Sign In | Register


RECENT ARRIVALS


Next >
The Hasselblad Way, The Hasselblad Photographer’s Companion
seller photo

The Hasselblad Way, The Hasselblad Photographer’s Companion

By Freitag, H.

Focal Press, New York, 1972; Fourth Edition, revised; 8vo, 423 pages; illustrated. Complete manual for the Hasselblad photographer, with the addition of data for the new 500/CM, Super Wide C, and the 500EL/M, as well as the older models. Very Good Plus, in a Very Good price clipped dust jacket. Clean, crisp, bright, sharp, no ownership signatures or any other markings of any kind.

$75.00

Timothy O’Sullivan, America’s Forgotten Photographer, The Life And Work Of The Brilliant Photographer Whose Camera Recorded The American Scene  From The Battlefields Of The Civil War To The Frontiers  Of The West
seller photo

Timothy O’Sullivan, America’s Forgotten Photographer, The Life And Work Of The Brilliant Photographer Whose Camera Recorded The American Scene From The Battlefields Of The Civil War To The Frontiers Of The West

By Horn, James D.

Doubleday & Company, Garden City, NY, 1966; First Edition; quarto, 334 pages; black cloth boards; gilt titles and decorations. Authoritative examination of the life and work of Timothy O’Sullivan, who with his enormous 20 x 24 camera and mule-drawn darkroom captured unforgettable images of the Civil War and the lands and peoples of the American West, many photos heretofore falsely attributed to his contemporary and friend, Matthew Brady. Beautifully illustrated with over four hundred magnificent photographs of the Civil War, the King Western Expedition of 1867-1869, Darien Survey Expedition to the Isthmus of Panama in 1870, and the Wheeler Expedition to the Southwest of 1871-1875. Fine, in a Near Fine dust jacket. Clean, crisp, bright, and sharp. True first edition, not a Bonanza reprint. A fascinating and marvelous book.

$45.00

Photographers Of The Frontier West, Their Lives And Their Works 1875 To 1915
seller photo

Photographers Of The Frontier West, Their Lives And Their Works 1875 To 1915

By Andrews, Ralph W.

Superior Publishing Company, Seattle, WA, 1965; First Edition; Quarto, 182 pages; gray cloth boards; blue titles. A detailed study of the lives and works of twelve early Western photographers active from 1875 to 1910: Thomas M. McKee (Ute Indians, Explorations in Mesa Verde Ruins); Frank H. Nowell (Alaska); Edward S. Curtis (Plains and West Coast Tribes); Darius Kinsey (Pacific Northwest and Big Trees); Arnold Genthe (San Francisco Earthquake and Chinatown); C.C. Curtis (Logging the Big Trees); A.W. Ericson (Northern California Coast); Herbert R. Fitch and Lee Passmore (San Diego); Camillos S. Fly (Killers, Bandits, Geronimo); Willard E. Worden (Panama Pacific International Exposition); and Henry G. Peabody ( Grand Canyon and Canadian Rockies). Profusely illustrated with magnificent photos of the landscapes and peoples of the pioneer American West. Fine, in a Fine dust jacket.

$45.00

Following The Frontier With F. Jay Haynes, Pioneer Photographer Of The Old West
seller photo

Following The Frontier With F. Jay Haynes, Pioneer Photographer Of The Old West

By Tilden, Freeman

Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1964; First Edition; 8vo, 406 pages plus viii page index at the back; brown and black cloth boards; gilt titles; turquoise end papers. Life and career of extraordinary pioneering photographer Frank Jay Haynes, who with his camera and roving darkroom doggedly chronicled the natural landscape, towns, mines, farms, ranches, Indian camps, river boats, forts, and railways of the frontier West, and became first official photographer for the newly created Yellowstone National Park, as well as its first concessionaire. Magnificently illustrated with 422 Haynes photos, including over 25 striking individual Indian portraits, many of them full-page. Of special note is a photograph of Excelsior geyser in Yellowstone, the greatest geyser in volume ever known to man. The photo was taken in 1888 and is believed to be the only one in existence, as Excelsior ceased eruption that year. Very Good Plus, in a Very Good dustjacket that has a short reinforcement of transparent tape at the top extremity of the spine panel. Clean, crisp, bright, corners sharp, no ownership signatures or any other markings of any kind. A sound and handsome copy.

