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Kyoto by Camera and Pen

By CHIYOZO, Kobori (director)

Kyoto, Japan: Tanko-shinsha Co., Ltd, 1963. Hardcover. Translation by Thomas I. Elliott and Masuo Yamaguchi. Photographs by Hideo Matuo and Hiroshi Hukawa. 8vo. Pale blue paper over boards with dark blue spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 210pp. Extensive full-page illustrations, map endpapers. Near fine/near fine. Tight and lovely first edition of this heavily-illustrated guide to this city's major sites. Errata slip tipped in at close. Nonauthorial gift inscription on front flyleaf ("Here we are on the way to Kyoto on the new Tokaido (name-dropping!) oh how appropriate in this book! (That's supposed to sound like a typical last line of haiku!)....").

$35.00

The Story of Shep: Written by His Mistress
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The Story of Shep: Written by His Mistress

By JAQUES, Bertha E.

Chicago: 4316 Greenwood Avenue, 1912. Hardcover. 8vo. White cloth spine with black lettering and grey paper over boards with paper label, pictorial dust jacket. 105pp. Frontispiece, numerous full-page plates. Fine/very good. Jacket lightly edgeworn along the top (only) and overall a bit age toned and darkened. First and only edition, limited to 1000 numbered copies (this #180) of this bizarrity by this famed, influential and colorful Chicago etcher and photographer (1863-1941). Likely the many photographs that fill it are by her, though not so noted. Interestingly, she inscribes and signs the front flyleaf of this copy in brown ink to a fellow member of an organization she helped found, the Chicago Society of Etchers: "To Wallace L. DeWolf -- / In appreciation for his / charming book of rhymes. / Bertha E. Jaques / October / 1921." DeWolf (1854-1930) was a noted Chicago attorney remembered as much as an artist, art benefactor and philanthropist. Stunning condition, as the mildly worn jacket did its job and kept the volume tight and pristine. Scarce, especially in such primo condition and in the jacket -- and inscribed copies are rarely seen.

$250.00

Neighbors: A Forty-Year Portrait of an American Farm Community
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Neighbors: A Forty-Year Portrait of an American Farm Community

By LIEBERMAN, Archie (photographer)

New York: CollinsPublishers, 1993. Hardcover. 4to. Black cloth, pictorial dust jacket. 157pp. Extensive illustrations. Fine/fine. A handsome and tight first edition of this sequel to Lieberman's 1974 classic "Farm Boy," being a pictorial record of a farming family in northwest Illinois. Lieberman boldly pens "To Bud & Joan -- / wiith best wishes / Archie Lieberman / 11-6-93" in black fineline on an inner flyleaf. This superb copy is accompanied by a near fine 19 3/4" X 24½" black and white poster for this title issued by CollinsPublishers in 1993 -- being the same portrait of farmer Bill Hammer Jr. featured on the jacket's front cover. In a lightish area just left of center, Liberman signs large in black marker, dating it "1-17-99." A classic Illinois photography title from the late great Illinois photog (1926-2008) and an uncommon poster issued in a modest quantity -- never seen signed. (Poster will be mailed separately.).

$95.00

Real Photo Postcards: The Life-Size Edition
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Real Photo Postcards: The Life-Size Edition

By WARD, Robert

Bellevue, WA: Antique Paper Guild, 1994. Paperback. Small 4to. Stiff pictorial wrappers with black plastic comb binding. xv, 204pp, (2pp), (2pp ads). Heavily illustrated. Near fine. A tight, handsome first edition of this superbly illustrated and useful collecting guide to this most-collected form of postcards.

$50.00

Lincoln: A Pictorial History

By STEERS, Edward

Gettysburg: Thomas Publications, 1993. Paperback. 4to. Stiff glossy pictorial wrappers. 135pp. Extensive illustrations. Fine. Superbly tight and pristine first edition.

$25.00

American Hand Book of the Daguerreotype: Giving the Most Approved and Convenient Methods for Preparing the Chemicals, and the Combinations Used in the Art: Containing the Daguerreotype, Electrotype, and Various Other Processes Employed in  Taking Heliographic Impressions
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American Hand Book of the Daguerreotype: Giving the Most Approved and Convenient Methods for Preparing the Chemicals, and the Combinations Used in the Art: Containing the Daguerreotype, Electrotype, and Various Other Processes Employed in Taking Heliographic Impressions

By HUMPHREY, S.D.

