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Viewfinders: Black Women Photographers

By Moutoussamy-Ashe, Jeanne; Deborah Willis

New York: Writers & Readers Publishing, 1993. Hardcover. SIGNED. Very Good+ clothbound hardcover with light rubbing to the extremities in a Near Fine dust jacket with a touch of shelf wear. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. A survey of 34 African-American female photographers, from 1839 to 1985, divided into five time periods with a general history of each period and with the particular photographers' place in it. Examples of each photographer's work is included as well as both biographical information and a critique of her work. Compiled and with text by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe with an assist by Deborah Willis. SIGNED BY MOUTOUSSAMY-ASHE on the half title and SIGNED BY WILLIS on the acknowledgement page; no inscription. Second edition. 204 pages; 181 b&w illustrations; 9 x 11.25 inches. Biographies. Bibliography. Geographical index. Index. LAID-IN is a 4-panel gallery exhibition announcement for a 2001 show of the photography of Moutoussamy-Ashe, with a short essay and two images reproduced.

$100.00

William Wegman: Puppies
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William Wegman: Puppies

By Wegman, William

New York: Hyperion, 1997. Hardcover. SIGNED with an original drawing. First edition, first printing. Very Good+ hardcover with a touch of rubbing, three light bumps to the edge of one board and a light bump to one tip in a Very Good+ dust jacket with a short closed tear, light rubbing and light edge wear. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. "Lavish full-color photographs accompanied by the author's laconic, witty prose capture the personalities of three generations of his famous weimaraners and explain how he manages to pose and costume them in his trademark style." Photographs and text by William Wegman. SIGNED BY WEGMAN with an original drawing and inscribed in the year of publication. Unpaginated [96 pages]; 75 color and 2 b&w illustrations; 9 x 11.5 inches.

$34.95

Gilbert & George: The Complete Pictures, 1971 - 2005
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Gilbert & George: The Complete Pictures, 1971 - 2005

By Gilbert & George; Rudi Fuchs

New York & London: Aperture & Tate Publishing, 2007. Hardcover. SIGNED. First edition, first printing. Two volumes: Fine/As new clothbound hardcovers with a small small crease to one corner of the last ten pages of Vol. 1 in Fine/As New dust jackets, housed in a printed-card carrying case with wood text-block supports. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. A catalogue raisonne of the photo-based work of Gilbert & George covering 1971-2005, published on the fortieth anniversary of their meeting and on the eve of a major retrospective that toured the world. Both volumes SIGNED BY GILBERT & GEORGE and generically inscribed "With lots of love from..." Two volumes: 1240 pages total; ca. 1500 color illustrations, including details and installation views of many significant pieces; overall, 12.5 x 10.5 x 4.25 inches; 20.5 pounds. Artist biographies. LAID-IN is a color 8.5x11-inch flyer promoting a book signing with the artists at the Aperture Gallery, NYC. Also included is the original Aperture shopping bag. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$165.00

Bad Day at Riverbend
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Bad Day at Riverbend

By Van Allsburg, Chris

New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1995. Hardcover. SIGNED. First edition. Fine hardcover with a hint of rubbing to the bottom edges of the boards in a Fine dust jacket, protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. "Riverbend is a sleepy Western outpost until one day the stagecoach rolls into town, its team of horses covered with an unidentifiable substance. As the strange stuff spreads its devastation, the terrified townspeople turn to Sheriff Ned Hardy to put an end to it. He leads a posse to hunt the source of the curse, but as they are closing in on their suspect the cowboys are frozen in a mysterious light that fills the sky." Written and illustrated by Caldecott-winner Chris Van Allsburg. SIGNED BY VAN ALLSBURG and dated in 2002; no inscription. Unpaginated [32 pages]; b&w, b&w with spot color, and color illustrations throughout; 8.75 x 11.25 inches.