$45.00

Frontier Photographer, Stanley J. Morrow’s Dakota Years
seller photo

Frontier Photographer, Stanley J. Morrow’s Dakota Years

By Hurt, Wesley R. and William E. Lass

University Of South Dakota and University Of Nebraska Press, South Dakota, 1956; First Edition; 8vo 135 pages; photo illustrated; gilt titles and decorations; map end papers. Examination of the career and work of 19th century Dakota Territory frontier photographer Stanley J. Morrow, who learned the rudiments of his profession from Matthew Brady while stationed at Point Lookout Prison in Maryland as a member of the Union Army Relief Corps in 1864. After discharge from the Army that same year, Morrow soon married, and in 1868 journeyed with his new wife to Yankton, South Dakota where he spent the next fifteen years chronicling the land and peoples of the plains, from Sioux City to Helena, Montana Territory, using his glass plate view and stereoscopic cameras. Authoritatively written by Wesley R. Hurt, Director of the W. H. Over Museum and Associate Professor Of Anthropology at the University of South Dakota, and William E. Lass, historian at the University of Wisconsin. Illustrated with 100 photographs taken from the Morrow Collection at the W. H. Over Museum, which include a sizable number of uncommon Indian portraits. Four-page bibliography at the back. Very Good Plus, in a Very Good dust jacket that has an aged clear tape reinforcement on the verso of the top edge of the rear panel and a small 1" of the same at top front of the spine panel.

$55.00

Photographer On An Army Mule, The Story Of Christian Barthelmess, Who Photographed The Last Frontier Of The American West During The Closing Years Of The Nineteenth Century
seller photo

Photographer On An Army Mule, The Story Of Christian Barthelmess, Who Photographed The Last Frontier Of The American West During The Closing Years Of The Nineteenth Century

By Fink, Maurice with Casey Barthelmess

University Of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 1965; First Edition; 8vo, 149 pages; black cloth, gilt spine titles and decorations; Illustrated. Compelling biography of Christian Barthelmess (1854-1906) who as a young man emigrated from his native Bavaria, enlisted as an infantryman in the United States Army in 1876, and was promptly detailed to the Western territories where, both on and off-duty, he dedicated himself to the careful photographic recording of army, Indian, and pioneer life from Montana to New Mexico. An absorbing account, beautifully illustrated with over one hundred fascinating Barthelmess photos. Fine, clean, crisp, bright, and sharp, in a Very Good dust jacket with no chips, tears, or price-clipping.

$75.00

Myself In The Water, The Western Photographs Of John K. Hillers
seller photo

Myself In The Water, The Western Photographs Of John K. Hillers

By Fowler, Don D.

Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C., 1989; First Edition; 8vo, 166 pages; beige cloth, gilt titles. Detailed monograph of John K. Hillers (1843-1902), who served as official photographer for both the Smithsonian Institution’s Bureau of American Ethnology and the United States Geological Survey in the latter part of the 19th century. Hillers’ interest in photography was accidentally sparked by a trip down the Colorado River as boatman for explorer William Powell, and his newfound skill with a camera soon garnered him many federal anthropological and geological assignments throughout the American West, documenting such places as Southern Utah, Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Zion, and the Indian pueblos of New Mexico and Arizona. Authored by Don D. Fowler, Professor of Historical Preservation at University of Nevada and former president of the Society for American Archaeology. Copiously illustrated with over 120 of Hillers’ photographs, including a multitude of magnificent full-frame Indian portraits. Included also are a number of never before published photos captured on a trip to Eastern Oklahoma Indian Territory in 1875. Fine, in a Fine dust jacket. A beautiful copy.

