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The Americans

The Americans

by Robert Frank

"Robert Frank he sucked a sad poem out of America onto film, taking rank among the tragic poets of the world. To Robert Frank I now give this message. You got eyes." -- Jack Kerouac, from the preface
The Secret Paris Of the 30's

The Secret Paris Of the 30's

by Brassai

The Secret Paris of the '30s is the compilation of the well-known but never-seen "secret photographs" of Brassai.  This evocative photographic memoir is affectionally captioned by the photographer himself, and reveals the forbidden Paris of the 1930s - its brothels, whores, pimps, and opium dens.  A must-have for any fans of Brassai or playwright Henry Miller, who often accompanied the photographer on his trips to the underground.
A Fly Fisher's Life

A Fly Fisher's Life

by Charles Ritz

The People Of Moscow

The People Of Moscow

by Henri Cartier-Bresson

New York September 11

New York September 11

by Magnum Photographers

American Pictures

American Pictures

by Jacob Holdt

Paul Strand

Paul Strand

by Paul Strand

Suburbia

Suburbia

by Bill Owens

Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus

by Diane Arbus

A Vanished World

A Vanished World

by Roman Vishniac

The Americans

The Americans

by Frank- Robert/ Kerouac- Jack

China

China

by Lois Conner

China

China

by Lois; Jonathan Spense; Geremie Barme Conner

Tulsa

Tulsa

by Larry Clark

Photo Essays & Documentaries Books & Ephemera

Our Kind Of People

Our Kind Of People

by Owens, Bill

Donald McCullin

Donald McCullin

by McCullin, Donald

Mary Ellen Mark

Mary Ellen Mark

by Mark, Mary Ellen

Danny Lyon

Danny Lyon

by Lyon, Danny

Portugal

Portugal

by Carlos Vitorino Da Silva Barros

Lisbon: Claras, 1968. Book. Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 185mm Tall, 12mo. Very nice collection of black and white photographs of Portugal. 126 plates. Wear at top of spine and cover edges..
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£9.00
Andreas Feininger: Experimental Work

Andreas Feininger: Experimental Work

by Feininger, Andreas

New York: Amphoto, 1978. Hardcover. First edition, 1978, first printing. Very Good hardcover in a Very Good dust jacket with very light edge wear and a back panel that is moderately soiled. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. The long-time Life magazine photographer presents samples of work he's done over the years featuring innovative lighting set-ups, unusual printing techniques, alternative photographic processes,... Read more
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$29.95
Views of Cork, Blarney & Queenstown

Views of Cork, Blarney & Queenstown

by Lawrence, William

Dublin: [s.n.], 1111. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. Another Edition. 220mm Tall, 8vo. Seventy-three Platinatone views with descriptive guide of the district. One of the "Emerald Isle" Album Series. From photographs by William Lawrence. Not dated, c1940.
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£22.00
The Modern Maya

The Modern Maya

by Everton, Macduff

Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico, 1991. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/fine. Folio. [10], 260, [2] pp. Bound in full red cloth, in illustrated dust jacket. Black and white photographs and illustrations. With essays by Ulrich Keller and Dorie Reents-Budet. Inscribed by Everton on title page: "Sik tech yaa ba utz!/Macduff/Rancho Tixcacalcupul." Near Fine, shadow of price sticker to front free endpaper, small frayed patch and bump to bottom edge of binding, in Very Good+ dust jacket with... Read more
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$45.00
Lewis Hine in Europe: The Lost Photographs

Lewis Hine in Europe: The Lost Photographs

by Hine, Lewis; Daile Kaplan

New York: Abbeville Press, 1988. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. 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. Photographs by Lewis Hine; text by Daile Kaplan. 239 pages; 67 b&w plates + 38 text illustrations; 10.5 x 9.5 inches. Notes, bibliography, index. SIGNED BY KAPLAN on the half title and inscribed in 2004. These photos of Hine's had been donated by the Red Cross to the Library... Read more
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$85.00
Danny Lyon - The Destruction of Lower Manhattan

Danny Lyon - The Destruction of Lower Manhattan

by LYON, Danny

Macmillan, New York, 1969. 1st Edition. HARDCOVER. 1st printing. Large 4to. in black cloth covered boards, silver lettering to spine, and front cover. unpaginated, approx. 160pp, mainly finely printed full page b/w photos printed on one side only. . . . . . . . . .. .CONDITION : An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a lightly edge-nicked but otherwise VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (inner flaps slightly tanned, looks fine in its removable... Read more
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£452.62
Normandie

Normandie

by Siegfried, Andre

Librairie Hachette, 1957. Book. Illus. by Noel Le Boyer (Photographs). Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Twenty-Sixth In The "Les Albums Des Guides Bleu" Series. With 61 Very Nice Black And White Photographs Of The Region. 126 Pages. Light Wear To Edges Of Dust Jacket And Light Soiling..
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£12.00
David Goldblatt: Particulars

