Photo Essays & Documentaries

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The Americans

The Americans

by Robert Frank

"Robert Frank he sucked a sad poem out of America onto film, taking rank among the tragic poets of the world. To Robert Frank I now give this message. You got eyes." -- Jack Kerouac, from the preface
The Secret Paris Of the 30's

The Secret Paris Of the 30's

by Brassai

The Secret Paris of the '30s is the compilation of the well-known but never-seen "secret photographs" of Brassai.  This evocative photographic memoir is affectionally captioned by the photographer himself, and reveals the forbidden Paris of the 1930s - its brothels, whores, pimps, and opium dens.  A must-have for any fans of Brassai or playwright Henry Miller, who often accompanied the photographer on his trips to the underground.
A Fly Fisher's Life

A Fly Fisher's Life

by Charles Ritz

The People Of Moscow

The People Of Moscow

by Henri Cartier-Bresson

American Pictures

American Pictures

by Jacob Holdt

New York September 11

New York September 11

by Magnum Photographers

Paul Strand

Paul Strand

by Paul Strand

Suburbia

Suburbia

by Bill Owens

Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus

by Diane Arbus

A Vanished World

A Vanished World

by Roman Vishniac

Tulsa

Tulsa

by Larry Clark

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China

by Lois Conner

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The Americans

by Frank- Robert/ Kerouac- Jack

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China

by Lois; Jonathan Spense; Geremie Barme Conner

Photo Essays & Documentaries Books & Ephemera

Mary Ellen Mark

Mary Ellen Mark

by Mark, Mary Ellen

Donald McCullin

Donald McCullin

by McCullin, Donald

Dysfunctional

Dysfunctional

by Rose, Aaron

Danny Lyon

Danny Lyon

by Lyon, Danny

Elusive Truth:  Four Photographers at Manzanar:  Ansel Adams, Clem Albers, Dorothea Lange, Toyo Miyatake

Elusive Truth: Four Photographers at Manzanar: Ansel Adams, Clem Albers, Dorothea Lange, Toyo Miyatake

by Robinson, Gerald H

Nevada City, California: Carl Mautz Publishing, 2002. First Edition. Paperback. Fine.. 111 p. Softcover.
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$20.00
Israel : A Photobiography

Israel : A Photobiography

by Thomas L. Friedman

Simon & Schuster, 1998. Hardcover. Acceptable. Disclaimer:A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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$8.35
A Fairy's Child (inscribed)

A Fairy's Child (inscribed)

by Dahlgren, Ann & Douglas Foulke

New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2002 1st ed. INSCRIBED on ffep by both photographers. unpaginated illustrated hardback sm 4to in pictorial boards: Fine in a Very Good+ dj in Brodart poly cover. A photographic essays in black & white.
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$25.00
Paul Strand: An Extraordinary Vision

Paul Strand: An Extraordinary Vision

by STRAND, Paul

Santa Fe, NM: Gerald Peters Gallery, 1994. First edition. Softcover. 40 pages. Exhibition catalog for a show that ran May 5-30, 1994. Brief note by gallerist Gearld Peters and afterword by Megan Fox. Includes with the covers 13 black and white images, notes, chronology, and bibliography. A very near fine copy in wrappers. A nicely printed catalog.
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$15.00
Normandie

Normandie

by Siegfried, Andre

Librairie Hachette, 1957. Book. Illus. by Noel Le Boyer (Photographs). Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Twenty-sixth in the "Les Albums des Guides Bleu" series. With 61 very nice black and white photographs of the region. Light wear to edges of dust jacket and light soiling..
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£11.75
Photography Year 1978/79

Photography Year 1978/79

by Anon

Time-Life International, 1978. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 260mm Tall, 4to. Photographic trends for 1978/9. Numerous photographs. Bibliography, Picture Credits and Index. Covers a little shelf worn. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.
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£14.00
The Bight

The Bight

by Thiele,Colin

One of the great natural wonders of the world, its exploration and understated beauty in a slim volume with colour photography, pp 56, dj in protective cover. Unmarked and unclipped.
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AU$20.00
An Imaginary Life - Hungarian Photo Album

