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Long Walk Downtown Photographs of Los Angeles & Southern California,  1936-1991
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Long Walk Downtown Photographs of Los Angeles & Southern California, 1936-1991

By Reagh, William

San Francisco: Book Club of California. Fine with no dust jacket. 2012. First Edition. Hardcover. Linen wrapped slipcase. Orange cloth spine with black embossed type over linen boards. Gray textured endpapers. One of 350 copies, of which only 50 copies include a silver-gelatin print from an original William Reagh negative. This copy contains the aforementioned silver-gelatin print, tipped-in as frontispiece. Includes prospectus for book, featuring tipped-in photograph of "Window Shopping on Broadway, 1937." Slipcase is clean and unworn. Boards are clean, bright, and show virtually no wear. Text block is immaculate. Binding is tight and square. This special collection of photographs by the Los Angeles documentary photographer William Reagh examines and showcases his work from the mid- to late twentieth century. Features an essay by Michael Dawson and extensive black-and-white reproductions of Reagh's photographs. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 132 pp .

$175.00

John Muir's America
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John Muir's America

By Jones, Dewitt;Watkins, T.H.

New York, NY: Crown Publishers, Inc.. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1976. First Edition. Hardcover. 0517526387 . Blue buckram boards and color pictorial dust jacket with protective acetate cover. Mylar-wrapped dust jacket is slightly yellowed with age and has been price-clipped. Some light rubbing to edges and corners of boards. Binding is tight and text block is clean. Signed by author and photographer on half title page. A collection of John Muir's drawings with highly readable by text from T. H. Watkins and beautiful color photographs from Dewitt Jones. ; Book; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall; Signed by Author & Illustrator .

$40.00

Cut-Paper : Photographs by Frederick Sommer / Frederick Sommer Makes a  Cut-Paper : Photographs by Jonathan Clark
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Cut-Paper : Photographs by Frederick Sommer / Frederick Sommer Makes a Cut-Paper : Photographs by Jonathan Clark

By Sommer, Frederick and Jonathan Clark

Mountain View, CA: Artichoke Editions. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1995. First Edition. Accordion Fold. Tan and grey paper-covered boards with paste-down images. Top front corner slightly crushed. Small markings on back board and interior. Accordion-fold binding is tight, but slightly skewed. This accordion-fold volume is a delightfully tactile exploration of the Tuscon-based cut-paper artist Frederick Sommer. Read in one direction, it presents Frederick Sommer's surrealist photographs of his cut-paper sculptures; the other direction presents photographs by designer Jonathan Clark of Frederick Sommer at work in his studio. The images in both directions are interspersed with short texts exploring the philosophies of the two artists. ; B&W Photographs; Square 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 24 pp .

$65.00

Under the Sun: a Sonoran Desert Odyssey
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Under the Sun: a Sonoran Desert Odyssey

By Heisey, Adriel

Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A.: Rio Nuevo Pub. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 2000. First Edition. Hardcover. 0970075006 . Very good copy in dust jacket, wrapped in mylar, not price clipped. Dust jacket has full color photo pictorial cover with black title on the spine. DJ is lightly rubbed and shelfworn; spine is sun-faded. Olive green cloth covered boards have blind-stamped title on the cover and gilt title on the spine. Boards are in very good condition. Interior pages are clean and tight. Coffee-table style book features aerial images of the Sonoran Desert, famous for its rugged mountains and saguaro cactus forests. Heisey combines full color photos with his pilot's narrative and personal experiences flying for the Navajo Nation. Inscribed by author/photographer on title page. Heisey's photos have been featured in National Geographic, Smithsonian and Arizona Highways. ; Book; Color Photographs; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall; 114 pp; Signed by Author .

$15.00

Ruiner Af Klippboningar I Mesa Verde Canons
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Ruiner Af Klippboningar I Mesa Verde Canons

By Nordenskiold, G.

Stockholm, Sweden: P.A. Norstedt & Soners Forlag. Very Good. 1893. First Edition. Cloth. A first edition of Gustaf Nordenskiold's beautifully illustrated first scientific study of Mesa Verde's ruins. Original red stamped boards with gilt imprint. Sunning on spine, rubbed corners. Light soil and toning on pages with some offsetting from the plates. Collated complete with seventeen plates as called for. The photogravures are very high quality images and include a two-page center spread of the Cliff Palace. Many maps and plans also illustrate the Swedish text. Gustaf Nordenskiold excavated and collected Mesa Verde artifacts in the summer of 1891, working with Richard Wetherill and taking some of the best early photographs of Southwest ruins. Howes N 174. ; Book; 14 3/4" x 11" .

