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Photographe Etc.

By: KLEIN, William.

Price: $400.00

Seller ID: 52150

ISBN: 2733500481


KLEIN, WILLIAM. Photographe Etc., Paris: Herscher, Centre Georges Pompidou, 1983. Tall quarto, first edition, pp. 144, illustrated boards, catalog of an exhibition at the Pompidou Centre, with text by Carole Naggar, all in French. The photos are halftone, many double-page, reviewing the career of one of the most important photographers of the 20th century. Includes work from New York, Moscow, Tokyo and Rome. Other hardcovers available are much more expensive because they are signed; this one is unsigned. Condition of this book: Near fine with rubbing at corners. Some leaves over-opened... View more info

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In and Out of Fashion

By: KLEIN, William.

Price: $150.00

Seller ID: 52338

ISBN: 0679434240


KLEIN, WILLIAM. In and Out of Fashion, New York: Random House, 1994. Folio, first American edition, pp. 254, 2 (bibliography, acknowledgements), illustrated boards, color and duotone photos. As the title indicates, these are fashion photos and anti-fashion photos, many double-page with no bleed, in Klein's typical jarring, in-your-face style. Condition of this book: Boards lightly worn, all else fine. View more info

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12 Paris photos, 1880s

By: L.P, E.F.

Price: $400.00

Seller ID: parisphot


12 mounted photos of Paris, no dates (1880s), photographers identified as L.P. and E.F. Albumen prints measuring about 8.5x11 inches or 22x28cm, mounted on heavy card stock. Two of the cards have photos on either side, the ones on the reverse showing interior views of an unnamed cathedral. This collection seems to have come from two or three sets. The presence of a high-wheeler bicycle, plus the fashions shown, indicate an 1880s shooting. Gary Edwards, in The International Guide to Nineteenth-Century Photographers, p. 407, notes that L.P. had a studio in Paris. Auctioned photos by L.P. were... View more info

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Telephotography

By: LAN-DAVIS, Cyril, and BOOTH, Lionel Barton

Price: $60.00

Seller ID: 52402


LAN-DAVIS, CYRIL F., and BOOTH, LIONEL BARTON. Telephotography, London: Routledge, 1921. 12mo, second edition revised, pp. xiii, 116, green cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and blind-stamped lettering on upper panel, halftone photos. Boothi is credited with writing this edition but he says he merely updated the work of Lan-Davis, who had died after the first edition was published. Lan-Davis here put forward a "theory of telephotography," the first ever published, he said. See Roosens/Salu 10341. Condition of this book: Boards lightly worn at extremities. Leaves clean and tight... View more info

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Naked Men, Pioneering Male Nudes 1935-1955

By: LEDDICK, DAVID

Price: $80.00

Seller ID: 50145

ISBN: 0789300796

Condition: very good


LEDDICK, DAVID. Naked Men, Pioneering Male Nudes 1935-1955, New York: Universe, 1997. Quarto, first edition, pp. 128, gray plaid printed boards, color and duotone photos and painting reproductions. Documents a mid-20th-century American subculture of gay art. Says Bruce Weber, "This book combines stories and photographs of the men who did it first. It's like a buried treasure one only finds 20,000 Leagues under the Sea." Dust jacket shows a couple short tears near top of spine, else fine View more info

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Pilgrimage

By: LEIBOVITZ, Annie.

Price: $50.00

Seller ID: 53632

ISBN: 0375505083


LEIBOVITZ, ANNIE. Pilgrimage, New York: Random House, 2011. Quarto, first edition, pp. 246, beige cloth boards with blind-stamped lettering to spine and front, original belly band, color photos. The famous celebrity photographer breaks form here for a pictorial journey through history, with only the dead getting any attention. Condition of this book: Faint wear at jacket extremities, else fine. View more info

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Jazz Memories

By: LEONARD, Herman

Price: $100.00

Seller ID: 53665

ISBN: 2850182478


LEONARD, HERMAN. Jazz Memories, Levallois-Perret: Filipacchi, 1995. Folio, English-French edition, pp. 205, dark gray cloth boards with black lettering to spine and front, black drawing of a photographer on front, duotone photos, text in French and English. Covers the heyday of American jazz with candid photos of the greats, in performance and at their ease. Condition of this book: Minor staining at jacket edges, else fine. View more info

