Photography Books, Sam Abell to Richard Avedon

 

1a. Abell, Sam. The Mississippi and the Making of a Nation from the Louisiana Purchase to Today by Stephen E. Ambrose and Douglas G. Brinkley, Photographs by Sam Abell. An Official Publication of the Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial. National Geographic, 2002. Hardcover with protected dust jacket, ex-library copy in excellent condition with spine label and card pocket. A well-written history of the region with maps, historical photographs, and recent photographs by the famous photographer Sam Abell, Photographer-in-Residence at National Geographic who has produced at least nine other books and is on the board of the George Eastman House. Issued at $40. Covers all ten states in the region, from Minnesota to Iowa to Louisiana. 274 pages. $5.

 

1b. Adams, Ansel and Mary Street Alinder. Ansel Adams, An Autobiography. NYGS, 1985. 1st ed., 4th prtg. Mint w. dj, $45.

 

2a. Adams, Ansel. [Inaugural Issue, Ansel Adams Center] review, Newsletter of the Friends of Photography, 12:9 (September/October 1989). [Issue re opening of the Ansel Adams Center, with article by Peter C. Bunnell, Chairman, Board of Trustees, cover photo of Moon and Half Dome by Adams, portrait of Adams by James Alinder, article about Ansel Adams exhibit at the Center, other illustrations by Adams, Ruth Bernhard, Sir John Herschel, Carleton Watkins, et al. 11x14, 12 pages, folded, mailing label. $15.

 

3. Adams, Ansel. Manzanar. Photographs by Ansel Adams. Commentary by John Hersey. By John Armor and Peter Wright. [Photographs of the Japanese American relocation camp near Death Valley in 1944.] Wraps,near fine with slight bump on one rear corner, 1st Vintage printing, 1989, number line goes to 1. $15.00.

 

3.1. Adams, Ansel. The Print. Contact Printing and Enlarging. Basic Photo 3. Morgan & Morgan, 1968, 1971. Ex-library with mylar protected dust jacket taped to book, rear flyleaf removed, spine label. $5.

 

3.2 Adams, Ansel. Photographs of the Southwest, with an Essay on the Land by Lawrence Clark Powell. Selected photographs made from 1928 to 1958 in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas and Utah with a statement by the photographer. Dedicated to Paul Strand. [Essay illustrated with photographs by Ansel Adams of Tony Lujan, Frank Applegate, Maria Martinez, Mary Austin, Witter Brynner, et al. 109 plates plus photographs on covers. New York Graphic Society/Little, Brown, Second Printing, 1984. Stiff illustrated wraps with custom made polyester jacket. Fine condition. Together with "David in Adamsland," by David Vestal, article removed from Popular Photography, December 1967, pp. 90ff, 9 leaves, re Ansel Adams Yosemite Workshop. $25 for both.

 

3.3. Adams, Ansel. Celebrating the American Earth: A Portfolio by Ansel Adams. Texts by John Szarkowski (intro), Ansel Adams, and Robert Turnage. Wilderness Society, 1980. Wraps, 30 pages, vg+ with crimp on cover, $10.

 

3.3.a. Adams, Ansel. Yosemite and the Range of Light. NYGS/MoMA, 1979. Introduction by Paul Brooks. Wraps, special ed. pub. on occasion of MoMA exhibit, "Ansel Adams", smaller than hardcover edition. Very good with crimp on corner of cover. $30.

3.3.b. Adams, Robert. West from the Columbia; Views at the River Mouth. Aperture, 1995. Oversized, fine hardcover with very good dust jacket in new protector. 1st edition, 1st printing. Issued at $50. $25.

 

4. Advertising. Stanley, Thomas Blaine. The Technique of Advertising Production. 2nd ed. Prentice Hall, 1954. [Inc. detailed instructions re photoengraving, lithography, gravure, layouts, color separations, etc.] Ex-lib, good, 216pp. $25.

 

5a. Africa. Jenness, Aylette. Along the Niger River: An African Way of Life. NY: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1974. [Profusely illustrated with excellent photographs by the author taken over a three-year period of Nigeria, including the Kamberi, Sarkawa, Kyedyawa, and Gugawa peoples in the Yelwa area.] 1st ed., 1st printing, hard cover with dust jacket, ex-library, missing rear flyleaf, tape remnants where dj taped to book, $5.

 

5b. AIPAD. The Photography Show, February 16-18, 2001. Membership Directory & Illustrated Directory. [Catalog of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers. Profusely illustrated with work by numerous renowned photographers.] Ilustrated stiff wraps, unpaginated, about 200 pages, fine. $15.

