London: Thames and Hudson, (1987). Hardcover. VOL. II ONLY. 4to. Black clother covered boards with silver title to spine. Interior is Clean and bright and filled with 266 illustrations, 16 in color and 160 in duotone. White illustrated dust jacket with black and brown title to front panel and to spine. Wear to jacket edges including one small closed tear which had been repaired with tape though tape riped as well. Remnants of sticker to inside flap. 285 pages. Photography. PHOTO/030409. Near Fine in Very Good + DJ.
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Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998. Hardcover. First Edition. Oblong. Fine in black cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Clean and bright with many photographic illustrations. In black illustrated dust jacket with white title to spine and front panels. Light wear to edges of jacket. 90 pages. PHOTO/052218. Fine / Fine.
Washington DC: Kristin Gubrandsdottir, 2010. Soft cover. Number 10 of 11 copies signed and numbered by the book artist. Kristin is a book artist, furniture maker, and teacher from Iceland. Her works typically address feelings, memory, and experience. She studied book arts at the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington DC where she made this book. She currently resides in Brussels. Awakening is a powerful photobook done in response to the loss of friends that "left me wondering about the meaning of our existence and why some leave too prematurely." The photographs and text address these questions and the strange feelings that arose in her at night that left her waking up "knowing that one day I will die." The twelve evocative color photos are reproduced in an oblong accordion style book and juxtaposed with letter press text. Printed on Soberest paper using Minion Pro Regular and Medium Italic fonts. Bound in white stiff paper with titling on front cover. In fine condition. Unpainted. PI/022119. Fine.
Studio City, CA: State of Man, 1995. Hardcover. Filled with artistic but erotic black and white nude male photography. "The men within these pages are not professionals. They are real men of incredible beauty, from the artist's hometown of Minneapolis" (jacket). Fine in blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front board. Black and white illustrated jacket with gilt title to spine and front panels. Minor rubbing to jacket and minor wear to edges including a few short closed tears. Old price sticker to rear panel of jacket. Clean and bright interior and binding. Unpaginated. Size: Quarto. PHOTO/070919. Fine / Very Good.
Montreal: Centre Canadien d'Architecture/Canadian Centre for Architecture, (1993). Paperback. Obvlong 4to. Off-white paper wrappers with maroon title to front and spine panels. Photographic illustrations to wraps. Minor rubbing to front and rear wrap as a result of a price stickers that were once there. Minor edgewear to exterior. Interior is clean and bright with wonderful photographic illustrations throughout including fold out series to rear. 135 pages. PHOTO/091212. Very Good.
Berkeley: University of California Press, (1978). Hardcover. 4to. Grey cloth boards with black title to spine. Clean, tight interior filled with illustrations. Pink dust jacket with black title to spine. Spine of jacket has faded to white. Minor wear to edges of jacket including a small closed tear to the rear panel. 364 pages. PHOTO/062006. Fine in Very Good dj.
McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, 1989. Hardcover. SIGNED & INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. The inscription reads: "For Deborah - with deepest gratitude for your ... efforts. The spirit of Gene Smith lives on." American photojournalist William Eugene Smith (1918 - 1978) is best known for his photo essays on WWII, pollution in Minamata, Japan, "the Country Doctor", and the city of Pittsburgh. He worked for Newsweek and Life Magazine - and was committed to his 35 mm camera, despite the larger format cameras preferred by the trade at the time. Black cloth backed maroon paper covered boards with silver title to spine. Clean, bright interior with illustrations. Minor wear to edges of boards, else fine. Maroon dust jacket with white title to spine and front panel. Minor wear to corners of jacket and light rubbing to panels, else fine. Index, 606 pages. PHOTO/081506. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket.
Baltimore: Gomez Gallery, (1998). Paperback. SIGNED. Black paper wrappers. Photographer's inscription to title page. Interior is clean and bright with lovely black and white photographic illustrations throughout. Black and silver illustrated dust jacket with white title to front panel. A few small black spots on the front interior flap of the dust jacket with the pen from the inscription left a mark. 23 pages. PHOTO/082411. Fine wraps in near fine dust jacket.
Tokyo: Gallery Min, 1987. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to. This catalogue accompanies a 15 year survey of this photographers work. Exhibited in the Gallery Min, Tokyo, Japan & the Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York. Ketchum (1947 - ) is a pioneering conservation photographer who has won numerous awards and is best known for his images of the Alaskan wilderness. Black paper wrappers with color photographic illustration to front panel. Minor scuffing to panels and minor edgewear. Pristine interior filled with beautiful landscape photography. Tight binding. In English and Japanese. Unpaginated. PHOTO/061104. Very Good.
