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Many people have a strong passion for photography, and Biblio is proud to present a wide selection of rare photography books in the Biblio Rare Book Room. From formal portraits of famous people throughout history to large books dedicated to specific photographers, there are plenty of fascinating and beautiful rare photography books to choose from in the Biblio Rare Book Room.

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STRANGE GENIUS ... VOLUME V THE JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY
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STRANGE GENIUS ... VOLUME V THE JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY

by Wood, John [ ed]

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[ Brewster, MA]: Published by Stephen Albahari [21st Publications], [ 2002].. Two volumes. Folio (38.5 x 34.5 cm). Full publisher's Niger goatskin, enclosed in cloth clamshell box, accompanied by portfolio of loose plates, enclosed in matching box. Fine. First edition, the deluxe "Museum Edition." Illustrated throughout with plates, including drytrap tritones, hand-pulled photogravures and color planographs. One of fifty-five numbered copies in this format, accompanied by the separate portfolio, from a total edition of 1420 copies. This number is devoted to "an insightful examination of the ways in which artists today make conscious attempts to create work that can often be unsettling, difficult, even horrific, yet all the while retaining that strangely mysterious sense of what can only be called beautiful." The portfolio contains a selected set of fourteen of the photogravures and planographs, each signed and numbered by the photographer, including images by Sally Mann, Michal Macku, Connie Imboden,… Read More
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Swingeing London 67 - etching.

Swingeing London 67 - etching.

by HAMILTON, Richard.

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London: Petersburg Press,, 1968. Edition of 70. Signed and numbered in pencil lower left by Hamilton. This print was printed, embossed and die-stamped by Hamilton and Giorgio Upiglio in Milan with collage added by Hamilton in London. In February 1967, Fraser and Jagger were arrested for the possession of controlled drugs after a rowdy party at Keith Richards's farmhouse, Redlands, in West Wittering, Sussex. The legal proceedings started in May 1967 and were adjourned until June to be heard in a higher court. A photograph by John Twine published in the Daily Sketch on 29 June, showing Robert Fraser and Mick Jagger being driven to court for sentencing while handcuffed together in a prison van, was the source of this print. Hard ground etching, aquatint, embossing and photo-etching from 2 plates, metallic foil die-stamping, with collage on mould-made etching paper. Image size: 34 x 55.6 cm. Sheet size: 57 x 73 cm. Excellent condition. Presented in a welded aluminium frame with UV protective glass. Verlag 70.
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A fine hand-coloured half-plate daguerreotype of Major-General Henry Dundas Drummond (1802-1867)...
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A fine hand-coloured half-plate daguerreotype of Major-General Henry Dundas Drummond (1802-1867) of the East India Company, and his wife Emmeline

by [DRUMMOND, Major-General Henry Dundas]

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The image, from the early 1850s, is in the original leather case gilt-embossed 'Mr Kilburn, 234 Regent Street'. The celebrated William Kilburn trained his brother Douglas, who established Victoria's first professional photographic studio in 1847.
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Io non ho mani che mi accarezzino il volto, 1961

Io non ho mani che mi accarezzino il volto, 1961

by GIACOMELLI, Mario (Senigallia, 1925 - Senigallia, 2000)

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, . Ottimo (Fine). Fotografia originale timbrata e autenticata al verso, con firma di garanzia di Simone Giacomelli. Pubblicata in Enzo Carli, ''Giacomelli. La forma dentro. Fotografie 1952-1995'', catalogo della mostra di Senigallia, Rocca Roveresca 1995. Cm 40,3x30. . Ottimo (Fine). .
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Twelve photographs of the British policy and military staff in Egypt before and during the first...
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Twelve photographs of the British policy and military staff in Egypt before and during the first world war

by Photography

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Cairo Photographic Image. Very Good. No Binding. The photographs are a part of Naum Shoucair's collection has been published (except tow un known photographs in this collection) in his book, Tarikh Sina al Qadim wa al Hadith wa Jografiyyatuha, The history of Sinai and Arabs. Al Ma'arif press, Cairo 1916, inventory no. 000456. 11 photographs are mounted on cards (not included in the measurements mentioned) of which four are signed. (1) Sir Lee Stack Pasha, royal secretary to the Sudanese government and former director of the intelligence agent and one other (un known and un published), both signed in 1913. 21.5 x 14 cm. (2) Colone G. F. Clayton, director of the intelligence agency and rep. of the Sudanese government, signed. Photogrpah by Hughes & Mullins, Ryde. 15 x 10.5 cm. (3) Captain A W Weymouth commander of Minerva, signed. 15 x 10 cm. Photo by Symonds & Co. Portsmouth (4) Rudolph Slatin Pasha, signed in 24-6-1895. Photo by Zangaki, Cairo. 22.5 x 16.5 cm. (5) Lord Kitchener. 27 x 17 cm. (6)… Read More
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An almost-lifesize vintage portrait photograph of Sir James Hurtle Fisher (1790-1875), 'one of...
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An almost-lifesize vintage portrait photograph of Sir James Hurtle Fisher (1790-1875), 'one of the most important pioneers of South Australia' ('Australian Dictionary of Biography')

