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The Salvage of Catalonia's Historical and Artistic Patrimony
N.p. [Barcelona]: Comissariat de Propaganda de la Generalitat de Catalunya, 1937. First Edition. Illustrated survey of endangered medieval and renaissance artworks rescued during the Spanish Civil War. There were simultaneous editions in French and Spanish (though we find no evidence, interestingly, of a Catalan edition). Many artworks pictured in halftone...
[Item #18747]
Price: $50.00
 
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Original photographic postcard, Klan Haven, Harrisburg, PA
N.p. S.i. N.d. (before 1926). Good image of the original "Klan Haven" facility in Harrisburg, Pa. The Haven was lost to fire in 1926, then reopened in a new facility about 1930, where it operated through the Great Depression. Original (vintage) photographic print, 4" x 6" with narrow borders. Captioned...
[Item #19215]
Price: $75.00
 
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Atget Photographe de Paris. Preface par Pierre Mac-Orlan
New York: E. Weyhe, [1930]. First Edition. A high-point of twentieth-century documentary photography, from the library of one of the twentieth century's foremost documentary photographers. Roth 60; Parr/Badger I 127; Hasselblad 90. Quarto. Original maroon silk-covered boards, lettered in gilt; 23pp text, 96 gravure plates, fold-out letterpress booklet at rear...
[Item #14165]
Price: $1,750.00
 
Atget Photographe de Paris. Preface par Pierre Mac-Orlan
4.

We Make Our Own History: A Portrait of the UAW
Detroit: International Union, UAW, 1986. First Edition. Quarto (31cm). Pictorial card wrappers (softcover, as issued); 158pp. Fine. Photographic history of the United Auto Workers.
[Item #14646]
Price: $15.00
 
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Signed Photograph, ca. 1910
New York. A good early studio portrait of Eastman, during or just after his student days at Columbia and probably contemporaneous with his earliest involvement with The Masses. We have never seen a published example of this portrait. Original sepia-tone photograph, ca 16cm x 11cm (6-1/4" x 4-1/4"). Mounted on...
[Item #14478]
Price: $250.00
 
Signed Photograph, ca. 1910
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Original Photographic Postcard of Alexander Berkman
[N.p., n.d. but ca 1920s]. An attractive portrait of the prominent anarchist figure wearing a fedora, overcoat, and clutching a cane, his name incorrectly spelled as "Alexander Bergman" along lower edge. Original photographic postcard, with sepia-toned portrait of Berkman on recto, and correspondence matter printed on verso. Measures 8.5cm x....
[Item #19928]
Price: $150.00
 
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Local Color
New York: Random House, 1950. First Edition. A fragile book, this copy quite nicely preserved but for the usual toning to jacket spine. Sketches of travel, illustrated with photographs by Carter-Bresson, Cecil Beaton, Bill Brandt, and others. Octavo. Cloth-backed patterned paper over boards; 92pp; illus. Slight rubbing to bottom board...
[Item #18790]
Price: $500.00
 
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Photographic Archive of Civilian Conservation Corps Camps in California and the Mountain West
ca. 1933-1936. A charming assemblage of images of Civilian Conservation Corps camp life, catalogued as received, all apparently documenting the career of one CCC youth, identified only as "Jack," from ca. 1933 to 1936. Locales identified in the photographs include Zion National Park; Hornbrook, California; and several identified simply as...
[Item #18879]
Price: $1,200.00
 
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Soldiers Protecting Railroad Property During the Switchmen's Strike at Buffalo, N.Y., August, 1892
N.p. Cone Photo Co. [1892]. Excellent and rare image of the 13th Regiment Infantry, New York Volunteers on strike duty during the short-lived but violent Buffalo Switchmen's Strike of 1892. We are uncertain as to the identity of the name behind the Cone Photo Co.; no such entity appears in...
[Item #16060]
Price: $750.00
 
Soldiers Protecting Railroad Property During the Switchmen's Strike at Buffalo, N.Y., August, 1892
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Chikuho No Kodomotachi [Children of Chikuho]
Tokyo: Patoria Shoten, 1960. First Edition. Uncommon first printing of this early Domon title, documenting the lives of children in Chikuho, a coal mining village in southern Japan. A cheaply-made book, rarely found in collectible condition; this copy perhaps a little better than typical. Shahn is known to have worked...
[Item #14244]
Price: $400.00
 
Chikuho No Kodomotachi [Children of Chikuho]
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Erotic Spirituality: The Vision of Konarak
New York: Macmillan, 1971. First Edition. Quarto. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 125pp; illus. Fine, unmarked copy in lightly worn, price-clipped dustwrapper; Near Fine. Photographs of the erotic sculptures of the temple of Konarak (India) by Eliot Elisofon, text by Alan Watts.
[Item #20065]
Price: $25.00
 
Erotic Spirituality: The Vision of Konarak
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Das Zweite Leben der Filmstadt Babelsberg : DEFA-Spielfilme 1946 - 1992
Berlin: Henschel, 1994. First Edition. Critical essays and filmography of East Germany's state-owned film studio, Deutsche Film-Aktiengesellschaft (better known as DEFA), active from 1946 to 1993. Quarto (30cm). Cloth boards; dustjacket; 559pp; illus. Tight, Near Fine copy in lightly edge-rubbed jacket. Text entirely in German.
[Item #15976]
Price: $60.00
 
Das Zweite Leben der Filmstadt Babelsberg : DEFA-Spielfilme 1946 - 1992
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Filmstadt Babelsberg: Zur Geschichte des Studios und seiner Filme
Berlin: Nicolai, 1994. First Edition. Quarto (28cm). Paper-covered boards; dustjacket; 270pp; illus. Slight external rubbing and wear, with a few small nicks to jacket extremities; internally clean and unmarked; Very Good Plus. Text entirely in German.
[Item #15980]
Price: $40.00
 
