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Blue Book Illustrated Price Guide to Collectible Cameras: First Master Edition
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Blue Book Illustrated Price Guide to Collectible Cameras: First Master Edition

By Wolf, Myron

Photographic Memorabila, 1982. Paperback. SIGNED. Volume 5, first printing. Good paperback with light wear at edges and extremities and creasing to the spine; opened hard at one point. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Covers everything from Daguerreotype and stereoscopic cameras to box cameras of all shapes and sizes to movie cameras to Polaroid and plastic toy cameras with photographs of each, historical data, and price range. Also, includes an article on how to price collectible cameras. Edited by Myron Wolf. SIGNED BY WOLF with a non-personalized inscription: "Donated / to the / American Photographic / Society / Myron S Wolf / 1983." 335 pages; profusely illustrated in b&w; 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Bibliography, index. 16 pages of advertisements at rear.

$19.95

Viewfinders: Black Women Photographers
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Viewfinders: Black Women Photographers

By Moutoussamy-Ashe, Jeanne; Deborah Willis

New York: Writers & Readers Publishing, 1993. Hardcover. SIGNED. Very Good+ clothbound hardcover with light rubbing to the extremities in a Near Fine dust jacket with a touch of shelf wear. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. A survey of 34 African-American female photographers, from 1839 to 1985, divided into five time periods with a general history of each period and with the particular photographers' place in it. Examples of each photographer's work is included as well as both biographical information and a critique of her work. Compiled and with text by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe with an assist by Deborah Willis. SIGNED BY MOUTOUSSAMY-ASHE on the half title and SIGNED BY WILLIS on the acknowledgement page; no inscription. Second edition. 204 pages; 181 b&w illustrations; 9 x 11.25 inches. Biographies. Bibliography. Geographical index. Index. LAID-IN is a 4-panel gallery exhibition announcement for a 2001 show of the photography of Moutoussamy-Ashe, with a short essay and two images reproduced.

$100.00

On the Art of Fixing a Shadow: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Photography
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On the Art of Fixing a Shadow: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Photography

By Greenough, Sarah; Joel Snyder; David Travis; Colin Westerbeck

Boston: Bulfinch/Little Brown, 1989. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Fine clothbound hardcover with a touch of soiling to the bottom fore edge of the text block in a Near Fine dust jacket with a touch of sunning to spine and tanning along the top and bottom edges of the flaps. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. One of the best surveys of the history of photography; the catalogue for an exhibition held at the National Gallery of Art in 1989 and later at the Art Institute of Chicago and at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Essays by Sarah Greenough, David Travis, Joel Snyder, and Colin Westerbeck. 510 pages; 198 color plates and 252 duo-toned b&w plates; 11.5 x 9.5 inches. Exhibition checklist, biographies of the artists, bibliography, glossary, index. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$29.95

Amateurs, Photography, and the Mid-Victorian Imagination
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Amateurs, Photography, and the Mid-Victorian Imagination

By Seiberling, Grace; Carolyn Bloore

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986. Hardcover. First edition. Near Fine clothbound hardcover with light signs of handling in a Very Good dust jacket with a touch of wear at the edges and one short closed tear. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. "In this highly original and sensitive book about the birth and transformation of photography in Victorian England, Grace Seiberling explores the work of thirty-three amateur photographers. She describes how they affected the development of the medium and set technical, subject, and compositional standards for future generations of photographers. Published in association with the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House." Text by Grace Seiberling with Carolyn Bloore. 206 pages; 78 b&w plates + text illustrations; 9 x 11.5 inches. Appendix of technical terms, biographies, bibliography, index.