$39.95

Irving Penn: Passage, A Work Record
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Irving Penn: Passage, A Work Record

By Penn, Irving; Alexandra Arrowsmith; Nicola Majocchi; Alexander Liberman

New York: Knopf & Callaway, 1991. Hardcover. SIGNED. First edition, first printing. Fine clothbound hardcover with a touch of rubbing to the bottom edges of the boards in a Near Fine dust jacket with a touch of soiling. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. An overview of Irving Penn's career, the images chosen by the photographer, presented chronologically--1938 through 1990--and for the first time, publishes his drawings. The project was produced by Nicholas Callaway with technical direction by Richard Benson, the brilliant innovator of photographic reproduction. The printing was accomplished using a then-new process that required eleven separate impressions per page. A stunning production with exquisite printing. Photographs and commentary by Irving Penn; essays by Alexandra Arrowsmith and Nicola Majocchi; introduction by Alexander Liberman. SIGNED BY PENN on the half-title; no inscription. 300 pages; 397 b&w and 71 color photographic plates; 11 x 13 inches. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$400.00

A Mercy
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A Mercy

By Morrison, Toni

New York: Knopf, 2008. Hardcover. SIGNED. First edition, first printing. Fine hardcover in a Fine dust jacket; appears to be new and unread. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. A novel by the Nobel Prize-winning author, Toni Morrison; this book, her ninth, was chosen as one of the New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of 2008. SIGNED BY MORRISON on the title page; no inscription. 176 pages; 6 x 9.5 inches.

$74.95

Irving Penn Regards the Work of Issey Miyake: Photographs, 1975-1998
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Irving Penn Regards the Work of Issey Miyake: Photographs, 1975-1998

By Penn, Irving; Issey Miyake; Mark Holborn

Bulfinch / Little, Brown and Co., 1999. Hardcover. SIGNED. First edition, first printing. Fine buckram-bound hardcover in a Fine dust jacket with one light smudge; appears to be new. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. "For more than ten years there was an extraordinary collaboration between Irving Penn and the designer Issey Miyake, one of the few figures to have taken clothes design into the realm of art. Miyake's astonishing forms and textures offered Penn subjects that echo both a primitive tribal beauty and the most futuristic fashion." Photographs by Irving Penn; essay by Mark Holborn. SIGNED BY PENN on the half-title and inscribed. 160 pages; 136 color plates + 20 b&w and color text illustrations; 11 x 12.5 inches.

$300.00

Naoya Hatakeyama: Zeche Westfalen I/II Ahlen
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Naoya Hatakeyama: Zeche Westfalen I/II Ahlen

By Hatakeyama, Naoya; Andreas Bruning

Tucson: Nazraeli Press, 2006. Hardcover. SIGNED. First edition. Fine/As New hardcover; no dj as issued. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. "Documentary evidence exists of 700 years of coal mining in the Ruhr District of Germany. On June 30, 2000, almost 100 years of mining history came to an end in Ahlen with the closure of the Zeche Westfahlen. Naoya Hatakeyama was commissioned to photograph in Ahlen from October 2003 until February the following year, documenting the sites and structures that were home to tens of thousands of workers for over a century. The resulting photographs provide a valuable record of this once all-important industrial area, culminating in the demolition and razing of the entire site. Visiting today, one would never know what had stood in the vast, now empty space." Photographs by Naoya Hatakeyama; introduction in English and German by Andreas Bruning. SIGNED BY HATAKEYAMA on the ffep, with his red stamp added; no inscription. From an edition limited to 2000 copies. 80 pages; 49 full-page color plates; 13.25 x 11.25 inches.

$100.00

Cinderella: Fay's Fairy Tales
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Cinderella: Fay's Fairy Tales

By Wegman, William; Carole Kismaric; Marvin Heiferman

New York: Hyperion, 1993. Hardcover. SIGNED. Near Fine with a light bump to the spine ends in a Near Fine dust jacket, protected by a mylar cover. Note that the white line along the spine in our photo is the reflection of the flash. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Wegman's first book for children, using his weimaraners to play-act the characters in Cinderella. Photographs by William Wegman; text by Wegman with Carole Kismaric and Marvin Heiferman. SIGNED BY WEGMAN with an original drawing of Fay as the Fairy Godmother asking "Your wish?" and inscribed. First edition, later printing. 40 pages; full-page color plates; 9.5 x 11 inches.

$19.95

The Astronomers Plan a Voyage to Earth
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The Astronomers Plan a Voyage to Earth

By Penn, Irving

Apparition, 1999. Hardcover. SIGNED. First edition, first printing. Fine linen-bound hardcover in a Near Fine dust jacket with a couple of light smudges. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. "Irving Penn, though well-known as one of the 20th-century's master photographers, was originally trained as a painter. In 1997 he unearthed a series of his own abstract, mechanistic drawings made between 1939 and 1942, before he began to take photographs. Tying them together with a narrative about travelers to earth, The Astronomers Plan a Voyage to Earth is a lavishly produced artist's book--a children's story, written for adults." SIGNED BY PENN on the title page and inscribed. 36 pages; 21 b&w illustrations; 11 x 12.75 inches.