Filmstadt Babelsberg: Zur Geschichte des Studios und seiner Filme
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Der Film Der Weimarer Republik 1929: Ein Handbuch der zeitgenossischen Kritik
Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 1993. First Edition Thus. First (and apparently the only completed) volume in a proposed 15-volume series on the history of Weimar film. Extensively researched and well-illustrated. Quarto (25cm). Cloth boards; dustjacket & publisher's card slipcase; 916pp; illus. Fine in jacket and publisher's slipcase, with prospectus laid...
[Item #15969]
Price: $125.00
 
Der Film Der Weimarer Republik 1929: Ein Handbuch der zeitgenossischen Kritik
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Film Museum Berlin
Berlin: Nicolai, 2000. First Edition. Quarto (30cm). Cloth boards; dustjacket; 351pp; illus. Fine, unworn copy in unworn jacket - near new. Text in German and English.
[Item #15972]
Price: $75.00
 
Film Museum Berlin
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Schwarzweiss und Farbe. DEFA-Dokumentarfilme 1946-92
Berlin: Jovis, 1996. First Edition. Quarto (30cm). Pictorial heavy card wrappers; 463pp; illus. Slight bump to upper corner of rear wrapper, else clean, tight and unmarked - Near Fine. Text entirely in German.
[Item #15971]
Price: $65.00
 
Schwarzweiss und Farbe. DEFA-Dokumentarfilme 1946-92
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The Sweet Flypaper of Life
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955. First Edition. The scarce clothbound issue, released simultaneously in wrappers. A feel-good story by Hughes, brought to life by DeCarava's superlative photographs. An important Harlem document and a highspot of African American literature and photography, showing the point of view of a minority community...
[Item #17135]
Price: $850.00
 
The Sweet Flypaper of Life
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The New Americans: Immigrant Life in Southern California
Pasadena: NewSage Press, 1988. First Edition. Quarto (29cm). Glossy card wrappers; 175pp; illus. Tight, clean copy, Near Fine.
[Item #14649]
Price: $15.00
 
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Original tinted silver-gelatin print of Ornette Coleman at University of Miami
Miami: [ca 1970s]. David D. Spitzer is a San Francisco photographer specializing in jazz subjects; his work has been published in at least two monographs - Jazzshots (Miami: 1979) and Jazz Photographs (San Francisco: 1994). Original red-tinted photographic print, 9" x 7" (ca 23cm x 18cm), mounted on black mat...
[Item #16332]
Price: $75.00
 
Original tinted silver-gelatin print of Ornette Coleman at University of Miami
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USA: 1935-73. Photographs by Theo Jung
Vienna: Wien : Höhere Graphische Bundes-Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt Wien XIV, 1973. First Edition. Scarce, brief catalogue of works by Theo Jung (1906-1996), who joined Ben Shahn on the photographic staff of the FSA in 1936. In the 1940s Jung independently produced a series of documentary photographs of Harper's Ferry, West...
[Item #14216]
Price: $500.00
 
USA: 1935-73. Photographs by Theo Jung
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Conversations With The Dead: Photographs of Prison Life with the Letters and Drawings of Billy McCune #122054
New York: Henry Holt, 1971. First Edition. Lyon's now-classic collection of prison photographs, taken in various Texas correctional institutions including those at Huntsville, Midway, Rosharon and Winston. Includes a postscript of writings and paintings by Billy McCune, a lifer at Huntsville who speaks eloquently of the failings of the Texas...
[Item #19593]
Price: $150.00
 
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Land of the Free
New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1938. First Edition. Macleish's book-length poem, illustrated with 88 photographs by FSA photographers, is among the high points of Depression-era photobooks. 88 leaves of plates, each with accompanying text by MacLeish on facing page. Of the 88 photographs, there are four by Shahn; the majority are...
[Item #14295]
Price: $1,200.00
 
Land of the Free
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Original Signed Cabinet Photo of Conjoined African-American Twins Millie and Christine McKoy [aka Millie-Christine], ca 1880s
Brooklyn: Ollivier Studio, N.d. [ca 1880s]. A fine studio image from later in life of the African American conjoined twins, musicians, and dime museum performers Millie and Christine McKoy. The twins, known to contemporaries as Millie-Christine, were born into slavery in North Carolina in 1851 and sold as ten-month-old babies...
[Item #17655]
Price: $1,800.00
 
Original Signed Cabinet Photo of Conjoined African-American Twins Millie and Christine McKoy [aka Millie-Christine], ca 1880s
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Cremating Bodies on a Mexican Battlefield
El Paso: W.H. Horne Co. [ca 1915]. Typically grisly view by the prolific Texas photographer W.H. Horne, whose hundreds of published images of the Mexican War now comprise one of the major documentary sources for that conflict. An unusually well-preserved, unused example. Real-photo postcard. 8.5cm x 13.6cm. Miniscule soiling to...
[Item #16093]
Price: $50.00
 
Cremating Bodies on a Mexican Battlefield
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[Dead Bodies on a Mexican Battlefield]
El Paso: W.H. Horne Co. [ca 1915]. Uncaptioned image, showing stacks of mutilated bodies on a Mexican battlefield. By the prolific Texas photographer W.H. Horne, whose hundreds of published images of the Mexican War now comprise one of the major documentary sources for that conflict. An unusually well-preserved, unused example...
[Item #16094]
Price: $50.00
 
[Dead Bodies on a Mexican Battlefield]


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