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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.
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.
Baltimore: 1904. Paperback. Disbound. Includes a one page essay, 12 full page photographic illustrations, and a map of Baltimore showing the effected areas. Original front grey paper wrapper is present but detached with light grey title to cover and chipping to edges. Rear wrapper is no longer present. Creasing, chipping, foxing, and/or smudge marks to many pages. Unpaginated. [14 pages.] BALT/010716. Good.
Baltimore: 1904. Paperback. Includes a one page essay, 12 full page photographic illustrations, and a map of Baltimore showing the effected areas. Side-stapled in grey paper wrappers with light grey title to front cover. Creasing, light chipping, and light soiling to wrappers. Creasing, chipping, foxing, soiling, closed tears, and/or smudge marks to many pages. The last page depicting a map of Baltimore has been torn and half of the map is no longer present; however, a print of the complete original page has been laid in. Unpaginated. [14 pages.] BALT/010716. 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.
New York: James Clarke, circa 1900. Hardcover. Not dated. Very good- in original embossed red cloth boards with silver title and illustration to front cover. Minor soiling to covers and wear to edges. Small closed tear to bottom edge of first page and last page. Does not effect text or images. Each page features a stunning black and white photographic illustration and a brief textual description. Occasional smudges and foxing to margins, but clean overall. A thin oblong quarto. Unpaginated. Approximately 100 pages, each with an illustration. AME/121213. Very Good -.
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. A photographer best known for his photojournalism with thousands of images printed in Life Magazine, Alfred Eisenstaedt (1898 - 1995) was born in Germany. He helped to popularize the useage of 35 mm cameras in his trade. 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 separated 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.
Bryn Mawr: Kurios Press, 1974. Hardcover. "Here is a book that is destined to lead millions to feeling the joyful omnipresene of the Lord in their own lives" (jacket). First printing, Number 5 of 100 copies. Signed and inscribed by the author with love and best wishes. This book was conceived of in the author's hospital room after suffering and recovering from back surgery. Yellow cloth boards with blue title to spine and front cover. A few spots of foxing to covers. In yellow illustrated dust jacket with blue title to spine and front cover. Light foxing to jacket and endpapers, else clean and bright. Includes many photographic images, mostly in black and white with a few in full color. Text is Bible verses and religous inspired poetry and thoughts. In yellow paper covered slipcase with minor soiling to top panel and inner edges. REL/030719. 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. Evans (1903 - 1975) was a photojournalist best known for his work documenting the Great Depression. 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.