Photography Books. Robert Rauschenberg to Russia.

 

148. Rauschenberg, Robert. Rauschenberg Photographs. Pantheon, 1981. 1st U.S. edition, also published in France, for which this publication was issued in connection with an exhibition at the Centre Beaubourg in Paris. Very good, with trace of foxing on preliminary title page, in very good protected dust jacket, that has two minuscule closed tears on top edge and a crimp on inside of front flap. [A copy of this book sold at the #1971Swann auction in 2003 for $175, plus buyer's premium.] $75.

 

148a. Riboud, Marc. Visions of China. (Superb images, 1957-1980). Pantheon, 1980. 1st U.S. ed., minor wr. on price clipped dj., o/w fine. $75.

 

148b. Richards, Eugene. Stepping Through the Ashes. [Aftermath of 9/11 at the World Trade Center, poignant documentary.] 1st printing. Aperture, 2002. 192 pages. Fine with near fine protected dust jacket with price sticker on verso. $30.

 

149. Ries, Linda A., ed. History of Photography in Pennsylvania. Special Issue of Pennsylvania History, 64:2 (Spring 1997). [Includes articles on Marcus Aurelius Root, Francis L. Cooper (amateur), early Pittsburgh photographers, John F. Nice, Elias Goldensky, Thomas Eakins, early oil industry, Mifflin and Engle, Black daguerreotypist Glenalvin J. Goodridge, Julius Sachse, and the Raymond Holland Collection. Winner of the 1997 MARAC Arline Custer Award for publications.] Signed by one of the authors, Gary Saretzky. 356pp. $20. See review.

 

149a. Riis, Jacob. How the Other Half Lives. Studies Among the Tenements of New York. With 100 Photographs from the Riis Collection. Dover, 1971. Reprint of the 1890 edition with additional photographs. The original edition had 38 redrawn photographs while this edition has 100 half-tones and is a fuller realization of Riis' intentions. Wraps, as issued, vg+, $10.

 

149b. Riis, Jacob. How the Other Half Lives (1890). Introduction by Donald N. Bigelow. Hill and Wang, 1957, first edition thus. Wraps. Ex-library, well worn, acceptable. This edition is text only, no illustrations. $5.

 

150. Riis, Jacob. The Making of an American. [Autobiography of one of the pioneers of social documentary photography. Includes images from Riis' earlier book, How the Other Half Lives.] Macmillan, March 1902 [first issued in 1901, reprinted many times later]. Nonauthorial 1902 gift inscription on flyleaf, blue cloth binding w. gilt lettering, worn extremities, o/w vg. With 1966 Harper Torchback paperback edition with biographical essay by Roy Lubove, this is a worn ex-library copy very useful as a reading copy. Illustrations are higher quality in the 1902 edition. Both volumes, $50.

 

150a. Robinson, David. Saving Graces: Images of Women in European Cemeteries. Foreword by Joyce Carol Oates. W.W. Norton, 1995. 1st printing in wraps, very good with a bit of curling to front wrapper, else fine. $15.95 price sticker on verso. $5.

150a.1. Rodchenko, Alexander. Schaaktafel, 1925: Bouwplaat, schaal 1:7 = Chess table, 1925 : paper model, scale 1:7. Thoth Publishing, 1989. [Not a photography book but Rodchenko was also a photographer. New in shrink-wrap. Museum store price label on back of item. Never opened. Includes 1:7 paper model of Rodchenko's design for the Great International Exhibition for Applied and Industrial Arts in Paris, 1925. Includes booklet with drawings of some of the pieces so that these can be reconstructed. Also comes with chess pieces which enable playing a game of mini-chess. Scarce.] $995.

