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Beauty in Photography, Essays in Defense of Traditional Values, ADAMS, Robert
1 ADAMS, Robert Beauty in Photography, Essays in Defense of Traditional Values
0893810800 / 9780893810801 
ADAMS, ROBERT. Beauty in Photography, Essays in Defense of Traditional Values, New York: Aperture, 1981. Octavo, first edition, pp. 108, 1 (acknowledgements), cream cloth boards with lavender lettering stamped into spine, blind-stamped lettering on upper panel, halftones. 10 essays by a leader of the New Topographics movement whose American West is considered one of the most important books in modern photography. Condition of this book: Fine, no flaws. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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The Nightingale and Other Stories, ANDERSEN, Hans.
2 ANDERSEN, Hans. The Nightingale and Other Stories

ANDERSEN, HANS. The Nightingale and Other Stories with illustrations by Edmund Dulac, New York and London: Hodder and Stoughton, undated (1911). Quarto, first edition, pp. [iv], 126, 12 plates with tipped-in color illustrations, blue cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine and front, Asian garden motif stamped to front in black and gilt. One of the early 20th century's great illustrators presents Andersen classics. Condition of this book: Dust jacket is missing chunks but is still in one piece, leaves age toned, images fine, one held in place by tape at corners. Front cover is bright and handsome, but gilt on spine is mostly flaked away. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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The Fine Art of Photography, ANDERSON, PAUL L.
3 ANDERSON, PAUL L. The Fine Art of Photography

ANDERSON, PAUL L. The Fine Art of Photography, Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1919. Octavo, first edition, pp. 315, printed boards, color frontispiece, halftone plates, line drawings. A supplement to Anderson's 1917 work on pictorial photography, the present volume "pointing out the underlying principles of art, insofar as they can be applied to photography," the author says in the foreword. See Roosens-Salu 8541. Condition of this book: Very good with a few minor marks to the boards, images fine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Le Paysan de Paris, ARAGON, Louis.
4 ARAGON, Louis. Le Paysan de Paris

LOUIS ARAGON. Le Paysan de Paris, New York: Limited Editions Club, 1994. Folio, No. 15 of an edition of 300, pp. 163, 1 (limitation page), gray-green cloth boards with black lettering to spine and front, slipcased, gravure frontis of Aragon by Henri Cartier-Bresson, illustration by Bresson, signed by Bresson on the limitation page. Text in English, printed on Velin Arches paper. Surreal novel by Aragon interspersed with realistic artwork by Bresson. Includes Limited Editions Club newsletter explaining this edition. Condition of this book: Near fine with sunned spine and slipcase. 
Price: 600.00 USD
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Tintypes, BIDAUT, Jayne Hinds,
5 BIDAUT, Jayne Hinds, Tintypes
1888001798 / 9781888001792 
BIDAUT, JAYNE HINDS. Tintypes, No. 45 of an edition of 100, quarto, Graphis, 1999, pp. 224, red cloth boards in a black cloth-covered wooden clamshell box, essay by Eugenia Parry, with a dedication by the artist and an original tintype of a butterfly (2.5x3.5 inches) signed by the artist. Fine in scuffed clamshell. A mostly forgotten phenomenon, the tintype is a thin piece of sheet iron enameled black or brown-black with a collodion coating to hold an image. It was the first photographic process that was widely available to anybody, with itinerant practitioners of the art selling their work for little money. The tintype brought the first instances of people mugging and generally making fools of themselves in front of a camera, so it is interesting to come upon a serious artist working in this medium In her explanatory essay, Parry takes us through the thinking that brought Bidaut to the tintype as her means of expression. “Modern chemistries wouldn’t do. ... She chose ferrotype (also called tintype) in which ‘The Dark - felt beautiful-,’ for the dusky shadings of the process impart to everything captured the aura of perpetual twilight. ... Returning to ferrotype, photographically retrograde, was also an act of deliberate preservation ‘against the strange disease of modern life.’ ” The book is largely made up of toned and color plates reproducing Bidaut’s work: academy figures, insects and stereo nudes. Bidaut’s hand-written inscription on the last page says: Dec. 23, 1999 This book is dedicated to my parents - without whom none of this would have been possible and in celebration of their fiftieth wedding anniversary. Jayne 
Price: 800.00 USD
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Le Cirque d'Izis, BIDERMANAS, Izis.
6 BIDERMANAS, Izis. Le Cirque d'Izis