New York: S.D. Humphrey, 1853. Hardcover. 12mo. Red blind-ruled cloth with gilt spine lettering. 144pp. Very good. Very faintest of edgewear; text block faintly age toned. Quaint early bookplate on front pastedown depicts a chimp crouching on a stack of tomes, chin in hand as he ponders the skull in his other hand. A tight and lovely first edition in an attractive early 20th century rebind. Very scarce early manual by influential early daguerreotypist Samuel Dwight Humphrey (1823-83), first editor of the "Daguerrean Journal" and author of the 1849 "A System of Photography Containing an Explicit Detail of the Daguerreotype" and one other photography manual, all three of which went through several editions. A superb copy of this rarely seen manual.

$1000.00

Photographic Researches and Manipulations, Including the Author's Former Treatise on Daguerreotype
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Photographic Researches and Manipulations, Including the Author's Former Treatise on Daguerreotype

By HILL, L.L.

Lexington: Holman & Gray, 1851. Hardcover. 12mo. Quarter black calf with compartments and gilt lettering and marbled paper over boards. iv, 200pp. Very good. Tight-hinged and fully handleable, though mildly edgeworn and with marbled boards rubbed; text block lightly age toned and occasionally foxed; contemporary ownership signature on front pastedown, same on inner flyleaf and pencilled at top of title page; ca. 1900 bookplate on front pastedown. First of this edition, tight and fairly nice, being a revised edition of his 1850 "Treatise on Daguerreotype." In 1851, upstate New York minister Levi L. Hill (1816-65) caused controversy when he claimed to have developed a process to create color photographs, which he called "heliochromes" (and which soon became personalized to "Hillotypes"). It wasn't until 1856 that Hill published his "Treatise on Heliochromy" to explain the process, but a daguerreotypist got the book banned on grounds of libel and all but a few were pulped. Hill's process was long discredited, then forgotten, although recent scientific tests show that his convoluted process works somewhat. A decent copy of this rarity. A second edition, revised and enlarged, was issued in 1854 by Myron Shew in Philadelphia, and this later edition too is extremely scarce.

$3500.00

Lincoln's Inner Circle: Thirty-one Pictures of Abraham Lincoln and His Family, Cabinet, Home, Statues and Tomb

By PRATT, Harry E.

Springfield: Illinois State Historical Society, 1955. Paperback. 8vo. Stiff blue wrappers. (31pp). Illustrations. Near fine. First edition. A tight and lovely first edition of these beautifully reproduced, high-quality sepia-tone photographs of Lincoln statuary, family, friends, cabinet members and so on.

$20.00

Neighbors: A Forty-Year Portrait of an American Farm Community
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Neighbors: A Forty-Year Portrait of an American Farm Community

By LIEBERMAN, Archie (photographer)

New York: CollinsPublishers, 1993. Hardcover. 4to. Black cloth, pictorial dust jacket. 157pp. Extensive illustrations. Fine/fine. Tight, lovely first edition of this sequel to Lieberman's 1974 classic "Farm Boy," being a pictorial record of a farming family in northwest Illinois. On an inner flyleaf, Lieberman boldly pens "Hi Neighbor / To Virginia Bresnehan, / Best wishes / Archie Lieberman / Galena / 11-6-93" in black fineline. A classic Illinois photography title from the late great Illinois photog (1926-2008).

$55.00

Martha's Vineyard

By CHAMBERLAIN, Samuel

N.p.: Stanley F. Baker Publisher, 1941. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Tan paper over boards with blue lettering. 73pp. Extensive sepia-tone illustrations, pictorial endpapers. Very good. Quite mild edgewear and bit of rubbing. A tight, nice first edition of this lovely pictorial tour from this oddball small publisher, though the Hastings House edition is also often identified as the first.

$20.00

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

By HORAN, James D.

New York: Bonanza Books, 1966. Hardcover. 4to. Black cloth with gilt spine lettering. xiv, 330pp. Numerous illustrations. Near fine. A tight and attractive reprint edition of this popular account whose subtitle says it all.

$25.00

Animals: Photographs

By SHAY, Art

Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2002. Hardcover. 4to. Grey cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xiv, 132pp. Extensive full-page illustrations. Fine/very good. A Tight and quite attractive first edition of this far-ranging gathering of the renowned Chicago photojournalist's black and white images from across the globe and across many decades. Inscribed and signed quite large and bold in black fineline on the front flyleaf: "For Austin -- / When you're old enough / to enjoy these pictures / Grandpa ERNIE will / sit you on his lap & / tell you about them. / He loves you very much -- / with love / Art Shay / May 21 02."