David Goldblatt: Particulars

by Goldblatt, David; Ingrid de Kok

Johannesburg: Goodman Gallery Editions, 2003. Hardcover. SIGNED. First edition, first printing. Fine/As New clothbound hardcover with title debossed to front board and spine in a Fine/As New dust jacket. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Particulars is a body of photographs rooted in Goldblatt's time spent as a tailor. "Of my life experiences, one that was crucial was that of working in my father's shop,... Read more
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$1200.00
PAUL STRAND : A Retrospective Monograph The Years 1915- 1946 , Vol.1 & The Years 1950 -  1968 , Vol.2

PAUL STRAND : A Retrospective Monograph The Years 1915- 1946 , Vol.1 & The Years 1950 - 1968 , Vol.2

by Paul Strand

New York: Aperture, 1971. Book. Illus. by Paul Strand. Near Fine. Hard Cover in the Dust Jacket. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. 1st. Edition , 1971 , 1st. Printing , Gray cloth hardcovers in the dust jackets , un - paginated . Both volumes have black & white full page plates . Condition : Fine , with ex-owners name penned on the first blank page in both volumes . Dust jackets are Very Good with very small edge chips at the tops edges. ( see images ).
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$175.00
The German Photographic Annual 1963

The German Photographic Annual 1963

by Strache, Wolf and Otto Steinert (Editors)

Stuttgart: Verlag DSB Dr. Wolf Strache, 1963. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Another Edition. 280mm Tall; 4to. 160 plates with notes on each one in end section. 204 pages. Plus advertisement pages. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.
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£17.00
Penang (Prince of Wales Island): The Picturesque Island of Malaya

Penang (Prince of Wales Island): The Picturesque Island of Malaya

by Municipality of George Town, Penang

George Town, Penang: Municipality of George Town, Penang, 1932. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. This book mainly contains 80 pages of black and white plates designed to introduce the potential visitor to the delights of the island. It records both a Penang which still exists and one which has been lost to development. However it is remarkable how much remains very recognisable. A rare record of pre-war Penang. Photos by Tan Joo Beng. Weight 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia The cover has minimal... Read more
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1104.00
Paul Strand : The World On My Doorstep 1950-1976

Paul Strand : The World On My Doorstep 1950-1976

by Paul Strand ; an intimate portrait: Catherine Duncan ; critical essay: Ute Eskildsen

Published on the occasion of a major exhibition opening at the Museum Folkwang in Essen Germany and travelling. This copy has the ownership stamp of Sherban G. Cantacuzino on front free endpaper. 141 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 30 cm. First edition, first printing. Grey cloth boards, unclipped dust jacket (now in a removable protective sleeve). Slight shelf wear to edges, no inscriptions, tight and square binding. Photographs available on request. All books dispatched same or next working day in... Read more
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£24.95
Sigmar Polke Fotografien: Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden 11 Februar bis 25 Marz 1990

Sigmar Polke Fotografien: Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden 11 Februar bis 25 Marz 1990

by Polke, Sigmar; Jochen Poertte (Editor)

Stuttgart: Edition Cantz, 1990. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First American Edition. 305mm Tall, 4to. Photographs of Sigmar Polke. Exhibition catalogue. Text in German and English. 319 paginated pages. Dust jacket a little shelfworn with small tears and wear at top of spine, A tiny bit of red on lower edge of covers at the spine. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.
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£130.00
Eyre Peninsula in colour

Eyre Peninsula in colour

by Berekmeri, Steve

Adelaide: Rigby Limited, 1973. First edition. hardcover. fine/fine/not price clipped. photographic record of South Australia's Eyre Peninsula, matt pictorial boards in like (gloss) jacket, clean copy, 8vo, unpaginated
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AU$20.00
Paul Strand: The Limited Edition Prints

Paul Strand: The Limited Edition Prints

by STRAND, Paul

New York: Aperture, nd. Softcover. [12 pages.] An order form/booklet about four different portfolios of Strand's images along with an additional few images. A near fine copy in stapled wrappers.
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$25.00
Guadalajara Colonial / Guadalaxara Colonial

Guadalajara Colonial / Guadalaxara Colonial

by Franco, Jose Cornejo; Juan L. Arauz; Luis G. Castaneda; Ignacio Gomez Gallardo

Guadalajara, Mexico: Camara Nacional de Comercio e Industria de Guadalajara, 1938. Hardcover. Text by Jose Cornejo Franco; photographs by Juan L. Arauz, Luis G. Castaneda, and Ignacio Gomez Gallardo; illustrations by Alfonso M. Medina. 49 pages plus 50 sheets each with a tipped-in sepia-toned b&w gelatin-silver print (1 has three images tipped-in and two have 2); 8.5 x 11 inches. The text and plates are loose, laid into a quarter-cloth cloth folder in a matching cloth-bound slipcase with a mounted... Read more
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$135.00
Time Eyewitness: 150 Years of Photojournalism

