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There are many books that come complete with beautiful illustrations and original photographs. The mere presence of photographs in rare and antique books increases the value of the item exponentially, and even more so if the photographs are well preserved. While there are many deluxe and special editions of books that include photographs, many of the photographs featured here are separate photographic portraits of authors, celebrities, and other historical figures. From photos of presidents to books of photographed nudes, there is quite the diversity of subjects in the photographs, with some photographs dating back to the Civil War.

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La Palestine Illustrée (in 2 vols.)
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La Palestine Illustrée (in 2 vols.): I. La Porte d'Entrée: JAFFA; II. JAFFA LA BELLE

by Scholten, Francois

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First Edition. Paris: Jean Budry & Cie, 1929. In two volumes: La Porte d'Entrée: JAFFA and JAFFA la Belle. Copy no. 321 of the initial 1 - 1000 numbered print run. Photos and full description available on request. Condition generally very good except for water staining to covers (particularly vol.2 extending to FEP, half-title and title pages) and very minor traces of mould close to bindings. Photos are unscathed in both volumes: 449 bandw historic photos in vol.1, plus 370 in vol. 2. : more than 800 photo heliogravures in excellent condition.
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[Manuscript photography] Exposure Records of Amateur Photographer Grant R. Oliver from 1900 to 1902

[Manuscript photography] Exposure Records of Amateur Photographer Grant R. Oliver from 1900 to 1902

by Grant, Oliver R.[emick]

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[ New York ], 1902. First Edition. limp leather. Good. First Edition. 3 1/2 inches by 6 inches. A small lined notebook with Grant's address on the inside cover noting 232 exposures which he took, Each entry includes the Date of Exposre, Plate used, Exposure, Time of Day, Stop Lens and Light. Images taken include Maine (Kittery, etc) and other locations in NH and elsewhere. The address in the front of the notebook places Oliver R. Grant at 2236 South Boulevard in NYC. In 1902, he was listed as a student at Columbia University in Volume 24 of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers. An interesting, unique view into amateur photography at the turn of the last century. A few family letters are included. Sadly, the images no longer remain with the record book. limp leather.
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USS Memphis and American Military in the Dominican Republic in 1916 [15 photographs]
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USS Memphis and American Military in the Dominican Republic in 1916 [15 photographs]

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: Fotografía Manon, 1916. Very Good. 15 5-x-7-inch black-and-white photographs: 8 of the USS Memphis (wrecked by a tidal wave on the coast of the Dominican Republic on 29 Aug. 1916); 1 of the memorial service for sailors who drown when the Memphis was wrecked; and 6 of American military personnel in camp. Four of the USS Memphis photos have "Foto: Mañon" on the front. Fotografía Mañon was located in Santo Domingo. In Very Good Condition: a few small scrapes; no writing on front or back.
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Astrophotography: Original Astronomical Photograph From Carnegie Institution Mt. Wilson Observatory

Astrophotography: Original Astronomical Photograph From Carnegie Institution Mt. Wilson Observatory

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Original Astronomical Photograph
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Pasadena Circa 1920 - 1930: Carnegie Institution, Mt Wilson, 1920. Original Astronomical Photograph . No Binding. Near Fine. Black And White Photograph. Original Astronomical Photograph, 8 5/8" X 6 3/4", Mounted On Card Stock, Without Markings, Of Modernist Appearance. Circa 1920/1930. Science As Art. [Note- Gray/White Cloudiness In Part Of Photograph Is Due To Unavoidable Reflectivity Of This Quite "Live" Original Photograph, An Artifact Of My Photography, Not In The Original Photograph]. 3" Light Crease, Not Breaking The Photographic Surface, On Top Edge Towards Right.
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Astrophotography: Original Astronomical Photograph Of Galaxy Ngc 5194 & 5195, From Carnegie...

Astrophotography: Original Astronomical Photograph Of Galaxy Ngc 5194 & 5195, From Carnegie Institution Mt. Wilson Observatory

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Original Astronomical Photographs
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Pasadena Circa 1920/ 1940: Carnegie Institution, Mt Wilson Observatory, 1930. Original Astronomical Photographs . No Binding. Near Fine/No Jacket. Original Astronomical Photograph Approximately19 3/4" X 16", A Stunning Photograph Of Two Linked Galaxies. Pencil Annotation On Verso "G-4 G-132. Image Is Excellent,But 1/8" Square Abrasion Right At Lower Left Corner.
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Astrophotography: Original Astronomical Photograph Of Galaxy Ngc 224 / M31, From Carnegie...

