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Atget, Eugene. Paris: Henri Jonquieres, 1930. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 34 pp. 96 photographic plates. Light scuffing to off-white cloth boards, fraying and loss to head and foot of spine. Interior has minor age toning to endpapers, clean within. Text in German.
Early photographs by the Parisian master of light. Printed in an edition of 1,000 copies, this being #236. Very Good.
Brassaï [Halász, Gyula]. Paris: Les Éditions Du Temps, 1961. Hardcover. First Edition. 43 pp. 4to. Light wear and scuffing to dust jacket, bumping to corners with small tears, now in mylar cover. Minor foxing to white cloth boards, clean within. Text in French.
Documentation, in text and photographs, of two conversations Brassaï had with Picasso. Very Good / very good.
New York: Underwood & Underwood, 1908. Wraps. First Edition. 64 pp. 12mo. 18 stereoscopic views. Plain gray wraps with stapled binding, binding has released from text block, very clean, Two tipped-in map plates at rear, one single the other folding. Folding map has a 2" tear and a split at the fold and documents where each of the photographs were taken. Housed in original brown cloth slipcase that has light wear overall, fading to gold titling.
Important early photo documentation of the Grand Canyon and surrounding area. Obviously produced to generate travel to the Grand Canyon, it is unusual in that it also contains non-typical photographs of the Grand Canyon. Includes a photograph of renowned painter Thomas Moran sketching at Bright Angel Cove and a......
London: Richard and John E. Taylor, 1840. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. vii, , 552 pp. 8vo. Recent brown three quarter leather bindings with five raised bands at spine, burgundy and black title patches with gold embossed titling, gold lines offsetting bands, marbled paper insets to front and rear boards. Clean within.
First printing of an early, important paper explaining the practical application of Louis Daguerre's process of early photography that resulted in what we now refer to as the daguerreotype. Draper is credited with taking both the first recognizable photograph of the face of a woman (his sister, Dorothy Catherine Draper) as well as a photograph of the moon. Fine.
Greenwich, CT: New York Graphic Society, 1960. Hardcover. First Edition. 170 pp. 4to. Wear and scuffing to dust jacket, small losses at edges, now in mylar cover. Darkening along head of volume, age toning to endpapers and pastedowns. Clean within.
Inscribed by Duncan on the second free endpaper, in year of publication, to Eliot Elisofon. Eliot Elisofon (1911-1973) was active as a photographer from 1935 through his death, and was a staff photographer/correspondent for LIFE Magazine from 1942 through 1972. During his time with LIFE Elisofon pursued freelance projects including a deep interest in Africa and developed an interest and expertise in African Art. Elisofon also spent time as a color consultant in Hollywood. Major collections of his work are held by the Harry Ransom.....
Los Angeles, CA: General Publishing Group, Inc., 1994. Hardcover. First Edition. Second Printing. 368 pp. Folio. Minor scuffing to dust jacket from shelf wear, now in mylar cover. Clean and crisp within.
Signed by Hef on a special Playboy bookplate pasted on the first free endpaper. Fine / very good.
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ: El Tovar Studio/Fred Harvey, n.d. As. c. 1920. Unpag. Oblong Folio. Ivory ribbon tie binding with very light wear and chipping to edges, small tears. Interior image clean and bright.
13 printed color photographic views of the Grand Canyon tipped onto heavy, labeled card stock that identifies each view. Very Good.
Arlington, MA: Tuesday Journal Press, 2007-2011. Wraps. First Edition. Letterpress printed covers folded to serve as envelope that contains letterpress-printed poems, photos, artwork.
Seven issues, including Premier plus issues 2 3, 5, 7, 8, 9. Each contains 16-20 items, wrapped in folded letterpress-printed "title" sheet. Poets range from David Rivard to Thomas Sayers Ellis to Sophie Cabot Black and Charles Simic. A beautifully produced set. Also contains duplicate issues of the Premier and Issue 2 for a total of 9 issues. Fine.
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1949. Hardcover. First Edition. Second Printing. xii, 244 pp. 4to. Light wear and scuffing to dust jacket, small loss at head of spine, chipping at edges, now in mylar cover. Previous owner's name stamped on first free endpaper. Clean within.
An important book by one of the preeminent photographers of the 20th century. Very Good / very good.
New York: Hastings House Publishers, 1945. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. Unpag. 47 Plates. Folio. Dust jacket has chips and tears, losses at corners, head and foot of spine now in mylar cover. Rust cloth boards with black embossed titling to cover and spine, slight sunning to spine, evidence of water staining at head of front board. Previous.