$40.00

Photographer Of The Southwest, Adam Clark Vroman, 1856-1916
seller photo

Photographer Of The Southwest, Adam Clark Vroman, 1856-1916

By Mahood, Ruth I. (Editor) and Beaumont Newhall

Ward Ritchie Press, Los Angeles, 1961; First Edition; quarto, 127 pages; orange and white cloth with front board photo illustration. Pioneer study of Adam Clark Vroman, dedicated photographer and devoted historian of the American Southwest, whose prolific photographic work had been almost entirely forgotten before publication of this book in 1961. Edited by Ruth I. Mahood, Curator of the History Division at Los Angeles County Museum, who together with Lawrence Clark Powell at the Library at University Of California, Los Angeles, was the driving force behind the discovery of the original Vroman negatives, 2400 in all, in a storage facility at the Visual Education Department at Los Angeles County Schools. Lengthy Vroman biography at the front by Beaumont Newhall, a full account of the Discovery Of The Vroman Negatives by Ruth Mahood, and details of the Printing Of The Vroman Negatives by William Webb. Strikingly illustrated with 104 photographs reproduced from contemporary contact prints made from the original 6 1/2" x 8 1/2" glass negatives, 92 of them full-page. Fine, in a Fine dust jacket.

$75.00

Lens Of The West, The Story Of William Henry Jackson
seller photo

Lens Of The West, The Story Of William Henry Jackson

By Miller, Helen Markley

Doubleday & Company, Garden City, NY, 1966; First Edition; 8vo, 192 pages; beige and black cloth; gilt titles; map end papers. Author Helen Markley Miller’s engaging history of adventurer William Henry Jackson, who as a restless photographer at age 23 left the Eastern United States for Missouri, where he hired on as a teamster for a wagon train heading to Montana and soon distinguished himself as the first notable photographer of the American West. Illustrated with over 50 fascinating Jackson photographs of the natural wonders and people of the frontier, from Utah to California, which include many striking portraits of Indian people, in addition to a number of hand drawn sketches, for apart from his skill with a lens, Jackson was an accomplished artist. It was Jackson’s magnificent photographs of the geysers of Yellowstone that are widely recognized as responsible in large measure for the creation of the Nation’s first National Park. Fine, in a Fine dust jacket. Clean, crisp, bright, and sharp.

$30.00

Shutters West
seller photo

Shutters West

By Miller, Nina Hull

Sage Books, Denver, CO, 1962; First Edition; oblong 8vo, 152 pgs.; green cloth, silver titles. An authoritative chronicle of the life, work, and times of heretofore forgotten pioneer photographer Arundel C. Hull (1846-1908) who, beginning in 1866, produced hundreds of the earliest existing photographs of the Western Territories, pre-dating the work of William Henry Jackson. Born in 1846, Hull left home at age sixteen for St. Paul, Minnesota where he worked for a year in a gallery to learn photography. A year later, in 1863, he had already opened his own studio in St. Cloud. He soon relocated to take a job at the studio of E. L. Eaton, the first photographic studio in Omaha, Nebraska. From 1867-1868 Hull struck out again, traveling throughout the territories of Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah, where the never before seen photographs in this book were made. Late in the fall of 1868 Hull returned to Omaha, where he found a new gallery in operation under ownership of the Jackson Brothers. He was soon employed there, and in the Spring of 1869 left with W. H. Jackson to fulfill a Union Pacific Railroad contract for 1,000 stereotype photos of scenes along the new railroad. Hull’s part in making the U.P. photos was never credited except for brief mention in two of Jackson’s books, however several years before his death, Jackson wrote to author Nina Hull Miller, Hull’s daughter, acknowledging that, "along the Union Pacific that summer, your father assisted me in all my photographic work, sometimes doing it alone." In 1870 Hull left Jackson and established his own studio at Fremont, Nebraska, which he maintained until his retirement from photography in 1895. An absorbing book, fascinatingly illustrated with over 70 rare photographs augmented with substantial historical background. Tragically, the images here are all that remain of Hall’s large output, as the bulk of his glass plates were destroyed by a subsequent lessee of his former establishment in order to make room in the studio. Seen here are unique early views of the residential, commercial, mining, railroad, and mountain towns of the Western Territories, plus pictures of rail works, station stops, and a number of sobering images of vigilante hangings. Among the towns pictured are Omaha, Elkhorn, Freemont, Columbus, Grand Island, Plum Creek, North Platte, and Ogalalla, Nebraska; Sidney, Pine Bluffs, Steam Boat Buttes, and Cache la Poudre, Wyoming; Georgetown, Blackhawk, Central City, Golden, and Denver, Colorado; and Green River, Benton, Ft. Steele, Laramie, Dale Creek, Cheyenne, and Promontory Point, Utah. Very Good Plus, clean, crisp, and very bright, previous owner small address label at lower corner of the blank front end paper. Enclosed in the original dust jacket that has some light staining which however does not penetrate to the covers, a few tiny edge chips, and two tape reinforcements on the verso which, while showing age, are nonetheless supple, not brittle. A most fascinating and singular book.