 

5c. AIPAD 2004. The Photography Show. Membership Directory and Illustrated catalog for the Association of International Photographic Art Dealers. February 12-15, 2004. Unpaginated, more than 200 pages. Lists numerous dealers wiht contact information, the photographers each represents, and a sample photo for sale. Excellent print quality. Renowned photographers illustrated (many with previously unpublished images) include Robert Frank, Edward Weston, Bill Brandt, Lartigue, Richard Misrach, Weegee, Paul Himmel, Karel Ludwig, Joel Peter Witkin, Garry Winogrand, Walter Peterhans, Gyorgy Kepes, El Lissitsky, William Henry Fox Talbot, E. Boubat, O. Winston Link, Herbert List, Martin Barr, Tom Baril, Minor White, Berenice Abbott, Lois Connor, Burtynsky, Kertesz, Gustave Le Gray, Man Ray, Richard Avedon, George Platt Lynes, Michael Kenna, Keith Carter, Thurman Rotan, Herbert Bayer, Eisenstaedt, Kiichi Asano, Javier Meinel, Nino Migliori, and many others. Includes male and female nudes. $15.

 

5d. Album 6. July 1970. Special George Eastman House issue of short-lived magazine edited by Bill Jay. Introduction by Beaumont Newhall. Essay on the future of photography by Thomas F. Barrow. Photographs by Muybridge, Brassai, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Charles Fredricks, Gertrude Kasebier, Robert Heinecken, Edward Weston, Les Krims, Jerry Uelsmann, Emmet Gowin, Aaron Siskind, Robert Fichter, et al. Minor cover wear. $10.

 

6. Alinder, James. The Contact Print, 1946-1982. Issued as Untitled 30. Friends of Photography, 1982. [Harry Callahan, Linda Connor, Emmet Gowin, Nicholas Nixon, Olivia Parker, Michael A. Smith, Frederick Sommer, Josef Sudek, Brett Weston, and Minor White.] App. 11.5 x 11.5 inches, wraps, as issued. Good with some scratches and dings, mostly on back cover. $20.

 

6.1. Alinder, James. Picture America. Jim Alinder: Photographs. Wright Morris: Words. Ansel Adams: Introduction. 55 duotone illustrations. New York Graphic Society/Little Brown, 1982. 1st ed. A fine ex-library copy with dust jacket protector taped to book. $12.50.

 

6.1c.1. American Photography, January 1914. Features article on Robert Demachy exhibition at A.P. Little Gallery, several pages of which have been replaced with photocopies. Other articles include Paul L. Anderson on the Gum Pigment Process - chapter IX; home portraiture; flash photography device; snow scenes, et al. Photographs by Demachy, J.H. Travis, William C. Stratman, Oscar Badgley, John E. Prior, A.C. Wilmerding, B. Springsted, A.W. Ollar, J.K. Hodges, et al. As is, except for missing pages, fine. $5.

 

6.1.e. American Photography. February 1917. Indoor Photography theme issue. Illustrations by E.J. Stutz, W.S. Davis, Dr. R.W. Shufeldt, F.W.G. Moebus, William Ludlum, Jr., Margaret Moore, Amy Zulich, et al. VG, $10.

 

7. American Photographic Historical Society. Membership Directory,1995. 40pp. $5.00.

 

7.1. American Photographs: The First Century. From the Isaacs Collection in the National Museum of American Art. Edited by Merry A. Foresta. Smithsonian, 1996. Phenomenal photographs collected by Charles Isaacs, Jr., who provides an Afterword. 79 color plates plus 1more than 100 four-color images. Barker, George; Bell, William; Bierstadt, C.; Bonine, Elias; Brady; Brigman; Gardner; Gilpin; Havens, O.P.; Rau; Haviland; Haynes, F.J.; Hesler; Pach; Hillers; Hine; Jackson; Kasebier; Keiley; McClees; Moran; Muybridge; O'Sullivan; Bullock, J; Chislett; Cunningham; Davis, Dwight; Sipprell; Eickemeyer; Watkins. Fine in stiff wraps. $25.

 

7a. Andrews, Orville. Camera Across America. [New York, Washington, Chicago, and California in well-composed and printed black-and-white photos, one to a page on glossy paper.] South Brunswick, NJ: A.S. Barnes, 1966. Fine with vg dj. $10.

