer Shinya Fujiwara (b.1944) was featured in Parr and Badger's The Photobook: A History Volume III. Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 125457

  6. 101 Billionaires.
    HORNSTRA, Rob. 101 Billionaires.

    Utrecht : 2009

    Second and revised edition, first impression, signed by the photographer on the title page. First published in 2008, 101 Billionaires was inspired by an article in Russian business newspaper Finans Magazine, which reported that there were 101 billionaires in Russia, just 18 years after the end of communism. The next year, on the same day that the first... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 125464

  7. Café Lehmitz.
    PETERSEN, Anders. Café Lehmitz.

    Munich : 1978

    First edition, first printing, signed on the title page, of Petersen's most significant work, the result of a three year project in which the photographer captured the lives of the denizens of a Hamburg bar. It is regarded as a seminal work in the development of European photography for its intimacy. Petersen himself said that "the people at the Café... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 125358

  8. Angus McBean.
    McBEAN, Angus, & Adrian Woodhouse. Angus McBean.

    London : 1982

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the artist on the front free endpaper to Australian photographer Paul Freeman, "To Paul Freeman. Remembering an unforgettable occasion. Regards, Angus McBean". This copy together with an autograph letter loosely inserted, on McBean's personal headed paper. The letter, from McBean to Freeman,... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 123695

  9. Flowers and Trees.
    FRIEDLANDER, Lee. Flowers and Trees.

    New York : 1981

    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
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 123419

  10. Flowers and Trees.
    FRIEDLANDER, Lee. Flowers and Trees.

    New York : 1981

    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
    £900.00

    Stock Code: 123423

  11. Childhood Streets.
    OVENDEN, Graham. Childhood Streets.

    New York : 1998

    First edition, first printing. Signed and inscribed by the photographer to the title page, "For Jill, with my fond regards, love Graham". Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 123353

  12. The English at Home.
    BRANDT, Bill. The English at Home.

    London : 1936

    First edition, first impression, of the photographer's first book. "The book is notable for its pointed contrasts of upper- and working-class life, but also for Brandt's sheer relish for the mysteries and rituals of Englishness" (ODNB). Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 123373

  13. Our Lives and Our Children.
    ADAMS, Robert. Our Lives and Our Children.

    New York : 1983

    First edition, first printing. "One day in the early 1970s, Robert Adams and his wife saw from their home a column of smoke rise above the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant." (blurb). This series is the result of Adams attempt to document what stood to be lost in case of a nuclear disaster. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 123295

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

    Boston : 1996

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the photographer on the front free endpaper: "For Donna, love, Bruce". 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
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 122719

  15. Bear Pond.
    WEBER, Bruce. Bear Pond.

    New York : 1990

    First edition, first printing. Weber's celebration of the male youth. Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 122786

  16. Poezdka Družby [in Cyrillic].
    USSR - KROPP, Vilem, & František Branislav. Poezdka Družby [in Cyrillic].

    Prague : 1959

    First Russian-language edition, first printing, first published the previous year in Czech. This photobook was produced to commemorate the visit of Antonin Novotny, First Secretary of the Communist Party in Czechoslovakia 1953-68 and President of Czechoslovakia from 1957 to 1968, to the Soviet Union in July 1958. The photos are by Kropp (1920-2012),... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 122502

  17. The Bikeriders.
    LYON, Danny. The Bikeriders.

    New York : 1968

    First edition, first printing, uncommon cloth-bound issue. Lyon's first book, this classic photobook on motorcycle gangs "represented a significant step in 1960s American photography, not only launching an important photographic career, but also giving a younger generation of photographers a spokesman of their own age" (Parr & Badger I, p. 256).