An Imaginary Life - Hungarian Photo Album

by Rona, Jutka

Amsterdam: Thomas Rap, 2000. Paperback. Very Good/good. Oversize paperback in dustjacket, no indication of printing. A very good copy, clean and unmarked in a solid binding. Wear to the cover edges and corners, and a bit of bumping at the spine ends. Dustjacket is not as good with wear, chips and ruffling at the panel edges, and scuffing to the black rear panel. 192 pp., black and white photography, photoessay in English. Rona's look at what life would have been like if she had stayed in... Read more
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$45.00
American Pictures

American Pictures

by Holdt, Jacob

Denmark: American Pictures Foundation, 1992. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 1992. "A personal journey through the American underclass" Inscribed by the author. Profusely illustrated with striking photography chronicling mid-20th century American society. Black hardcover boards are clean. Dust jacket is also good, neat with a few small tears on edges, now in protective sleeve. Impressive collectible volume.
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$50.00
PAUL STRAND: A RETROSPECTIVE MONOGRAPH, THE YEARS 1915-1946 and PAUL STRAND: A RETROSPECTIVE MONOGRAPH, THE YEARS 1950-1968

PAUL STRAND: A RETROSPECTIVE MONOGRAPH, THE YEARS 1915-1946 and PAUL STRAND: A RETROSPECTIVE MONOGRAPH, THE YEARS 1950-1968

by Strand, Paul

Millerton, NY: Aperture, 1972. First edition. Strand, Paul. 2 volumes. 4to., [382 pp.] profusely illustrated with b&w photographic plates. Bound in light green buckrum. Fine in near fine photo-illustrated dust jackets, the second volume jacket is price-clipped. .
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$125.00
PAUL STRAND : A Retrospective Monograph The Years 1915- 1946 , Vol.1 & The Years 1950 -  1968 , Vol.2

PAUL STRAND : A Retrospective Monograph The Years 1915- 1946 , Vol.1 & The Years 1950 - 1968 , Vol.2

by Paul Strand

New York: Aperture, 1971. Book. Illus. by Paul Strand. Near Fine. Hard Cover in the Dust Jacket. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. 1st. Edition , 1971 , 1st. Printing , Gray cloth hardcovers in the dust jackets , un - paginated . Both volumes have black & white full page plates . Condition : Fine , with ex-owners name penned on the first blank page in both volumes . Dust jackets are Very Good with very small edge chips at the tops edges. ( see images ).
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$175.00
South Australia From the Air

South Australia From the Air

by Williams, Michael

Melbourne: ANZAAS/Melbourne U Press, 1969. First edition. hardcover. fine/nrfine/not price clipped. jacket head of spine has light shelfwear, 1 creased pg, clean & square, first published for ANZAAS Congress delegates (1969 )
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AU$90.00
Wild Horizons A Camerman in Africa

Wild Horizons A Camerman in Africa

by Plage, Dieter

London: Collins. 1980. Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Colour and Black & White Photographs as well as black and white maps. Previous owner's details to front free end paper x 2 and a gift inscription. 216 pages Also includes discussion of the author's filming methods and equipment. . Hardback.
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AU$10.00
The People of Moscow

The People of Moscow

by Henri Cartier-Bresson

Simon and Schuster, 1955. Hardcover. Very good/No jacket. Covers shelfworn. Front endpapers have a trailing yellow stain. No effect on the rest of the book.
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$50.00
Secrets of Nature. The Animal World Around Us

Secrets of Nature. The Animal World Around Us

by Stanek, Dr. V. J

London: Spring Books, 1111. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 305mm Tall, 4to. Translated by Iris Urwin. Numerous, often cute, some not so cute, photographs. Index. 320 pages. Not dated. Inscription on front free endpaper by previous owner. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.
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£23.00
England's Glory: A Photographic Journey Through England's Threatened Landscapes

England's Glory: A Photographic Journey Through England's Threatened Landscapes

by Davies, Gareth Huw Davies

London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1987. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 300mm Tall. Photographs of cornfields, meadows, ancient woodlands, wetlands and other features of England with information about each location. Tear to dust jacket at base of spine. DJ price clipped. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.
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£14.00
Come Sunday: Photographs by Thomas Roma

