Saturday, September 5, 2009

Catalog 1: Signed Photography Books


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Steve Anchell
The Nude At Big Sur
Photographs by Steve Anchell; introduction by Margaret Regan; essay on Big Sur by Magnus Toren; essay on working with models by Steve Anchell. Crestone, CO: Cold Creek Press, 2002. First edition. 120 pages; 83 duotone images; 11.25 x 12 inches. Edition limited to 2,000 copies. Cloth bound hardback. Fine in Fine dj.
The first anthology of Anchell's work, the Nude at Big Sur is the culmination of over twenty years photographing the female form along the rocky coast and redwood forests of Big Sur, California. Signed by Anchell. $65.00

Lewis Baltz
New Industrial Parks Near Irvine, California
Photographs by Lewis Baltz; introduction by Adam Weinberg. Ram Publications, in association with Steidl, 2001. Second edition. 112 pages; 51 duotone plates; 11 x 12 inches. Cloth covered hardback. Fine except for one tiny abrasion to the edge of the back of the dj. In publishers printed cardboard slipcase.
This, a faithful reprint of the 1974 classic, was Baltz' first book and one of the cornerstones of the New Topographics literature. Signed by Baltz. $125.00

Bill Burke
Photographs by Bill Burke; edited by Constance Sullivan; preface by Andy Grundberg; essay by Raymond Carver. New York: Ecco Press/A Polaroid Book, 1987. First edition. 63 pages; 32 full-page b&w photos; 9.5 x 12.5 inches. Cloth covered hardback. Fine in a Fine dj except for several small white scratches.
Released the same year as "I Want to Take Picture," Burke presents a series of portraits of people of Appalachia and people of Brazil. Signed by Burke. $85.00

Lucien Clergue
Eros And Thanatos
Photographs by Lucien Clergue; introduction by Michel Tournier; essay by Marianne Fulton. Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1985. First edition. 151 pages; 8 color, 104 dutone plates; chronology; bibliography. Cloth covered hardback. Fine in Very Good dj with some chipping, small closed tears and light soiling. Gift inscription on FFEP.
Retrospective of Clergue’s work including nudes, bullfighting scenes, marsh photos, etc. Signed by Clergue and dated. $225.00

William Eggleston
William Eggleston's Guide
Photographs by William Eggleston; Foreword by John Szarkowski
New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1976. First edition. 112 pages; 48 color and 1 b&w photographic plate; 9 x 9 inches. Embossed boards with mounted photo to cover. Very Good+.
Eggleston's Guide was the first one-man show of color photographs ever presented at The Museum of Modern Art, NYC. A hugely influential book. See Parr & Badger, The Photobook, p. 265; Roth, The Book of 101 Books, p. 234; Roth, The Open Book, p. 308. This copy has been signed by both Eggleston and Szarkowski on the title page. $3,200.00

Elliott Erwitt
Recent Developments
Photographs by Elliott Erwitt; introduction by Wilfrid Sheed. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1978. First edition. 128 pages; 8.5 x 11 inches. VG in wrappers with wear at extremities.
Early street work. Signed by Erwitt. $48.00

Andreas Feininger
Changing America: The Land as it Was and How Man Has Changed It
Photographs by Andreas Feininger; text by Patricia Dyett. New York: Crown, 1955. First edition. 170 pages; 9.25 x 12 inches. Cloth covered hardback. VG with some crimping to head and foot of spine in a VG dj with wear to extremities and a fingerprint sized dot of something on lower left front.
American industry and the results thereof. Printed in gravure. Signed by Feininger. $45.00

Leonard Freed
Photographs 1954-1990
Photographs and preface by Leonard Freed; introduction by Stefanie Rosenkranz. Manchester, UK: Cornerhouse, 1991. 196 pages; 170 duotone plates; 10 x 11.5 inches. Cloth covered hardback. Fine in a Fine dj.
A retrospective of the socially conscious b&w work by this long-time member of Magnum. Signed by Freed and dated.

Ralph Gibson
Brussels: Eric Van De Weghe, 1991. First edition. Hardback in dj. Fine.
A little known exhibition catalog; a handsome production with an author's photo by Helmut Newton. This copy has been signed by Gibson. This is not the Takarajima Books edition, published in 1995. $75.00

Edward Grazda
Afghanistan Diary 1992-2000
Photographs and text by Edward Grazda; Chronology of modern Afghanistan by Amin Tarzi. New York: powerHouse Books, 2000. First edition. 72 pages; b&w photographic plates throughout; 9.8 x 9.8 inches. Illustrated boards. Near Fine. No dj, as issued.
Afghanistan under the Taliban. The companion to his first book which covered 1980-1989. A great photojournalistic project. Signed by Grazda.