by FISHER, Sir James Hurtle

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The very fine portrait (visible image size 545 × 395 mm, in its original ornate gilt frame, external dimensions 740 × 595 mm) is exquisitely hand-painted and signed by the famous colonial photographer, Townsend Duryea (1823-1888). His original label is affixed to the paper backing on the verso of the frame ('T. Duryea, Artist Photographer, 66 and 68 King William Street, Adelaide'), and in our opinion, he has created a masterpiece as both artist and photographer with this work. James Hurtle Fisher commenced practice as a solicitor in London in 1816 and 'was drawn into the colonizing movement in 1835.... [He] was selected as resident commissioner, one of the most important offices under the South Australian Act ... second only to the governor'. Fisher 'left England in July 1836 with the governor's party in the "Buffalo", arriving on 28 December 1836 at Holdfast Bay, where the official oaths were administered, a proclamation was read and a ceremony marked the beginning of settlement. In January 1837… Read More
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MASSIVE ARCHIVE OF THOUSANDS OF ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND PHOTOGRAPHIC SLIDES, ALONG WITH NUMEROUS...

MASSIVE ARCHIVE OF THOUSANDS OF ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND PHOTOGRAPHIC SLIDES, ALONG WITH NUMEROUS AUDIO RECORDINGS, COMPILED BY JACOB HARRIS, AN AMERICAN WHO SERVED AS A SENIOR POLICE ADVISOR IN VIETNAM AND THAILAND DURING THE VIETNAM WAR

by HARRIS, JACOB

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Vietnam, Thailand, and elsewhere in Asia as well as the United States, Europe, and the Middle East ca. 1964-1974: Compiled by Jacob Harris, an American who served as a Senior Police Advisor in Vietnam and Thailand during the Vietnam War, 1964 - 1974., 1964 - 1974. First edition. A large and remarkable archive of images from Vietnam and Thailand, covering the decade from the Gulf of Tonkin incident and the beginning of the buildup of American forces in Vietnam to a year before the evacuation of the American embassy. Most notable are the many images showing the training of local security forces by American civil and military advisors. The collection was compiled by Jacob Harris, an employee of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Public Safety (OPS), whose task was to train Vietnamese and Thai police and counterinsurgency forces. Most of the images, in the form of photographs and photographic slides, were created by Harris, his wife, or his associates, and… Read More
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Clyde Navigation. Glasgow Harbour and Docks
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Clyde Navigation. Glasgow Harbour and Docks

by Annan & Sons

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ANNAN & Sons.
Clyde Navigation. Glasgow Harbour and Docks.
Glasgow, Annan & Sons, 1892-1898
8 platinum prints, 15.5 x 12.0 ins, mounted on original card 25 x 19 ins with printed titles on card, some foxing on images no.5 and 6, preserved in the original portfolio case with ties, rebacked in goatskin, internally lined with archival paper, upper cover lettered gilt Glasgow Harbour and Docks.
Historic archive of photographs in the maritime history of Glasgow – the development of the Clyde Navigation, Harbour and Docks recorded in eight original platinum prints by the famous Glasgow photographers Annan & Sons between 1892 and 1898 and preserved in their original portfolio case.
Glasgow was the second city of the Empire and by the end of the 19th century had become a major Atlantic seaport and the Clyde shipyards were building the most sophisticated and technologically innovative iron and steel ships in the world.
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Descriptive Book of Thieves
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Descriptive Book of Thieves

by City of Cleveland Police Department

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Approximately 3200 booking records (approximately 20 of which have been contemporaneously blotted-out) numbered 37888 to 41109 accompanied by individual 2 x 3 inches photographs and description of the person and their alleged crime. Full brown cloth. Front board separated at hinge (see image). Marbled endpapers. Index of names in alphabetical order. Lacking page 289/290. Heavy shelf wear given the size, weight and regular usage; moisture mark to lower edge. [52], 358 pp. 16.5 x 19.65 in.; 24 pounds (10.8 Kilo)
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NOVECENTO (1900) (inscribed by Bertolucci)
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NOVECENTO (1900) (inscribed by Bertolucci): [Original BTS Photography book]

by Angelo Novi (photographer), Bernardo Bertolucci (director)

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Limited Edition
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Inscribed by Bertolucci in Italian to Walter Alferol on title page. Full green morocco faded to brown with debossed decoration to front cover. Marbled endpapers. 36 original tipped-in silver gelatin prints, 1 color print of the film crew , and 1 loose silver gelatin print. All beautifully printed. Loss to tail of spine and its leather is detached from back cover board. Discoloration to spine edge. Unpaginated. 12 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches.
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Luxurious trade catalog of a Paris based bronze-caster
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Luxurious trade catalog of a Paris based bronze-caster: Photographic Album

by Vian, Henri.