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    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 122392

  18. Banalité.
    FARGUE, Leon Paul, & Roger Parry. Banalité.

    Paris : 1930

    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 techniques such as negative... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 122393

  19. Nus: La Beauté de la Femme.
    MASCLET, Daniel. Nus: La Beauté de la Femme.

    Paris : 1933

    First edition, first printing. This album was produced from the first International Salon of Nude Photography, Paris 1933. Contributing photographers include Jean Moral, Carlo Leonetti, Drtikol, Dr. J. Schuwerack, Andreas Feininger, Gilchrist, Denes Ronay, Manasse, Dr. Peter Weller, Christian Aegerter, Ewald Hoinkis, Ludwig Harren, Bruno Schultz, Dr.... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 122407

  20. Suburbia; Our Kind of People; Working.
    OWENS, Bill. Suburbia; Our Kind of People; Working.

    San Francisco; New York; : 1973-7

    Signed limited edition, each volume numbered 35/40 and signed on the half-title by the photographer. With an original photograph, signed by Owens, in a folder with Owens's embossed blindstamp and numbered 35/40. Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 121013

  21. Portfolio One. The Seasons.
    PORTER, Eliot. Portfolio One. The Seasons.

    San Francisco : 1963

    First edition, first printing, of this fine suite of colour nature photographs. "As its name implies, the dye transfer process literally involves transferring dyes (cyan, magenta, and yellow) in succession and in careful registration onto a sheet of gelatin-coated paper. Porter remained committed to the dye-transfer process, both before and after the... Learn More
    £12,000.00

    Stock Code: 120669

  22. 1992.
    CLARK, Larry. 1992.

    New York & Cologne : 1992

    First and only edition, one of an edition of 1000. Presentation copy, inscribed by the photographer to the inside of the rear wrapper: "To Diego Cortez - Larry Clark. New York City, 1992". Loosely inserted is a folded poster announcing the Larry Clark exhibition at the Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, from 18 February to 27 March, 1993. The recipient... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 119849

  23. Living Picture Books: Portraits of a Tattooing Passion 1878-1952.
    HOFFMANN, Herbert; Oliver Ruts; Andrea Schuler. Living Picture Books: Portraits of a Tattooing Passion 1878-1952.

    Berlin : 2002

    First edition, first impression. Text in German and English. Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 119076

  24. America & Alfred Stieglitz. A Collective Portrait.
    STIEGLITZ, Alfred. America & Alfred Stieglitz. A Collective Portrait.

    New York : 1934

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the photographer on the front free endpaper, "For Jack McTurner, in appreciation of all his kindness to us. Alfred Stieglitz, An American Place, Nov. 15 - 1940"; additionally inscribed by one of the contributors, and Stieglitz's lover, Dorothy Norman: "I am glad that you are to have this... Learn More
    £5,500.00

    Stock Code: 118494

  25. Living Room; [together with] Weddings, Parties, Anything.
    WAPLINGTON, Nick. Living Room; [together with] Weddings, Parties, Anything.

    Manchester; New York : 1991 & 1996

    First editions, first impressions. Both works are insribed by Waplington on the title-page: "For Stephen, best wishes, Nick Waplington, 1993" and "To Stephen, thank you & best wishes, Nick W. 1996" respectively. Living Room includes essays by John Berger and Richard Avedon, and Weddings, Parties, Anything an essay by Irvine Welsh. Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 118260

  26. Deeds Not Words.
    NEVILLE, Mark. Deeds Not Words.

    [n.p. : 2011

    First edition, first impression. Mark Neville documents life in Corby, a town in Northamptonshire, to raise awareness of the dangers of toxic waste and the reuse of contaminated land. Part photo book, part text book, the focus lies on a group of affected families at the centre of the Corby toxic waste case. The book was never meant for the commercial... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 118126

  27. Shufly.
    WEBER, Bruce. Shufly.

    New York : 2000

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Weber, "for my dear pal Claire from Bruce NYC 2000". A catalogue published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Robert Miller Gallery in New York, it was designed by Sam Shahid and includes text by S. E. Hinton, Zane Grey, Muhammed Ali, and Robert Frost. Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 116611

  28. Photographs of America.
    FEE, James. Photographs of America.

    Gardena, CA : 1994

    First edition, first printing. Signed by the photographer on the front flyleaf. One of 1,000 copies printed. Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 116320

  29. Street Children.
    OMAN, Julia Trevelyan; JOHNSON, B. S. (intro.) Street Children.

    London : 1964

    First edition, first impression. A collection of photographs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, famous set designer, of "children growing up, learning and playing in a street environment" in London in 1963 with commentary by B. S. Johnson, the English experimental novelist, poet, literary critic, and filmmaker. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 116377