$24.95

Felix Teynard: Calotypes of Egypt, A Catalogue Raisonne
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Felix Teynard: Calotypes of Egypt, A Catalogue Raisonne

By Teynard, Felix; Kathleen Stewart Howe

Hans P. Kraus, Robert Hershkowitz & Weston Gallery, 1992. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Fine clothbound hardcover in a Fine dust jacket with a hint of soiling. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. "The first monograph on Felix Teynard, the French master of the calotype who photographed Egypt in 1851-52. The magnificent plates evoke the timeless experience of the monumental desert architecture and the stark landscape. Egypte et Nubie, first published in Paris in 1858, is reproduced here in its entirety with Teynard's pioneering photographs and text taken from the finest known original copy. At the back, the catalogue raisonne reproduces every known image by Teynard, each with an extended caption." A gorgeous production; the plates are absolutely brilliant. Essay by Kathleen Stewart Howe. 208 pages; 50 sepia-colored, full-page tritone plates + 169 b&w images + endpaper maps; 9.5 x 12.5 inches. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$64.95

Dialogue with Photography
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Dialogue with Photography

By Hill, Paul; Thomas Cooper

New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1979. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Near Fine hardcover with very light signs of handling--almost as new--in a Very Good+ dust jacket with light shelf wear, two tiny closed tears, and patches of moisture staining to the verso, one on the back panel lightly visible. A nice copy overall. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Interviews conducted by Hill and Cooper with 21 prominent photographers and writers on photography--with a portrait of each--including: Paul Strand, Man Ray, Cecil Beaton, Brassai, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Andre Kertesz, George Rodger, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Herbert Bayer, Robert Doisneau, Henry Holmes Smith, Helmut Gernsheim, Brett Weston, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Eliot Porter, W. Eugene Smith, Laura Gilpin, Imogen Cunningham, Wynn Bullock, Minor White, and Beaumont Newhall. 427 pages; 21 b&w illustrations; 5.5 x 8.5 inches.

$22.95

Mr. Lincoln's Camera Man: Mathew B. Brady
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Mr. Lincoln's Camera Man: Mathew B. Brady

By Brady, Mathew B.; Roy Meredith

New York: Dover, 1974. Paperback. Second revised edition. Very Good oversized paperback with light shelf wear, light fading to the spine, rub-off to the first page and light foxing to the last page and inside back cover, and a dog-ear to one page; aside from that, the interior is clean and bright with no signs of handling. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Photos and lively commentary on such historical personages as Jackson, Webster, Grant, Lee, Carnegie, Barnum, Whitman, Lincoln and many more plus on-the-scene photo-reportage from Yorktown, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Antietam, Atlanta Just After Capture, Richmond and more. Photographs by Mathew B. Brady, reproduced directly from the Library of Congress' original negatives; text by Roy Meredith. 384 pages; ca. 350 b&w illustrations; 8.5 x 11.5 inches. Bibliography, index of negative numbers.

$18.95

Bill Brandt: One Picture Book #9
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Bill Brandt: One Picture Book #9

By Jay, Bill; Bill Brandt

Tucson: Nazraeli Press, 2002. Hardcover. SIGNED with a print. First edition, first printing. Fine/As New hardcover; no dj as issued. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. The text describes a meeting with Bill Brandt; the photo is a portrait of Brandt by Jay. The ninth publication in the Nazraeli Press One Picture Book series. Photograph and text by Bill Jay. SIGNED BY JAY and numbered: #100. From an edition limited to 500 copies. 16 pages; one original b&w gelatin silver print tipped in; 5.75 x 7.5 inches.

$74.95

Carleton E. Watkins: Photographs 1861-1874
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Carleton E. Watkins: Photographs 1861-1874