Astrophotography: Original Astronomical Photograph Of Galaxy Ngc 224 / M31, From Carnegie Institution Mt. Wilson Observatory

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Original Astronomical Photographs
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Pasadena Circa 1920/ 1940: Carnegie Institution, Mt Wilson Observatory, 1930. Original Astronomical Photographs . No Binding. Near Fine/No Jacket. Original Astronomical Photograph Approximately 19" X 15 5/8", Round Circle Added In Negative At Upper Right Mt. Wilson Stamp On Verso Indicates That It Was "Copied 11/5/45 For E. Pettit
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Astrophotography: Original Astronomical Photograph Of Sun, Showing Sunspots, From Mt. Wilson...

Astrophotography: Original Astronomical Photograph Of Sun, Showing Sunspots, From Mt. Wilson Observatory

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Original Astronomical Photographs
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Pasadena: Mt. Wilson Observatory, 1937. Original Astronomical Photographs . No Binding. Near Fine/No Jacket. Original Astronomical Photograph, Showing Sun And Sunspots And Surface Granular Structure, 20" X 16". Undated And Unmarked, One Of A Large Group Of Photographs Of Sun, From Mt. Wilson Observatory 1920-1955, Of Which One Dated In 1937. 1/2" Closed Tear At Lower Edge Outside Image; A Few Tinyabrasions Within Black Area Around Sun In Image.
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Original  Nasa Color Photograph Of Apollo 1 Astronaut, Inscribed By Edward H White, In Space Suit...

Original Nasa Color Photograph Of Apollo 1 Astronaut, Inscribed By Edward H White, In Space Suit With Model Of The Rocket, In Front Of A Large American Flag.

by White, Edward H. (Higgins), Ii

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Original Photograph
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Cape Canaveral: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1965. Original Photograph . No Binding. Near Fine. Original Nasa Color Photograph Of Apollo 1 Astronaut Edward H White Smiling At Camera. Inscribed "To Lew Hartzell [Sic] Thank You For The Great Cookin & For Gemini Vii Although I Don't Fit In My Suit Any More! Edward H White 16 Nov 1965." Inscribed For Louis Hartsell, The Chef In The Astronaut Training Facility At The Kennedy Space Center At Cape Kennedy/Cape Canaveral. An Original Photograph, Without Nasa Serial Number And Notations On Reverse, But With 'Edward H White, Ii" Printed At Bottom.. From Hartsell's Collection Of Astronaut Photographs All Taken And Signed In The Astronaut Facility, Many Signed The Evening Before The Space Flights Circa 1964-1972.
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The "Perfec" Stereograph:"The Pilot Train which ran ahead of President...

The "Perfec" Stereograph:"The Pilot Train which ran ahead of President Roosevelt's Special,- in the Royal Gorge, Col." No. 9942

by Stereoview) H. C. White & Co.

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Bennington, VT: H. C. White & Co. , 1905. Uncommon 9000 series H.C. White & Co stereocard combining all the elements of the opening of the West- a train, rugged terrain, and President Teddy Roosevelt. Near Fine, small indents bottom margin. The views which White produced are considered to be the highest quality of any ever made, far better than those of his larger contemporaries, Underwood and Keystone. . First Edition. Stereo Card. Near Fine. 3 1/2" x 7".
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Unique Photograph Album of Art Objects in the Touring Exhibition of Thai Arts in the United...
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Unique Photograph Album of Art Objects in the Touring Exhibition of Thai Arts in the United States of America

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Thailand Original dark green oblong cloth photograph album, 12 1/2" h x 16 1/2" W, tied with green laces, cover title "Photographs" in gilt and gilt embossed mandala center of front cover, internal title "Art Objects in the Touring Exhibition of Thai Arts in the United States of America". No date, no place, circa 1960. Contains 313 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" black and white photographs, each individually numbered and labelled, mounted on black album pages with gilt corner mounts, representing a touring exhibition that opened in 1960. at the Indiana University Art Museum, and coincided with the first official visit to the United States of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Near Fine, 2 photos missing, 6 blank pages at end, photos mounted both sides of page with tissue guards in between. . Photograph Album . Near Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. 12 1/2" h x 16 1/2" W.
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The Glass Key
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The Glass Key

by Hammett, Dashiell

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Reprint Edition
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Hammett, Dashiell: The Glass Key. Grosset & Dunlap Movie Tie-In Edition, 1931. Detective Mystery. USED. Good condition hardcover in Good- condition Rare Original Madison Square lime green movie cast Dust Jacket features Brian Donleavy, Veronica Lake and Alan Ladd.
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Set of 22 NASA Apollo 11 and Apollo 12 Moon Flight Photographs, 11" x 14"
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Set of 22 NASA Apollo 11 and Apollo 12 Moon Flight Photographs, 11" x 14"

by NASA; Astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr.

