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Chaos
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Chaos

By Josef Koudelka

London: Phaidon Press, 1999. Hardcover. Near Fine/good +. From front jacket flap, "Joseph Koudelka is a key figyre of documentary photography. He first started making panoramic images in 1958, but it was in the mid-1980s that the format became central to his work....'Chaos' is Koudelka's contemporary statement of vision." 109 pages, the first 99 of which each have one or two black-and-white photos. The "Captions" for the photos are on page 101 and tell where and when the photo was taken. Pages 102-106 are Koudelka's "Biography," and pages 107-109 are the Bibliography. The photos are dramatic and stunning against the stark white pages and are, as the captions indicate. CONDITION: Jacket, in black and shades of gray with white lettering, shows light rubbing. Bottom spine edge and front fold lower corners are chipped, and top edge of rear jacket panel has a couple of tiny chips. Bottom edge of rear panel has a 1" closed tear. Boards are cloth-covered in black with stamped in lettering leaving the recessed letters shiny black. Oversize 17" X 12".

$125.00

Living Egypt
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Living Egypt

By Strand, Paul & James Aldridge

New York: Horizon Press, 1969. Near Fine/good. From front jacket flap, "One of the important requirements for successful co-operation between a visual artist and a writer is an identity of outlook which can unify text and pictures. In 'Living Egypt' Paul Strand and James Aldridge have produced a book which is an expression of genuine understanding not only of their subject but of each other. Photographs and text convey exactly the same message." The 155 pages and the 105 black-and-white photos demonstrate just this! CONDITON: Jacket is clean and bright with a black-and-white photo of an Egyptian young woman. Jacket has some chipping at top and bottom spine edges and front-fold corners, a larger 1/8th " chip at top front edge and a 1/2" closed tear at bottom front edge. Top corner of rear jacket flap is creased. Jacket looks good in its fresh mylar cover. Cloth-covered boards have tweed-look light tan (gray, green? we can't decide) cloth with stamped-in darker letters on front and spine edge. Bottom front corner of rear board has just a hint of wear. Spine is solid. Interior is unmarked and clean throughout.

$60.00

Backcountry journal: Reminiscences of a wilderness photographer
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Backcountry journal: Reminiscences of a wilderness photographer

By Dave Bohn

Santa Barbara, CA: Capra Press, 1974. Limited ed. Hardcover. Fine. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION. This book is number 82 of an edition of 2000 copies. The photographs were printed off set in duo-tone blacks. Two hundred copies were hand bound by Karen Meece & signed by the author. Dave Bohn's signature is above the brown-tone number 82 on the last page, the back side of which has a photo of Dave Bohn. Beneath the picture is a description of his work "which includes the Cascades, the Karakoram Himalaya, and the southwest including the grand Danyon and Canyon de Chelly....." The book includes 62 pages with 13 examples of Bohn's photographic works. The free front endpaper also is signed, "Dave Bohn Carmel April 1976. CONDITION: Gold cloth covered boards show almost no wear and are very clean. Front board has a coppertone photo of a waterfall which is repeated in brown tones on frontispiece. The pages, other than the photos pages, are on a heavy parchment-feel tan paper. The pages are all unmarked and clean throughout. The binding is solid. A beautiful copy of this exceptional book.

$60.00

Girl Ascending (Center for American Places - Center Books on American Places)
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Girl Ascending (Center for American Places - Center Books on American Places)

By Melissa Ann Pinney

Chicago: Center For American Places, 2010. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/Slip cover. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF 1500 COPIES. From the introduction by David Travis, "Because Melissa Ann Pinney is a sensitive and penetrating observer her photographs help to bring the adult world a bit closer to that of the child's sensibility." Pictorial boards with color photo of young girl in the water gazing upward with a floating socker ball at her thigh on the front board. The rear board has three other young girls in bathing suits wading in the water. The stiff paper open-ended slip cover photos are identical to the photos on the boards. Book is filled with wonderful color plates of young, adolescent and teen girls done in many different settings and reflecting many different moods of the subjects. A wonderful study of changes with the growth, chang and maturing of girls. Inscribed by photographer on half-title page, "for M...& L..., with admiration. Melissa Ann Pinney." CONDITION: 123 all clean and unmarked. No notable flaws to report on book or slip cover.

