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1939. Hardcover. Black oblong leatherette covers titled "photographs" in gilt and stab bound with black string. Includes black and white photographs from a vacation in 1939 of natural bridges, Smoky Mountain views from TN, pelicans and alligators in St. Petersburg, FL, aquatic gardens (Rainbow Springs, FL) pictures taken through the bottom of a glass bottom boat, Tarpon Spring, FL, the campus of the University of Tampa, St. Augustine, FL, Dayton Beach, and "Cotton Pickers". The next images are dated 1946, then back to 1941 - Niagra Falls and Eaglesmere, PA. Several pages of family photos are included included a few dated 1948 and captioned "the last time Aunt Carrie visited us." The next few pages dated September 1948 showcase Sherwood or "Sherry" - a little white and grey tuxedo kitten. Family photos from Ocean City, MD dated August 1957 follow. Then a few pages showing the growth of "Betty Ann Rice" from 1940 - 1949. Then more vacation pictures - Chateau Frontenac dated 1939, Ausable Chasm, NY, Quebec and views of the St. Lawrence River, then yellowed images of Yellowstone National Park dated 1953, followed by some stunning images of the Badlands. Next is Mark Twain's home in Hannibal, MO - then the Grand Teton Mountains followed by Lincoln's home in Springfield, IL, Salt Lake City and Utah's Copper Mine. Then more family dated 1953 "Mom's 72nd birthday." The rest of the album is blank. Includes over 150 photographs with a few photographic postcards mounted as well. All destinations are captioned with some additional notes for a few. A fun collection of vacation memories from the 1940s including lots of nice nature / landscape shots. PHOTO/040820. Very Good.
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.
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.
. 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, 1989. Dean, Loomis. Glossy Paper Cover. Inscribed By Photographer. 4to. INSCRIBED BY PHOTOGRAPHER 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: 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.
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: 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.
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.
Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, 1997. Softcover. This book explores the relationship between Maxfield Parrish and Sue Lewin, who came into the Parrish household at The Oaks at age of 16 to assist with the care of the Parrish's first child. She subsequently became his muse and the model for many of his photographs that were used as studies for his paintings. Their personal relationship was the subject of much speculation, but was very privately guarded, and remained in place for many years, despite Parrish's marriage. Quarto. Reproduction of Parrish painting on cover. Purple spine and back cover. Title in white on front cover and spine. Minor bumping to corners of covers, and lower left corner has a crease that continues throughout the text block. Printed on glossy paper; pages are bright and clean, with minor browning to margins. Numerous reproductions of Parrish black and white photographs and color paintings. Signed by author. 85 pages. ART/090122. Very Good.
The Oaks, Plainfield, New Hampshire: Alma Gilbert, Inc., 1998. Softcover. This is a self-published work that asserts Parrish's ability as a photographer and his utilization of photography to establish scenes and lighting for his paintings. It focuses on Parrish's work at The Oaks, his home and studio in Plainfield, New Hampshire. Numerous black and white photos taken by Parrish juxtapositioned with color plates of his painting. Signed by the author. Quarto. Red paper covers with title in yellow on front cover, a reproduced painting on front cover, and a reproduced photo on back cover. Yellow spine with black title. Printed on glossy paper. Pages are bright and clean, as are all plates. ART/090122. Near 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.