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Photographs

By Allen Ginsberg

Altadena, California, 1990. Cloth. Fine/Near Fine. INSCRIBED BY ALLEN GINSBERG TO NOTED BOOK PRINTER AND PUBLISHER JIM CAMP (SYNAESTHESIA PRESS) on the title page. An all-but-pristine copy to boot of the 1990 stated 1st edition, limited to 5,000 casebound copies. Tight and Fine in a crisp, Near Fine to Fine dustjacket. Folio, wonderful black-and-white portraits (with Ginsberg's astute captions) thruout.

$1000.00

Hotel Street: A Prose-Poem
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Hotel Street: A Prose-Poem

By Hank Watson (Robert Mohr)

Honolulu: Golden Voice Publications, 1975. Original wraps. Near Fine. 1975 1st edition of this uncommon, gritty look at the seamier side of night life in Honolulu. A very sharp copy. Clean and Near Fine in its stapled, pictorial wrappers, with just a touch of very light creasing near the front panel's lower-tip. 16mo, the verse by Hank Watson, the evocative black-and-whte photography by Robert Mohr.

$100.00

Islands in the Night
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Islands in the Night

By Michael S. King

Tallahassee, FL: Self-published, 1974. Original wraps. Near Fine. 1974 1st edition of this unusual black-and-white study of Florida gas stations. Clean and Near Fine in its stapled, pictorial wrappers. Oblong octavo, a simple paragraph of set-up followed by a wordless series of highly-evocative, night-time photos.

$50.00

Monsters & Madonnas

By William Mortensen

Jacques de Langre, Publisher, 1967. Decorative Cloth. Very Good +. A handsome, very well-preserved copy of this lavish 1967 reprint of William Mortensen's beguiling --and highly-influential-- first book (which was originally published in 1936). Tight and Near Fine in a crisp, price-intact, Near Fine dustjacket, with one small closed tear and a touch of very light chipping along the spine crown, and also at the foot of the spine. Folio, full color plates, duotones and black-and-whites along the rectos. One of the seminal titles in the field of early photography instruction.

$300.00

Jan Cifra
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Jan Cifra

By Jaroslav Bocek

Prague: Statni Nakladatelstvi Krasne Literatury a Umeni, 1962. Original wraps. Very Good +. 1962 1st edition of this handsome monograph on the Czech photographer Jan Cifra. Solid and VG+ in its pictorial wrappers, with very light wear at the spine ends. Square 16mo, part of the wonderful SNKLU photo series issued out of Prague.

$50.00

Eva Fukova
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Eva Fukova

By Emanuel Frynta

Prague: Statni Nakladatelstvi Krasne Literatury a Umeni, 1963. Original wraps. Very Good +. 1963 1st edition of this handsome monograph on Czech-American photographer Eva Fukova (1927-2015). Solid and VG+ in its pictorial wrappers, with very light creasing along the front panel's upper edge. Square 16mo, part of the wonderful SNKLU photo series issued out of Prague.

$50.00

Ba-Ke-Sho-Shi (In Its Original Obi)
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Ba-Ke-Sho-Shi (In Its Original Obi)

By Reiko Kruk

Tokyo: Little More, 2010. Original wraps. Fine/Near Fine. A near-pristine copy of the 2010 1st edition, SIGNED BY REIKO KRUK at the first blank endpaper. Clean and Fine in a crisp, Near Fine dustjacket, with very light creasing along the panel edges and just a touch of light scuffing to the front panel. Thick octavo, also includes an immaculate copy of the publisher's printed obi. Hundreds of photos related to experimental fashion, theatre and cinema (including a tribute to Werner Herzog's "Nosferatu" and specifically to Klaus Kinski).

$500.00

Karol Kallay
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Karol Kallay

By Lubor Kara

Prague: Statni Nakladatelstvi Krasne Literatury a Umeni, 1963. Original wraps. Very Good +. 1963 1st edition of this handsome monograph on Slovakian photographer Karol Kallay (1926-2012). Solid and VG+ in its pictorial wrappers, with just a touch of very light wear along the spine edges. Square 16mo, part of the wonderful SNKLU photo series issued out of Prague.