$50.00

Torrijos
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Torrijos

By Iturbide, Graciela, Photographs; Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Essay

Brooklyn, NY: Umbrage Editions, 2000. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. From front jacket fold in, "This is a unique, intensely personal homage to Torrijos by two giant talents, the Great Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide, who befriended Torrijos in the 1970's and photographed this period of social upheaval in Panama and the Nobel Prize-winning Columbian writer Garcia Marquez." SIGNED BY PHOTOGRAPHER. Text in Spanish and English. Jacket front panel has photo of Torrijos in black and white with bright blue title. Spine edge has red lettering on blue background. Blue paper-covered boards that have a cloth feel. Title and subtitle are stamped in. Spine edge has red metallic lettering with shine as bright as new. Primarily a photography book. Filled with black-and-white photos CONDITION: Jacket shows no rubbing, rips or tears. Only flaw is a tiny nick in the middle of the front spine edge. Jacket looks great in fresh mylar sleeve. Spine edge of book has a tiny dent corresponding to the nick in the jacket. Top edge of rear board has a slight dent. No other visable flaws. Interior, save inscription, is unmarked and and clean throughout. Signature is in Spanish, part of which reads, "con convino (with agreement) Graciela - 2008"

$50.00

No Greater Love

By Kienzle, William X.

Kansas City: Andrews McMeel, 1999. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/good. William Kienzle is author of "The Rosery Murders." INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on title page, "To B.... Bill Kienzle, 4/16/99. CONDITION: Jacket is clean and bright. It has a small chip at the front fold lower corner of the front panel and a 3" tear up from that, taped on inside. Except for these, there are no other flaws to jacket which is covered in a new mylar sleeve.Brown paper-covered board with a leather-like finish black paper quarter binding show a little rubbing at top and bottom spine edges. Gilt lettering on spine is as bright as new. Interior of book, save inscription, is clean and unmarked throughout. Binding is solid and tight.

$50.00

The Man Who Loved God
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The Man Who Loved God

By Kienzle, William X.

Kansas City: Andrews and McMeel, 1997. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/near fine. William X. Kienzle is the author of "The Rosary Murders." Detroit Free Press Quote on back jacket panel, "There are enough of the requisite twists and turns to keep Kienzle-Koesler fans flipping the pages." Inscribed by author on dedication page. "To B...... Bill Kienzle 4/25/97" CONDITION: Jacket is clean and bright with just a hint of edgewear at top front fold corner. Jacket looks great in its fresh mylar sleeve. Light tan paper covered boards wirth brown quarter binding has a bit of edgewear at top spine edge. Gilt lettering on spine is as bright as new.

$70.00

The Car That Could
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The Car That Could

By Shnayerson, Michael

New York: Random House, 1996. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/near fine. SIGNED COPY. Quote from the back panel of jacket by Kirkus Reviews, "Allowed complete access to GM's top secret electric-car project, Shnayerson tells the story of the assorted VP's and engineers as if this were a thriller." Blue paper-overed boards with red lettering on spine have no visable flaws. Only flaws to jacket are a few tiny dark marks at the bottom edge of the rear panel. Front panel has photo of bright red electric car, and rear panel shows a sketch of same car with a cutaway to it's engine and interior. Signed by the author on the half-title page.

$50.00

David Black - Recent Sculpture
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David Black - Recent Sculpture

By No author listed

1972. Paperback. Very Good. A catalog of the work of sculptor David Black for three 1972 exibitions: in the Ft. Wayne Art Institute, the Flint Institute of Arts and the University of Iowa Museum of Art. From the introduction, "The use of plastics as an art medium...has allowed sculptors such as David Black...to work with austerity and technical precision...a whole range of possibilities has opened up...These untouched works have a freedom to operate in autonomous zones. By being void of explanation through use, they have a vital, self sufficient existence." Stiff color pictorial paper wraps with photos of two of David Black's works, one on each wrap. Stapled binding. Stiff paper pages with photos of Mr. Black's works, sketches for one particular work, a photo of his studio and one of the artist himself. Also included is his bio information, museums that have his collections, prizes he's received and finally Black's own description of he work. "For me the process of making sculpture is always half metaphysical...I use machines. I use transparency, hoping to convey an intangible feeling of expansiveness." CONDITION: Slight edgewear, one very small thumb crease on front wrap and a few small creases at spine edge. Tip end of bottom spine corner is turned up slightly.