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In Search of the Monkey Girl

By: LEVENSON,Randal GRAY, Spalding

Price: $150.00

Seller ID: 50322

ISBN: 0893810959


quarto, Aperture, 1982, unpaginated (about 30 plates plus captions and 19 pages of text), maroon cloth boards with gilt lettering on front and spine. Scarce hardcover edition, first issue after 10 collectors copies and a 100-book limited edition. This is a collection gathered from years of Levenson's carnival prowling, with the newbie Gray tagging along one year to chronicle the bizarre spectacle of a sideshow in Nashville. Gray, who was a one-of-a-kind performance artist as well as a writer, was severely injured in a car crash in Ireland in 2003 and never recovered, lapsing into depre... View more info

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Work from 1975-1996

By: LEVINTHAL, David.

Price: $75.00

Seller ID: 52011

ISBN: 0933642245


[Exhibition catalog.] David Levinthal, Work from 1975-1996, New York: D.A.P./International Center of Photography, 1997. Quarto, catalog for an exhibition at ICP, pp. 216, printed boards, color illustration. Presents Levinthal's large-format Polaroid work using toys and dolls to comment on 20th-century history and our perceptions of it. Photos presented here were used in Levinthal's "Hitler Moves East" and "Mein Kampf" as well as "American Beauties," "Blackface" and others. His work was the avant garde of a modern movement to create images commenting on other images. Condition of this boo... View more info

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Mexico City

By: LEVITT, Helen

Price: $700.00

Seller ID: 50652

ISBN: 0393045498


LEVITT, HELEN. Mexico City, New York: Doubletake and W.W. Norton, 1997. Quarto, copy No. 31 of a first edition of 200, pp. 141, green cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine, signed by Levitt on the limitation page, 67 duotone photos, with a 19-page introductory essay by James Oles that is reprinted in Spanish in the back of the book. Levitt, who made her name photographing the streets of New York City, traveled to Mexico City in 1941 and spent several months photographing the city and its people. However, most of the photos in this 1997 book were never publicly seen before it came out. T... View more info

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A Way of Seeing

By: LEVITT, Helen, and AGEE, James.

Price: $1,600.00

Seller ID: 51683


LEVITT, HELEN, and AGEE, JAMES. A Way of Seeing, New York: Viking Press, 1965. Oblong octavo, first edition, pp. 78, full black cloth boards with white lettering on spine and upper board, gravures, text by Agee. Parr & Badger, V.1, pp. 252-53: "Levitt's street pictures of New York children in underprivileged areas ... exemplify the shift from New Deal social documentation to a more personal and elliptical way of looking at life. ... Levitt's photographs are beautiful -- major, underrated works." Roth, 101 Books, pp. 178-79: Agee's "photo-by-photo interpretations can be crushingly heavy-hand... View more info

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Nuremberg

By: LONGFELLOW, Henry W.

Price: $100.00

Seller ID: 52185


LONGFELLOW, HENRY W. Nuremberg, Philadelphia: Gebbie & Co., 1888. Tall quarto, first edition, simultaneous with a London edition, unpaginated, red cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and upper panel, black and gilt decoration with a floral motif surrounding a gilded heraldic seal on upper panel, all edges gilt. With illumination by Mary E. and Amy Comegys, 28 photogravures (uncredited) protected under tissue guards, all text and images on heavy stock printed on only one side. BAL 12693. Condition of this book: Boards loosely attached, delicate, cloth chipped at spine ends. Leaves... View more info

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Tina Modotti & Edward Weston, The Mexico Years

By: LOWE, Sarah M.

Price: $75.00

Seller ID: 53137

ISBN: 1858942454


LOWE, SARAH M. Tina Modotti & Edward Weston, The Mexico Years, London: Merrell, 2004. Quarto, first edition, pp. 160, black cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine, duotone photos. Catalogs an exhibition on an extraordinarily creative partnership. Condition of this book: Fine, no flaws. View more info

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The Bikeriders

By: LYON, Danny

Price: $500.00

Seller ID: 50309

Condition: very good


LYON, DANNY. The Bikeriders, New York: Macmillan, 1968. Octavo, first edition, pp. (ix), 94, wraps, duotone photos. From Parr & Badger, Vol. 1, pp. 256: "The Bikeriders, an important and influential work, was one of the first books to bring a new genre to late twentieth-century photography, a genre that became more central as the century progressed. Contrary to most of the other social landscape photographers, who snatched life on the streets as they found it, Lyon photographed communities from the inside, making them an integral part of his life for the duration of the project." Wraps ver... View more info

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Conversations With the Dead

By: LYON, Danny.

