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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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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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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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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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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
 
8.

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
 
9.

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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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Original Photograph of George Jackson's Funeral
Alameda, CA: Lou de la Torre, [1971]. Striking photograph of George Jackson's coffin entering the doors of St. Augustine's Episcopal Church in Oakland, CA on August 28, 1971. Jackson, a member of the Black Panther Party and co-founder of the Black Guerilla Family, was killed on August 21 by guards...
[Item #26180]
Price: $250.00
 
Original Photograph of George Jackson's Funeral
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Brasil: 217 Photographies de / Photographs by / Fotografias de [...]
[Sao Paulo]: Livraria Agir Editôra, [1952]. Includes work by Pierre Verger, famous for his photographic documentation of the African diaspora. His coverage of Brazil took place in 1946 and was featured in various French and English-language magazines under the pseudonym Mr. Lensman. Preface by Alceu Amoroso Lima, founder of the...
[Item #25451]
Price: $35.00
 
Brasil: 217 Photographies de / Photographs by / Fotografias de [...]
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It Has Always Been About Voting: A portfolio of photographs taken in Mississippi during the James Meredith March Against Fear (1966) [Limited Edition, Signed]
Philadelphia: Hartfield Editions, 2012. First Edition. Deluxe production to display a collection of photographs taken when the photographer Robert J. Brand was a 20-year-old participant in the James Meredith March Against Fear (June, 1966). James Meredith, the first black student admitted to the University of Mississippi, in 1962, had set...
[Item #26317]
Price: $4,000.00
 
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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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Photograph Album of CCC Camp Skokie Valley, Glenview Illinois
[Glenview, Illinois: circa 1938 -1941]. An attractive, well-arranged and nicely-preserved album, apparently complete, containing more than 50 original (vintage) photographs of Civilian Conservation Corps activities at Camp Skokie Valley -- presently the site of the Skokie Lagoons in Cook County, Illinois about 20 miles north of Chicago.  A good blend of...
[Item #25615]
Price: $650.00
 
Photograph Album of CCC Camp Skokie Valley, Glenview Illinois
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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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A Look Back: Pages out of American Labor's Past
New York: Dressmakers Union Local 22, 1950. First Edition. Pictorial history of American labor struggles, beginning with the birth of the AFL (1886) and concluding with the massive protest by Dressmakers on the streets of New York City in May, 1949. Issued as a premium for distribution at the 50th...
[Item #25242]
Price: $50.00
 
A Look Back: Pages out of American Labor's Past
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Views of the U.S.S.R.
Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, N.d. (ca 1955). First Edition. Quarto (30cm). Pictorial cloth boards; dustjacket; 171pp; chiefly illus. Tight, Near Fine copy in slightly darkened and edgeworn dustwrapper. Attractive copy. Collection of well-printed photographic views of the Soviet Union. Primarily landscapes and natural views; photographers uncredited. From publisher's statement...
[Item #20533]
Price: $45.00
 
Views of the U.S.S.R.
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Photographic portrait signed and inscribed to "Queen Catherine"
N.p. [New York?]: "Bloom" ca. 1927? Very early professionally produced photograph of a young Duke Ellington looking not yet 30. Most likely taken at the start of Ellington's popularity, when he and his orchestra became the house band "Rhythmania" at the "whites only" Cotton Club in Harlem. We have been...
[Item #26280]
Price: $1,500.00
 
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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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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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