$30.00

Photographer Of The Southwest, Adam Clark Vroman, 1856-1916
seller photo

Photographer Of The Southwest, Adam Clark Vroman, 1856-1916

By Mahood, Ruth I. (Editor) and Beaumont Newhall

Ward Ritchie Press, Los Angeles, 1961; First Edition; quarto, 127 pages; orange and white cloth with front board photo illustration. Pioneer study of Adam Clark Vroman, dedicated photographer and devoted historian of the American Southwest, whose prolific photographic works had been almost entirely forgotten prior to being brought back to light by publication of this book in 1961. Edited by Ruth I. Mahood, Curator of the History Division at Los Angeles County Museum, who together with Lawrence Clark Powell at the Library at University Of California, Los Angeles, was the driving force behind the discovery of the original Vroman negatives, 2400 in all, in a storage facility at the Visual Education Department at Los Angeles County Schools. Lengthy Vroman biography at the front by Beaumont Newhall, a full account of the Discovery Of The Vroman Negatives by Ruth Mahood, and details of the Printing Of The Vroman Negatives by William Webb. Strikingly illustrated with 104 photographs reproduced from contemporary contact prints made from the original 6 1/2" x 8 1/2" glass negatives, 92 of them full-page. Inscribed and signed by Ruth Mahood on the title page. Fine, in a Near Fine dust jacket. Clean, crisp, bright, and sharp. A beautiful and informative book.

$75.00

Willard Van Dyke, Changing The World Through Photography And Film (Signed)
seller photo

Willard Van Dyke, Changing The World Through Photography And Film (Signed)

By Enyeart, James

University Of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, 2008; First Edition; 8vo, 316 pages; illustrated. Biography of Willard Van Dyke (1906-1986), photographer, filmmaker, friend and contemporary of Adams, Weston, Ralph Steiner, Pare Lorentz, et. al., and co-founder of Group f/64. An exhaustive and fascinating history, begun by Van Dyke and completed after his death by photographer and professor emeritus James Enyeart, former director of George Eastman House in Rochester and Director of the Center For Creative Photography, University Of Arizona, Tucson. Photo-illustrated. Signed by the author on the f.f.e.p. As New, in an As New dustjacket. A pristine copy.

$40.00

Matt Mahurin
seller photo

Matt Mahurin

By Mahurin, Matt

RAM, Tokyo, Japan, 1993; First Edition, limited to 2,300 copies; square octavo (9" x 9"), 47 pages; black velvet boards; gilt titles. A series of dreamlike photographs, captured in travels throughout the United States and Japan by California artist/photographer Matt Mahurin. Forty images in all, in black & white and color. Edited by Maya Ishiwata and Theresa Luisotti and published by RAM. Printed in Japan. Fine, in clear acetate dust jacket.

$75.00

The Grotesque In Photography, A First Collection Of Photographers Whose Fantastic Visions Of Life Are As Revolutionary As Those Of The Impressionists (Signed)
seller photo

The Grotesque In Photography, A First Collection Of Photographers Whose Fantastic Visions Of Life Are As Revolutionary As Those Of The Impressionists (Signed)

By Coleman, A.D.

