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La Dolce Vita

By: AARONS, Slim.

Price: $60.00

Seller ID: 53778


SLIM AARONS. La Dolce Vita, New York: Abrams, 2012. Quarto, first edition, pp. 240, blue cloth boards with gilt lettering in spine and front, color and duotone photos. Aarons, longtime profiler of American luxury and gross excess, brings his cameras to Italy for the usual treatments of celebrities and other people with too much money. Condition of this book: Front panel of jacket is curling upward from bottom edge, boards' edges sunned, overall very good. View more info

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Yosemite and the Range of Light

By: ADAMS, Ansel.

Price: $480.00

Seller ID: 51686

ISBN: 0821207504


ADAMS, ANSEL. Yosemite and the Range of Light, Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1979. Oblong folio, second printing (created for Time-Life subscribers), pp. 28, 116 duotone plates, 1 (acknowledgements), maroon and gray cloth boards, signed by the photographer on a plate mounted on the free front endpaper. This was the last important book from Adams, who died in 1984.; introduced by Paul Brooks. Condition of this book: Boards lightly worn with a few discolored spots. Jacket spotted at edges, no tears. Leaves clean and tight, foxing at endpages, with toning at margins, images fine. View more info

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elBulli 2003 elBulli 2004

By: ADRIA, FERRAN and ALBERT, and SOLER, JULI.

Price: $600.00

Seller ID: 53139

ISBN: 0061146684


ADRIA, FERRAN and ALBERT, and SOLER, JULI. elBulli 2003 elBulli 2004, New York: Harper Collins, 2006. 2 large, heavy folios with accordion-fold that includes the recipes on a CD-ROM, English-language edition, two books total 656 pages, paper-covered black boards with dust jackets, extensively illustrated. This set takes us inside the Catalan institution that was for years a gourmet shrine, for those who were lucky enough to get in. It was repeatedly honored as the world's greatest restaurant before it closed in summer 2011. The closing added to the importance of these books. Condition of... View more info

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Brasileiros (Brazilians): o olhar andarilho de Araqem Alcantara

By: ALCANTARA, Araquem,

Price: $120.00

Seller ID: 50667

ISBN: 8589423026


ALCANTARA, ARAQUEM. Brasileiros (Brazilians): o olhar andarilho de Araqem Alcantara, Sao Paulo: Terrabrasil, 2004. Folio, pp. 182, printed boards, duotone photos, text in English and Portuguese. As the title implies, Alcantara roams the landscape of Brazil emotionally very far away from the tourist zones to show a life of a diverse, typically pre-modern land. Condition of this book: Dust jacket shows light wear, no tears. Leaves clean and tight. View more info

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The Secret Museum of Mankind

By: Anonymous.

Price: $50.00

Seller ID: 52616


Anonymous. The Secret Museum of Mankind, New York: Manhattan House, undated (early to mid-20th century). Octavo, priority unknown, unpaginated, blue cloth boards with black stamped labeling on spine and front, former owner's name stamped on endpages. Only text is the captioning for hundreds of halftone photos that present folk and native cultures and costume from around the world, documenting ways of life that are now largely bygone. Condition of this book: Covers lightly worn with a few stains on back, images fine. View more info

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Travels Comprising Observations Made During a Residence in the Tarentaise ...

By: BAKEWELL, R.

Price: $1,000.00

Seller ID: 53307


BAKEWELL, R. Travels Comprising Observations Made During a Residence in the Tarentaise ..., in 2 volumes, London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1823. Octavo, first editions, pp. 8 (ads), xvi, 381, 3 hand-colored aquatints; vii, 447, 1 color plate (frontispiece), contemporary three-quarter maroon calf over maroon cloth, gilt lettering inside 4 of 5 spine compartments, rehinged with added endpages to repair cracked joints, edges untrimmed. Provenance: from the collection of the mountaineer Vernon Howard, with his bookplates on the front pastedowns; title pages have inadequately erase... View more info

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Photographs of Edinburgh

By: BALLANTYNE, R.M.

Price: $350.00

Seller ID: 52164


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 touris... View more info

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Afrika

By: BLUM, Dieter.

Price: $100.00

Seller ID: 52385

ISBN: 3430113520


BLUM, DIETER. Afrika, Dusseldorf and Vienna: Econ Verlag Gmbh, 1976. Large, heavy folio, pp. 207, orange cloth boards with brown stamped lettering and decoration on spine and upper panel, illustrated slipcase, text by Gisela Bonn, color photos, all text in German. The so-called best art photographer in the world ranged the continent to produce spectacular images, many double-page with no bleed. Condition of this book: Boards near fine with a bit of flaking to lettering on spine. Laminate to slipcase art is peeling near edges, all else fine. View more info

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Mexico

By: BRUEHL, Anton

Price: $1,500.00

Seller ID: 53473


BRUEHL, ANTON. Mexico, New York: Delphic Studios, 1933. Folio, Copy No. 1 of an edition limited to 1,000, unpaginated with 25 collotype plates, tan linen boards quarter-bound in black morocco, rebacked, slipcased. Parr & Badger, V.1, p. 81: "The images are close in style to those made by Paul Strand in Mexico in 1932-4, although Bruehl's pictures do not display the sense of suffering that colors much of Strand's work. ... The book is an interesting demonstration of the kind of formalist modernism that does not even pretend to make any social analysis of what is being photographed." Scarce.... View more info