$12.00

Double Life
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Double Life

By Connell, Kelli (Photographer), and Bright, Susan (Text by), and Bey, Dawoud (Contributions by)

Seattle, Washington, 2011. First edition. As New/near fine. In addition to beautiful full-page color photos by Kelli Connell, the book includes an essay by Susan Bright and an interview of Kelli Connell by Dawoud Bey.Taken from and introductory essay by Susan Bright "'Double Life' is a complicated body of work...It highlights how we mirror physically, intellectually and emotionally, those we are intimate with in order to connect...This work grapples with perhaps the most human subjects of all - that of love, an emotion that operates regardless of time, gender, and space, and like all the work illustrated (in this book) co-exists as both hard fact and intricate fiction." The photography in the book uses the technique of "twinning," the use of the same subject as two distinct figures. The photographer, Kelli Connell, has used this technique to create "...complex mediations on the concept of Self/Other, relationships, ...the nature of photographing 'moments' and issues of a fluid identity." CONDITION: Only visable flaw to jacket, which shows the photographers work both front and back, is a tiny chip at the bottom edge of the front fold in flap. Light blue cloth covered book with metallic darker blue lettering on spine, has no visable flaws. The interior is clean and unmarked throughout. 0Fro

$150.00

The Real Palestine of To-Day
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The Real Palestine of To-Day

By Leary, Lewis Gaston, Ph.D.

New York: McBride, Nast & Co, 1911. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. Navy blue cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering and cream and red picture of a Palestinian on front board and gilt lettering on the spine. Lettering on spine has lost it's gilt but is still clear. Gilt on front still has a bit of shine. Boards are clean and show some wear at top and bottom spine edges and front corner tips. Top front corner of front board and rear bottom corner of rear board are lightly bumped. Binding is solid. Frontispiece is a black and white photo, "Looking eastward over Jerusalem to the Russian view-tower on the Mount of Olives. Pages are clean and unmarked throughout. There are 34 black and white photo illustrations and several "maps and plans" illustrations. The end of the book lists a chronological table of historical events from 4 B.C. to 1909, and a list of "The Best Books on Palestine."

$60.00

The Golden Book of Child Abuse and Other Works
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The Golden Book of Child Abuse and Other Works

By McKelvy, Natalie

Harbert, MI: Dunery Press, 1993. First edition. Paperback. Near Fine. Cream-colored stiff paper wraps are very clean and bright and show no rubbing or edgewear. The very tip-end of front lower of front wrap is turned up. Front wrap has a couple of slight line dents and back wrap has one. Interiior is clean and unmarked except for author's signature on title page. Note on page before Chapter One reads, "For the sexually and emotionally abused child within me."

$90.00

The Tuba Family
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The Tuba Family

By Bevan, Clifford

London: Faber and Faber, 1978. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/near fine. Bright yellow jacket with black and white photo of a tuba is very clean and bright and shows almost no signs of wear except for the slightest bit of soiling at the bottom edge of jacket front and wear at very tip-end of front fold corner. Back of jacket has black and white photo of three musicians playing early tubas. Jacket is protected with a freah mylar sleeve. Front fold-in of jacket is price-clipped at lower corner. Black cloth-covered boards with brightr gilt lettering on spine show no signs of wear. Interior is clean and unmarked throughout. Book contains tables and diagrams of the various types of tubas and mouth pieces as well as black-and-white photos of various tubas.Book also contains many music scores for the various types of tubas. Front jacket fold in reads, "In his book, the first to deal with these instruments in detail, Clifford Bevan lists the names of over 500 members of the family. He gives the acoustic background and traces the develoopment of modern varieties from the early bugle- (or bullock-) horn through cornett, serpent, key bugle and ophicleide to the invention of the valve, the bass tuba and the saxhorns, flicorni, helicons, duplex and many others.

$45.00

The Battle Axe for Temperance
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The Battle Axe for Temperance

By Cook, George W.

Syracuse, N. Y.: Masters & Stone, 1887. Presumed First. Hardcover. Very Good. Maroon cloth covered boards have a stamped-in starburst design and border design on front board and a pebbley texture on both boards, with some rubbing that has lightened some of the high spots. The front bottom corners are lightly bumped. The spine edge has wear at top and bottom edges and has faded to a brownish color, but the gilt lettering on the spine still has some shine. The binding is intact. The free endpapers and paste downs have a blue marble look and feel. The previous owner has signed her name on the ffep and the back or the frontispiece which itself has a picture of the author. The first several pages have some foxing, but most of the rest of the pages have only occasional foxing. The author feels very strongly about the evils of alcohol. He writes, "I do not present myself as a reformed drunkard and ask for your sympathy, for such I never was; but I appeal to you as a drunkard's child - one that has been copelled to pass through this terrible ordeal with all its attending horrors and sufferings, and consequently have a knowledge of it which the inexperienced can never gain."

$140.00

Bold as a Lion and Other Stories
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Bold as a Lion and Other Stories

By Strong, J. D., Rev. ed.

Boston: D. Lothrop & Co, 1870. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Small book, 4" X 5 3/4". Green cloth-covered boards with black stamped-in lettering and design on front board states, "Pictures and Stories for The Little ones." Front board also has a small color picture paste-down of two children carring flowers and the book title in tiny lettering at the bottom of the picture. Cloth has a silky feel and shows a bit of rubbing and some wear at the top and bottom spine edges and front corner tips. Binding is intact. Pages are yellowed with small brown spots on a few pages. Book has 63 pages several of which have wood block illustrations.