$250.00

Railroad Men: A Book of Photographs and Collected Stories
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Railroad Men: A Book of Photographs and Collected Stories

By Kalisher, Simpson; Jonathan Williams

Image Gallery / Clarke & Way, 1961. Hardcover. SIGNED. First edition. Near Fine clothbound hardcover with a tiny gouge and very light wear at the bottom of the boards in a Very Good+ price-clipped dust jacket with light wear at edges and light soiling to the rear cover, protected by a mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Simpson Kalisher took his camera and his tape recorder down to the railroad yards. He came back with a stunning series of photographs, 24 yarns about railroading told in the vernacular, and an experience of the reality of the life of railroad men which destroyed some illusions and gave him a measure of understanding. Photographs and interviews by Simpson Kalisher; introduction by Jonathan Williams. SIGNED BY KALISHER on the half title; no inscription. 84 pages; 44 duo-toned b&w plates; 9.5 x 9.5 inches.

$150.00

Robert Adams: A Portrait in Landscape
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Robert Adams: A Portrait in Landscape

By Adams, Robert

Tucson: Nazraeli Press, 2005. Hardcover. SIGNED. First edition, first printing. Fine/As New clothbound hardcover in a Fine/As New dust jacket, protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. As Adams photographed the landscapes he is so well-known for he was often accompanied by his wife, Kirsten. After making an image, he would often turn towards her and make another, including her in the scene. This volume presents a selection of those images. Photographs and introduction by Robert Adams. SIGNED BY ADAMS on the half title; no inscription. From an edition limited to 500 copies. 52 pages; 43 duo-toned b&w plates; 9.25 x 8.5 inches.

$135.00

Michael Kenna: A Twenty Year Retrospective
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Michael Kenna: A Twenty Year Retrospective

By Kenna, Michael; Ruth Bernhard; Peter C. Bunnell

Tokyo: Treville / Ram / Libro Port / Ambient Foto 2, 1997. Hardcover. SIGNED. Fine clothbound hardcover with a small dimple to the edge of the last page in a Fine dust jacket, protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. An excellent overview of Kenna's work up to 1994. Photographs by Michael Kenna; foreword by Ruth Bernhard; introduction by Peter C. Bunnell. SIGNED BY KENNA on the half-title and dated; no inscription. Fourth printing, 1997. Unpaginated; 130 full-page, duo-toned b&w plates; 11.5 x 12 inches. Biography, exhibition history, bibliography, collections list. Text in English and Japanese. LAID-IN is a 10.5- x 10.5-inch 4 page pamphlet that lists the plates in the book; also, a promotional card and half of the belly band. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$100.00

New Jersey Out-of-Doors: A History of Its Flora and Fauna
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New Jersey Out-of-Doors: A History of Its Flora and Fauna

By Rue, Leonard Lee

Leonard Lee Rue Enterprises, 1967. Hardcover. SIGNED. Very Good clothbound hardcover with a bump to two tips and light wear to the extremities in a Very Good minus price-clipped dust jacket with light soiling overall and light wear at the extremities. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. The wildlife of New Jersey, extensively researched and illustrated with photos from the author's 26,000 negatives. Text and photographs by Leonard Lee Rue. SIGNED BY RUE on the title page with a non-personalized inscription. Second edition. 96 pages; b&w photos throughout; 7.75 x 10.25 inches.

$19.95

The Ordeal Of Power: A Political Memoir of the Eisenhower Years
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The Ordeal Of Power: A Political Memoir of the Eisenhower Years

By Hughes, Emmett John

New York: Atheneum, 1963. Hardcover. SIGNED. First edition. Very Good with only general aging in a Good dust jacket with soiling, light edge wear and a stain to the verso at the spine, now protected by a clear mylar cover. INSCRIBED BY HUGHES: "To Henry Grunwald / with great respect / and friendship / Emmett." Emmett John Hughes was the editor of Life magazine (1949-1953) and later, the editor of Fortune magazine (1956-1957). During the Eisenhower administration, he was an aide to and speechwriter for the president. In 1963, he published this volume in which he questioned Eisenhower's political smarts and depicted Eisenhower as ill-suited for the White House. Grunwald was managing editor of Time Magazine for 11 years and then editor in chief of Time Inc. A remarkable association copy. 373 pages; 6 x 8.5 inches. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX.