 

150aa. Rogers, Kenny. Kenny Rogers. Your Friends and Mine. [Oversize, more than 11x14 inches, celebrity studio portraits by the singer and photographer, his second book of photographs. Subjects include Michael Jackson, Linda Gray, Burt Bachrach and Carole Bayer Sager, Kirk Douglas, Jimmy Stewart, President Gerald Ford, John Huston, Jaclyn Smith, Dick Clark, Elton John, Julie Harris, President Ronald Reagan, Dudley Moore, Morgan Fairchild, Alexander Godunov, Catherine Oxenberg, Bruce Boxleitner, Bob Hope, Sylvester Stallone, Ray Chalres, Yousuf Karsh, Dionne Warwick, Larry Bird, Phil Collins, Burt Reynolds, and many others.] Little, Brown, 1987. 1st ed. Very good with small annotations inside rear cover with very good dust jacket. $25.

 

150aaa. Same, ex-library, no spine label on dust jacket, card pocket on rear flyleaf, no markings on pages of book, fine/fine except as noted. $12.50.

 

151. Rogovin, Milton. Brutvan, Cheryl A., Robert J. Doherty, and Fred Licht. Milton Rogovin: The Forgotten Ones. [Retrospective of Rogovin's photographs of the working class; includes interview with the photographer.] University of Washington, 1985. Wraps, crease in lower right corner, o/w vg+. $35.

 

151.01. Roma, Thomas. Higher Ground. D.A.P., 1998. Introduction by Ian Frazier. Essay by Ellen Handy. ISBN 1-891024-00-0. [Black-and-white photographs taken in and from elevated trains in New York City.] Hardcover with dust jacket, as new, still in shrinkwrap. Issued at $45. SOLD

 

151.1. Roma, Thomas. Sicilian Passage. Introduction by Sandra S. Phillips. Afterword by Anna Roma. powerHouse, 2003. 1st ed., fine with protected dust jacket, as new. Thomas Roma has been awarded two Guggenheim fellowships and has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art and the International Center of Photography in New York. Currently (2009) Director of Photography at Columbia University, he has also taught at Yale, Fordham, Cooper Union, and the School of Visual Arts. Sicilian Passage is one of his first ten books. As stated by Mary Ellen Mark on the back of the dust jacket, "This book is a timeless view into a landscape and its people. Thomas Roma's eloquent photographs of Sicily are like beautiful poems about a land that he loves." $25.

 

151.1a. Rosskam, Edwin. San Francisco: West Coast Metropolis. The Face of America. Alliance, 1939. Introduction by William Saroyan. [See also 151a below.] Cloth, vg+ , previous owner's bookplate inside cover, with good dust jacket (hard to find with any kind of dust jacket). $40.

 

151.2. Rosskam, Edwin. Washington: Nerve Center. The Face of America. Alliance, 1939. Introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt. Co-edited by Ruby Black. [See also 151a below.] Cloth, vg+ , previous owner's bookplate inside cover, with good+ dust jacket (hard to find with any kind of dust jacket). $40.

 

151.3. Rosskam, Edwin. Washington: Nerve Center. The Face of America. Alliance, 1939. Introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt. Co-edited by Ruby Black. [See also 151a below.] Cloth, vg+, slight fading to orange cloth binding, no dust jacket. $20.

 

151.4. Rosskam, Edwin and Louise. Towboat River. Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1948. 1st edition. [The last of the Rosskams' documentary photography books and the only one in which Louise Rosskam is fully credited on the title page.] Cloth, no dust jacket, near very good. With The Photo Review, 25th Anniversary Issue, 24:1 & 2 (Winter/Spring 2001) that includes"Bliss on the Old Miss: The Rosskams and Towboat River," by Gary D. Saretzky and signed by him on the cover. Both items, $25.

 

151a. Rosskam. Gary D. Saretzky, "She Worked Her Head Off: Edwin and Louise Rosskam & the Golden Age of Documentary Photography Books," in The Photo Review, 23:3 (Summer 2000). [First of three part article; this one covers the Rosskams' early lives and their first two books, San Francisco: West Coast Metropolis and Washington: Nerve Center.] Part two: " Documenting Diversity: Edwin Rosskam & the Photo Book, 1940-1941, covering As Long as the Grass Shall Grow, Home Town, and 12 Million Black Voices in 23:4 (Fall 2000). Part three: "Bliss on the Old Miss: The Rosskams and Towboat River," 24:1& 2 (Winter/Spring 2001). Signed by author. $10 each, order any or all.