Time Eyewitness: 150 Years of Photojournalism

by Lacayo, Richard & George Russell

Time-Life Books, 1998. Hardcover. Near Fine with bumps to tips in Good dust jacket with creases, a closed tear and light soil. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, BOXED. An excellent survey; includes the work of all the great photojournalists of the 20th century including Capa, Cartier-Bresson, Kertesz, Gene Smith, Duncan, etc. Second edition. 192 pages; hundreds of b&w and color photographs; 9.5 x 11 inches.
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$14.95
Yuval Yairi: Forevermore, The Hansen Project

Yuval Yairi: Forevermore, The Hansen Project

by Yairi, Yuval; Eyal Danieli

New York: Andrea Meislin Gallery, 2005. Paperback. First edition. Fine/As New paperback. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Photographs by Yuval Yairi; introduction by Eyal Danieli. Unpaginated [40 pages]; 35 full-page color plates; 9.5 x 8.75 inches. The catalogue for an exhibition held at the Andrea Meislin Gallery, NYC, May 12 through June 30, 2005. The images are of the buildings, rooms and remaining artifacts at the Leper House in Jerusalem; each image was collaged from... Read more
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$24.95
Leaves: 199 Photographs by Andreas Feininger

Leaves: 199 Photographs by Andreas Feininger

by Feininger, Andreas

New York: Dover, 1984. Paperback. SIGNED. First edition, first printing. Fine paperback with a light bump at one tip; almost as new. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. This collection of photographs by the former Life magazine photographer is both a practical identification guide and a rich compendium of stunning prints--most never before published. Beginning with a chapter on identifying leaves of 50 northeastern deciduous trees, Andreas Feininger brings his practiced eye... Read more
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$64.95
A Camera in the Hills

A Camera in the Hills

by Smythe, F. S

London: Adam & Charles Black, 1939. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 280mm Tall; 4to. British mountaineer and photographer Francis Sydney Smythe elevates mountain photography to an art. With 65 photographs by the author taken in the British Hills and the Swiss Alps. Excellent photographs with that lovely 1930s quality thats hard to reproduce today. Several tears to dust jacket on back and front with small loss top/tail of spine and corners; some brown stains on the back. Book covers... Read more
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£14.00
Chelsea: Seen from Its Earliest Days

Chelsea: Seen from Its Earliest Days

by Bignell, John

London: Robert Hale, 1987. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. New and Enlarged Edition. 280mm Tall; 4to. A collection of photographs and engravings. Chelsea from Edwardian days to the time of the 'Sloane Ranger'. 160 pages. Small tear at base edge of back of dust jacket..
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£16.00
Paul Strand: A Retrospective Monograph: The Years 1915-1946 [and] 1950-1968 [Two Volumes]

Paul Strand: A Retrospective Monograph: The Years 1915-1946 [and] 1950-1968 [Two Volumes]

by STRAND, Paul

(New York): Aperture, 1972. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Large quartos. Two volumes. Each volume is fine in fine dustwrapper but for two small creases on the front flap of Volume 2, and a tiny tear on the front panel of Volume 1. Very nice copies of this two volume retrospective.
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$450.00
The People of Moscow.

The People of Moscow.

by Cartier-Bresson, Henri

New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955. First edition of this wonderfully illustrated work by the famed photographer. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. In near fine condition. Henri Cartier-Bresson was a photographer considered a master of candid photography, and an early user of 35 mm film. He pioneered the genre of street photography, and viewed photography as capturing a decisive moment. Cartier-Bresson was one of the founding members of Magnum Photos in 1947.
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$75.00
Paul Strand : A Retrospective Monograph : The Years 1915-1946 (An Aperture Book)

Paul Strand : A Retrospective Monograph : The Years 1915-1946 (An Aperture Book)

by Strand, Paul

Aperture, 1972. Hardcover. Very Good. May have limited writing in cover pages. Pages are unmarked. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket in good condition. Minor shelf and handling wear, overall a clean solid copy with minimal signs of use. Now protected by mylar cover. No extraneous markings. All pages are intact and binding is strong. Paul Strand, himself, supervised the printing of this book to insure maximum fidelity to the original photographs. Printed just prior to a major... Read more
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$140.00
With Scott to the Pole: The Terra Nova Expedition, 1910-1913

With Scott to the Pole: The Terra Nova Expedition, 1910-1913

by Riffenburgh, Beau and Liz Cruwys

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2004. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 300mm Tall. The Photographs of Herbert Ponting from the archives of the Royal Geographical Society and the Scott Polar Research Institute.
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£30.00