$39.95

A. Aubrey Bodine: The Face of Maryland
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A. Aubrey Bodine: The Face of Maryland

By Bodine, A. Aubrey

Bodine and Associates/Viking, 1961. Hardcover. SIGNED. First edition. Very Good+ clothbound hardcover with slight darkening to the spine, a thin scratch to the front, name to ffep, an inscription to the last blank page, and light wear at the extremities; lacking dj. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. A visual survey of the state of Maryland from Cumberland to Annapolis, Harper's Ferry to Baltimore, the Chesapeake Bay to the Appalachians, featuring exquisite printing of landscapes, portraits. Photographs by A. Aubrey Bodine. SIGNED BY BODINE on the page facing the half title; no inscription. 144 pages; duo-toned b&w photos throughout; 9.25 x 12.25 inches. LAID-IN is a magazine article about the photographer. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$34.95

Handbook of Cigar Boxes
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Handbook of Cigar Boxes

By Hyman, Tony

Arnot Art Museum, 1979. Hardcover. SIGNED. First edition. Very Good+ clothbound hardcover with slight weakness at the heel and crown and a touch of wear at the tips in a Very Good dust jacket with light wear and tiny chips at the extremities and edges, a touch of soiling and a touch of darkening to the spine. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. An introductory course on cigar packaging. Its aim is to help anyone be able to identify any cigar box, how it was made and be able to date it with reasonable certainty. It identifies the dozens of different stamps and stickers from Revenue sources, labor unions and private issues. With this knowledge in hand the reader will be able to look at a cigar box and know something of the origins of the cigars inside. Further, the Handbook includes suggestions for cleaning, handling, storing and displaying boxes. Written by Tony Hyman. SIGNED BY HYMAN on the colophon page and numbered 605 from an edition limited to 3000 copies. 166 pages; b&w photos and illustrations throughout; 9.25 x 12.25 inches.

$44.95

Arno Rafael Minkkinen: Body Land
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Arno Rafael Minkkinen: Body Land

By Minkkinen, Arno Rafael

Washington DC: Smithsonian Books, 1999. Hardcover. SIGNED. First English language edition, first printing. Near Fine hardcover with a tap to two tips in a Fine dust jacket, protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. "In this collection of self-portraits Arno Rafael Minkkinen incorporates his own nude body into a range of isolated settings, emphasizing its bond to the natural world." Photographs and preface by Minkkinen. SIGNED BY MINKKINEN on the title page; no inscription. 60 pages; 48 duo-toned b&w plates; 9 x 9 inches.

$100.00

The Fierce Yellow Pumpkin: A Never Before Published Story
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The Fierce Yellow Pumpkin: A Never Before Published Story

By Egielski, Richard; Wise Brown, Margaret

New York: HarperCollins, 2003. Hardcover. SIGNED. First edition, first printing. Very Good hardcover with light bumps to the tips in a Very Good dust jacket, protected by a clear mylar cover. Publisher's promotional sticker to front cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. A little pumpkin dreams of the day when he will be a big fierce, yellow pumpkin who frightens away the field mice as the scarecrow does. A previously unpublished story by the author of Goodnight Moon. Written by Margaret Wise Brown; illustrated by Richard Egielski. SIGNED BY EGIELSKI with an original drawing of a pumpkin. Unpaginated [32 pages]; color illustrations throughout; 11.25 x 8.25 inches.

$24.95

Claudio Edinger: Carnaval
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Claudio Edinger: Carnaval

By Edinger, Claudio; Arnaldo Jabor; Roberto DaMatta; Jorge Amado

Stockport, UK & Sao Paulo: Dewi Lewis & Dorea Books and Art, 1996. Hardcover. SIGNED. First edition, first printing, 1996. Fine clothbound hardcover with a light bump to one tip in a Fine dust jacket, protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. The inspired craziness of Carnaval in Brazil. Edinger is a well-known and respected Brazilian street-photographer and photojournalist. Photographs by Claudio Edinger; texts by Arnaldo Jabor, Roberto DaMatta, and Jorge Amado. SIGNED BY EDINGER on the half title and inscribed in 1997. 128 pages; profusely illustrated with full-page duo-toned b&w plates; 9.5 x 12.5 inches. Includes captions at rear. Text in English. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$74.95

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