BIDERMANAS, ISRAEL. Le Cirque d'Izis, Monte Carlo: Andre Sauret, 1965. Quarto, pp. 171, 1 (note), red cloth boards with black lettering to spine, black circus character stamped on front, photos in gravure, 4 Chagall prints plus Chagall-designed dust jacket, text in French by Jacques Prevert. Parr & Badger, V.1, p. 222: "There is a desolate undercurrent, a feeling that the circus is a refuge for freaks -- not the physical freaks who entertain unfeeling spectators, but psychological freaks, profoundly cut off from conventional society. ... This sense of Existential isolation is handled with sensitivity and empathy." Condition of this book: Near fine with minor edge wear; plastic outer wrapper has a couple medium-size tears and a small chunk missing. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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The Artists of My Life, BRASSAI.
7 BRASSAI. The Artists of My Life
0670136484 / 9780670136483 
BRASSAI. The Artists of My Life, New York: Viking, 1982. Quarto, first American edition, pp. 224, beige cloth covers with gilt-stamped lettering to spine, halftone plates. Famous Paris photographer offers photos of his friends among famous Paris artists. See Roosens/Salu 1085. Condition of this book: Near fine with a lightly worn dust jacket. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Secret Studio, Bernard Buffet, BUFFET, Annabel, and  LAMY, Jean Claude
8 BUFFET, Annabel, and LAMY, Jean Claude The Secret Studio, Bernard Buffet
2080304488 / 9782080304483 
BUFFET, ANNABEL, and LAMY, JEAN-CLAUDE. The Secret Studio, Bernard Buffet, Paris: Flammarion, 2004. Quarto, first English-language edition released simultaneously with the French edition, pp. 144, black paper-covered boards with blind-stamped lettering to spine and front, duotone photos. Uses the photos of Fournol, a lifelong friend of the Buffet's, to penetrate the mind of the acclaimed artist, with text by his wife. Condition of this book: Upper board has a few small white spots, else fine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Minor White: The Eye That Shapes, BUNNELL, Peter C.
9 BUNNELL, Peter C. Minor White: The Eye That Shapes
0943012090 / 9780943012094 
BUNNELL, PETER C. Minor White: The Eye That Shapes, Princeton: Princeton University Art Museum, 1989. Heavy oblong quarto, pp. xxiii, 289, wraps, released to accompany an exhibition of the same name, a few color photos but mostly duotones, with the Totemic Sequence presented as a double-fold facing a trifold, so that 10 photos are presented on five facing pages. Many beautiful landscapes and portraits. Condition of this book: Edges soiled, all else fine. Leaves clean and tight. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Inner Light: The Shaker Legacy, BUTLER, Linda.
10 BUTLER, Linda. Inner Light: The Shaker Legacy
0394532562 / 9780394532561 
BUTLER, LINDA. Inner Light: The Shaker Legacy, New York: Knopf, 1981. Quarto, first edition, unpaginated with 58 duotone plates, gray cloth boards with silver lettering to spine, inscribed on the half-title page by Butler to the late artist and designer Julius Friedman: "For Julius, with high regard." The photos were taken in Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maine and elsewhere, radiating the contemplative, peaceful nature of Shaker society and design. Condition of this book: Jacket lightly worn, boards sunned at edges, all else fine. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Chagall Lithograph, CAIN, Julien
11 CAIN, Julien Chagall Lithograph

CAIN, JULIEN. Chagall Lithograph, Monte Carlo: Andre Sauret, 1969. Folio, German language edition, pp. 179, 1 (note), gray cloth boards with black stamped lettering on spine and upper panel, dust jacket and frontispiece lithographs created by Marc Chagall at the Mourlot Freres studio in Paris, with original acetate wrapper. Volume 3 of the 6-volume Chagall lithograph catalogue raisonne. The German edition is scarce in any condition; especially so in fine quality. Condition of this book: Faint age-toning to jacket edges, a few small cracks in acetate wrapper, else fine. 
Price: 800.00 USD
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Andy Warhol's Folk and Funk, Catalog.
12 Catalog. Andy Warhol's Folk and Funk

[Exhibition catalog.] Andy Warhol's "Folk and Funk," New York: Museum of American Folk Art, 1977. Quarto, pp. 24, wraps, halftone photos. Catalogs 85 items in Warhol's personal collection, as shown at the museum. The artist was known as a voracious collector, if not a hoarder. Condition of this book: Covers moderately worn, all else fine. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Drawings and water colors for The Ballet, CHAGALL, Marc.
13 CHAGALL, Marc. Drawings and water colors for The Ballet

CHAGALL, MARC. Drawings and water colors for The Ballet, New York: Tudor, 1969. Folio, first edition, pp. 155, light green cloth boards with gilt-stamped lettering on spine and upper panel, slipcased, original Chagall lithograph bound in. This book was inspired by Chagall's work on modern dance sets including Daphnis and Chloe, The Firebird and Aleko, with numerous double-page color illustrations. The lithograph, showing two dancers and faun, is often removed from the book and framed. Condition of this book: Overall very good, slipcase worn at edges with a few small stains. Jacket chipped at spine ends and corners, leaves clean and tight, litho has a faint wrinkle in the upper left off the image. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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Lithographe, Vol. 1, CHAGALL, Marc.
14 CHAGALL, Marc. Lithographe, Vol. 1

