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Old New York in Early Photographs. 196 Prints, 1853-1904.
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Old New York in Early Photographs. 196 Prints, 1853-1904.

By Black, Mary

Dover Publications, Inc. 1973 Edition. NEAR FINE large-format paperback. A clean, unmarked and sturdily bound copy. Pages crisp and fine. Thick, glossy paper cover is lightly edge rubbed but otherwisve very good - no soiling, no chips or tears. Sewn binding is very strong. 196 full-page archival photographs (from the collectioin of the New York Historical Society) are beautifully printed on full coated paper. All are captioned. 9 x 12".[xvi + 238 pages, including index and 6 publisher ad pages. An exceptionally well-preserved copy of this historic book. . First Edition. Softcover. Near Fine.

$18.05

Secret City
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Secret City

By Langer, Jason; Kenna, Michael (Introduction)

New York: Nazraeli Press, 2006. 2006 First edition (limited to 1000 copies). FINE in FINE dust jacket. A crisp, clean, totally unmarked and firmly bound copy. Pages pristine. Black hardcover is fresh and unworn. Pictorial dust jacket is clean and complete,no tears, chips or creases. Binding and hinges firm and straight, Beautifully contrasted tonalities imbue Jason Langer's intriguing urban nighttime photographs with a sense of mystery and intrigue. Michael Kenna wrote the introductory essay 'Prince of Darkness' for this first monograph of Langer's work. 11-1/8 x 12-3/4". 64 pages. First Edition Limited. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Langer, Jason (Photographer).

$89.30

Portrait: The Photographs of George Platt Lynes 1927-1955
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Portrait: The Photographs of George Platt Lynes 1927-1955

By Kirstein, Lincoln (Intro)

Santa Fe, NM: Twin Palms Publishers, 1994. 1994 First Edition, limited to 5000 casebound copies. FINE in FINE dust jacket. A clean, totally unmarked and firmly bound hardcover. Pages fine. Dark blue cloth cover, lettered in black front and spine, has slight bump to bottom corners but is otherwise fresh and unworn. The jacket is fresh, unworn and complete. Jacket is in a clear archival protector. Binding and hinges strong; boards and spine straight. Stunning black and white photographic portraits, beautifully reproduced. Subjects include Colette, Aaron Copland, Igor Stravinsky, Marianne Moore, Bill Harris, Gloria Swanson, Dame Edith Sitwell, William Inge, Louis Jourdan, Rory Calhoun, T.S. Eliot, Somerset Maugham and many others. 11 x 14-1/4". 144 pages. First Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$55.10

APME PhotoLetter 1967 (Associated Press Managing Editor\'s Awards)
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APME PhotoLetter 1967 (Associated Press Managing Editor's Awards)

By N/A

APME, 1967. The sixth and final edition of the 1967 series of APME PhotoLetters. VERY GOOD softcover in plastic comb binding, Book measures 11 x 8-1/2" (oblog)) and has 32 pages plus covers. Pages clean and fine; no markings. Minor soiling and edge rub to covers. Black plastic comb cimplete and intact - no cracks or chips, Front cover features "one of the most dramatic color photographs transmitted by AP in 1967..." (a photo of rescue workers aboard the Carrier Forrestal. Inside back cover has color Super Bowl photo. (Automatic Wirephoto of color photos was still a work in process in those days.) The rest of the photos are black & white, selected by committee, capturing significant events in 1967.The war in Vietnam is of course a focus but there are as well photos of news,sports and weather events and general human-interest stories. .. First Edition. Softcover, Plastic Comb. Very Good.

$27.55

The Hudson River: From Tear of the Clouds to Manhattan
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The Hudson River: From Tear of the Clouds to Manhattan

By Davidson, Joan K. (Intro.); Adams, Arthur G. (Afterword)

New York: The Monacelli Press, 2006. 2006 Trade Edition, printing unstated. (The books was first published in a limited edition in 1996.) NEAR FINE in FINE dust jacket. A fresh, unmarked and tightly bound copy. Pages pristine. Black hardcover, title stamped in white on spine and blind-stamped on front, has tiny rubs to spine ends and corner tips but is otherwise fine. Binding and hinges firm and straight. Jacket is clean and colorful, no tears, chips or creases. Price was not printed and flaps aren't clipped. Striking color photographs capture the varied beauties of New York State's majestic river. Accompanying texts are by several distinguished writers, including Charles Dickens, Edna Ferber, Washington Irving, Robert Caro, Benson John Lossing, Christopher Morley and Charles Lindbergh. 9 x 7" (oblong). 248 pages. First Trade Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. Illus. by Rajs, Jake (Photographer).