Ridge Press/ Summit Books, New York, 1977; Quarto, 208 pages; red cloth, orange titles. Prodigious collection of bizarre b&w images from such photographers as Emmet Gowin, Les Krims, Peter Hujar, Paul Diamond, Duane Michals, Andre Kertesz, Bill Brandt, Edward Weston, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Arthur Tress, Brassai, Weegee, Jerry Uelsmann, Erwin Blumenfeld, Richard Kerstel, Max Waldman, Allen A. Dutton, Clarence John Laughlin, Ellen Carey, Lucas Samaras, Robert Delford Brown, William Mortensen, and others, as well as those from a number of daguerreotypes, cabinet cards, cartes de visite, and historic photos from the Civil War and Old West, which reflect the lurid element of the macabre. Probing text by A.D. Coleman. Produced with a grant from the Art Critics Fellowship of the National Endowment Of The Arts. Signed by the author on the title page. Standard for Ridge Press, first editions were not identified. Very Good Plus, clean, crisp, bright, and sharp, in a Very Good dust jacket that has mild spine sunning. Not a remainder. A nice and solid copy of a unique and startling book.

$55.00

The Art Of Adventure
seller photo

The Art Of Adventure

By Rowell, Galen

Collins Publishers, San Francisco, 1989; First Edition; tall quarto, 166 pages. Magnificent color photographic study of mountain landscapes and mountaineering, by notable photographer/ adventurer Galen Rowell. Fine, in a Fine dust jacket.

$55.00

Edward Weston Nudes
seller photo

Edward Weston Nudes

By Wilson, Charis

Aperture, Inc., New York, 1977; no statement of edition; quarto, 116 pages; illustrated; brown cloth; gilt titles. Fine, in a Very Good Plus dust jacket that has a single eighth-inch closed edge tear. A clean, crisp, and attractive copy.

$60.00

Just One More!, 1961 Annual
seller photo

Just One More!, 1961 Annual

By Los Angeles Press Photographers’ Association

L,A. Press Photographers’ Ass’n., Los Angeles, 1961; First Edition; 4to, 113 pages; Illustrated. The Los Angeles Press Photographers’ Association annual for 1961, featuring the best work of the city’s press photographers that year. Articles by Los Angeles Times Editor Nick Williams, L.A. Herald Express Picture Editor Ed Krauch, L.A. Examiner Sports Columnist Mel Durslag, and L.A. Mirror Aviation Editor Don Dwiggins. Profusely illustrated with scores of great photographs of Southern California life: tragedy, comedy, sports, and glamour, plus dozens of display ads for Los Angeles businesses, as well as numerous box ads from well-wishing celebrities, such as Jack Benny, Jimmy Durante, and John Wayne. Very Good Plus, in illustrated boards. Clean, crisp, bright, and sharp.

$40.00

Ricordo di Napoli
seller photo

Ricordo di Napoli

By Capello, Caesare

Caesare Capello, Milan, 1929; 12mo, 32 pages; color illustrated boards. Wonderful 32-panel accordion fold photographic study of Naples, Italy with each photo fully described on the verso in Italian, French, English, and German. Beautifully bound in elaborate embossed color lithograph boards depicting mount Vesuvius in eruption. Near Fine, clean, bright, crisp and sharp.

$55.00

Peace On Earth, An Encyclical Letter Of His Holiness Pope John XXIII
seller photo

Peace On Earth, An Encyclical Letter Of His Holiness Pope John XXIII

By Mason, Jerry and Fred R. Sammis (Editors)

Ridge Press, NY, 1964; 4to,159 pages. Complete text of Pope John XXIII’s famous encyclical, "Pacem In Terris," illustrated with numerous b&w photographs by notable Magnum photographers such as Ansel Adams, Bruce Davidson, Eve Arnold, Henry Cartier-Bresson, Cornell Capa, Marc Riboud, and Charles Harbutt. A magnificent book. Very Good Plus, in stiff wraps.

$40.00

The 1951 Flood In Greater Kansas City
seller photo

The 1951 Flood In Greater Kansas City

By Graddy, Jo Anne

Jo Anne Graddy, Kansas City, 1951; no statement of edition; oblong 8vo, 48 pages. Photographic archive of the devastating flood which struck Kansas City on Friday the 13th, July, 1951, leaving 30,000 people homeless. Forty-six full-page dramatic b&w photographs. Very Good Plus, in photo illustrated wraps. Small name at the upper right corner of the front wrap.

$30.00

Next >