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The Photographic History of the Civil War
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The Photographic History of the Civil War

By MILLER, Francis Trevelyan (editor)

New York: The Review of Reviews Co, 1911. Hardcover. Volumes 5-10 (out of 10) set. 4to. Blue blind-embossed cloth with gilt spine lettering and rules. Various paginations. Top edges gilt. Frontispieces, extensive illustrations and maps, decorated endpapers. Very good. Mild edgewear and occasional stray blemish, else uniformly tight and internally fine; dozen boogered-up upper page corners in volume nine. Just a PARTIAL set (6 out of 10 volumes), all first editions, of this definitive photographic chronicle, but all are tight and attractive, with no flaws other than quite mild binding wear. Warren W. Hassler Jr. sums it up nicely: "A mammoth collection of Civil War pictures that has become the standard photographic compendium on most aspects of the conflict." Priced accordingly. NEVINS I, 38.

$100.00

Scenic America: The Beauties of the Western Hemisphere

By STODDARD, John L.

Chicago: The Werner Company, n.y.. Hardcover. Wide 4to. Brown cloth with huge silver lettering and decorative stamping. (Ca. 15opp). Extensive full-page illustrations, floral endpapers. Good plus. Large but not highly visible discoloration to front board; old but neat, discreet brown cloth tape to inner hinges, thus tight. Tight and decent later printing of these turn-of-the-century photographs by the popular lecturer. Subtitle notes, "Containing a Rare and Elaborate Collection of Photographic Views of the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America." Comes with Stoddard's "Portfolio of Photographs of Famous Cities, Scenes and Paintings...." Chicago: Educational Publishing Company, 1893. Wide 4to. Stiff burnt umber wrappers with brown cloth tape spine (16pp). Numerous full-page photographs. The fifth title in his popular 5-volume "Art Series." Good plus. Internally near fine, though outer wrappers (only) are worn, with a few archivally closed (on verso) small tears, a discoloration, a large chip at corner of rear wrapper.

$40.00

The Civil War Through the Camera: Hundreds of Vivid Photographs Actually Taken in Civil War Times -- Sixteen Reproductions in Color of Famous War Paintings
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The Civil War Through the Camera: Hundreds of Vivid Photographs Actually Taken in Civil War Times -- Sixteen Reproductions in Color of Famous War Paintings

By ELSON, Henry W.

New York: McKinlay, Stone & Mackenzie, 1912. Hardcover. Small 4to. Red cloth with gilt and black spine lettering. (Ca. 400pp). Color frontispiece, extensive illustrations, 15 heavy stock called-for color plates. Very good. Binding a tad edgeworn and spine faintly sunned, else tight and internally near fine. Attractive first edition of what E.B. Long critiques as "The best of the early one-volume picture books...." A really sharp copy. Also issued as sixteen separate pamphlets. NEVINS II, 8.

$75.00

Advertising Photography: A Visual Communication Book
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Advertising Photography: A Visual Communication Book

By PINNEY, Roy

New York: Hastings House Publishers, 1962. Hardcover. Small 4to. Blue cloth with silver lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 160pp. Color frontispiece, numerous illustrations (some color). Very good. Tight and internally near fine, though binding lightly edgeworn (mainly spine head/tail) and slightly "flecked"; jacket a bit edgeworn, with a few tiny edge chips. A handsome first edition of this well-illustrated history and how-to, one of the first studies of the topic. Pinney (1911-2010) was a prolific photographer, journalist, author and war correspondent. From the library of Senator Adlai E. Stevenson III (b. 1930) of Illinois.

$50.00

Chicago

By CROMIE, Robert

Chicago: Rand McNally & Company, 1980. Hardcover. Photographs by Archie Lieberman. Folio. Blue buckram-backed with gilt lettering and blue marbled board, pictorial dust jacket. (Ca. 15opp). Extensive color illustrations. Near fine/near fine. Couple leaves with faintest foxing. This handsome first edition of the Chicago journalist's words of tribute and Chicago photographer's stunning imagery has been signed boldly by the latter (Lieberman) in black fineline on half-title page. The late great Illinois photog (1926-2008) is best remembered for his 1974 classic "Farm Boy" and its 1993 sequel "Neighbors."

$55.00

Farm Boy
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Farm Boy

By LIEBERMAN, Archie (photographer)

New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc, 1974. Hardcover. 4to. Red cloth with white spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 360pp. Frontispiece, 240 illustrations, pictorial (with text) endpapers. Fine/fine. A tight and attractive first edition of this extraordinary pictorial record of rural life in northwest Illinois, a classic of Midwest photography. Inscribed and signed large and bold by the author/photographer: Just below the end of the printed dedication ("...and for gentle people and beautiful lands") he continues -- "and for / Ed Martzen -- / Therza thinks you / should have this -- / Merry Christmas / Archie Lieberman." ("Therza" being his nickname for wife Esther.).

$100.00

Custer: A Photographic Biography
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Custer: A Photographic Biography

By MOELLER, Bill, and MOELLER, Jan

Missoula, MT: Mountain Press Publishing Company, 2003. Paperback. Small 4to. Stiff glazed pictorial wrappers. v, 223pp, (1p ad). Extensive color illustrations. Near fine. A tight and nice first edition of this largely pictorial life of the controversial general and Indian fighter.

$20.00

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

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

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