$22.80

Eros
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Eros

By Lahr, Jane (Editor)

New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang (A Welcome Book), 1996. 1996 First Printing with full printing number line. NEAR FINE in NEAR FINE dust jacket. A clean, totally unmarked copy - tightly bound in black cloth hardcover binding which is fresh and unworn. Pages have faint marginal toning but are otherwise fine. Jacket is clean and complete, flap edges lightly toned but no tears, creases or chips and in a clear archival protector. Linda Ferrer was Curator of Photographs for this collection of stunning duotone reproductions of sophisticated erotic photos by such notables as Leibovitz, Hiro, Mapplethorpe, Man Ray, George Platt Lynes, Helmut Newton, Herbert List, Harold Feinstein plus others and with literary selections by Atwood, E E Cummings, Frank Harris, Walt Whitman, Robert Graves, and others. Binding sturdy, hinges intact. boards straight. 11 x 12". 192 pages. A Welcome Book publ by Stewart, Tabori & Chang.. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 4to.

$20.90

NYC Chairs
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NYC Chairs

By Samaras, Lucas

New York: PaceWildenstein, 2008. 2008 Catalog of photos by Lucas Samaras selected from a group of 2007-2008 photographs collectively titled "Vertiginous." NEAR FINE softcover. A fresh, unmarked and tightly bound softcover. Pages pristine. Colorful paper cover has a few light, nearly imperceptible surface rubs but is otherwise fine. Binding tight, no creasing to cover spine, The subjects of the color photographs are chairs, humble chairs of New York City streets. Some are working chairs, some retain style and dignity, a few are cruelly maimed and discarded. The book opens with an essay by Samaras and closes with a unique word construction titled "Verbiage." 14 x 8-3/4" (oblong). 112 pages. Softcover. Near Fine.

$18.00

Bruce of Los Angeles: Inside/Outside
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Bruce of Los Angeles: Inside/Outside

By Bellas, Bruce (Photographer); Aletti, Vince (Essay)

New York: Antinous Press, 2008. 2008 Stated First Edition. FINE in FINE slipcase (a dust jacket was not issued). "Bruce Presents" DVD is included, attached to inside of rear cover. Never used. A fresh, clean copy, clean and well-bound. Small bump to bottom rear cover corner and a small tear/scuff at bottom corner of the slipcase. There are no other markings or signs of wear to book or slipcase. Binding and hinges tight and straight. Beautifully printed in Italy, with over 100 splendid full-page color plates. The photos are organized in 2 groups: men outdoors; men inside... There is a two-page essay by Vince Aletti and also a section of Model Files at the end of the book. 11-3/4 x 12". The book weighs over 5 lbs., not including packaging. Additional postage for overseas or priority mailing will be required.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Slipcase - Fine.

$185.25

Knave of Hearts
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Knave of Hearts

By Lyon, Danny

Santa Fe, NM: Twin Palms Publishers, 1999. 1999 First Edition, limited to 3,000 copies. FINE hardcover in NEAR FINE+ dust jacket. A fresh, clean, unmarked and tightly bound copy. Pages and hardcover of dark gray-blue cloth with titles stamped in black on spine and front cover are pristine. Binding and hinges tight and straight. Jacket is clean and complete with just a hint for rubbing to rear panel, tiny rub to lamination at base of spine - otherwise fine, no soiling or toning, no chips, tears or creases. Jacket is in new clear archival protector. Absorbing autobiographical text by the illustrious photographer Danny Lyon is combined with photo-montages and unpublished pictures from his three classic photodocumentary works: The Bikeriders, Conversations with the Dead, and The Destruction of Lower Manhattan. 10-1/4 x 12-38". 148 pages.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Lyon, Danny (Photographer).

$70.30

New York in the Thirties as Photographed By Berenice Abbott
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New York in the Thirties as Photographed By Berenice Abbott

By Elizabeth McCausland

New York: Dover Publications, 1973. 1973 Dover reissue of the original 1939 E.P. Dutton edition (titled "Changing New York"). VERY GOOD soft cover, a clean, unmarked and well-bound copy. Light toning to top page edges, pages otherwise fine. Bound in stiff pictorial paper cover with glossy lamination. Toning along top margins, slight edge rub; no tears, creases or chips. Binding in Dover's sturdy sewn signatures - intact and firm. 97 photos by Berenice Abbott capture New York City as skyscrapers began dominating the streets and skyline. A reminder as another burst of more and taller construction that New York City has never stopped changing. 11-3/8 x 10" (oblong).. First Edition Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Abbott, Berenice (Photographer).

