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A SEASON IN HELL
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A SEASON IN HELL

By RIMBAUD, Arthur (Robert MAPPLETHORPE)

New York: Limited Editions Club, 1986. Hardcover. Spine mildly sunned with a small stain. Near Fine in a lightly soiled, Near Fine slipcase with a sunned backstrip. Robert Mapplethorpe. Quarto (7-1/2" x 11-1/2") handsewn and handbound in full crimson Oasis goatskin leather stamped in black. The original French with the acclaimed English translation by Paul Schmidt on facing pages. Copy #887 of 1000 numbered copies illustrated with 8 hand-pulled dust-grain photogravures by Robert Mapplethorpe printed in two colors on handmade paper and SIGNED by the photographer and the translator. "Of the arresting photographs used to illustrate the book, several of the images rank among the photographer's most famous" (The American Livre de Peintre 30). Monthly Letter laid in.

$1000.00

DIE PERFEKTE KINDHEIT
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DIE PERFEKTE KINDHEIT

By CLARK, Larry

Zurich / Berlin / New York: Scalo Verlag, (1993). First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Fine dustwrapper, still in shrinkwrap. Larry Clark. THE PERFECT CHILDHOOD was banned in the United States, and this German edition quickly went out of print in Europe.

$125.00

ERNST BRUNNER. PHOTOGRAPHIEN 1937-1962
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ERNST BRUNNER. PHOTOGRAPHIEN 1937-1962

By PFRUNDER, Peter

(Zurich): Offizin, (1995). First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Fine dustwrapper. Ernst Brunner. Brunner's work was included in THE FAMILY OF MAN exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in 1955.

$62.50

THE HOMELESS: MISSING PERSONS
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THE HOMELESS: MISSING PERSONS

By BERNDT, Jerry

(Wollaston, MA): Many Voices Press, (1986). First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Jerry Berndt. Small folio (11" x 12") in printed wraps. Text and photographs by Jerry Berndt. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the photographer on the title page in the year of publication.

$75.00

EXILE'S RETURN
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EXILE'S RETURN

By COWLEY, Malcolm

New York: Limited Editions Club, 1981. Hardcover. Spine quite sunned. Still Near Fine in a Fine slipcase. Berenice Abbott. Quarto (6-1/2" x 9-5/8") bound in cloth-backed illustrated boards with the spine a dark brown natural-finish cloth woven in Holland and the sides covered with gray Fabriano Ingres paper imported from Italy reproducing the front cover of a literary magazine of the 1920s; 306 pages. Introduction by Leon Edel. Illustrated with prints after photographs by Berenice Abbott, Man Ray, Andre Kertesz, Alvin Coburn, Walker Evans, and others. Copy #1034 of 2000 numbered copies SIGNED by the author and by Berenice Abbott on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in.

$156.30

THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA
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THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

By HEMINGWAY, Ernest (Alfred EISENSTAEDT)

[New York]: Limited Editions Club, (1990). First Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Near Fine suede-lined linen clamshell box with leather label with some sunning and light soiling. Alfred Eisenstaedt. Oblong folio (14-1/2" x 11") bound in blue goatskin leather and linen boards. Illustrated with five photogravures by Alfred Eisenstaedt printed from the original negatives created by Eisenstaedt in 1952 for the Life Magazine appearance of the novel. Copy #447 of 600 numbered copies SIGNED by the photographer on the colophon page. Monthly letter laid in.

$1875.00

EXILE'S RETURN
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EXILE'S RETURN

By COWLEY, Malcolm

New York: Limited Editions Club, 1981. Hardcover. Some wrinkling to the paper at the front joint with slight splitting, apparently a publisher's defect as the book has never been handled. Near Fine in glassine and a close to Fine slipcase with slight bubbling to the paper. Still in the original shipping box. Berenice Abbott. Quarto (6-1/2" x 9-5/8") bound in cloth-backed illustrated boards with the spine a dark brown natural-finish cloth woven in Holland and the sides covered with gray Fabriano Ingres paper imported from Italy reproducing the front cover of a literary magazine of the 1920s; 306 pages. Introduction by Leon Edel. Illustrated with prints after photographs by Berenice Abbott, Man Ray, Andre Kertesz, Alvin Coburn, Walker Evans, and others. Copy #457 of 2000 numbered copies SIGNED by the author and by Berenice Abbott on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in.

$125.00

LEAVES OF GRASS
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LEAVES OF GRASS

By WHITMAN, Walt (Edward WESTON)

New York: Limited Editions Club, 1942. Hardcover. Very minor wear to the spine tips and corners. Near Fine, lacking the slipcase. Edward Weston. Two slim, tall quarto (9" x 12") volumes bound in imitation vellum reproducing in dark grass-green ink a photograph by Edward Weston who has illustrated the volume with 49 photographs specially commissioned for this book and made into exquisitely clear half-tones printed on coated paper. Each spine has a leather label with the title stamped in gilt. With an introduction by Mark Van Doren. Copy #12 of 1500 SIGNED by the photographer on the colophon page. A masterpiece of the modern photographically illustrated book.