San Francisco, New York, Paris: Friends of the Earth. Hardcover. Very good+ in very good+ cream and blue illustrated dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Slight toning to edges of pages. Else is clean and bright with wonderful full color photographic illustrations throughout. 160 pages. PHOTO/0307012. Very Good + in Very Good + DJ.
[Raleigh NC]: Jon Kolkin, 2014. Hardcover. Number 37 of 50 copies. Inscribed: "May you experience Inner Harmony as you continue along your life's journey - Jon Kolkin #37/50." Kolkin is a fine arts photographer, Buddhist, and an international speaker on achieving a more enriching and balanced life. This beautiful book has thirty black and white images selected from his photographic series, Inner Harmony. The evocative and mysterious photographs were taken at Buddhist monasteries in China and Bhutan. The text is both in English and traditional Chinese with calligraphy created by Oi Yee Tai. Bound in black Japanese cloth and bound using a traditional Chinese binding technique. In fine condition. 12 x 13 inches. 72 pages. PRI/031215. Fine.
1978. Doris Lessing (1919 - 2013) was an English poet, playwright, and novelist who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2007. This is a attractive black and white photograph of Lessing taken by well known photographer Jill Krementz. Penciled publisher's information at the foot of the photograph: 5/22/78. Photograph was sent out in connection with Knopf's publication of Lessing's Stories. "This photograph may be used, reproduced or televised only in connection with the review and promotion of Stories." Measures 5 x 7 inches. In fine condition. PHOTO/111518. Fine.
New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, (1983). Hardcover. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. Black cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Pristine interior with many illustrations. Grey illustrated dust jacket with white title to spine. Small damp stain to top left corner of dust jacket. Index, 455 pages. Photography. PHOTO/022509. Fine in Near Fine DJ.
Grosset & Dunlap, (1973). Hardcover. 4to. Beige cloth covered boards with brown title to spine. Remnants of bookplate to front past down. Pencil signature of previous owner to front free end page. Interior is clean and bright and filled with both color and black and white photographic illustrations. Beige photographically illustrated dust jacket with back title to spine. Edge wear to jacket including chipping, creasing, browning and a few closed tears. One closed tear has been repaired with tape. Minor rubbing and browing to jacket. 270 pages. FILM/030509. Very Good / Very Good.
Baltimore: Richardson and Bennett, 1871. Hardcover. SCARCE. A very attractive volume, despite being ex-library. Illustrated by Handann Brothers. Includes a history of the city by Brantz Mayer and over seventy biographical descriptions of notable Baltimorean men, each illustrated with an original photograph. Black full leather boards with gilt title, decoration, and raised bands to spine. Boards are beveled with gilt borders and decoration. This book has been expertly rebacked with the original spine mounted on the new leather spine. White library call number to spine, partially removed. Library stamp to bottom of title page and last page of text with call numbers to copyright page. Minor bumping to corners and minor wear to edges of boards. Gilt dentelles, full gilt edges, and later marbled endpages. Later silk headbands. Interior is very clean overall, though there are a few spots of foxing to several pages. Archival repairs to gutters of a few pages. Old pencil inscription erased from front endpaper, dated 1871. Illustrations include original tissue guards. Tight binding. 562 pages. BALT/041619. Very Good.
Stuttgart: Fleischhauer & Spohn Verlag, 1830. Hardcover. Very good minus in brown cloth boards with black title and pastedown illustration to front cover. Dampstaining and discoloration to spine, rear board, and edge of front board. Minor dampstaining to top margins of pages; however, illustrations are not effected. Filled with lovely photographic illustrations. A good reading copy. Introduction is in German though captions are in both German and English. Unpaginated. Size: quarto. GER/051715. Very Good Minus.
Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, New York Graphic Society, (1979). 2nd Printing. Paperback. 2ND PRINTING. White illustrated paper wrappers with blue, pink and black title to front wrapper and blue and black title to spine. Foxing to exterior. Light foxing to half title page and title page. Slight musty smell to interior. Else is clean and bright with beautiful full color photographic illustrations on every page. Unpaginated. Photography. PHOTO/112817. Very Good.
New York: Lustrum Press, 1984. Softcover. Duane Michals is a well known American photographer. This is an evocative collection of brief poems with luminous black and white photographs to accompany the text. Bound in white glossy paper covers with titling to spine and photo and title on front cover. Light soiling to covers and curling to top edge of front cover. Interior is pristine. Measures 6 x 8.25 inches. 63 pages. POE/053020. Very Good.