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9 photos including Franklin D. Roosevelt,
1 "Casper" 9 photos including Franklin D. Roosevelt

Vernacular photos by a G.I. identified only as "Casper," most locations unknown, World War II era. About 5x4 inches or 13x10cm, gelatin silver prints, an unusual mix of subject matter highlighted by a casual shot of Franklin D. Roosevelt in a muddy Jeep being driven by a corporal, with the president saluting an unidentified officer. Other images show planes and plane wreckage, destroyers in port (postwar), and G.I.'s at ease. Condition of these prints: Very good and clear, little deterioration of the images. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Photographs of Edinburgh, BALLANTYNE, R.M.
2 BALLANTYNE, R.M. Photographs of Edinburgh

BALLANTYNE, R.M. Photographs of Edinburgh by Archibald Burns, Glasgow et al: Andrew Duthie et al., no date (1868, according to British Library). Octavo, priority unknown to me, pp. 84, 3 (ads), green cloth boards with gilt lettering inside gilt border to upper panel, 12 plates with albumen prints by Archibald Burns, measuring about 8x10cm. "Burns was based in Edinburgh between 1858, when he is first recorded as a member of the Photographic Society of Scotland, and his death in the early 1880s. Burns made his living principally from selling stock-images of Edinburgh for the burgeoning tourist market. He also provided photographs to illustrate books of Edinburgh," says the website of the National Library of Scotland. OCLC locate copies at 7 U.S. libraries, many more at U.K. and Canadian institutions, but it is scarce in the marketplace. Duthie published various books like this, including "Photographs of Dublin" in 1867. Condition of this book: Boards darkened, rubbed at edges, cloth is bubbling in spots. Leaves also darkened in spots, some of the photos are loose (but present), some have glue stains. The Knox House photo shown below is probably the worst of them. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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Portfolio of stars, BEATON, Cecil.
3 BEATON, Cecil. Portfolio of stars

BEATON, CECIL. Electa Editrice Portfolios, Milan: Gruppo Editoriale Electa Milano, 1981. Large folio, No. 46 of an edition of 1,000, 12 gravures including the print on the cover, with original folder. The plates measure a bit less than 16x12 inches or 40x30cm, with images about 8x7 inches or 25x23cm, protected by tissue guards. All are portraits of truly famous entertainers or artists, with the exception of Sinatra's sidekicks Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. There probably is no other photographer who could have created these images, which were made from the 1930s into the 1960s. Includes a 4-page introduction in Italian by Giuseppe Turoni. The subjects are Marilyn Monroe, Buster Keaton, Rudolf Nureyev, Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Pablo Picasso, Frank Sinatra, Gary Cooper, Marlon Brando, Audrey Hepburn, Edith Sitwell and John Weissmuller. Condition of this folio: All prints fine except for the mounted image of Dietrich on the cover, which has been rubbed and is darkened in spots. 
Price: 600.00 USD
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Tintypes, BIDAUT, Jayne Hinds,
4 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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Esthetique de la Photographie, BOURGEOIS, M. Paul [editor].
5 BOURGEOIS, M. Paul [editor]. Esthetique de la Photographie

BOURGEOIS, M. PAUL [editor]. Esthetique de la Photographie, Paris: Photo-Club de Paris, 1900. Folio, first edition, pp. 96, 6 (tables), 14 plates, original wrappers, rebound in blue cloth with decorative marbled paper on front and back, gilt lettering and decoration on spine with brown morocco label, regal bookplate on front pastedown, gift inscription on flyleaf. The Eastman House's "Imagining Paradise" says this book "can be considered the manifesto of the pictorialist movement in France. (p. 205)." It is an illustrated series of essays by members of the photo club including Demachy and Puyo, with gravures and halftones. "Two gravure plates are printed by Dujardin -- one work each by the uncontested masters Demachy and Puyo." The layout is an imaginative art-deco design with halftones in text. All text in French. Also see Roosens-Salu 8516. Condition of this book: Very good with wear at extremities, original paper front cover is loose but present, Puyo gravure shows minor flaking. 
Price: 600.00 USD
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Chagall Lithograph, CAIN, Julien
6 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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Fifth Annual Portfolio of the Photographic Education Society, CALLAHAN, HARRY, and students.
7 CALLAHAN, HARRY, and students. Fifth Annual Portfolio of the Photographic Education Society