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Waltham, UK: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 1969. A collection of 22 Apollo 11 and 12 photographs, 20 color and 2 black and white. 2o of the photographs, Near Fine to Fine, 2 are Very Good with moderate toning. With one of the 2 original mailing envelopes. An UNCOMMONLY large collection of these iconic NASA photographs, suitable for framing. . First Thus. Photograph. Near Fine. 11" x 14".
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Notes sur l’osteometrie et la craniologie des Orang-Outans.
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Notes sur l’osteometrie et la craniologie des Orang-Outans.: Extra-Illustrated with photographs, engravings and lithographs

by Delisle, F.

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Extracted from Nouvelles Archives de Musée d'Histoire Naturelle. 1895, 3. série, tome. VII. pp. (83)-114 with four text woodcuts and two chromolithographed plates by A. Millot (Lit. Lemercier) showing Max and Maurice.Contemporary calf backed marbled boards, spine ruled and lettered in gilt. An extra-illustrated volume with 22 engravings, lithographs, half-tones and especially important 9 mounted original photographs by an unknown photographer showing the two orangoutans (living and as stuffed animals) with their zookeeper, their taxidermist (?) and with an exotic looking young male. It must have been a fascinating entertainment for the Parisian public and it is said that they attracted more than 100.000 visitors in 1893. They were imported from Borneo and travelled throughout Europe, public viewing was possible in Antwerp, Bruxelles and Paris. Within a year they died from stress and pneumonia. Ernst Pinkert from the Leipzig Zoological Gardens eventually bought them to nurse them back to health… Read More
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Meiji Period Photo Album, 50 Hand Colored Albumen Photographs.
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Meiji Period Photo Album, 50 Hand Colored Albumen Photographs.

by [Japan, Photography]. T. Enami.

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No place [Yokohama?], no publisher, no date (ca. 1890s). Oblong Folio (12.5" x 15.5"), contemporary pictorial black lacquered boards inlaid in relief with bone, containing fifty hand-colored albumen photographs measuring generally 7.75 " x 10" mounted recto and verso to 25 thick card leaves, with tissue guards interleaved. Forty-four of the images are titled in the negative. Binding worn: spine perished, boards and ffeps detached (boards remarkably well preserved although lacking two small inlaid pieces), most tissue guards creased and torn, mounts with slight wave and sporadic foxing/ soiling, 3 photos with minute losses at the edges, a few slightly faded or under exposed, most fresh and rich in tonal quality.Although quite probably a composite album representing photos from different studios, certainly many of the images are from the Yokohama studio of T. Enami. Presents views in Tokyo, Nagasaki, Kyoto, Yokohama, and elsewhere featuring architecture, temples, street scenes, ceremonies, occupations,… Read More
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Manufacture Liegeoise D'Armes a Feu, Liege-Belgique
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Manufacture Liegeoise D'Armes a Feu, Liege-Belgique

by Manufacture Liegeoise

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Belgium: Manufacture Liegeoise D'Armes A Feu. Very Good. Leather Flexi-board. Black pebbled leather album 7" x 11" with gilt title on cover and spine. Wear to edges, binding pulling from spine but all pages holding tight. Marbled endpapers. Leaves show light foxing to edges plus definite wear from use. Most pages are linen backed with photo images securely mounted to either album leaf or thinner note paper bound in. Images generally are 4 1/2" x 7 1/2". Album contains 145 photographs plus several pages tipped in from printed trade catalogs. In addition, 6 pages of ledger sheets are tipped in at back of album. This remarkable in-house catalog contains photographs of shot guns, pistols, and revolvers which Manufacture Liegeoise produced for hunting, military and personal use. All photographs are stamped "ML" (Manufacture Liegeoise) or "Cockerill", the English steel supplier and founder of Manufacture Liegeoise (1866). The company continued… Read More
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