$17.58

Herb Ritts Pictures
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Herb Ritts Pictures

By Ritts, Herb; Woody, Jack (Editor)

Altadena, CA: Twin Palms, 1988. 1988 Stated First Edition, limited to 6.000 copies. FINE hardcover in NEAR FINE dust jacket. A fresh, unmarked and tightly bound copy. Pages, including several foldouts, are pristine, as is the black cloth hardcover. Binding and hinges are firm and straight. Jacket is clean and complete - slight rubbing to corner tips and spine ends; no tears, chips or creases. A beautiful copy of this superbly produced collection of iconic works by the late photographer. 11-1/4 x 14". ~130 pages (unpaginated). First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$175.75

Little Red Riding Hood
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Little Red Riding Hood

By Wegman, William; Kismaric, Carole; Heiferman, Marvin

New York: Hyperion Books, 1993. 1993 First Edition, First Printing (with full printing number line). NEAR FINE in VERY GOOD price intact dust jacket. A clean, totally unmarked and firmly bound copy. Pages crisp and fresh, bound in hardcover of red paper-covered boards with black cloth spine. Spine gilt-titled, blind stamped title on front cover. Slight color fade to edges, otherwise cover is fine. Unclipped jacket is clean and bright, lightly shelf rubbed, light surface scratching to back panel and a bit of edge toning; no tears or chips. William Wegman's retelling of the classic fairytale features weimaraners Fay Ray, Battina and Chundo - who enchantingly enact the story. Color photos throughout. 9-1/4 x 11-1/4". 40 pages. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Wegman, Willian (Photographer).

$16.63

Cesky Raj. (Das Böhmische Paradies. The Bohemian Paradise)
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Cesky Raj. (Das Böhmische Paradies. The Bohemian Paradise)

By Weiss, Siegfried

Prague (Praha): Edice Rodne Kraje Olympia, 1987. 1987 Edition. NEAR FINE in VERY GOOD dust jacket. A clean, unmarked and firmly bound copy. The only marking is a previous owner inscription penned on the front pasted endpaper. Pages and tan cloth hardcover, titled in white and brown on front and spine, are fine and unworn. Color illustrated jacket is clean with light shelf rub, a few long creases to the film lamination on the rear panel. Binding and hinges firm and straight. 154 superlative full-page color photographs take the reader through the Bohemian paradise - craggy rock formations, deep forests, fertile valleys, folk architecutre and the River Jizera valley nestling below majestic mountains. Introoductory text in Czech. End notes in Russian, German and English. 8-1/2 x 12-1/2". . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$33.25

Prague in Photographs. Prag Ein Fotografisches Bilderbuch
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Prague in Photographs. Prag Ein Fotografisches Bilderbuch

By Plicka, Karel; Wirth; Zdenek (Essay)

Czechoslavakia: Artia Undated, circa 1960s-70s. NEAR FINE in GOOD dust jacket. A clean, unmarked and firmly bound copy of this large format hardcover filled with 224 richly detailed, superbly reproduced, black and white full-page photographs by Karel Plicka. Introductory essay, "Prague Architecture" by Zdenek Wirth, is printed in English, French, German and Czech. Pages clean and fine, bound in burgundy cloth with gilt stamping on front and spine. Jacket clean and complete with some scuffing, moderate edge wear, and a few ragged tears and some creasing. Jacket is in a clear archival protector. 10 x 13-3/4". A heavy book, requiring additional postage for Priority or International mailing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Good.

$36.10

Indian Circus
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Indian Circus

By Mark, Mary Ellen; Irving, John (Foreword)

San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1993. 1993 First Edition, First Printing with full printing number line. FINE in NEAR FINE price-intact jacket. A fresh, totally unmarked and firmly bound copy. Pages and maroon hardcover are pristine, in "as-new" condition. Unclipped jacket has tiny closed tear at top of spine and vertical crease running parallel to the rear spine fold, possibly applied by the bindery. Jacket is in a clear archival protector. Mary El1en Mark traveled to India several times and was fascinated by the circuses. In 1989-1990 she devoted 6 months to photographing eighteen Indian circuses. This collection features beautiful printed tritone reproductions, capturing the "texture of circus life outside of the ring." 10-14 x 11-1/2". 108 pages. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Mark, Mary Ellen (Photographer).

$146.30

Palm Springs 1960
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Palm Springs 1960

By Doisneau, Robert; Dubois, Jean-Paul (Introduction)

Paris: Flammarion, 2010. 2010 First Edition with "1" in printing line. NEAR FINE hardcover. A fresh,clean, unmarked and tightly bound copy. Small crease to 10 leaves near back of book, otherwise fine. Introduction by Jean-Paul Dubois is followed by over 100 'soft color' photographs by Robert Doisneau. Oncluded are two letters to Maurice Baquet from Doisneau and a brief biography. 8-1/4 x 8-1/2". 156 pages. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Not Issued.