$100.00

Eugen Wiskovsky
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Eugen Wiskovsky

By Anna Farova

Prague, 1964. Original wraps. Very Good +. 1964 1st edition of this handsome monograph on leading Czech avant garde photographer Eugen Wiskovsky (1888-1964). Solid and VG+ in its pictorial wrappers, with just a touch of light wear at the spine crown. Square 16mo, part of the wonderful SNKLU photo series issued out of Prague.

$100.00

Photographie (Photo Graphie) 1931
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Photographie (Photo Graphie) 1931

By Philippe Soupault

Paris: Arts et Metiers Graphiques, 1931. Original wraps. Near Fine. The 1931 edition of this impressive, short-lived French annual issued out of Paris and lasting only 11 years in this original incarnation. 124 lavish full-page gravures by the likes of Doris Ulmann, Man Ray, Edward Steichen, Paul Outerbridge, Munkacsi, Lee Miller, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Andre Kertesz, Germaine Krull, Hoyningen-Huene, Herbert Bayer, Cecil Beaton, et al. Also includes over two dozen wonderfully decorative period ads at the rear. This issue has held up very well to boot: clean and Near Fine in its spiral-bound, off-white printed wrappers, with just the slightest touch of spotting to the front panel. Tall quarto, crisp, well-preserved and very presentable, with a number of hauntingly beautiful photos. Also includes a handsome navy-blue custom-made box (with bright gilt-titling along the spine), which houses the annual.

$500.00

Photographie (Photo Graphie) 1932
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Photographie (Photo Graphie) 1932

By Andre Beucler

Paris: Arts et Metiers Graphiques, 1932. Original wraps. Very Good +. The 1932 edition of this impressive, short-lived French annual issued out of Paris and lasting only 11 years in this original incarnation. 111 lavish full-page gravures (plus 4 color photographs introducing the collection) by the likes of Man Ray, Margaret Bourke-White, Berenice Abbott, Cecil Beaton, Edward Weston, Lee Miller, Germaine Krull, Hoppe, Florence Henri, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Andreas Feininger, Robert Bresson, Anton Bruehl, et al. Also includes over a dozen very stylish, Deco-suffused ads at the rear. This issue has held up very well to boot: clean and VG+ to Near Fine in its spiral-bound, orange wrappers, with just a touch of very light creasing along the panel edges. Tall quarto, crisp and very presentable, with a number of hauntingly beautiful photos. Also includes a handsome navy-blue custom-made box (with bright gilt-titling along the spine), which houses the annual.

$500.00

Photographie (Photo Graphie) 1940
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Photographie (Photo Graphie) 1940

By Andre Lejard

Paris: Arts et Metiers Graphiques, 1939. Original wraps. Very Good +. The 1940 edition of this impressive, short-lived French annual issued out of Paris and lasting only 11 years all told in this original incarnation. 90 lavish full-page gravures by the likes of Brassai, Bill Brandt, Philippe Halsman, Louise Dahl Wolfe, Florence Henri, Herbert List, Ylla et al. In addition, following the collection of gravures is a section titled "L'Humour Dans La Photographie", which features smaller, more frivolous photos of oddball, surreal moments. This issue has held up very well to boot: clean and VG+ to Near Fine in its spiral-bound, pictorial wrappers, with very light creasing at the front panel and just a touch of light rubbing and offsetting along the spine. Tall quarto, crisp and very presentable, with a number of hauntingly beautiful photos. Also includes a handsome navy-blue custom-made box (with bright gilt-titling along the spine), which houses the annual.

$250.00

Photographie (Photo Graphie) 1936
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Photographie (Photo Graphie) 1936

Paris: Editions des Arts et Metiers Graphiques, 1936. Original wraps. Very Good +. The 1936 edition of this impressive, short-lived French annual issued out of Paris and lasting only 11 years all told in this original incarnation. 120 lavish full-page gravures by the likes of Andre Kertesz, George Hurrel, Bill Brandt, Ylla, George Platt Lynes, Cecil Beaton, Herbert List et al. Also includes roughly a dozen wonderful period ads at the rear. This issue has held up very well to boot: clean and VG+ to Near Fine in its spiral-bound, pictorial wrappers, with just a touch of very light creasing along the panel edges. Tall quarto, crisp and very presentable, with a number of hauntingly beautiful photos. Also includes a handsome navy-blue custom-made box (with bright gilt-titling along the spine), which houses the annual.