CALLAHAN, HARRY, and his students, Fifth Annual Portfolio of the Photographic Education Society, Providence: Rhode Island School of Design, 1971. 27 prints including Callahan's 1967 photo Multiple Exposure/Providence, gelatin silver measuring about 7.25x4.75 inches or 18x12cm, mounted on heavy white card stock measuring 14x11 inches, in its original brown solander box, together with 26 photos by Callahan's students, some of whom went on to become collected photographers in their own right (Paul Krot, Henry Horenstein, Robert Richfield). See complete list below. Callahan was director of the photo department at RISD from 1961 through 1976 and as such was one of the leading art photography educators in the 20th century, as evidenced by the brilliant work of his students displayed here. The photos are various sizes, all mounted. The Multiple Exposure photo here was featured in the Museum of Modern Art's 1976-77 Callahan exhibition (see John Szarkowski's "Callahan," p. 145 (Aperture, 1976). Condition of this folio: The front of the solander is curving inward, stained brown along its interior spine, with white stains on the back. The prints are clean with no scratches or stains, ready for framing. 
Price: 1500.00 USD
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Lithographe, Vol. 1, CHAGALL, Marc.
8 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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15 signed prints, Alchan folio, CLERGUE, Lucien.
9 CLERGUE, Lucien. 15 signed prints, Alchan folio

Lucian Clergue's Alchan Editions portfolio of 15 signed prints, dated on the reverse either 1982 or 1983. Gelatin silver, measuring about 15.5x11.5 inches or 39x29cm, in mattes but easily removed for alternative framing (no glue or tape used), in original dark blue clamshell box, signed by Clergue under the images, dated on the reverse with a statement verifying that Clergue did the printing. There is no statement of edition size, but Clergue generally printed his photos in editions of 20, according to Lee Witkin and Barbara London's "The Photograph Collector's Guide," p. 111. Subjects include Clergue's trademark nudes in blazing sunlight and foaming surf, Picasso at the beach, bullfighting, landscapes, child acrobats, a gypsy family, nude in Yosemite, nude in a limestone quarry, nude at Zabriskie Point, Nude Blind Shadow. Clergue's prints regularly sell individually at auction but it is unusual to find such a large and fine collection. The introduction says: "This portfolio ... represents some of the themes essential to Clergue's artistic and personal outlook and to his photographic repertoire. If one characteristic were to be assigned to each of these images it would be that of contradiction. Thus we see the use of the nude figure, for which Clergue is perhaps best known, interrelated with the drama of the landscape." 
Price: 10000.00 USD
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The World of Stereographs, DARRAH, William C.,
10 DARRAH, William C., The World of Stereographs
0965051315 / 9780965051316 3 
DARRAH, WILLIAM C. The World of Stereographs, Nashville: Land Yacht Press, 1997. Quarto, second edition, pp. (iii), 246, wraps. The essential reference for this 19th-century photographic format. Condition of this book: Minor spotting at top and bottom edge, all else fine. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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New York Herald, Designer unknown
11 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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Scribner's for February, Designer unknown
12 Designer unknown Scribner's for February

Designer unknown, advertising poster for Scribner's Magazine, February 1904. Measuring about 14.5x22 inches or 37x56cm, with linen back adding 2 inches or 5 cm to all margins. The magazine was known for using various artists to create its advertising posters. Like most of the Scribner series, this image is a classic Art Nouveau work and hard to find on the market. Condition of this print: Fine with professionally repaired edge chips, wrinkles and tears. Colors bright. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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French Army officer, DURUSSEL, Eugene.
13 DURUSSEL, Eugene. French Army officer
CDV 
Undated CDV from Paris, officer in uniform with sword sheathed at his side, rear label of Photographie du Bugnon, Eugene Durussel. Condition of this print: Light wear, one short crack away from the image of the soldier. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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5 Zurich prints, Editions Photoglob, Schroeder & Cie.
14 Editions Photoglob, Schroeder & Cie. 5 Zurich prints

Editions Photoglob, Schroeder & Cie. 5 mounted prints, Zurich, undated (1890s). 27x20.5cm on heavy cardboard mounts measuring 36x28, collotypes captioned in the negatives, showing Bahnhof, Tonhalle, theater, with outdoor views. Schroeder was a professional photographer with a studio in Zurich. He worked from the 1870s through the 1890s, specializing in topography of Austria, Egypt and Switzerland (see Gary Edwards' International Guide to Nineteenth-Century Photographers). Condition of these prints: Mounts are a bit wavy, images fine. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Romola, ELIOT, George.
15 ELIOT, George. Romola