  30. Graphic Works.
    ROTH, Dieter. Graphic Works.

    London : 2003

    Limited edition, with a numbered print by Roth entitled A Bunch of Flowers (1998) laid in pocket on rear pastedown, number 25 of 100 copies thus. This volume is the second in a three-volume series. It is preceded by Unique Pieces and followed by Books + Multiples. With an introduction by Dirk Dobke, curator of the Dieter Roth Foundation's print collection.... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 116398

  31. Camera, Take the Stand!
    HERZOG, Asa S., & A. J. Ezickson. Camera, Take the Stand!

    New York : 1940

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author, "To A. G. Corley - Who can transmit congeniality & friendship at all times - A. J. Ezickson". "Modern crime fighters have discovered science to be their firmest ally... This book tells the story of that little magic black box and the part it plays in fighting the criminal" (Preface).... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 116419

  32. Rainchild.
    BOTMAN, Machiel. Rainchild.

    Cologne : 2004

    Limited edition of 26 copies, signed and dated by Botman. Loosely inserted is an original print of "Art and Jazz", also signed by Botman. This is copy "M"; there were also 1,476 unsigned copies. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 116223

  33. Heartbeat.
    BOTMAN, Machiel. Heartbeat.

    Haarlem : 1994

    Signed limited edition, English edition of a total of 1,500 copies (500 in English, 500 in French and 500 in Dutch). Number 11 of 15 copies signed and numbered by the photographer. With an original silver print, also signed and numbered, of the front cover image. Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 116230

  34. Close Up.
    KLEIN, William. Close Up.

    London : 1989

    First edition, first impression, inscribed by Klein on the half-title, "To Steve, His first book in years, all my best CLOSE UP! Bill Klein". Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 116039

  35. Diary.
    DAY, Corinne. Diary.

    Hamburg : 2000

    First edition, first impression. Corinne Day was famous for her photographs of a teenage Kate Moss and for her characteristic "heroin chic" photographs. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 115797

  36. Diary.
    DAY, Corinne. Diary.

    Hamburg : 2000

    First edition, first impression. Corinne Day was famous for her photographs of a teenage Kate Moss and for her characteristic "heroin chic" photographs. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 115795

  37. Lisette Model.
    MODEL, Lisette. Lisette Model.

    Millerton, NY : 1979

    First edition, first printing of this monograph on the Austrian-born American photographer Lisette Model (1901-1983). Loosely inserted is a publisher's envelope for subscribers. Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 115496

  38. I Con.tact. Rolling Stone Archive.
    ROLLING STONES - MANKOWITZ, Gered. I Con.tact. Rolling Stone Archive.

    Guildford : 1998

    First edition, first impression. Limited to 950 copies. This is one of the 100 deluxe copies signed by Gered Mankowitz but comes without the photographic print as issued. Together with the original prospectus. A complete archive of Mankowtz's Rolling Stones contact sheets, taken from 1965 - 69, 3000 images. Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 114867

  39. A Night in London.
    BRANDT, Bill. A Night in London.

    London : 1938

    First edition, first impression. There is some speculation that the scarcity of this publication is in part due to enemy action; the publisher was badly hit by the fire in Paternoster Row, and copies of this delicate and influential work are uncommon. Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 114427

  40. New York.
    COBURN, Alvin Langdon. New York.

    London & New York : [1910]

    First edition, first impression, with the rare dust jacket: a remarkable survival, we have traced just two copies at auction since 1975. Coburn's New York is one of the cornerstone photobooks of the 20th century and considerably more scarce than the photographer's groundbreaking sister publication, London, put out in the same format in 1909. "Of the... Learn More
    £22,500.00

    Stock Code: 114434

  41. Tulsa.
    CLARK, Larry. Tulsa.

    New York : 1971 [1979]

    Second edition, first printing. Clark's visceral first book was originally issued as a paperback in 1971; this printing is the first in hardback. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 114493

  42. Women are Beautiful.
    WINOGRAND, Garry. Women are Beautiful.

    New York : 1975

    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
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 112549

  43. Diane Arbus.
    ARBUS, Diane. Diane Arbus.

    New York : 1972

    First edition, first printing. This copy is the first printing with the plate titled "Two Girls in Identical Raincoats, Central Park, N. Y. C, 1969" which was suppressed in subsequent printings. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 112583