 

7c. Anderson, Sherwood. Home Town. [142 photographs by Farm Security Administration photographers. Photographers include Arthur Rothstein, Russell Lee, Walker Evans, Ben Shahn, John Vachon, Dorothea Lange, Marion Post (later Wolcott), and Carl Mydans. One of several historically significant documentary photography volumes edited by Edwin Rosskam for the Face of America series. Rosskam was editor of the Historical Section, Farm Security Administration, under the direction of Roy Stryker, and selected these photos from FSA files. This book is only one of a handful published during the existence of the FSA illustrated exclusively with FSA photos. Rosskam asked Sherwood Anderson for 20,000 words and Anderson sent him 60,000 and told him to cut it, which he did.] NY: Alliance, 1940. 1st ed., though not stated. Cloth, no dj, vg with slight browning to cover and brown stains inside cover from glue used in binding, as often seen in copies of this book. $65.

 

7ca. Anderson, Sherwood. Home Town. [142 photographs by Farm Security Administration photographers. Photographers include Arthur Rothstein, Russell Lee, Walker Evans, Ben Shahn, John Vachon, Dorothea Lange, Marion Post (later Wolcott), and Carl Mydans. One of several historically significant documentary photography volumes edited by Edwin Rosskam for the Face of America series. Rosskam was editor of the Historical Section, Farm Security Administration, under the direction of Roy Stryker, and selected these photos from FSA files. This book is only one of a handful published during the existence of the FSA illustrated exclusively with FSA photos. Rosskam asked Sherwood Anderson for 20,000 words and Anderson sent him 60,000 and told him to cut it, which he did.] NY: Alliance, 1940. 1st ed., though not stated. Cloth, no dj, vg with slight browning to cover and brown stains inside cover from glue used in binding, as often seen in copies of this book. Gift inscription of Fred A. Crane (1857-1941) of Ohio to Dr. Ed and Betsey Hyde of Vancouver, Dec. 4, 1940. $60.

 

7cb. Angeli, Daniel and Jean-Paul Dousset. Private Pictures. Introduction by Anthony Burgess. [Paparazzi style sneaky pictures of celebrities, sometimes naked, including Bridgette Bardot, Elton John, Elizabeth Taylor, Jack Nicholson, Gregory Peck, Dirk Bogarde, Peter Ustinov, the Queen Mother of England, Prince Charles, Omar Sharif, Yul Brynner, John Travolta, Giovanni Agnelli, Aristotle and Jacqueline Onassis, Edith Piaf, Maria Callas, Roman Polanski, Sharon Tate, et al.] NY: Viking, 1980. Near fine in wraps, as issued. $17.50.

 

7cc. Animals. Goodman, Paul (text). The Open Look. Photographs by Stefan Congrat-Butlar. [A curious book of photos of dogs and cats in windows of Brooklyn Heights with text by a noted scholar, the author of Growing Up Absurd.] Funk & Wagnalls, 1969. Near fine with vg dj that has a couple of closed tears. $10

 

7cc. Antarctica. Three illustrated hardcover books with dust jackets on Antarctica: 1. Antarctica: Land of Frozen Time by Roger A. Caras. Chilton, 1962. 1st edition. Dust jacket has a worn spot along spine. Book is fine.With photos and foldout map. Non-authorial gift inscription in pencil on preliminary title page. 2. Antarctica, My Destiny. A Personal History by the Last of the Great Polar Explorers by Captain Finn Ronne. Introduction by Lowell Thomas. Hastings House, 1979. Records almost 50 years of polar adventures. 3. Antarctica: The Worst Place in the World by Allyn Baum. Macmillan, 1966. The author, a New York Times correspondent, went on two expeditions to Antarctica. Books 2 and 3 are in very good ex-library condition, with mylar protected dust jackets, spine labels, rear flyleaf remove and other usual evidence of library use. Shipping weight approx. 5 pounds. $15.

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23c. Appel, Gerald, et al. American Photographers at theTurn of the Century: Travel & Trekking. Photographs of Papua New Guinea by Appel. Other photographers, with pictures from China, France, Greece, Korea, Romania, Thailand, et al., by Roger Williams Archibald, Therman Bailey, Eileen Gardner Galer, Chloe B. Holmes, Steven C. Hankins, Jack Larrison, Christophe Pinard, Kay Shaw, Gordon Schalla, Joseph K. Schriefer, and Shirly E. Thomas. Five Corners, 1994, fine with dj, $15.

 

23d. Araki, Noboyoshi. Araki: Tokyo Novelle. Cantz, 1997. [Combines views of Tokyo with bizarre photos of nude women in bondage, posed in a variety of uncomfortable positions. Catalog for an exhibition, 1995-1996.] Stiff wraps, as issued. Like new with slight rubbing. $30.

 

23e. Arbus, Diane. Diane Arbus. An Aperture Monograph. Aperture, 1972. 5th printing, includes photo of woman with monkey not in the 1st printing. Wraps, near very good with short closed tear on rear cover, normal shelf wear, internally fine. $20.