Price: $450.00

Seller ID: 52319

ISBN: 0030850681


LYON, DANNY. Conversations With the Dead, New York et al.: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971. Oblong quarto, second printing, pp. 196, light gray cloth quarter-bound in white with black lettering on spine, halftone photos and color painting reproductions. Subtitled "Photographs of Prison Life with the Letters and Drawings of Billy McCune #122054," this is one of Lyon's most important books, showing the conditions of the Texas prison system -- dehumanizing, brutal, and homoerotic. See Roth pp. 210-11. If you want the hardcover, the second printing is likely the best you can do, and Roth expla... View more info

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Indian Nations, Pictures of American Indian Reservations in the Western United States

By: LYON, Danny.

Price: $60.00

Seller ID: 53135

ISBN: 0944092926


LYON, DANNY. Indian Nations, Pictures of American Indian Reservations in the Western United States, Santa Fe: Twin Palms, 2002. Quarto, first trade edition, pp. 109, 2 (acknowledgements, colophon), maroon cloth boards with black stamped lettering to spine and front, tritone photos, inscribed on the title page by Lyon. Portraits of everyday life and people in little-seen parts of America. Introduction by Larry McMurtry. Condition of this book: Fine, no flaws. View more info

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Lady: Lisa Lyon

By: MAPPLETHORPE, Robert

Price: $500.00

Seller ID: 50160

ISBN: 0670430129


MAPPLETHORPE, ROBERT. Lady: Lisa Lyon, first edition, quarto, Viking, 1983, pp. 128, black matte boards, blind-stamped, duotone photos of Lisa Lyon, the bodybuilder and model, with text by Bruce Chatwin. Fine but for a price-clipped dust jacket. “Erotic work of women, like bodybuilder Lisa Lyon, straddles the line between formal beauty and sexual objectification,” says the critic Robert Hirsch in his discussion of Mapplethorpe in “Seizing the Light.” “Mapplethorpe’s flawless ordered and crafted images are built, like our own society, on conflict and contradiction.” These ... View more info

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Certain People

By: MAPPLETHORPE, Robert.

Price: $125.00

Seller ID: 52891

ISBN: 0942642147


MAPPLETHORPE, ROBERT. Certain People: A Book of Portraits, Pasadena: Twelvetrees Press, 1985. Folio, third edition, unpaginated, blue cloth boards with black stamped lettering to the spine and front, gravure plates portraying various arts celebrities and pop-culture figures. Condition of this book: As new, gift quality. View more info

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Greece, Images of an Enchanted Land [1954-1965]

By: McCABE, Robert A.

Price: $175.00

Seller ID: 52327

ISBN: 9601611053


McCABE, ROBERT A. Greece, Images of an Enchanted Land [1954-1965], Athens: Patakis Publishers, 2004. Quarto, edition of 5,000, pp. 201, 2 (notes), gray cloth boards with gray lettering and logo on spine, blind-stamped lettering on upper panel, glossy duotone photos, text in English and Greek. The photographer visited Greece before the great wave of tourism and development, documenting with his Rolleiflex camera an unspoiled landscape and traditional way of life. Condition of this book: Waterstain on boards touching bottom edge of leaves, not affecting images. Spine shaken, leaves clean... View more info

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Bystander: A History of Street Photography

By: MEYEROWITZ, Joel, and WESTERBECK, Colin.

Price: $75.00

Seller ID: 53262

ISBN: 0821217550


MEYEROWITZ, JOEL, and WESTERBECK, COLIN. Bystander: A History of Street Photography, Boston: Little, Brown, 1994. Quarto, first edition, pp. 430, green cloth boards with silver lettering to spine, halftone photos, formerly owned by the New York street photographer Frank Paulin, with his ownership signature on the half-title page. Condition of this book: Near fine with minor soiling at fore edge. View more info