 

151b. Rothstein, Arthur. Photojournalism. Pictures for Magazines and Newspaper. Amphoto, 1956. 1st ed. [Arthur Rothstein worked for Roy Stryker at the Farm Security Administration before moving on to Look Magazine, where he was Technical Director at the time of this book. Includes photos by Rothstein, Joe Rosenthal, Fred Hanson, Joseph Costa, Max Desfor, Paul Nadar, Edweard Muybridge, Frank Bauman, et al. This copy is signed by the late Trenton, NJ, photographer, M.W. Barish.] vg+, no dj, $30.

 

151bb. Rothstein, Arthur. Photojournalism. Pictures for Magazines and Newspaper. Amphoto, 1974. 3rd revised ed. [Arthur Rothstein worked for Roy Stryker at the Farm Security Administration before moving on to Look Magazine, where he became Technical Director. Includes photos by Rothstein, Joe Rosenthal, Fred Hanson, Joseph Costa, Max Desfor, Paul Nadar, Edweard Muybridge, Frank Bauman, et al.] Ex-library, mylar covered dust jacket taped to book, spine lael, rear flyleaf removed, worn tips. [Note: dust jacket refers to 4th edition but this is erroneous and the dust jacket is the one that came with the third edition.]$5.

 

151c. Royalty. Patrick Montague-Smith. The Country Life Book of the Royal Silver Jubilee. London: Hamlyn, 1976. [Queen Elizabeth, Prince Phillip, the Queen Mother, the Royal Children, The Royal Family Tree, etc., profusely illus. in color and black-and-white.] 175pp. Fine w. vg+ dj. $10.

 

151d. Rubinfien, Leo. A Map of the East. Afterword by Donald Ritchie. David R. Godine, 1992. [Photographs of Japan; China; Hong Kong; Thailand; Indonesia; India; Borneo.] 1st edition in stiff wraps, vg+ with small crimp on cover. Issued at $25. $6.

 

151e. Russell, Andrew J. Russell's Civil War Photographs. 116 Historic Prints by Andrew J. Russell. With a preface by Joe Buberger and Matthew Isenberg. NY: Dover, 1982. Wraps, 9x12 inches, near fine reprint with $7.95 original price, $13. Another copy, 1st ed. with original $6.95 price, vg with a few crimps on cover, $10. Another copy, 1st ed. with original $6.95 price, VG- with moderate edgewear and darkening at edges of covers, $5.

 

151ee. Russell, Andrew J. Westward to Promontory. Building the Union Pacific across the plains and mountains. A Pictorial Documentary with text by Barry B. Combs. Illustrated with reproductions of A.J. Russell photographs made with 10 x 13 collodion wet plate negatives. Essential book on the history of railroads and Russell’s western landscape photography. Before he did these photos, A.J. Russell was active as a photographer during the Civil War. He is considered one of the major figures in Western United States landscape photography in the nineteenth century. Important book for both the history of railroads and the history of photography. Promontory Press, copyright 1969. 0883940116 ISBN. Fine with very good chipped and edge worn dust jacket. There are three small pieces of the dust jacket missing on the top and bottom edges, the largest on the back about one inch in diameter. $15.

 

151e.1. Russia. Contemporary Photographic Art from Moscow. Edited by Alexander Tolnay. Prestel-Verlag, 1995. Stiff illustrated wraps with custom made 4-mil polyester jacket. Includes plates by 18 different photographers or groups of photographers, as well as essays by Tolnay, Yekaterina Dyogot, Kathrin Becker, Barbara Barsch, Angel Lammert. Large format, 128 pages. Photographers include Boris Mikhailov, Igor Moukhin, Vadim Fishkin, Alexei Goga, Sergei Leontiev, Tatyana Liberman, Ilya Piganov, Maria Serebriakova, Alexei Shulgin, Anatoli Shuravlev, AES Group, Yuri Babich, Gor Chahal, Olga Chernysheva, Vladislav Efimov, Fenso Group, IV Vysota Group. Fine condition, like new. $20.