 

24. Arbus. Bosworth, Patricia. Diane Arbus, A Biography. Knopf, 1984. 1st ed. Fine w. near fine dj. $30.

 

24a. Architecture. Philip Johnson Architect: The First Forty Years. Metropolitan Art Society, [1980?]. 29 illustrations of famous buildings by Johnson, most with his comments. Buildings include The Glass House; Eric Boissonnas House; Robert Leonhardt House; Museum for Pre-Columbian Art; Kline Science Center, Yale University; IDS Center, Minneapolis; Fort Worth, Texas, Water Garden; Pennzoil Place, Houston; Garden Grove Community Church, California; AT&T World Headquarters; The New Cleveland Playhouse; RepublicBank Center, Houston; 580 California Street, San Francisco; Transco II, Houston; and others. Stiff illustrated wraps with French flaps, light soiling to cover, otherwise fine. $5.

 

24a.1. Architecture. The Architecture of Gunnar Birkerts by Kay Kaiser. The American Institute of Architects Press, 1989. Design and production by Centro Di della Edifimi srl, Florence. Printed in Italy by Conti Tipoloclor, Florence. 1st printing in stiff illustrated wraps with French flaps. Fine, almost like new condition. Birkerts was born in Latvia in 1925. His parents, Peteris and Merija Shop Birkerts, were scholars who collected and documented Latvia’s cultural heritage. Birkert’s rich cultural upbringing in Riga influenced his development. After graduating from the Technische Hochschule in Stuttgart in 1949, he emigrated to the United States and embarked on an illustrious career. In 1976, he was appointed Architect-in-Residence at the American Academy in Rome. Among his many projects documented in this book: Marathon Oil Office Building; University Reformed Church, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Detroit Institute of the Arts - South Wing; Tougaloo College Campus Master Plan; Glen Oaks Community College; Corning Public Library; Contemporary ARts Museum, Houston; IBM Office Building; Duluth Public Library; U.S. Embassy, Helsinki; Museum of Glass, Corning; Cornell University Uris Library Addition; Domino’s Pizza Headquarters; Michigan State Capitol Building Expansion Master Plan; Ohio State University Law Building addition; and Woodbridge Energy Plaza. 215 pages. Photographs by Balthazar Korab, Timothy Hursley, Keiichi Miyashita, and others. $15.

 

24a.1.a. Art & Antiques. May 1989. Reinventing Photography: Celebrating 150 Years of the Medium. Paul Caponigro. Henri Cartier-Bresson. Walter Chappell. Lee Friedlander. Adam Fuss. John Gossage. Jan Groover. Horst. Robert Mapplethorpe. Mcdermott & McGough. Sheila Metzner. Duane Michals. The Start Twins. Jerry Uelsmann. Joel-Peter Witkin. Fine except crimp along spine of front cover.. $12.

 

24aa. Art on Paper. World Views on Contemporary Photography. A Grand Tour at the Millennium. Vol. 4, No. 3. Jan-Feb 2000. [Lynn Davis, Lois Conner, Michael Kenna, Marcus Leatherdale, James Whitlow Delano, Jean Kallina, Liu Zheng, et al.] Crimp on rear cover, o/w fine. $5.00.

 

24aaa. Arts and Sciences, Volume 5, 1941. Dedicated to the American Museum of Photography. Pennsylvania Arts & Sciences Society, 1941. Edited by Louis Walton Sipley, assisted by Margaret L. Brady. [Clothbound, 100 pages. An excellent overview of Philadelphia's American Museum of Photography directed by Sipley, including descriptions of 19th and 20th century collections, most of which is now at the George Eastman House, and interesting facts about the history of photography. Illustrations by Elias Goldensky, Harold E. Edgerton, J.W. Black, Martin Hyman, William N. Jennings, Paul Arno Mann, William Henry Jackson, et al. Group portrait of museum board members, including Goldensky and Sipley. Photograph of William Henry Jackson visiting museum with Caspar Briggs, et al. Photograph of Goldensky pretending to take a daguerreotype of Elizabeth Williams. Includes directory of Philadelphia professional photographers in 1941, with notes about their practice. Fine, with just a trace of wear at bottom of spine. $50.

 

24bb. Atget. Eugene Atget. Text by Ben Lifson. Aperture History of Photography Series Number 14. Aperture, 1980. Illustrated boards, not issued with dust jacket. Fine, like new. $20.

 

24c. Avedon, Richard. James Taylor, Walking Man [Vinyl record album with jacket cover portrait of Taylor by Avedon. Nice display item, disc plays well.] vg/vg. $3.