David Alan Harvey

Photographs by David Alan Harvey; essays by Elizabeth Newhouse. Washington DC: National Geographic Books, 1999. First edition. 252 pages; profusely illustrated with color plates; 11 x 11 inches. Cloth covered hardback.. Fine in a Fine dj with a bump to the top boards next to the crown.
Richly evocative street-photographs from Cuba by this Magnum member of many years. Signed by Harvey. $55.00

Bill Henson
Bill Henson: Photographs
Sydney, Australia: Pan/Picador, 1988. First edition. 119 pages with multiple gate-folds; 10.25 x 14.25 inches. Cloth covered hardback in dust jacket. Very Good/Near Fine.
Over 100 of Henson's early dark, disturbing images. The first section is a sequence of crowd scenes, and the second consists mostly of shots taken in and around European museums and palaces (namely Versailles) contrasted with dirty and nude young women and men. This copy has been signed by Henson and dated. Laid in is a color gallery announcement for a show at the Robert Miller gallery, April 2006. $650.00

Eikoh Hosoe
Eikoh Hosoe (Untitled 42)
Photographs by Eikoh Hosoe. Afterword by Ronald J. Hill. Carmel, CA: The Friends of Photography, 1986. First edition. 64 pages with 31 b/w plates and 3 reference illustrations. 7.5 x 10.75 inches. Stiff Wraps. Very Good.
Overview of Hosoe's career to date which includes images from many of his books including "Barakei," "Man and Woman," and "Embrace," plus portraits, nudes and architectural studies. The first monograph on Hosoe published in the United States. Only published in wraps. This copy has been signed by Hosoe in Japanese in silver on the black title page. $165.00

Mona Kuhn
Mona Kuhn: Photographs
Steidl, 2004 First edition. 103 pages; 33 duotone and 30 color plates; 11.5x 11 inches. Cloth covered hardback in dj. As new.
Formerly an assistant to Jock Sturges, Kuhn is now making her own work with young nude bodies. This is her first book and has been signed by the photographer. $75.00

Annie Leibovitz
Annie Leibovitz: Photographs 1970-1990
Photographs by Annie Leibovitz; conversation with Ingrid Sischy. New York: Harper Collins, 1991. First edition. 232 pages; 11.25 x 13 inches. Illustrated boards. VG in printed glassine wrapper as issued. Slight wear to tips and bottom of boards. Indentaion to lower part of front board with same in wrapper, bump nearby at spine. Glassine has one short closed tear and wear to edges. Back board has a little wrinkling to laminate. Overall VG.
B&w and color portraits of celebreties and icons of the 1970s and 1980s. Signed by
Leibovitz. $120.00

David Levinthal
Hitler Moves East: A Graphic Chronicle, 1941-43
Photographs by David Levinthal; text & illustrations by Gary Trudeau
New York: Laurence Miller, 1989. Second edition. 95 pages; with numerous b&w plates; 11.25 x 8 .75 inches. Includes a bibliography and technical information. Cloth covered hardback.. Near Fine in a VG+ dj except for a couple of closed tears.
Re-issue of the 1977 classic recreation of Germany's invasion of Russia with toys. Unique at the time. Signed by Levinthal. $185.00

Helen Levitt
Slide Show: The Color Photographs of Helen Levitt
Photographs by Helen Levitt; Foreword by John Szarkowski
New York: powerHouse Books, 2005. First edition. 118 pages; 109 full-page, color photographic plates; 9.5 x 9 inches. Cloth bound hardback. AS NEW with a slight crease on the front of the dj.
Virtually unknown is Levitt's color work, which has been collected for the first time in this volume. More than half of the images in Slide Show have never been exhibited or published before. Signed by Levitt on the title page. $350.00

Jeff Mermelstein
UK: Dewi Lewis, 1999. 120 pages; color plates; 13 x 11 inches. Cloth covered hardback. Fine except for a bump to the top tips which has slightly affected the text block.
Street photography in the vein of Winogrand, Erwitt, and Friedlander. Signed by Mermelstein. $60.00

Sheila Metzner
Inherit The Earth
Photographs and journal entries by Sheila Metzner; forward by M. Raven Metzner
Boston: Bulfinch, 2000. First edition. 136 pages; 68 color plates; 16.5 x 11.25 inches. Laid in is a promotional sheet. Near Fine in illustrated boards as issued. Mild corner bumping and slight indentations to top of front board.
Metzner's first volume of landscape photography. Years of travel have taken her to remote and unspoiled parts of the world in such diverse areas as Egypt, Easter Island, Costa Rica, and the Arctic. Signed by Metzner. $85.00

Joel Meyerowitz
A Summer's Day
New York: Times Books, 1985. First edition. Unpaginated; 66 plates with 2 gate-folds; 11 x 11.5 inches. Cloth bound hardback. Very Good with some soiling and a crease to FFEP in a Near Fine dj.
A sequel to ‘Cape Cod’ with the same theme--New England beaches and their summer denziens. Signed by Meyerowitz. $165.00

Richard Misrach
The Sky Book
Photographs by Richard Misrach; essay by Rebecca Solnit
Santa Fe, NM: Arena Editions, 2000. First edition. 131 pages; 75 four-color plates with two gate-folds; 12.5 x 9.5 inches. Illustrated boards. Fine in a Fine dj.
The Western sky as interpreted by Richard Misrach. Signed by Misrach. $375.00