$55.00

Animals: Photographs

By SHAY, Art

Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2002. Hardcover. 4to. Grey cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xiv, 132pp. Extensive full-page illustrations. Near fine/near fine. A superb, tight and handsome first edition of this far-ranging gathering of the renowned Chicago photojournalist's black and white images from across the globe and across many decades. Inscribed and signed quite large and bold in black fineline on the front flyleaf: "For ERNIE -- / A craftsman of the / old school, an intellectual / & a man at home in / many worlds -- a brain -- / with love -- / Art Shay / May 21 02."

$55.00

Étude structurale de la baie de Monaco en sondage sismique continu
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Étude structurale de la baie de Monaco en sondage sismique continu

By EDGERTON, Harold E., GIERMANN, Günter, and LEENHARDT, Olivier

Washington, DC: Bull. Inst. océanogr. Monaco, 1967. National Geographic Society Research Reports. Paperback. Small 4to. Wrappers. 6pp. Fine. A tight, attractive offprint of this report (entirely in French) co-authored by the famed M.I.T. electrical engineering and photography pioneer (1903-90) known as "Papa Flash" and remembered for making high-speed photography practical through his stroboscope. Boldly signed by Edgerton in full in black fineline on the front wrapper. First published in Volume 67, No. 1377, of this famed oceanographic institute's bulletin. Very uncommon in this form and a scarce signature.

$75.00

The Civil War in Depth: History in 3-D
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The Civil War in Depth: History in 3-D

By ZELLER, Bob

San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1997. Hardcover. Wide small 4to. Blue cloth spine with gilt lettering and blue pictorial paper over boards. 120pp. Extensive illustrations, pictorial endpapers. Fine. A tight and pristine third printing of this chronicle of the Civil War as seen in stereoview cards of the period. Clear plastic sleeve at rear lacks viewer.

$15.00

Mr. Lincoln's Contemporaries: An Album of Portraits

By MEREDITH, Roy

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1951. Hardcover. 4to. Light blue cloth with dark blue lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xii, 233pp. Numerous illustrations, pictorial endpapers. Very good/very good. Jacket edgeworn and a bit rubbed. A tight and nice first edition of this intriguing gathering of (to quote the jacket front panel) "172 Portraits by Mathew B. Brady." Laid in is a pristine 4pp 8vo promotional leaflet for this title put out by the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop.

$35.00

Geography of Holiness: The Photography of Thomas Merton

By MERTON, Thomas

New York: The Pilgrim Press, 1980. Hardcover. Edited by Deba Prasad Patnak. Small 4to. Light green cloth with dark green spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xii, 100pp, (15pp). Extensive illustrations. Fine/very good. Faintest of jacket edgewear. Wonderfully tight and handsome first edition of this first-ever gathering of the Trappist monk's photographs.

$50.00

Streisand: Through the Lens

By MOLINE, Karen

New York: Delilah, 1982. Paperback. Photo-edited by Frank Teti. Small 4to. Stiff glossy pictorial wrappers. 144pp. Extensive illustrations. Near fine. A superb and tight first edition of this text illustrated with images by Cecil Beaton, Yani Begakis, Bob Deutsch, Ron Galella, Tony Ricco, Santiago Rodriguez and Frank Teti.

$25.00

The World of Mathew Brady: Portraits of the Civil War Period
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The World of Mathew Brady: Portraits of the Civil War Period

By MEREDITH, Roy

Los Angeles: Brooke House Publishers, 1976. Hardcover. 4to. Full grey leatherette with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 240pp. Numerous illustrations. Near fine/near fine. Tight and nice later printing of this collection of 55 Brady photographs -- portraits of the famous and obscure, battle and camp scenes -- with accompanying commentary.

$25.00

The Mummies of Guanajuato

By BRADBURY, Ray

New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc, 1978. Paperback. Photographs by Archie Lieberman. 4to. Stiff glazed pictorial wrappers. (Ca. 100pp). Numerous illustrations. Faint mild edgewear. A tight, attractive first paperback edition of the Bradbury short story "The Next in Line," first published in his 1947 collection "Dark Carnival" (Sauk City, WI: Arkham House). Lieberman's many full-page black-and-white illustrations of these Mexican mummies accompany Bradbury's text. Inside the front front wrapper, Lieberman signs quite large in blue fineline, adding above "For William & Barbara Petersen, / Your friend." Lieberman (1926-2008) is best known for his 1974 coffee table volume "Farm Boy" and its sequel "Neighbors"; Petersen (1920-2007) was long-time president of the University of Dubuque.

$65.00

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