Come Sunday: Photographs by Thomas Roma

by Roma, Thomas (photographer); essay by Henry Louis Gates

New York: Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1997. second printing. Hardcover. Fine/fine. Thomas Roma photographer. Purple cloth, 111 pages, b/w photos throughout, 26cm tall, quarto. Published in conjunction with a 1996 exhibition by same name. 87 photos of the Sunday worship service in 52 black churches of Brooklyn. Fine in a fine jacket.
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$30.00
Gems of the Killarney Lakes, Parknasilla, Kenmare, Glengarriff and Bantry: Their Scenery and Antiquities

Gems of the Killarney Lakes, Parknasilla, Kenmare, Glengarriff and Bantry: Their Scenery and Antiquities

by Anon

Dublin: William Lawrence, 1111. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. Edition Not Stated.. 220mm Tall, 8vo. Sixty-five Platinatone views with descriptive guide. One of the "Emerald Isle" Album Series. From photographs by William Lawrence. Not dated but states Printed in Irish Free State so puts it between 1922-1937.
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£32.00
Views of Cork, Blarney & Queenstown

Views of Cork, Blarney & Queenstown

by Lawrence, William

Dublin: [s.n.], 1111. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. Another Edition. 220mm Tall, 8vo. Seventy-three Platinatone views with descriptive guide of the district. One of the "Emerald Isle" Album Series. From photographs by William Lawrence. Not dated, c1940.
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£22.00
The German Photographic Annual 1963

The German Photographic Annual 1963

by Strache, Wolf and Otto Steinert (Editors)

Stuttgart: Verlag DSB Dr. Wolf Strache, 1963. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Another Edition. 280mm Tall; 4to. 160 plates with notes on each one in end section. 204 pages. Plus advertisement pages. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.
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£17.00
A Camera in the Hills

A Camera in the Hills

by Smythe, F. S

London: Adam & Charles Black, 1939. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 280mm Tall; 4to. British mountaineer and photographer Francis Sydney Smythe elevates mountain photography to an art. With 65 photographs by the author taken in the British Hills and the Swiss Alps. Excellent photographs with that lovely 1930s quality thats hard to reproduce today. Several tears to dust jacket on back and front with small loss top/tail of spine and corners; some brown stains on the back. Book covers... Read more
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£14.00
Sigmar Polke Fotografien: Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden 11 Februar bis 25 Marz 1990

Sigmar Polke Fotografien: Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden 11 Februar bis 25 Marz 1990

by Polke, Sigmar; Jochen Poertte (Editor)

Stuttgart: Edition Cantz, 1990. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First American Edition. 305mm Tall, 4to. Photographs of Sigmar Polke. Exhibition catalogue. Text in German and English. 319 paginated pages. Dust jacket a little shelfworn with small tears and wear at top of spine, A tiny bit of red on lower edge of covers at the spine. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.
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£130.00
Alinari Photographers of Florence 1852-1920

Alinari Photographers of Florence 1852-1920

by Zevi, Filippo (Text editor)

Alinari Edizioni & Ideal Editions, 1978. Book. Good. Paperback. First Edition. 300mm Tall, 4to. Catalogue of the Scottish Arts Council exhibition of the photographs of the Alinari studio in Florence. Introduction by John Berger. 94 pages. Light creasing and wear to cover edges. Several small indentations on back cover..
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£12.00
Paul Strand: Masters of Photography Series

Paul Strand: Masters of Photography Series

by Paul Strand

2009-06-05. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May be re-issue. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
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$121.58
Manhattan Architecture

Manhattan Architecture

by Reynolds, Donald Martin

London: Bloomsbury, 1988. Book. Good. Hardcover. First Thus. 310mm Tall, Folio. Excellent quality photographs of Manhattan architecture - buildings and details. With index. Plain, dark blue cloth covers, gilt title on spine. Inscription on front free endpaper. Last twenty pages have been affected by damp at base next to spine. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.
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£34.00