Leonard Nimoy
Photographs and commentary by Leonard Nimoy; essay by Donald Kuspit. New York: Umbrage Editions, 2002. First Edition. 96 pages; 10.5 x 10.25 inches. Hardcover. Fine in a Fine dj.
First monograph by Nimoy revealing his interest in scriptural mythology, ancient spirituality and the nude female form. Signed by Nimoy. $65.00

Irving Penn

Passage: A Work Record
Photographs by Irving Penn; Text by Alexandra Arrowsmith and Nicola Majocchi; Introduction by Alexander Liberman
Alfred A. Knopf / Callaway, 1991. First edition. 300 pages; 397 b&w and 71 color photographic plates; 11 x 13 inches. Cloth bound hardback. Very Good in a Very Good dj.
An excellent overview of Penn's career--1938 through 1990. The images were chosen by Penn and include short comments by him. This is the first publication of his drawings. The printing was accomplished using a process that required eleven separate impressions per page. This copy has been signed by Penn and inscribed. $380.00

Eugene Richards
The Knife and Gun Club: Scenes from an Emergency Room
New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1989. Second edition (1995). 237 pages. 8 by 10.5 inches. Stiff Wraps. Very Good with some scratches on the cover and a slight crease to one corner.
Powerful and graphic documentary photographs from the emergency room of Denver General Hospital, known as the "knife and gun club." Includes interviews with doctors, nurses, paramedics, and police officers. Dramatic, bold and unflinching black-and-white photography by award-winning Magnum photojournalist. Signed by Richards. $40.00

Joseph Rodriguez
East Side Stories: Gang Life in East L.A.
Photographs by Joseph Rodriguez; essay by Ruben Martinez; interview with Luis Rodriguez. New York: powerHouse Books, 1998. First edition. Cloth bound hardback. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket.
An extremely disturbing collection of intimate images of Latin gang-bangers in Los Angeles, on the street, in their homes and with their families. The text examines and explains the labyrinthine rules and codes of gang life. Signed by Rodriguez and inscribed. $54.00

Thomas Roma
Enduring Justice
Photographs by Thomas Roma; text by Norman Mailer and Robert Coles. New York: powerHouse Books, 2001. First edition. 184 pages., 83 duotone illustrations; 9.5 x 10 inches. Cloth bound hardback. Fine in Fine dj.
Roma spent 14 months at the Brooklyn Criminal Court Building, making portraits of people whose lives were being transformed by the workings of the law. Signed by the photographer. $75.00

Paul Seawright
Inside Information: Photographs 1988-1995
London/Dublin: The Photographers Gallery and The Gallery of Photography, 1995. First edition. Unpaginated (80 pages); 43 color photographic plates; 9 x 11 inches. Biography. Very Good plus.
Seawright's first book 'brings together his three major bodies of work to date-- "Sectarian Murder," "The Orange Order," and "Police Force,"' all dealing with Northern Ireland's "troubles". This catalog accompanied an exhibition that presented these projects together for the first time. Quite scarce; this copy has been signed by Seawright on the title page. $400.00

Andres Serrano
Big Women
Torino, Italy: Marco Noire Editore, 2000. First edition. 92 pages; 36 color, full-page photographic plates; 9.5 x 13.5 inches. From an edition limited to 1000 copies. Includes biographical notes, exhibition history and bibliography. Hardback, no dj as issued.. Near Fine minus with a bump to bottom of the spine, a light bump with a tiny tear to the paper at one tip and light shelf wear.
Serrano "paying tribute" to female bodybuilders. Nudes. Signed by Serrano. $165.00

Fazal Sheikh
A Sense Of Common Ground
Berlin & New York: Scalo, 1996. First edition. 79 pages; 110 four-color plates (including seven 2-page gatefolds); 9.5 x 12 inches. Near Fine in Near Fine dj; slight bump and wear to tips.
Portraits of refugees from the Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Mozambique & Rwanda. Each section includes a map detailing the movement of the people in the area and the location of the refugee camps. Sheikh was the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation grant in 2005. Signed by th photographer. $85.00

Joyce Tenneson
Light Warriors
Boston: Bulfinch, 2000. First edition. 112 pages; 70 plates; 9.5 x 12.5 inches. Cloth covered hardback. Fine in a Near Fine dj.
Portraits of mostly nude women in various tableaux. Signed by Tenneson and dated. $60.00

Danielle Weil
Baseball: The Perfect Game
Photographs by Danielle Weil; Introduction by David Halberstam; Text by Peter Richmond. New York: Rizzolli, 1992. First edition. 128 pages; 96 full-page b&w photographic plates; 11 x 11 inches. Illustrated boards. Fine in a Fine dj.
Photos taken from the bleachers that evoke the pure pleasure of the sport. Signed by Weil. $25.00

Joel-Peter Witkin
Songs Of Innocence and Experience
Photographs by Joel-Peter Witkin; poems by William Blake; edited by, with an introduction by John Wood. South Dennis, MA: The Journal Of Contemporary Photography, 2003. First edition. Red silk-covered hardback with a photographic plate affixed to the front cover. Cased in a white, cloth-bound clamshell box. #314 from a edition limited to 915 copies. Fine. Touches of discoloration to box.
Boldly signed by Witkin. $360.00