$1562.50

LEAVES OF GRASS
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LEAVES OF GRASS

By WHITMAN, Walt (Edward WESTON)

New York: Limited Editions Club, 1942. Hardcover. Tasteful bookplate on each front pastedown. Just a touch of wear to the spine tips. About Fine in a Near Fine slipcase with faint dampstaining to the edge of one side. Uncommon in this condition. Edward Weston. Two slim, tall quarto (9" x 12") volumes bound in imitation vellum reproducing in dark grass-green ink a photograph by Edward Weston who has illustrated the volume with 49 photographs specially commissioned for this book and made into exquisitely clear half-tones printed on coated paper. Each spine has a leather label with the title stamped in gilt. With an introduction by Mark Van Doren. Copy #1047 of 1500 SIGNED by the photographer on the colophon page. A masterpiece of the modern photographically illustrated book.

$2187.50

THE BRIDGE
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THE BRIDGE

By CRANE, Hart

New York: Limited Editions Club, 1981. Hardcover. Fine in glassine and a Fine slipcase. Richard Benson. Quarto (9" x 12") bound in a silvery gray cloth imported from the Netherlands and stamped in blind and blue; 96 pages. Introduction by Malcolm Cowley. Copy #959 of 2000 illustrated with photographs by Richard Benson printed in a tritone 300-line screen process by Meriden Gravure Company and SIGNED by the photographer on the colophon page. Housed in a slipcase with a pictorial design that is also used for the endpapers of the book.

$187.50

THE URBAN PRISONER: PHOTOGRAPHS BY MATT WEBER
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THE URBAN PRISONER: PHOTOGRAPHS BY MATT WEBER

By WEBER, Matt

(New York): Sanctuary Books, (2004). First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Fine slipcase. Oblong quarto (12" x 9-3/4") bound in black cloth. First Limited Edition, copy #21 of 200 numbered and SIGNED copies with an original 8x10 SIGNED print laid in. Introduction by Ben Lifson. An impressive first collection of photographs, mostly of life in New York City.

$312.50

SAY, IS THIS THE U.S.A.
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SAY, IS THIS THE U.S.A.

By CALDWELL, Erskine

New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, (1941). First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine, lacking the scarce dustwrapper. Quarto in pictorial boards. Illustrated with photographs by Margaret Bourke-White. A wonderful collaboration.

$187.50

ORIGINAL OVERSIZE SILVER PRINT PHOTOGRAPH OF GERTRUDE ATHERTON BY ARNOLD GENTHE
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ORIGINAL OVERSIZE SILVER PRINT PHOTOGRAPH OF GERTRUDE ATHERTON BY ARNOLD GENTHE

By GENTHE, Arnold (ATHERTON, Gertrude)

Photograph. Various chips and tears, some large, along the margins of the mat, but none coming close to either the photograph or Genthe's signature. Mat in Good condition, photograph Fine. A beautiful large (10-3/8" x 13-1/4") silver print portrait of writer Gertrude Atherton (1857 - 1948) SIGNED by the photographer in pencil "Arnold Genthe/N.Y." below the image on the original 14" x 18" mat. Lovely, soft image of this writer best known for her books on California by a photographer also strongly connected to that state. On the verso of the mat are two small New York Historical Society stamps, one dated 5 May 1943, as well as the penciled date 16 March 1943.

$3125.00

THE BOTTOM OF THE HARBOR
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THE BOTTOM OF THE HARBOR

By MITCHELL, Joseph (Berenice ABBOTT)

New York: Limited Editions Club, 1991. Hardcover. Fine in a Fine slipcase. Berenice Abbott. Large quarto (8-3/4" x 11-1/2") bound in black oasis goatskin leather with black Irish linen boards. Stories about the New York City waterfront. Illustrated with five photogravures by Berenice Abbott printed on handmade paper. SIGNED by the author on the colophon page. Issued in only 250 numbered copies, one of the smallest limitations of the club. Monthly Letter laid in.

$1875.00

A SEASON IN HELL
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A SEASON IN HELL

By RIMBAUD, Arthur (Robert MAPPLETHORPE)

New York: Limited Editions Club, 1986. Hardcover. Fine in a Fine slipcase. Robert Mapplethorpe. Quarto (7-1/2" x 11-1/2") handsewn and handbound in full crimson Oasis goatskin leather stamped in black. The original French with the acclaimed English translation by Paul Schmidt on facing pages. One of 1000 numbered copies illustrated with 8 hand-pulled dust-grain photogravures by Robert Mapplethorpe printed in two colors on handmade paper and SIGNED by the photographer and the translator. "Of the arresting photographs used to illustrate the book, several of the images rank among the photographer's most famous" (The American Livre de Peintre 30). Monthly Letter laid in.

$1187.50