$30.40

The Principles of Photographic Pictorialism
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The Principles of Photographic Pictorialism

By Tilney, F. C.

Boston: American Photographic Publishing Co., 1930. 1930 Edition. VERY GOOD. Hardcover, without jacket. A clean, unmarked and firmly bound copy. Pages clean and supple; edges are lightly toned and there is foxing to the first photographic plate, but otherwise pages are near fine. Bound in dark red cloth hardcover with title gilt-stamped on spine. Cover edges moderately rubbed with some fraying to cloth at spine ends and corners. Binding and hinges firm and intact. The author describes many of the techniques for producing pictorial photography terms well-known by artists - perspective, balance, contrast, tonal values and much more. Illustrated with 80 black and white plates, photographs as well reproductions of paintings which serve as visual examples of the techniques discussed. Photographers include Eduard Steichen, Rudolf Eickemeyer Jr., Julia Margaret Cameron, Alfred Stieglitz, John Latham, Rupert Lovejoy, Clarence H. White, Alvin Langdon Coburn and many others. 7-1/2 x 10-1/8". ix + 218 pages. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$32.30

Looking East: William Howard Taft & the 1905 Mission to Asia: The Photographs of Harry Fowler Woods
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Looking East: William Howard Taft & the 1905 Mission to Asia: The Photographs of Harry Fowler Woods

By Stever, Margo T.; Stever, James T.

U.S.A., 2005. 2005. FINE softcover. Clean, unmarked and unworn. Catalog measures 8-1/2 x 11" and contains 48 pages staple-bound into a dark brown wrapper, titled on front with silver and dark yellow printing. Reproduced in the catalog are dozens of sepia-toned photographs selected from several hundred taken by Harry Fowler Woods during the groundbreaking 1905 diplomatic mission to the Far East made by William Howard Taft and an entourage of congressmen, senators, businessmen and prominent Cincinnati residents. Woods used a hand-held camera, then a new technology - his informal photos represent early examples of spontaneous, truly candid amateur photography. Essays describe the mission and a brief chronology as well as a map are provided. Descendants of both Woods and Taft contributed to the creation of the exhibition. A fine copy of a now scarce catalog.. Softcover. Fine. Illus. by Woods, Harry Fowler (Photographer).

$32.30

Caught in the Act: A Look at Contemporary Multimedia Performance
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Caught in the Act: A Look at Contemporary Multimedia Performance

By Carr, C. (Introduction); Myles, Eileen (Afterword)

New York: Aperture Foundation, 1996. 1996 Stated First Edition, First Printing. FINE in NEAR FINE price intact dust jacket. SIGNED by the photographer, Dona Ann McAdams, in heavy black felt-tip, beneath the title on the title page (signature only). An otherwise unmarked copy - fresh, clean and tightly bound. Pages, red hardcover are pristine. Jacket very slightly shelf-rubbed but otherwise fine - no tears, chips or creases. A look at multimedia performances, movement captured in striking black & white photos by McAdams. Boundary-breaking artists include Penny Arcade, John Bernd, Eric Bogosian, John Cage, Dennis Cooper, Diamanda Galas, Allen Ginsburg, Philip Glass, Holly Hughes, Karen Finley, Carmelita Tropicana and others. 9-1/4 x 12-1/4"; 128 pages. Signed By Photographer. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by McAdams, Dona Ann (Photographer).

$37.05

After and Before: Documenting the A-Bomb
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After and Before: Documenting the A-Bomb

By Elkins, James; Edgerton, Harold

New York: PPP Editions, 2003. 2003 edition limited to 1000 copies. NEAR FINE. Hardcover Catalog published for the January 9 - February 22, 2003 exhibition at Roth Horowitz Gallery in New York. A fresh, unmarked and tightly bound copy (issued without a jacket). Pages pristine. Hardcover, pictorial paper over boards, is clean and sharp; there are a few tiny rub marks along outside bottom edges and corner tips of the boards, otherwise cover is fine. The exhibit juxtaposed two groups of photos, one made by Harold Edgerton sometime after 1951, showing the first microseconds of atomic test explosions on Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The other group, the work of an anonymous photographer believed to be a U.S. naval officer, was made in Hiroshima in the weeks after August 6, 1945. The catalog contains 10 of these black and white images (plus the cover photo), carefully reproduced and most printed as two-page spreads. The introductory essay was written by James Elkin. 8-3/4 x 11-1/4". 30 pages. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Not Issued.

$118.75

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