$125.00

My Home in Finland
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My Home in Finland

By Howard, Susan

London: Longman, 1962. Paperback. Very Good. Small, 4 3/4" X 6", softcover children's book. Stiff paper pictoral wraps with stapled binding are clean and show slight edgewear. Front wrap has drawing of a young girl holding a branch with trees and logs in background, against a map outline of Finland. The inside of front wrap is the first text page of 17. Most pages have full-color illustrations depicting life in Finland. This book is one of a series of books about different countries. At the time of the printing this was the 25th. Interior pages are clean and and unmarked except for a gift inscription dated 15/5 -66 glued onto top right corner of page one from a woman in Finland. Back wrap has a tiny pencil notation of date at top spine-edge corner.

$24.00

The Young Citizen's Catechism
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The Young Citizen's Catechism

By Howe, Elisha P.

New York: A. S. Barnes, 1872. Hardcover. Fair. Brown cloth-covered boards are mottled and worn. The cloth and part of the boards are worn away at the front corners and part of the bottom edge of front board. A half-inch of the cloth is missing from the bottom spine edge. Front past down is a calendar graph for a student to record class standing throughout the year. The student's name is in pencil at the top. The free-front endpaper lists the catalogue of the National Series of Text Books. Pages are foxed but otherwise unmarked. This is not a print-on-demand book. We found no others online. The preface explains the reason for the book is to teach the "practical principles that underlie the workings of all ordinary business transactions, and much more, of the government of the state or nation," which hadn't to this point been taught. The format is questions posed followed by the answers.

$300.00

Die Grammatik Des Tulls - The Grammar of Point Ground
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Die Grammatik Des Tulls - The Grammar of Point Ground

By Voelcker, Ulrike

Bochum: Schurmann Und Klagges,, 2008. Hardcover. Near Fine. Glossy pictorial boards with grey on white point ground designs overall and a vertical rectangular strip near the front edge of the front board is a photo of several actual samples of this delicate work. The book shows no signs of wear neither on the boards nor on the pages. Illustrated with photos of the work with detailed descriptions and step-by-step instructions with diagrams of how to do this work. Text for each section is in both English and German. Only flaw is previous owner's little address label at the top corner of the free front endpaper. A small paper with Eratta is on the inside of the front board.

$60.00

Neon Boneyard

By Natal, Judy

Santa Fe, NM : Center for American Places, 2006. Hardcover. As New/as new. The jacket has a photo of an old "Casino" sign in front of a metal "genie" lamp, both of which once lit up part of Las Vegas. The jacket is clean and very colorful and is protected with a fresh mylar cover. The grey cloth-covered boards are immaculately clean and show no signs of wear. The title is stamped in the front board. Lettering on the spine is in red. The interior of the book is unmarked and clean throughout except for the inscription, which is to a noted Chicago photographer. From the inside of the front jacket, "Through Judy Natal's photographs, the Neon Boneyard becomes a dynamic archaeological site that interweaves Las Vegas's past and present in startling ways." The 4-page introduction, "sign language," is written by Natal, followed by full-page-color plates, on the uneven numbered pages, 3 throgh 53 plus pages 54, 60 and 68. These are described at the end of the book. The conclusion is written by Johanna Drucker, the Robertson Professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia and a renowned scholar on the history of typography, artists' books. and visual representation. The book was published in association with the photography department at Columbia College, Chicago, which is one the nation's largest and most prestigious photography programs.

$90.00

Poems for The Times
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Poems for The Times

By Rowley, Mrs. Frances A.

Cincinnati: Miami Printing and Publishing, 1871. Not a first edition. Hardcover. Fair. Dark Green cloth-covered boards are clean but worn at top and bottom spine edges, along front edges and worn through the cloth at front corners. Some splitting at top spine edge. Stamped in design on both boards. Front board is slightly bowed. Gilt lettering on spine has lost its shine but is still clear. Binding is cracked between both front and back boards and endpapers, but there are no loose pages. Previous owner's name, city and date are inked in beautiful script on free front endpaper. In a couple of places in the interior strings of the binding are visble, but again, there are no loose pages. End pages show yellowing, some soiling and foxing. Some bottom corners of pages are creased at the tip. Interior pages are foxed with some pages soiled with finger smudges (owner's favorite perhaps?) Although not a first, ( title page has date 1871, but back of title page has copywright date of September 29.1870) the book with this date is very rare.

$300.00

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