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Six Months’ Residence and Travels in Mexico

By: BULLOCK, W.,

Price: $1,250.00

Seller ID: 50653


BULLOCK, W. Six Months’ Residence and Travels in Mexico, London: John Murray, 1824. Octavo, first edition, pp. xii, 532, plus 15 aquatint plates (four hand-colored costume plates, 11 plates of landscape and seascape views), folding frontis (View of the City and Valley of Mexico), two folding maps, folding table (distances between cities and towns), contemporary marbled paper-covered boards half-bound in black calf, rebacked with dark green calf with a lighter green label, gilt lettering and rules. Very good with former owner’s name inked onto free front endpaper, boards rubbed at extrem... View more info

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In India

By: CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri.

Price: $200.00

Seller ID: 53676

ISBN: 0500541248


CARTIER-BRESSON, HENRI. In India, New York and London: Thames & Hudson, 1987. Quarto, first English-language edition (preceded by the French edition in 1985), pp. 128, brown cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine, gilt logo on front, duotone photo plates, former owner's ID on half-title page. The last of Bresson's great travelogues. Roosens-Salu 1744. Condition of this book: Jacket lightly worn, overall near fine. View more info

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Mexico South, The Isthmus of Tehuantepec

By: COVARRUBIAS, Miguel,

Price: $200.00

Seller ID: 50164


COVARRUBIAS, MIGUEL. Mexico South, The Isthmus of Tehuantepec, New York: Knopf, 1946. Large octavo, first edition, pp. (xxviii), 427, 8 (Indian languages glossary), (viii -- index), plus 96 plates of halftone photos and 7 color plates including frontis, trifold color map, illustrated black and pink cloth boards, top edge dyed olive, other edges untrimmed. Very good (age toning, front hinge starting) with very good dust jacket (edge wear, a small crease). Extensive documentation of past ways of life. View more info

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Armenia

By: DANIELYAN, Hasmik.

Price: $300.00

Seller ID: 52045

ISBN: 9994191780


DANIELYAN, HASMIK. Armenia, Yerevan: GASPRINT, 2004. Quarto, English language edition, pp. 112, black cloth boards with blind-stamped lettering on upper panel, color photos with very little text. Danielyan presents a medieval Armenia of beautiful churches and landscapes, with no people whatsoever. Scarce. Condition of this book: Spine slightly shaken, jacket edges worn and wrinkled. Leaves clean and tight, images fine. View more info

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A Midsummer Drive Through the Pyrenees

By: DIX, Edwin Asa.

Price: $250.00

Seller ID: 51871


DIX, EDWIN ASA [Augustus]. A Midsummer Drive Through the Pyrenees, London and New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1890. Octavo, early printing, likely the first, but priority uncertain to me, pp. 332, double-p map, green cloth quarter-bound in darker green cloth, gilt-stamped lettering and decoration on spine, black lettering on upper panel above gilt-stamped coach-and-four on a mountain road, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed, half-tone photo plates and drawn illustrations in text, halftone frontis. First book from Dix, who is possibly better known for his biography of Champlain. Condition... View more info

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5 Zurich prints

By: Editions Photoglob, Schroeder & Cie.

Price: $100.00

Seller ID: zurichprints


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. View more info

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Romola

By: ELIOT, George.

Price: $300.00

Seller ID: 51720


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, 128... View more info

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S.S. Manhattan arrives in New York Harbor

By: Fairchild Aerial Surveys

Price: $1,000.00

Seller ID: shipprint


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... View more info

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Traces of Antiquity in the Greek Landscape

By: FAKIDI, Maria, and MINAIDI, Dora,

Price: $150.00

Seller ID: 50579

ISBN: 960161253X


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 jac... View more info

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Sketches of America, A Narrative of a Journey of Five Thousand Miles Through the Eastern and Western States

By: FEARON, Henry B.

Price: $150.00

Seller ID: 51969


FEARON, HENRY BRADSHAW. Sketches of America, A Narrative of a Journey of Five Thousand Miles Through the Eastern and Western States, London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1819. Octavo, third edition (first was 1818), xv, 454, modern maroon cloth rebinding preserving original calf backstrip, gilt-stamped lettering on spine, preliminary leaves browned and brittle, interior very good and sound. See Sabin 23956, Howes F65, Oak Knoll Afro Americana (2nd ed.) 795. "Unflattering picture of the western frontier" (Howes). Fearon's book consists of reports addressed to 39 English families who... View more info

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Cottages Manoirs and Other Minor Buildings of Normandy and Brittany

By: FOSTER, William D.

Price: $90.00

Seller ID: 53000


FOSTER, WILLIAM D. Cottages Manoirs and Other Minor Buildings of Normandy and Brittany, New York: Architectural Book Publishing, 1926. Folio, first edition, pp. xviii, 84 plates of halftones and drawings, green cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine and front. A beautiful evocation of historic and often vernacular French architecture. Condition of this book: Jacket has a few stains and is sunned, especially at spine. Overall very good to near fine. View more info