$300.00

The Form Feminine
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The Form Feminine

By John McSherry

New York: Greenberg Publisher, 1936. Original wraps. Near Fine. A handsome copy of the 1936 1st edition of this collection of stylish, high-quality black-and-white nudes. Clean and Near Fine in its spiral-bound, pictorial wrappers. Quarto, portraits by John McSherry.

$100.00

Polaevacy (The Limited Edition with a Signed Polaroid Print)
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Polaevacy (The Limited Edition with a Signed Polaroid Print)

By Nobuyoshi Araki

Tokyo: Shobunsha, 2000. Boards. Fine/Fine. A pristine copy of this 2000 deluxe edition, limited to 500 copies and including a mounted, tipped-in Polaroid print SIGNED BY ARAKI. Tight and Fine in a crisp, Fine dustjacket. Also includes the original wraparound band (or obi), which is also in Fine condition. The book (an octavo consisting of hundreds of Araki's polaroid reproductions) and the signed print are housed in the publisher's beige cardboard chemise and outer slipcase, both of which are also in Fine condition. A very impressive Araki limitation.

$750.00

The Lines of My Hand
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The Lines of My Hand

By Robert Frank

Lustrum Press, 1972. Original wraps. Near Fine. A clean, very sharp copy of the 1972 1st American edition. Tight and easily Near Fine in its pictorial wrappers, with just a touch of very light creasing at the front panel's upper tip. Tall quarto, lavish black-and-white reproductions thruout by Ralph Gibson's Lustrum Press. Crisp and bright.

$150.00

Alice in Wonderland: The Forming of a Company and the Making of a Play
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Alice in Wonderland: The Forming of a Company and the Making of a Play

By The Manhattan Project and Doon Arbus (Photographs by Richard Avedon)

Merlin House (Distributed by E.P. Dutton), 1973. Original wraps. Very Good +. A handsome copy of the 1973 stated 1st paperback printing. Tight and VG+ in its original pictorial wrappers, with very light creasing along the spine crown and just a touch of foxing at the half-title. Oblong quarto, text by Doon Arbus, Richard Avedon's crisp, first-rate black-and-white photography thruout.

$100.00

Bibliography of Photographic Processes in Use Before 1880: Their Materials, Processing and Conservation
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Bibliography of Photographic Processes in Use Before 1880: Their Materials, Processing and Conservation

By Compiled by M. Susan Barger

Rochester Institute of Technology (Graphic Arts Research Center), 1980. Original wraps. Near Fine. A crisp, clean copy of the 1980 1st edition. Tight and Near Fine in its pictorial wrappers. Quarto, compiled by M. Susan Barger, Preface by Larry Booth.

$150.00

Le Paris Souterrain de Felix Nadar 1861
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Le Paris Souterrain de Felix Nadar 1861

By Philippe Neagu

Caisse Nationale des Monuments Historiques et des Sites, 1982. Original wraps. Very Good. INSCRIBED BY PHILIPPE NEAGU (who put together the show and wrote the catalogue's Preface). A solid copy to boot of the catalogue, which was based on the 1982 exhibition at Caisse Nationale des Monuments Historiques et des Sites. Tight and VG in its pictorial wrappers, with rubbing along the panels. Octavo, crisp black-and-white reproductions of the subterranean work of the great Felix Nadar.

$50.00

Women of Japan
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Women of Japan

By Christine Arnothy (Photographs by Marc Riboud)

London: Andre Deutsch (A Bruna Book), 1959. Original wraps. Very Good +. The 1959 1st UK (and 1st English language) edition. Crisp and VG+ to Near Fine in its pictorial wrappers, with very light creasing --and mild soiling-- along the spine. Pocketbook-sized, the text by Christine Arnothy (translated into Engflish by Diana Athill), the crisp, first-rate gravure photographs by Marc Riboud.

$150.00

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