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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
LEONARD, Herman. The Eye of Jazz.
London : 1989First 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
FAIRFAX-ROSS, Thomas. Well-compiled, and handsomely presented personal photograph and ephemera album covering service in World War I, at the Supreme War Council, Versailles, and at Chanak, 1922.
1908-24Fine narrative album recording the career, from school days to marriage, of Thomas Fairfax-Ross (1896-1960), with particular attention paid to his military career which took him from the Western Front to Chanak, via Versailles. The album opens, perhaps rather portentously, with a card embossed with the Royal arms, mounted recto on the front free endpaper... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 132252
STRAVINSKY, Igor. Inscribed original portrait photograph.
Hollywood : 1960Fine "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
GALTON, Francis - HOLLYER, Frederick. Half-length photographic portrait of Francis Galton, side profile, seated at a desk, poised to write.
[London : 1899A 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
[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
(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
BIDERMANAS, Izis (illus.); CHARLET, Gaston. G. Les Yeux de L'Ame.
Paris : 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
PENN, Irving. Issey Miyake.
Boston : 1988First 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).
Stock Code: 131613
FRITH, Francis. Sinai and Palestine.
London : 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
KANE, Art. "A Great Day in Harlem":
New York : 1958Perhaps 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