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Album with 52 photographs – each ca 220 x 280 mm – on black cardboard mounts showing clocks, mantelpieces, wall appliques, lanterns, chandeliers, bronzes and candelstands cast by the atelier of Henri Vian in Paris. Each photograph with numbers and dimensions of objects in the negativ. A number of plates with pencilled annotations on back of mounts, with numbering and sometimes dimensions of objects. Cont. calf, with an all over decoration of floral elements. Spine on five raised bands. Covers framed by double gilt fillets. Foot of spine stamped H. Vian / Paris. Folio (460 x 370 mm). Slightly rubbed, extremeties worn. Henri Vian (1860-1905), a bronze-caster active in the second half of the 19th century, was specialized in the production of bronzes, light fittings, chandeliers, chimney mantelpieces, ormolu and patinated-mounted vases always of very fine quality. The business, located at 5 rue de Thorigny in Paris (the Salé Mansion, now the Picasso Museum), was continued by Madame Vian after her… Read More
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Reise um die Welt, ausgeführt mit seinem Bruder und Freunden in den Jahren 1871, 1872 und 1873....
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Reise um die Welt, ausgeführt mit seinem Bruder und Freunden in den Jahren 1871, 1872 und 1873. Alte Reiseerinnerungen in Wort und Bild.: A travel around the world in the years 1871, 1872 and 1873.

by Zahn-Geigy, Friedrich

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5 illustrated text-volumes and 3 volumes with original pen- and ink drawings by the traveller (= complete). Text-volumes illustrated with 281 original photographs (each ca 75 x 74 mm to 125 x 82 mm) of places and people and 276 photographs with reproductions of pen- and ink sketches (each ca 126 x 72 mm) pasted onto to 183 plates. 443 unnumb. leaves, including a photo portrait of the author, and 3 maps. Atlas-volumes illustrated with 287 original pen- and ink sketches by the author (each ca 135 x 80 mm), mounted to 36 cardboard leaves with views of towns, landscapes and local residents. Compehensive and detailed description of a world tour by Friedrich Zahn-Geigy (1848-1929), a 23-year-old descendant of a Swiss banker's family from Basle. The journey, not only undertaken for educational purposes solely, but as is related in the text also for business reasons, visiting long-standing business partners and looking out for new fields of business especially in the US and South East Asia, first led them to… Read More
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1964: Eyes of the Storm
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1964: Eyes of the Storm: Ultra Rare Signed and Numbered Edition # 117 of 175 in existence

by Paul McCartney

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This signed limited deluxe edition of 1964: Eyes of the Storm is contained in a specially designed box which is included in with this listing. The book itself is housed in a custom black silkscreen slipcase with inset images printed separately, pressed, and attached to the case. The book sports a striking new jacket.
Paul McCartney's signature and the limited-edition number will appear on the first page of the book. This is number 117.
Additional features include: a cloth bound folio imprinted with black screen type on the cover; inside the folio is a printed interior sheet and an 8" x 10" numbered print secured with photo corners. Condition: Flawless/Mint. See images.
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The collection of European manners. Oshu fuzoku taikan.
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The collection of European manners. Oshu fuzoku taikan.

by Seitaro Yamakuchi

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Title-leaf with English and Japanese text, 2 leaves Japanese index, 110 collotype plates after photographs and 110 text-leaves printed on recto only, with lengthy Japanese text and short either German, French or English explanations, 1 leaf with imprint. Publisher's black cloth binding with gilt stamped English title and blue stamped Japanese title to front cover, illustrated endpapers and gilt edges. Oblong folio (360 x 270 mm). Boards rubbed, English title rather paled, edges worn. Both fly-leaves creased.
Not in Manfred Heiting and Kaneko Ryuichi. The Japanese Photobook, 1912-1980. A remarkable and very rare photographic publication by a Japanese traveller to Europe, with street photography of cities and towns in Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France and England with remarkable and highly unusual photographs shot by him in all these places, far from being a collection of the usual tourist highlights, some of which are of course included, but even they represent a particular look and unusual… Read More
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H. Bellieni Nancy. Microscopes Leitz
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H. Bellieni Nancy. Microscopes Leitz

by (Ludwig Leitz).

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185 original microphotographs, silver prints by Ludwig Leitz pasted recto and verso onto 20 grey cardboard leaves, various sizes, c. 100 x 80 mm (90 photographs) ; c. 150 x 110 mm (70 photographs) ; c. 128 x 225 mm (4 photographs) ; and 210 x 208 mm (11 photographs). All prints are numbered in pencil on the image and most are captioned in white ink with indication of magnification ratio. Cont. red half calf over pebbled red paper covers. Folio (410 x 345 mm). Extremeties slightly worn, spine and covers rubbed.
Gerlach. Geschichte der Mikroskopie pp. 790/791. Exceptional and superbly preserved large album containing 185 silver prints by Ludwig Leitz (1867-1898). The Leitz company from Wetzlar was already one of the leading manufacturers of microphotographic apparatus in Germany in the 1870s. However, a real upswing in scientific microphotography only began with the work of Robert Koch, which is why Leitz produced a newly developed microphotographic apparatus with the number 50 in 1880. The designer was… Read More
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