  44. Photographs.
    DAVIDSON, Bruce. Photographs.

    London : 1979

    First UK edition, first impression. Inscribed by the photographer on the title page to the book's publisher: "To Thomas Neuraph sic, Bruce Davidson". Thomas Neurath is the son and stepson of the founders of Thames and Hudson, Walter and Eva Neurath. He became the company's managing director in 1967 and its chairman in 2005. Originally published in the... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 112311

  45. Jazz west coast: a portfolio of photographs.
    CLAXTON, William. Jazz west coast: a portfolio of photographs.

    Hollywood, CA : 1955

    First edition, first printing. Extremely uncommon collection of the great photographer's superb evocations of the West Coast jazz scene, his first publication, this copy boldly signed by Claxton on the half-title.

    Art-directed by Lee Friedlander and Stuart Fox, edited by Claxton himself together with Nesuhi Ertegun, soon to be VP at Atlantic,... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 111368

  46. Anonyme Skulpturen. Eine Typologie technischer Bauten.
    BECHER, Bernd, & Hilla. Anonyme Skulpturen. Eine Typologie technischer Bauten.

    Dusseldorf : 1970

    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
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 110929

  47. 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

  48. Splendours of Venice.
    ROMANELLI, Giandomenico. Splendours of Venice.

    London : 1997

    First edition in English, first published in Italian the previous year. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 110785

  49. In Flagrante.
    KILLIP, Chris. In Flagrante.

    London : 1988

    First edition, first impression, of the uncommon hardback issue. In Flagrante, Killip's "subjective book about my time in England" during its "de-industrialisation" (Killip's preface) is one of the greatest photobooks of the late 20th century, "a dark, pessimistic journey, perhaps even a secret odyssey, where rigorous documentary is suffused with a... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 110928

  50. William Eggleston's Guide.
    EGGLESTON, William. William Eggleston's Guide.

    New York : 1976

    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
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 110107

  51. On the Mines.
    GOLDBLATT, David, & Nadine Gordimer. On the Mines.

    Cape Town : 1973

    First and only Edition. Inscribed by the photographer on the half-title: "With fond thoughts of Daphne and gratitude for her talents!, David. April 1984", and signed by him and Nadine Mortimer on the title page. Nadine Gordimer (1923-2014) was a South African writer and political activist known for her writing that documented apartheid in the country.... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 110169

  52. In Boksburg.
    GOLDBLATT, David. In Boksburg.

    Cape Town : 1982

    First edition, signed limited issue, 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
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 109922

  53. Photographs 1930-1970.
    LIST, Herbert - METKEN, Günther. Photographs 1930-1970.

    New York : 1981

    First US edition, first printing. Originally published the previous year in Germany under the title Herbert List: Fotografia Metafisica. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 109791

  54. The Sound I Saw.
    DECARAVA, Roy. The Sound I Saw.

    London : 2001

    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 a mock-up of the book.... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 108465

  55. Reconnaissance Wales
    KOUDELKA, Josef. Reconnaissance Wales

    Cardiff : 1989

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 107317

  56. Paris.
    KENNEDY Jr., Robert F.; FLAMMARION (publishers). Paris.

    Paris : 1967

    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 of "Shriver". Robert... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 107413

  57. The Book of Bread.
    SIMMONS, Owen. The Book of Bread.

    London : [1903]

    First edition of this handsome monograph illustrated with original photographs on the manufacture of bread. Simmons, a lecturer at the National Bakery School in London, commissioned the full-size black and white photos of different types of bread that appear in his work, writing: "However critical readers may be, they will be forced to admit that never... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 107286

  58. Jazz Life.
    CLAXTON, William, & Joachim E. Berendt. Jazz Life.

    Offenburg : 1961

    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 Estate of Robert Mitchum, Santa... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 106683

  59. Hungarian Memories.
    KERTÉSZ, André. Hungarian Memories.

    Boston : 1982

    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
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 105809

  60. Naked City.
    WEEGEE [pseud. of Arthur Fellig]. Naked City.

    New York : 1945

    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 trunk of his car in pursuance... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 105429

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