San Francisco: American Trust Company, 1954. Paperback. First Edition. SIGNED BY ADAMS and dated May 25th 1980, Carmel on the dedication page. This book was commissioned by the American Trust Company on its one hundredth anniversary. Includes sixty photographs by Ansel Adams printed on high gloss paper. In soft covers bound with clear plastic spiral comb which has broken in several places but continues to hold the pages together. There are a few scuff marks to the covers and minor wear to the edges. This copy is ex-library from the Carmel Valley Manor with an unobtrusive stamp on the dedication page. This is the only library marking. Unpaginated. PHOTO/052611. Very Good.
New York: An Aperature Monograph, (1972). Paperback. 11th printing. 4to. White illustrated paper wrappers with black title to front and spine panels. Light rubbing to wrappers and light toning to spine. Clean and bright with beautiful black and white photographic illustrations throughout. Unpaginated. PHOTO/121218. Very Good +.
Munich: Prestel, (1998). Hardcover. 4to. White paper covered boards with red title to spine. Light rubbing to edges of boards. Interior is clean and bright and filled with beautiful black and white photographic illustrations. White illustrated dust jacket with black and red title to front and spine panels. Minor rubbing and soiling to dust jacket. 103 pages. PHOTO/020818. Near Fine / Very Good.
New York: Harry N Abrams, 2005. Hardcover. Compiled by Avedon during the last year of his life, this collection features photographs of women taken between 1945 and 2004. He is considered to be one of the world's most influential fashion photographers and has been called the "poet of portraiture." Subjects include Marilyn Monroe, Janis Joplin, Maria Callas, Isak Dinesen, Suzy Parker, Twiggy, Kate Moss, and many more. Folio. In white cloth covered boards with blindstamped title to spine. In white illustrated dust jacket. Minor smudge mark to white cloth cover, but clean overall. Interior clean and bright and filled with black and white and color illustrations. Index. 246 pages. PHOTO/050507. Near Fine in Near Fine dj.
Boston: Joseph Knight Company, 1893. Hardcover. A charming children's book of photographs of children dressed in costumes and depicting several Mother Goose rhymes. The photographs by Bartlett are reproduced with the verse on tissue paper sheets that are affixed to larger sheets of paper. Oblong volume in blue and gold floral design paper boards with cream back strip with silver lettering and design along left-side of front cover. Front hinge splitting; some staining to covers. Gift inscription in ink on front fly. Still a lovely volume in very good condition. CHI/120512. Very Good.
Washington DC: Blue House Press, 1989. Softcover. Number 34 of 500 copies. Signed and numbered by the book artist. Nancy Garruba is a writer, photographer, and graphic designer. Her artists' books have been collected by many museums and libraries. This scarce work is a meditation on birth and death after the loss of a baby. The contemplative text is accompanied by monochromatic photographs of sky, clouds, water, along with that of a woman giving birth and a solitary unmoving figure. The book can be opened as a codex or fanned out in carousel fashion to see all of the pages at once. Transparent covers reveal the photographic paper boards with title. In near fine condition with slightest wear to corners of covers. 7.5 x 7.5 inches. Unpaginated. PI/050218. Near Fine.
Verlag Karl Robert Langewiesche, n.d., circa 19. Paperback. Very good in brown paper wrappers with black title to spine and white title to front cover. Illustrated with 48 black and white photographic pictures. Mit 48 Bilder. Foxing to interior. Minor wear to edges of wrappers. 48 pages. German. GER21142. Very Good.
. Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879) is considered one of the most important female photographers and one of the great portraitists in the history of photography. She came late to photography, not starting until 1863 when she was 48 years old. Because of her close connections in Victorian England she was able to photograph many of the luminaries of her time, often in costume. Photograph of Anne Thackeray, albumen, on the original mount. Daughter of novelist William Makepeace Thackeray, Anne Thackeray Ritchie (1837-1919) was herself a noted novelist and memoirist. She was indirectly related to the photographer, as Julia Margaret Cameron was great-aunt of Virginia Woolf and Anne Thackeray was Virginia's step-aunt. This photograph is from the collection of William Derwett (1834-1900), described as an “engineer” who lived at Chalfont, near the Camerons’ former home at Freshwater. Derweet and his family apparently moved to the Isle of Wight in 1894 and became leaders in the small Quaker community there (Julian Cox and Colin Ford, "Julia Margaret Cameron: The Complete Photographs," 2003, 500). Fading and wear to edges of the photograph. Size: 34.9 x 27.2 cm. Archivally matted. Very Good.
San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (1994). First Edition. Hardcover. First edition. Fine in glossy illustrated paper covered boards with white and blue title to front board and yellow title to spine. Pristine interior filled with beautiful photographic illustrations throughout. In near fine grey and blue illustrated dust jacket with white and blue title to front panel and yellow title to spine panel. 41 pages. PHOTO/072417. Fine / Near Fine.