$1500.00

Photographs
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Photographs

By McDowell, Elliott

Boston: David R. Godine. Very Good. 1981. Limited Edition. Hardcover. A very limited edition numbered 17/30 and signed by the photographer, with a signed print "Taxidermy." Housed in a custom blue cloth clamshell with embossed purple calf labels. Designed by Lance Hidy and specially bound by Coman and Southworth of Lancaster, New Hampshire, in purple calf with silver and gold gilt imprint. Lightest shelf wear and slight bowing to boards. Interior clean, unpaginated. A finely presented collection of works from the Santa Fe photographer Elliott McDowell. ; B&W Photographs; 12 1/4" x 1/2" x12 1/2" .

$625.00

Pouta Lasky: Chains of Love
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Pouta Lasky: Chains of Love

By Saudek, Jan

Saudek.com. Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 2006. Hardcover. A hard-to-find book. Dust jacket has light rubbing on rear. Blind stamped dark blue cloth boards. A collection of Czech photographer Jan Saudek's works including many of his famous hand-colored nudes. Captions in Czech and English. ; Color Illustrations; 13" x 12" x 1"; 239 pp .

$1100.00

Art of Adventure
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Art of Adventure

By Rowell, Galen

San Francisco: Collins. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. A collection of photos from adventurer, climber and photographer Galen Rowell, signed by him on the title page. Extra shipping required due to large size. Mylared dust jacket over black cloth with blind stamped lettering. ; Color Photographs; 14 1/4" x 10 1/2"; 166 pp; Signed by Author .

$35.00

Paul Strand, Katalog Nr. 5 and 6
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Paul Strand, Katalog Nr. 5 and 6

By Fleischmann, Kaspar

Zurich: Zur Stockeregg. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1990. Limited/Numbered Edition. Softcover. A collection of Paul Strand photos published in commemoration of the photographer's 100th birthday, in two volumes, Katalogs 5 and 6. Katalog 5 is numbered 701/2000 copies and Katalog 6 is one of 1000 copies. Light shelf wear and soil on wraps and edges, interiors clean. Interviews conducted by Kaspar Fleischmann on Strand and his influence are interspersed throughout the photographs and biography. In German, English and a little French. ; 10 1/4" x 7 1/4"; 199 pp .

$80.00

Automotive Jewelry Volume One: Mascots Badges
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Automotive Jewelry Volume One: Mascots Badges

By Furman, Michael; Strand, Robert

Philadelphia: Coachbuilt Press. Fine with no dust jacket. 2013. First Edition. Hardcover. Black cloth boards with silver imprint. Extra shipping required due to the large size. A striking collection of color photographs of ornaments and emblems, from the 1937 Cadillac V-16 Aero-Coupe to a 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder. ; Color Photographs; 12 1/4" x 9 3/4"; 287 pp .

$100.00

Italy: in the Shadow of Time

By Butler, Linda

New York: Rizzoli. New in New dust jacket. 1998. Hardcover. Hardcover with dust jacket, in orginal linen slipcase with gilt imprint. Extra shipping due to large size. 60 black and white scenes of Italy. ; B&W Illustrations; 13 3/4" x 12 1/2" .

$40.00

Kolbrener's Yosemite
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Kolbrener's Yosemite

By Kolbrener, Bob

Privately Published. New. 2002. Hardcover. Grey cloth boards with silver imprint on this privately published collection of photos in the style of Ansel Adams. The boards lack the photos placed on some copies and have an embossed rectangle on the front. ; B&W Photographs; 13 1/4" x 12 1/2"; 60 pp .

$16.00

Mildred Tolbert Among the Taos Moderns
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Mildred Tolbert Among the Taos Moderns

By Bell, Robert; James Mann

Santa Fe, NM: Bell Tower Editions. New. 2006. First Edition. Hardcover. Grey boards with silver imprint. One of 150 limited edition hardcovers, not signed or numbered or with any laid in material. A collection of photos published in conjunction with a Harwood Museum, Taos, exhibit in 2006. ; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 131 pp .

