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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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The Movement: Documentary of a Struggle for Equality [Inscribed by John Lewis and Members of The Freedom Singers]
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1964. First Edition. Superb documentary photobook on the Civil Rights struggle in the South, with images taken chiefly by SNCC staff photographer Danny Lyon, but also Roy De Carava, Robert Frank, David Heath, Kenneth Thompson, Don Charles, and Norris McNamara. The present copy inscribed by...
[Item #29301]
Price: $850.00
 
The Movement: Documentary of a Struggle for Equality [Inscribed by John Lewis and Members of The Freedom Singers]
3.

Original Photographic Poster of Robert F. Williams
Philadelphia: Power Posters, 1968. A powerful photographic portrait of Robert F. Williams holding a Luger pistol. An outspoken communist, strident Black Nationalist, and unapologetic advocate of armed resistance, Williams provided the intellectual foundation for the generation of militant activists to follow; his 1962 manifesto “Negroes With Guns” is said to...
[Item #28838]
Price: $1,000.00
 
Original Photographic Poster of Robert F. Williams
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Original real-photo postcard of Booker T. Washington, ca 1905
New York: Rotograph Company, n.d. [ca 1905]. Original silver-gelatin photographic print, 5-1/4" x 3-1/4"; captioned below image, with photographer's credit (Schumacher / Los Angeles) in image at lower right. Verso with printed portions for mailing, unused. Undivided back postal card, issued ca. 1901-1907. Sharp corners, minimal wear; a Very Good...
[Item #28626]
Price: $50.00
 
Original real-photo postcard of Booker T. Washington, ca 1905
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Original Color Photograph and Typed Letter, Signed. Dated January 12, 1955
N.p. S.i. 1955. Handsome, informal color portrait of Rev. Major Jealous Divine (better known as Father Divine to his followers), dressed in a suit and seated in an armchair holding a letter. The photograph is accompanied by a typed letter from Divine to one "Miss Gentle Dove," thanking her for...
[Item #28117]
Price: $850.00
 
Original Color Photograph and Typed Letter, Signed. Dated January 12, 1955
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Unity in Action: A Photographic History of the African National Congress, South Africa, 1912-1982
London: African National Conference, 1982. First Edition. Oblong quarto (20.75x29.75cm.); original yellow photo-illustrated card wrappers; [4],156pp.; chiefly photographic illus. Upper wrapper corners creased, additional light shelf-wear, else Very Good. History of South Africa's social democratic political party, founded in 1912 and the post-apartheid ruling party.
[Item #28044]
Price: $30.00
 
Unity in Action: A Photographic History of the African National Congress, South Africa, 1912-1982
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Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: Three Tenant Families
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, [1969]. Octavo (21.5cm.); original leatherette in grey price-clipped dust jacket lettered in black and white; xxii,471pp.; 32 leaves of photographic illustrations, almost all printed on rectos and versos. Small soil spot to upper jacket panel, light rubbing to extremities, spine a hint toned, else Very Good...
[Item #21866]
Price: $50.00
 
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: Three Tenant Families
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Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: Three Tenant Families
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, [1960]. Second Printing. Octavo (21.5cm.); original cloth in grey price-clipped dust jacket lettered in black and white; xxii,471pp.; 32 leaves of photographic illustrations, almost all printed on rectos and versos. Light shelf wear, spine a bit toned, else Very Good or better.
[Item #28118]
Price: $50.00
 
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: Three Tenant Families
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The Springfield Plan
New York: Viking Press, 1945. First Edition. Small quarto (24.25cm.); original cloth in red photo-illustrated dust jacket; 136pp.; photographic illus. throughout. Jacket extremities chipped and worn with several shallow losses, rear panel dust-soiled, spine rather toned; interior Very Good in Near Very Good jacket. Photo-essay of the Springfield Plan, an...
[Item #28796]
Price: $40.00
 
The Springfield Plan
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Man Against Flood: A Story of the 1954 Flood on the Yangtse and of the Reconstruction that Followed It
Peking: New World Press, [1955]. First Edition. Octavo (20.75cm.); original linen-backed photo-illustrated boards, spine lettered in bright blue; 109pp.; 15 leaves of photographic illus. printed on rectos and versos. Minor edge wear, else Very Good. Photographic account of the 1954 floods, which killed approximately 33,000.
[Item #28907]
Price: $40.00
 
Man Against Flood: A Story of the 1954 Flood on the Yangtse and of the Reconstruction that Followed It
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Alabama: "Kind of Tough Living Here." A report on bad rural housing in all 67 Alabama counties
Philadelphia: American Friends Service Committee, [1976]. First Edition. Square quarto (22.75cm.); original photo-illustrated card wrappers; 100pp.; photographic illus. throughout. Wear from handling, especially at spine foot; toning and light dampstaining to spine edge of upper wrapper; About Very Good. Showcasing the worst housing available in each Alabama county, including shacks...
[Item #28116]
Price: $150.00
 
Alabama: "Kind of Tough Living Here." A report on bad rural housing in all 67 Alabama counties
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Common Ground - Vol.II, No.3 (Spring, 1942)
New York: Common Council for American Unity, 1942. First Edition. Highly important single issue of the CCAU's monthly literary magazine, issued from 1940-49, which was devoted to bridging ethnic and minority differences and to reflecting America's cultural diversity. This issue includes a substantial (13pp) short story by Woody Guthrie, "Ear...
[Item #28976]
Price: $100.00
 