San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1989. Dean, Loomis. Glossy Paper Cover. Inscribed By Photographer. 4to. INSCRIBED AND WITH 8 ORIGINAL SNAPSHOTS TAKEN BY DEAN. Loomis Dean was an acclaimed “Life Magazine” photographer who had 52 “Life” covers during his career. This book is the chronicle of the time he spent with Ernest Hemingway in 1960, which was only a year before the writer committed suicide. It is inscribed in black marker on the half title page, “To Phyllis + Bill Gaylor/ who chose Spain/ for their honeymoon!/ Best regards, Loomis Dean/ Venice ‘90” In full color illustrated glossy paper wrappers. The interior high gloss pages are clean and bright and filled with color photographs of Hemingway and bullfighting. The book also contains a typed and signed letter on Dean’s stationery dated “September 30, 1994.” The letter is accompanied by 8 original photographs (mentioned in the letter) taken by Dean when in Spain. Six of the photos are bullfighting scene and the other two are of flamenco dancers. 159 pages. PHO/091406. Very Good.
The Christian Science Publishing Society, (1983). Hardcover. Published on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Christian Science Monitor. Fine in near fine grey and white illustrated dust jacket with black title to front panel and white title to grey spine panel. Minor toning to front panel. Filled with beautiful photographic illustrations throughout. Unpaginated, around 154 pages. Photography. PHOTO/100110. Fine in Near Fine DJ.
Palo Alto, C.A. American West Publishing Company, (1974). Hardcover. Third Printing. Very good mustard yellow, patterned paper covered boards, gilt title to spine. Light edgewear to exterior. Interior is clean, filled with bright color photographic illustrations of California. Contains many Steinbeck quotes. Binding strong. Index, 191 pp. Photography. PHO/6063. Very Good +.
New York: Harry N. Abrams. Hardcover. Folio. Light blue cloth covered boards with gilt tilte to spine. Pristine interior with illustrations on every page. White illustrated dust jacket with black and red title to front and spine panels. 240 pages. This is a large book and may require extra shipping charges. Photography. PHO1/4092. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1967. Hardcover. A photographic autobiography of Duncan from his youth through his many world travels. Along with the photos are excerpts from his letters and journal that recount his experiences. Bound in red cloth with gilt title and author to spine. No dust jacket. In very good condition. 480 pages. PHOTO/042710. Near Fine.
New York: Viking Press, 1966. Hardcover. 4to. Tan cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Very clean interior filled with many photographic illustrations. Tight binding. Pink illustrated dj with black title to spine. Several small tears to edges of dj. 343 pp. PHOTO/102105. very Good Plus in Very Good dj.
Internationaler Weltverlag Berlin-Schoneberg, 1907. Hardcover. Folio. Blue cloth portfolio with gilt title to front board and spine. Color pastedown with photographic illustration to front board. Heavy wear/fraying to foot of spine; minor fraying to head. Wear/fraying to some edges and corners. Scuffing and minor discoloration to boards. Portfolio folds open to reveal a book with text IN GERMAN and many loose color photographic prints mounted on black board and seperated with tissue guards. The book is bound in brown paper wrappers with maroon title to front panel; bound with red decorative string. An interesting collection. PHOTO/121404. Very Good.
New York: The Museum of Modern Art, Distributed by Doubleday & Co., (1962). Second Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Reissue of 1938 first edition with $7.50 to the inside flap of the dust jacket. Signed by photographer and psychiatrist Dr. Barbara Young on front free end page. Black cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Sharp edges and corners. Minor foxing to end pages and paste downs. Minor musty smell to interior. Else is clean and bright with 87 beautiful black and white plates. White illustrated dust jacket with black title to front and spine panel. Wear to dust jacket includes minor chipping to head of spine, light browning to spine and edges, soiling and minor edgewear. Dust jacket is now in protective plastic sleeve. 196 pages. PHOTO/120517. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: Museum of Modern Art, (1962). Second Edition. Hardcover. Later edition with price of $7.50 on jacket. This MoMA monograph is a landmark book in 20th century photography. In very good condition in black cloth boards with gilt title to spine. A few speckles to boards and minor foxing to fore-edge, else a clean copy. In an off-white illustrated dust jacket with black title to spine and front panel. The jacket has a few small chips to the edges and minor dampstaining, foxing, and toning along the edges. 195 pages. PHOTO/052311. Very Good / Very Good Minus.
New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1980. Hardcover. Near fine in a near fine dustjacket. Boards slightly darkened along edges; dustjacket has 2 small closed tears to front panel and minor chipping to spine ends. Dustjacket and flaps are in German; the text is in English. Photography. PHO1/2081. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
New York: Bonanza Books, 1962. Hardcover. 4to. Black cloth backed red paper covered boards with silver title to spine. Minor wear to edges and corners of boards. Interior is very clean with bright text and many photograhic reproductions. Tight binding. Red dj with photographic illustrations to both panels. White title to spine and front panle. Minor wear to edges. The plastic finish of the dj has warped, forming a rippled patten on the front panel. Index, 258 pp. PHOTO/011405. Near Fine in Very Good Minus dj.