$55.00

Train Wrecks
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Train Wrecks

Very Good. 0. Softcover. 48 photographs of exactly what it says in the title. Catastrophic train derailments and pile-ups, often with those who witnessed the scene. Two albums, one with smaller images and one with larger. This collection spans the 1890s to 1940s with one later image from 1955. Twelve are annotated with a date or other information but most lack any obvious identifying information. Forty-two silver prints with 13 postcards, 2 albumen prints, and 4 paper prints. 23 mounted on heavy cardstock. Image sizes range from 2.25 x 4" to 6.75 x 8.75".; Photographic Image; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall .

$2750.00

Fujisan: kigen nisen-roppyakunen hoshuku shuppan
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Fujisan: kigen nisen-roppyakunen hoshuku shuppan

By Okada, Koyo

Tokyo: Arusu. Good. 1940. Hardcover. In 1940, Japan planned a year-long celebration of the 2600th anniversary of the empire as founded by the legendary first Emperor Jimmu, descended from the sun goddess Amaterasu. To inspire national pride, celebrations, monuments, publications, and propaganda pieces were planned. Several composers including German composer Richard Strauss were even commissioned to write musical pieces celebrating the anniversary. This collection of 105 black and white photos of Mt. Fuji is one representation of the large scale of this celebration. Pictorial boards are quite rubbed in places, soiling to surfaces, gutters are starting to tear a bit in places but binding remains good. 8 copies OCLC.; Book; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall .

$150.00

Set of 1906-1907 Historic Photographs
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Set of 1906-1907 Historic Photographs

Very Good. 1907. No Binding. Interesting and undocumented series of original photoraphs. Photos depict frontier development on a landscape which resembles eastern or central Washington/Oregon: railroad tracks and bridges, newly constructed buildings, a few faces of those involved, what appears to be a mill. A large river is in many of the photos. A great research project in the making. Images are a bit curled along edges, faded in places. Images are dated in the negative, marked in pencil with a particular order.; Photographic Image; 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall .

$1250.00

The Brave Ones: The Journals and Letters of the 1911-12 Expedition Down  the Green and Colorado Rivers
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The Brave Ones: The Journals and Letters of the 1911-12 Expedition Down the Green and Colorado Rivers

By Kolb, Ellsworth L.;Suran, William C.;Kolb, Emery C.;Kolb, Emery Clifford

Flagstaff, Arizona, U.S.A.: Fretwater Press. Fine with no dust jacket. 2003. Trade Paperback. 1892327120 . Binding is tight, interior clean, wrapper is clean and in beautiful condition. Very light shelf wear, signed by Suran, editor, on half title page.; Book; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Signed by Editor .

$10.00

Coyote's Canyon
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Coyote's Canyon

By Williams, Terry Tempest;Telford, John

Layton, Utah, U.S.A.: Gibbs Smith. Good with no dust jacket. 1989. Pictorial Wraps. 0879052457 . Good plus copy, front and rear wraps have slight impression of endflaps. Very light rubbing to edges and corners. Interior clean. Signed and inscribed by Terry Tempest Williams to previous owner on half title page; signed and inscribed by John Telford on title page. Interior clean, binding tight.; Book; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Signed by Author and Photographer .

$50.00

Martin Chambi, 1920-1950
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Martin Chambi, 1920-1950

By Chambi, Martin;Vargas Llosa, Mario;Lopez Mondejar, Publio;Circulo de Bellas Artes (Madrid, Spain)

Madrid, Spain: Circulo de Bellas Artes. Very Good. 1990. Softcover. 8477821321 . Exhibition catalogue for 1990 retrospective at the Circulo de Bellas Artes in Madrid. En espanol, 109pp with bibliography. Photographs and biography of early Peruvian photographer Martin Chambi, noted for his landscapes and portraits of native Peruvians. Very little shelfwear. Fascinating photographs.; Book; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall .

$60.00

Rio Grande - River of Destiny

By Gilpin, Laura

New Yok: Duell, Sloan & Pearce. Good in Fair dust jacket. 1949. First Edition. Cloth. Water damaging to top of spine, noticeable as staining in the binding and warped block. Sage green cloth with rust engraving, still crisp and clean. Aging and discoloration around edges of a slanting block. Photographs and text are untouched and clean. Dustjacket is wrapped in mylar with heavy chipping along edges, with a 3 inch piece missing along the top of spine and a 2"x1" piece missing from middle of front plus smaller pieces missing. Signed by Gilpin on the half title page. Santa Fe Book and Stationary Co. bookstore stamp on front board.; Book; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall; Signed by Author(s) .

$25.00

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