Common Ground - Vol.II, No.3 (Spring, 1942)
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Photographic Album Documenting the Activities of Civilian Conservation Corps Co. 297, Kanona, NY and Heppner, OR
C.C.C. Company 297 moved from Kanona, New York to Heppner, Oregon in late 1936. The images in this album document the cross-country move in detail, including way-stops in Denver and Boone, Colorado. Includes many captioned of the lads at work, laying dams and bridges, cutting wood, preparing meals, etc. A....
[Item #19382]
Price: $1,500.00
 
Photographic Album Documenting the Activities of Civilian Conservation Corps Co. 297, Kanona, NY and Heppner, OR
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Five original amateur black-and-white photographs of the so-called "Battle of Toledo," during the Toledo Auto-Lite Strike of 1934
1934. Rare vernacular views of one of the key disputes in American labor history. The Toledo Auto-Lite Strike (April-June, 1934) marked a key victory for the American Federation of Labor and led to widespread unionization in the auto industry. It was also one of the bloodiest labor diputes of the...
[Item #21736]
Price: $500.00
 
Five original amateur black-and-white photographs of the so-called "Battle of Toledo," during the Toledo Auto-Lite Strike of 1934
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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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Canticle to the Waterbirds [Limited Edition, Signed]
Berkeley: EIZO, 1968. First, Limited Edition. Long poem by Everson, with each page of text complimented by a photograph by Allen Say. Cloth Issue, one of 200 numbered copies signed by the author and photographer, this being copy no.157. Quarto; gray cloth, with titles stamped in black on front cover;...
[Item #23095]
Price: $75.00
 
Canticle to the Waterbirds [Limited Edition, Signed]
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Eleven photographic post card views of Elizabeth, New Jersey, ca 1930s
Elizabeth, NJ: Art Photo Greeting Co, N.d. [1930s]. Views include: The Elizabeth Carteret Hotel; Elizabeth Avenue (showing the original Harmonia Bank Building); Alexander Hamilton Jr. High School; East Jersey Street (looking west); The Hotel Winfield Scott; Hersh Tower (Art Deco masterpiece, built 1931); St. Elizabeth's Hospital; Post Office; City Hall;...
[Item #21692]
Price: $85.00
 
Eleven photographic post card views of Elizabeth, New Jersey, ca 1930s
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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
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All Our Yesterdays: 90 Years of British Cinema
London: British Film Institute, 1986. First Edition. Octavo. Pictorial card wrappers; 446pp; illus. Review copy, with publisher's slip. Spine slightly faded, else Fine.
[Item #29365]
Price: $20.00
 
All Our Yesterdays: 90 Years of British Cinema
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Ballet
London: Wingate, [1951]. First Edition. Octavo (22.5cm.); original cloth in price-clipped dust jacket illustrated by the author, purple topstain; 85pp.; color illustrated title page, 32 plates of photographs printed on rectos and versos, text illus. throughout. Spine and board extremities a bit rubbed with some chipping and a few short...
[Item #22198]
Price: $75.00
 
Ballet
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I Take Great Pleasure... [Review Copy]
New York: John Day Company, [1956]. First American Edition. Octavo (21cm.); original cloth in red and yellow decorative price-clipped dust jacket; [10],213pp.; illus. Some wear to jacket extremities, spine sunned, top edge of rear panel a bit toned. Fine in Very Good jacket. Publisher's review slip laid in. British photographer's...
[Item #22186]
Price: $125.00
 
I Take Great Pleasure... [Review Copy]
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Photobiography
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1951. First American Edition. Quarto (26cm.); original two-toned cloth in photographically illustrated price-clipped dust jacket; 255pp.; photographic illus. throughout. Jacket extremities quite rubbed and worn, old tape repairs to verso, dampstain to top corner of rear panel and flap mostly notable on verso, spine faded...
[Item #22189]
Price: $35.00
 
Photobiography
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The Wandering Years. Diaries: 1922-1939
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, [1961]. First American Edition. Octavo (22cm.); original cloth-backed boards in pink pictorial dust jacket; [12],387pp.; photographic frontispiece, 17 leaves of photographic illustrations printed on rectos and versos, text illus. throughout. Shallow strip of dust-soiling to top jacket edges, else Very Good or better.
[Item #22190]
Price: $35.00
 
The Wandering Years. Diaries: 1922-1939
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The Years Between: Diaries, 1939-1944
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, [1965]. First American Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.); original two-toned cloth in blue pictorial dust jacket; 352pp.; 12 plates of photographic illus. printed on rectos and versos. Bookplate of a Charles R. Wilson to front pastedown, else Very Near Fine.
[Item #22188]
Price: $50.00
 
The Years Between: Diaries, 1939-1944
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Persona Grata
[New York]: Putnam, [1954]. First American Edition. Quarto (24.5cm.); original simulated cloth in pictorial dust jacket; 99pp.; 32 leaves of photographic portraits printed on rectos and versos. Light wear to jacket extremities, else Very Good or better. Portrait gallery of notable authors, musicians, actors, dancers, and artists, with photographs by...
[Item #22187]
Price: $75.00
 
Persona Grata


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