ELIOT, GEORGE. Romola in two volumes, Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1863. Duodecimo, pp. 389 with 14 photo plates; 375 with 13 photo plates, elaborately decorated vellum boards with red morocco labels on spines and red morocco decorative panels on upper and lower boards, silk endpages with fleur-de-lis pattern, red ribbon bookmarks bound in, all edges red. The photos are albumen prints showing street scenes, landscapes, interiors and artworks. They measure more or less 5x3.5 inches (13x9cm). A former owner labeled many of the plates on their verso. Text in English. See CBEL 3rd ed., V.4, 1284. Popular Victorian writer sets a novel in Florence, no doubt contributing to the allure of Italy for the English. Condition of these books: Boards lightly worn with some soiling. Leaves tight with light soiling, images very good. Overall very good. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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S.S. Manhattan arrives in New York Harbor, Fairchild Aerial Surveys
16 Fairchild Aerial Surveys S.S. Manhattan arrives in New York Harbor

FAIRCHILD AERIAL SURVEYS, S.S. Manhattan arrives in New York Harbor, undated (1932). 15x19.5 inches or 38x50cm, gelatin silver print, framed under glass on its original mount, Fairchild credit in the negative, labeled on the mount. The background provides a beautifully clear view of the lower Manhattan skyline, with the long-gone aquarium in Battery Park at right center (the round building). The ship was launched in 1931, at the outset of the Depression, and was considered an expensive gamble on the part of its owner, United States Lines. As the label says, at the time of their construction, the Manhattan and its sister ship, the Washington, were the largest liners ever built in the U.S. According to Wikipedia, the Manhattan served trans-Atlantic routes and during World War II was a troop ship, being scrapped after the war. Condition of this print" A few areas of foxing in the sky, faint silvering to the dark areas around the hull, overall very good. 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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Traces of Antiquity in the Greek Landscape, FAKIDI, Maria, and  MINAIDI, Dora,
17 FAKIDI, Maria, and MINAIDI, Dora, Traces of Antiquity in the Greek Landscape
960161253X / 9789601612539 
FAKIDI, MARIA, and MINADI, DORA. Traces of Antiquity in the Greek Landscape, Athens: Patakis Publishers, 2003. Large, heavy quarto, English language edition, pp. 490, orange cloth boards with gray lettering on front and spine, extensive illustration with color photos, text by Maria Bellogianni. Scarce title, not for the casual traveler but for the serious student and artifact hunter who wants to explore the Greek landscape away from the tourist attractions, although the photographers do devote attention to the famous sites like the Acropolis and Knossos. Condition of this book: Dust jacket moderately worn, a couple short tears. Leaves clean and tight. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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QE2 passing the World Trade Center, FORSS, George.
18 FORSS, George. QE2 passing the World Trade Center

FORSS, GEORGE. QE2 passing the World Trade Center, New York, 1977 (printed August 1983). Gelatin silver print, about 13x18 inches or 33x46cm, matted and framed at 18x24 or 46x61cm, stylus-indented signature by Forss in the lower right corner, other stylus notes giving photo and print dates and the lens used ("50mm XENON"). Forss was an unknown New York City street photographer who reputedly got discovered in 1980 by David Douglas Duncan, a Life magazine photographer who was stopped in his tracks by the Forss image on sale here. Since then Forss has been the subject of serious media attention and has removed himself to upstate New York. The print here is exceptionally large, larger than similar prints that have sold at auction at a higher price. I temporarily removed it from the frame to photograph it glare-free. The signature does not show in my photos because it is simply an indentation in the print, involving no ink or graphite. Condition of this print: Fine, no flaws; minor blemishing to the Plexiglas cover. 
Price: 2000.00 USD
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Poster ad for In Search of Mademoiselle, GIBBS, George
19 GIBBS, George Poster ad for In Search of Mademoiselle

GIBBS, GEORGE. Advertising poster for his novel In Search of Mademoiselle, 1901. Measuring about 13.5x21.5 inches or 34x55cm, with linen back adding about 2 inches to all sides. Gibbs' novel is a romantic period piece, which he also illustrated, so it was only appropriate for him to illustrate the advertising. He was a real workhorse, doing covers for the Saturday Evening Post and other magazines while cranking out a novel a year, some of which got turned into movies. This poster is a great example of the Art Nouveau style that dominated the era. Condition of this print Tear, chips and creases professionally repaired. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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Drawings, GIBSON, Charles Dana.
20 GIBSON, Charles Dana. Drawings

GIBSON, CHARLES DANA. Drawings advertisement, 1894. Measures about 23x17 inches or 59x43cm, with linen back adding a couple inches to all margins. Gibson's advertisement for his book "Drawings," published by R.H. Russell & Son in 1894. The book is scarce and highly collectible, the poster is beyond scarce. Gibson's most famous creation was the Gibson Girl, who became part of the American vocabulary as a synonym for the ideal woman. Condition of this print: Tear has been repaired by a professional conservator; edges restored. Crease mark down center, inoffensive. A few minor ink squiggles in upper right area. Image is fine, overall very attractive. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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