By Watkins, Carleton E.; Peter E. Palmquist; Jeffrey Fraenkel

San Francisco: Fraenkel Gallery & Bedford Arts, 1989. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Fine/As New cloth-bound hardcover in a Fine/As New dust jacket, protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. The catalogue for two exhibitions of work by Carleton Watkins (1829-1916), held at the Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, May 17 - June 24 and June 28 - August 5, 1989. Between 1854 and 1891 Watkins roamed the west--from southern California to British Columbia and inland to Montana, Utah, and Arizona--documenting the landscapes and natural wonders, the people, their cities and settlements, and buildings and businesses that so dramatically transformed of the land. This monograph presents work made between 1861 and 1874 and includes images from his two Yosemite trips (1861 and 1865-66), plus photos of the Pacific Coast, Columbia River, Oregon, and Utah, and of mines. Eighteen of the works were newly discovered and appeared here for the first time. The reproductions are of exceptional quality. Photographs by Carleton E. Watkins; essay by Peter E. Palmquist; introduction by Jeffrey Fraenkel. viii + 222 pages; 111 full-page duo-toned b&w "Laser Fultone Reproductions"; 11.25 x 11.25 inches. Bibliography. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$100.00

Carleton Watkins: The Art of Perception
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Carleton Watkins: The Art of Perception

By Watkins, Carleton E.; Douglas Nickel; Maria Morris Hambourg; Peter E. Palmquist

New York: Abrams, 1999. Hardcover. First edition. Fine clothbound hardcover with one small stray printer's mark to the last page in a Fine dust jacket, protected by a clear mylar cover. A very nice copy. Note that the white line along the spine in our photo is the reflection of the flash. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. The catalogue for a traveling exhibition of work by Carleton Watkins (1829-1916), held first at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, May 28 - September 7, 1999. Between 1854 and 1891 Watkins roamed the west--from southern California to British Columbia and inland to Montana, Utah, and Arizona--documenting the landscapes and natural wonders, the people, their cities and settlements, and buildings and businesses that so dramatically transformed of the land. Photographs by Carleton E. Watkins; essays by Douglas Nickel and Maria Morris Hambourg; notes on the plates, list of selected references, and chronology by Peter E. Palmquist. 228 pages with 4 gatefolds; 106 full-page tri-toned b&w plates + 11 text illustrations; 10.75 x 11.75 inches. Exhibition checklist for 173 works. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$39.95

Traces of Light / Huellas de Luz: El Arte y los Experimentos de William Henry Fox Talbot
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Traces of Light / Huellas de Luz: El Arte y los Experimentos de William Henry Fox Talbot

By Talbot, William Henry Fox; Catherine Coleman; Larry J. Schaaf; Mike Ware; Michael Gray; Geoffrey Batchen; Gerardo F. Kurtz; Russell Roberts

Madrid: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia & Aldeasa, 2001. Hardcover. First edition. Fine cloth-bound hardcover in a Fine dust jacket, protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. The catalogue for an exhibition of work by William Henry Fox Talbot, held at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, in 2001. In 1840, Talbot invented the positive-negative process that permits endless reproductions, the same technique still used today. Traces of Light reproduces hundreds of his early photographic work, images that capture the shapes of fleeting, mysterious, everyday things such as flowers, leaves, feathers, and most especially lace. Photographs by William Henry Fox Talbot; essays by Catherine Coleman, Larry J. Schaaf, Mike Ware, Michael Gray, Geoffrey Batchen, Gerardo F. Kurtz and Russell Roberts. 384 pages; profusely illustrated with color plates and text illustrations; 9 x 10.75 inches. Biography. Text in Spanish with English translations of the essays in the back. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$100.00

Paul Strand Archive: Guide Series Two, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona
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Paul Strand Archive: Guide Series Two, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona

By Strand, Paul; Sharon Denton; Terence R. Pitts

Tucson: Center for Creative Photography, 1980. Paperback. First edition. Very Good+ paperback with sunning to the back and a touch of soiling. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. Guide Number 2 for the Paul Strand Archive at the Center for Creative Photography. Contents include the text of a lecture by Strand delivered at MoMA, NYC, in 1945; a list of Strand's photographs in the Center's possession; a list of the papers and correspondence from his archives; a list of the photographs by other photographers from Strand's collection; and a list of related resources. Compiled by Sharon Denton; preface by Terence R. Pitts. Staple-bound light card wraps; 28 pages; 8.5 x 11 inches.