CHAGALL, MARC. Lithographe, Monte Carlo: Andre Sauret, 1960. Quarto, first edition, pp. 220, beige cloth boards with black lettering on spine and front, with 12 lithographs pulled at the Mourlot Freres studio, including the dust jacket, original plastic overwrap, text in French. Released as a one-off, this turned out to be Vol. 1 of a 6-volume Chagall lithograph catalog. It remains the most desirable of the 6, and is commonly plundered for its prints. With text by Julien Cain and Chagall. Condition of this book: Boards and jacket edge-worn, internal prints fine. 
Price: 1800.00 USD
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poesie photographique, CLERGUE, Lucien.
15 CLERGUE, Lucien. poesie photographique
3791328506 / 9783791328508 
CLERGUE, LUCIEN. poesie photographique (Photographic Poetry), New York et al., Prestel, 2003. Quarto, first edition, pp. 144, gray paper-covered boards with red lettering to spine, duotone and color plates, text in English, French and German. Warmly inscribed by Clergue on the half-title page, dated 2003 NYC (he died in 2014). Includes the nudes Clergue was famous for, but also a cross-section of his other work, with portraits of artistic celebrities of his era (Picasso, Dali etc.) and unknowns (gypsies, bullfighters) as well as collage-type double exposures, landscapes, and abstract images. Condition of this book: Jacket lightly worn, overall very near fine. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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Judy Coleman, COLEMAN, Judy.
16 COLEMAN, Judy. Judy Coleman
0944092101 / 9780944092101 
COLEMAN, JUDY. Judy Coleman, California: Twin Palms, 1989. Folio, first edition, unpaginated, black cloth boards with silver lettering on spine and upper panel, 5-page essay by Elaine Dines-Cox, 54 plates, 1 gate-fold, all nudes, the only model being the photographer herself, using a 30-foot cable. Dines-Cox explains Coleman's technique as a multimedia process involving Polaroids, painting and assemblage. What does it all mean? It "depends upon the individual viewer's experiential knowledge of the world." Definitely not straight photography, nor is it conventional surrealism -- call it a psycho-fantasy. Condition of this book: A near fine copy with a few tiny spots at the edges; images fine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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The Drawings of Philip Guston, DABROWSKI, Magdalena.
17 DABROWSKI, Magdalena. The Drawings of Philip Guston
087070351X / 9780870703515 
DABROWSKI, MAGDALENA. The Drawings of Philip Guston, New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1988. Quarto, released to accompany an exhibition, pp. 188, black cloth boards with white lettering on spine, blind-stamped on front, color and black-and-white gravures. A full-career retrospective of this dynamic artist. Condition of this book: Very near fine with tiny white marks at bottom edge of boards. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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Falconry and Art, DE CHAMERLAT, Christian A.;
18 DE CHAMERLAT, Christian A.; Falconry and Art
0856673382 / 9780856673382 
DE CHAMERLAT, CHRISTIAN ANTOINE. Falconry and Art, London: Sotheby's Publications, 1987. Heavy quarto, first edition, pp. 255, green cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and front, color and halftone illustration. An international survey of the art inspired by the bird species that hunts on behalf of people, beginning in ancient times. 
Price: 275.00 USD
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Toulouse-Lautrec, Album de famille, De RODAT, Charles.
19 De RODAT, Charles. Toulouse-Lautrec, Album de famille
0320063895 / 9780320063893 
DE RODAT, CHARLES. Toulouse-Lautrec, Album de famille, Fribourg: Hatier Editions, 1985. Quarto, pp. 188, red buckram boards with blue lettering to spine, halftone photos, text in French. Includes a family tree, with text by a descendant of the artist, using photos taken by Lautrec's cousin Marie. Condition of this book: Jacket lightly worn, small tear in back panel, all else fine. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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New York Herald, Designer unknown
20 Designer unknown New York Herald

Designer unknown, advertising poster for the New York Herald, June 5, 1898. Measuring about 11.5x19 inches or 29x48cm, with linen back adding 2 inches or 5cm all around. With initials HC, this designer is unknown to me. Newspaper posters of the 19th century were typically done on newspaper stock, made to last a week, and gone with the wind after that. Those I have seen are usually in desperately poor condition. The present poster is on a heavier stock, which would explain its survival. Condition of this print: Edge tears, chips and wrinkles professionally repaired. Minor stain near lower right edge. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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