An interesting work of photography by Henry Inn, which could be somewhat serious due to its introduction by a sociologist detailing Hawaii's multi-racial background gong back for generations; or as cheesecake with all the photographs depicting pretty young women with their ethnic background listed on the facing page. Nevertheless, significant in that this copy is signed by the author to Eliot Elisofon (1911-1973): "To Eliot Elisofon ALhoa.....
New York: J. J. Augustin, 1945. Hardcover. First Edition. 148 pp. 4to. Beige cloth boards with black embossed titles to cover board and spine; light scuffing and wear, overall fading of cloth. Interior has minimal foxing, light musty smell.
Kersetz's documentation of a "typical" day in Paris. Many photographs accompanied by short text that is more speculative as to the image than factually descriptive. Very Good.
Laman, Tim. Washington DC: National Geographic/The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 2012. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 227 pp. Oblong 4to. Clean, crisp copy with dust jacket in mylar cover. Brand new.
A lush and stunning book of color photographs of the New Guinea's elusive birds-of-paradise. Signed by author & photographer Tim Laman on the title in year of publication. Scarce! Fine / fine.
San Franciscio, CA: Robert Grabhorn & Andrew Hoyem, 1973. Hard Cover. First Edition. 38 pp. Light brown buckram covered boards with paper title label pasted to spine. Light discoloration to cover boards around edges. Clean and crisp within. Beautifully produced with a red titling to title page as well as a green and yellow rose, red capital letter at the start of each short chapter.
Frontispiece portrait of Albert Bender by Ansel Adams. A celebration of the life of noted San Francisco patron of the arts, Albert Bender. Printed by Grabhorn & Hoyem in an edition of 200 copies. Very Good.
Portland, OR: Nazraeli Press, 2006. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. Unpag. 15 black and white plates. Clean, crisp copy with Maisel's photograph illustration of reprinted on cover.
Stunning aerial photographs of the Los Angeles area by photographer David Maisel. Photographs take on an almost surveillance-like feel from the height at which they were taken and printed as they appear in the original negative form. The photographs are preceded by Mark Strand's poem, "Black Maps" and ends with an essay by William L. Fox entitled "Shadowlands." Fine.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1926. Hardcover. First Edition. 166 pp. 8vo. Red cover with black letters is sunned on spine and along front edge of spine. Black and cream pictorial endpapers have bookplate of small library on inside front cover and pocket & circulation card on rear endpaper and pastedown. Small penciled number on foreword page is only other library indication.
The explorations of a 12-year-old boy whose father was the Superintendent of Mesa Verde National Park, and his study of the cliff-dweller ruins and Native American legends and habits. Very Good.
Schneider, G. D. Athens, OH: Schneider of Athens, 1970. Wraps. First Edition. Unpag. Elephant Folio. 25 loose photographs plates housed within a large cardstock folio. Light foxing within. All is then placed in a black cardboard box which has numerous chips tears, and losses at edges, photographic title label pasted on cover.
Photographs of the author taken during his years in Africa. Inscribed to fellow photographer Eliot Elisofon in October of 1972. Laid in is a tri-fold publication, "Glass Sculpture," by Schneider as well, inscribed to Elisofon. Very Good.
New York: Light Gallery/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1976. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Printing. 112 pp. Light scuffing to dust jacket, small chips at base, minor age toning to interior of dust jacket, now in mylar cover. Light age spotting to endpapers, head of text block, clean within. Printed in a limited edition of 7500 copies at the Pentacle Press.
Signed by Aaron Siskind on the first free endpaper and dated "12/6/84." Very Good / Very Good.
London: Royal Society of London, 1826. Quarter Leather. First Edition. v-iv [sic], -391, [i]-xviii, , [v-vi, -187 pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling, scuffing and tears where call numbers have been removed. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound.
This complete volume of papers by numerous authors on a variety of subjects including medicine, natural history, physics, mathematics and archaeology, illustrated with numerous plates. Very Good.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. Wraps. First Edition. xi, 406, [viii] pp. 4to. Rust cloth boards with dark blue spine with gold and silver embossed titling. Clean within.
Biography of Frank Jay Haynes (1853-1921) was the official photographer of Yellowstone National Park and also ran a photography concession within the park. Haynes Company published many guides to Yellowstone, as well as running a lucrative photography business. Haynes' son, Jack Ellis Haynes took over the business upon his father's death. Jack Haynes wife, Isabel M. Haynes has inscribed this book on the second free endpaper. Very Good.
Mesa Verde, CO: Mesa Verde Museum Association, . Wraps. First Edition. 52 pp. Oblong Folio. Blue paper wraps with stylized southwest illustrations on cover. Light soiling overall, evidence of price tag removal on cover and first title page. Clean within.
Photographically illustrated piece on the history and uses of the structures at Mesa Verde National Park, established June 29, 1906. Very Good.