$24.95

A Durable Memento: Portraits by Augustus Washington, African American Daguerreotypist
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A Durable Memento: Portraits by Augustus Washington, African American Daguerreotypist

By Washington, Augustus; Ann M. Shumard

Washington DC: Smithsonian, National Portrait Gallery, 1999. Paperback. First edition. Near Fine paperback with a couple light stress marks at the spine and a small scuff to the back cover, otherwise fine. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. The catalogue for a traveling exhibition of work by the African American daguerreotypist Augustus Washington, first held at the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., September 24, 1999 - January 2, 2000, then moving to the Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT, January 24 - May 2, and the International Center of Photography, NYC, June 24 - September 24. The text traces the life of the enterprising Washington from his successful daguerreotype studio in Hartford, where he photographed abolitionist John Brown, to his immigration to Liberia, where he continued his career. Text by Ann M. Shumard. Staple-bound, thin card wraps; 24 pages; 33 color and b&w illustrations; 8 x 11 inches. Exhibition checklist. LAID-IN is the illustrated 4-page gallery exhibition brochure.

$29.95

The Daguerreotypes of Southworth & Hawes
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The Daguerreotypes of Southworth & Hawes

By Southworth & Hawes; Albert Sands Southworth; Josiah Johnson Hawes; Robert A. Sobieszek; Odette M. Appel

New York: Dover, 1980. Paperback. Near Fine paperback with a hint of soiling at the tips and a touch of curl at the cover edges. A nice copy. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. "A monograph on the portraiture of the early American photographers Albert Sands Southworth and Josiah Johnson Hawes. From 1845 to 1862, the two Boston artists maintained the most celebrated photography studio in the United States. Taking as their subjects both the greatest personalities of the day and the natural spectacles of the American landscape, Southworth & Hawes elevated the new medium of daguerreotype photography to the level of art." Texts by Robert A. Sobieszek and Odette M. Appel. xxi + 115 pages; 107 b&w illustrations; 8.25 x 11.25 inches. Bibliography, notes, appendices, annotated captions. LAID-IN are 10 items related to the photographers including the 4-page exhibition announcement card for a major museum exhibition of their work and articles and reviews of that show.

$29.95

The Nature of Photographs: A Primer
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The Nature of Photographs: A Primer

By Shore, Stephen

New York: Phaidon, 2007. Hardcover. SIGNED. First edition thus, first printing. Fine/As New hardcover in a Fine/As New dust jacket, protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. An essential primer on how to look at and understand photographs, by one of the world's most influential photographers, Stephen Shore. Originally published in 1998, this new edition has been expanded, revised, and redesigned. 136 pages; 26 color and 60 b&w illustrations; 8.5 x 10 inches. Index of artists. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$150.00

Paul-Emile Miot, 1827-1900: Early Travel Photography 1857-1870
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Paul-Emile Miot, 1827-1900: Early Travel Photography 1857-1870

By Miot, Paul-Emile; Michele Chomette; Pierre Marc Richard

Paris: Editions Galerie Michele Chomette, 1995. Paperback. First edition. All items fine with a little bumping to the edges of the portfolio. The catalogue for an exhibition of work by Paul-Emile Miot, held in Paris at the Galerie Michele Chomette, and consisting of a printed portfolio with two card-stock inserts. The first is 6 pages, accordion-fold, featuring a chronology and biography of Miot's life as a mariner and photographer and a bibliography. The second piece has two parts: one 4 pages, the other accordion-fold with 6 pages, nestled together. The second item is titled "Terre-Neuve 1857-1859" and contains an essay on Miot's trip to Newfoundland and reproductions of images from an album he produced. Miot (1827-1900) was a French naval officer who took up photography as a means of documenting his explorations of the world. Photographs by Paul-Emile Miot; texts by Michele Chomette and Pierre Marc Richard. 16 pages; 20 sepia-toned b&w photographic reproductions; 8 x 11 inches. Text in English and French. Additionally, LAID IN is a flyer from the gallery for a New York Armory show, listing the photographers the gallery carries, a photocopy of the Terre-Neuve essay, and an illustrated, 4-page card-stock brochure for a 2008 Paris exhibition of work by Miot. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX.

