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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.

The Americans. by Frank, Robert; Introduction by Jack Kerouac

New York: Grove Press, 1959. First edition of the photographer's masterpiece with 83 black-and-white full-page photogravures. Oblong quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout, Presentation copy, inscribed by the photographer opposite the title page,...

From Raptis Rare Books


47 Nudes by Newton Helmut

London: Thames and Hudson, 1982. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. ...

From The Last Word


Eleanor Powell Signed Photograph

, . 8" x 10" glossy silver gelatin photograph of dancer/actress Eleanor Powell, whose pyrotechnic footwork earned her the title of "The Queen Of Tap." As a child, Powell was forced by her mother to enroll in dance classes as a means o...

From AARDWOLF Fine Books


Klonklavation Celebration Michigan Knights of the Ku Klux Klan July 4th, 1924 (Original Panoramic Photograph) by Cartwright, Milton W

Owosso, Mich.: Cartwrights Photography, 1924. Original panoramic photograph, 8" x 41 3/4", unframed, rolled. Near Fine, slight soiling rear, 1/4" tear and small crease top edge. Original stamp in blue inkon rear stating "Duplicates can...

From Dale Steffey Books


355th Battalion Q.M.C., Camp Custer, Mich. (Original Panoramic Photograph) by Mock, T.(heodore) F

Camp Custer, Battle Creek, MI: T.F Mock, 1918. Original panoramic photograph, 6 1/2" x 42 1/4", unframed, rolled. Near Fine, faint creases near ends, scant light soiling rear of photo. Stamped in blue ink rear -"Passed by Intelligence Secti...

From Dale Steffey Books


Robert Mitchum SIGNED Color Photograph With Him Wearing Trenchcoat by SIGNED Robert Mitchum

8 X 10, Fine Condition, SIGNATURE GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC. Signed by Author. Unbound. Robert Mitchum SIGNED  Color Photograph With Him Wearing Trenchcoat...



[Thirty-One Albums of Original Prints of Photographs, Representing Kent's Personal Archive of Images of His Excursions to Greenland, Alaska, Denmark, Puerto Rico, the American Southwest, Monhegan Island, of His Honeymoon in New Hampshire and of His Home, Asgaard] by Kent, Rockwell

[Various Places], 1960. Thirty-one 7.5" x 6" leatherette albums categorized and identified by spine labels, captioned in ink in Kent's hand, containing 1125 individual original matte and glossy black & white 7" x 5" gelatin silver prints. Slight surface ...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB


SIGNED B/W Photograph Frank Sinatra in White Sweater with Collar Shirt Showing Smiling, Framed in Black Wooden Frame by SIGNED & INSCRIBED , Hi Sheila, Much Love Frank Sinatra

Unbound. No Jacket. First Edition. Signed by Author. Framed SIGNED & INSCRIBED , 8 1/2 X 11 inches, GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC. Signed by Author. First Edition. Unbound. ...



International Aviation Meet. Grant Park Chicago. Panoramic Post Card. by (Aviation) Max Rigo Selling Company

Chicago, IL: Max Rigo, 1911. Folding panoramic postcard (290 x 195 mm). Professionally mounted, gazed, and framed using archival materials. Composite photographic image depicting the Chicago lakefront and early planes. The sender's and receiver's details...

From Alembic Rare Books


La Palestine Illustrée (in 2 vols.) by Scholten, Francois

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...

From LeCrastinBooks


1923 K.O. Rahmn Photograph Of Mary Pickford As Rosita by Rahmn, Knute Olaf

Hollywood, California, 1923; Vintage 6 1/2" x 8 1/2" b&w silver gelatin photograph by Knute Olaf Rahmn of Mary Pickford in the role of "Rosita" in the 1923 silent film of the same name directed by Ernst Lubitsch. Pickford had long ti...

From AARDWOLF Fine Books


NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Archive Compiled by a Female Control Room Mission Specialist. Comprising mission updates, photographs, employee newsletters, and souvenirs documenting JPL projects between 1965 and 1984, including Apollo, Mariner, Pioneer 10 & 11, Viking, Voyager, Skylab, SEASAT, and Galileo. by Beight, Mary Catherine Grady

Pasadena, CA & Washington D. C.: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1965-1985. Archive composed of 135 printed photos with printed explanatory text (between 20.3 x 25.4 cm and 21.6 x 28 cm); 13 silver gelatine and colour photographs on glossy...

From Alembic Rare Books


Sioux Camp [North American Indian, framed] by Curtis, Edward Sheriff

[Boston] John Andrews & Son, 1907. Folio. Original photogravure on Japan tissue from Curtis's The North American Indian. Folio Plate #93, sepia tone. Curtis quotes: "It was customary for a war-party to ride in circles about the tipi of th...

From Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB


Mammoth Plate Portrait of Abraham Lincoln by (LINCOLN, ABRAHAM.) Gardner, Alexander

Albumen print (18 1⁄2 x 15 in.), gold-ruled mount (22 x 18 in.) with Gardner's imprint. Mount and print with minor soiling and foxing. A rare survival.A classic mammoth portrait of Abraham Lincoln, showing the President just days before he delivered the...

From 19th Century Rare Book and Photograph Shop


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