$29.95

Photography in America: The Formative Years 1839-1900, A Documentary History
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Photography in America: The Formative Years 1839-1900, A Documentary History

By Welling, William B.

New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1978. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Fine hardcover with a light bump to two tips and a light smudge at the fore edge of the text block in a Near Fine dust jacket with two closed tears to the front and two tiny closed tears to the back. A nice copy. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. A comprehensive, year by year look at the first sixty years of the medium: the technical achievements as well as the aesthetic advances. Covers the USA primarily with references to what was happening in Europe at the time. 431 pages; profusely illustrated with b&w photos; 9 x 11 inches.

$29.95

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Spring 1978, Vol. XXXV, No. 4: The Art of Seeing, Photographs from the Alfred Stieglitz Collection
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Spring 1978, Vol. XXXV, No. 4: The Art of Seeing, Photographs from the Alfred Stieglitz Collection

By de Montebello, Philippe

New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999. Paperback. First edition. Very Good+ paperback with a touch of rubbing to the corners, light signs of handling, and perhaps a touch of fading at the spine. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Spring 1978, (Vol. XXXV, No. 4/Vol. 35, No. 4) devoted entirely to "The Art of Seeing, Photographs from the Alfred Stieglitz Collection." This publication includes an introductory essay and 54 images with commentary on each as well as a transcript of Stieglitz's letter of 1933 donating his collection to the Museum. Preface by Philippe de Montebello. Staple-bound, card wraps; 64 pages; 55 b&w photos + 54 thumbnails; 8.5 x 11 inches.

$14.95

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Spring 1999: Inventing a New Art: Early Photographs from the Rubel Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Spring 1999: Inventing a New Art: Early Photographs from the Rubel Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

By Daniel, Malcolm; Philippe de Montebello

New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999. Paperback. First edition. Very Good+ paperback with light touches of rubbing at the extremities and light dimples to the back cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Spring 1999, (Vol. LVI, No. 4/Vol. 56, No. 4) devoted entirely to "Inventing a New Art: Early Photographs from the Rubel Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art." Includes essays on: William Henry Fox Talbot and his Circle; Calotypes by David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson; The Art of Roger Fenton; Portraits by Julia Margaret Cameron; and The Daguerreotype in Europe and America. Also features a illustrated and annotated section of 41 additional works from the collection. Published in conjunction with a 1999 exhibition that "tells the fascinating tale of photography's beginnings and maturity in mid-nineteenth-century Britain as revealed by masterpieces from the Rubel Collection." Text by Malcolm Daniel; preface by Philippe de Montebello. Staple-bound, card wraps; 56 pages; color and b&w photos throughout; 8.5 x 11 inches. Bibliography.

$14.95

Fixed in Time: Photographs from Another Australia, 1900-1939
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Fixed in Time: Photographs from Another Australia, 1900-1939

By Derriman, Phillip; Manning Clark

Broadway, NSW: Fairfax, 1985. Hardcover. First edition. Fine cloth-bound hardcover with a touch of rubbing to the extremities in a Near Fine dust jacket with light shelf wear, some light creasing, and fading to the fore edges. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Covering the years 1900 to 1939, the photographs in this book come from the archives of the John Fairfax newspaper organization and the State Library of New South Wales. The images show a wide range of people, events and activities from the period of Australian history that extends from the Boer War and Federation to the beginning of World War II. Text by Phillip Derriman; foreword by Manning Clark; photographs by Herbert Fishwick, George Bell, Frank Hurley, and Sam Hood as well as some others. 175 pages; 16 color + numerous duo-toned b&w full-page plates; 9.75 x 11.5 inches. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$29.95

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