Photobooks

  • # 19221

    CRAFWORD, Marian (1955 - )

    Picturing the island

    Melbourne : the artist, 2016. Quarto, illustrated wrappers with wraparound title band, pp. [52], illustrated. Signed and dated by the artist. A contemporary photobook created by Melbourne artist Marian Crawford, drawing on her memories growing up on Babana (contemporary Kiribati) and using historical photographs of what was at the time known as the Gilbert and …

  • # 18929

    LEWITT, Sol (1928 - 2007)

    Brick Wall (presentation copy)

    New York : Tanglewood Press, 1977. Quarto, lettered card wrappers, pp. [30], photographic illustrations of a brick wall at different times of day in different light. Presentation copy, signed and inscribed on the title page ‘For William, Sol Lewitt’. ‘As a co-founder of Printed Matter in the 1970s, Lewitt was a crucial proponent of the …

  • # 18799

    "BRUCE OF LOS ANGELES" [BELLAS, Bruce] (1909 - 1974)

    The male figure (22 issues from 1956 – 1966)

    Volume 1 – 17 (complete); volumes 24, 27, 30, 35, 36. Los Angeles : Bruce of Los Angeles, 1956 – 1966. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (some lightly rubbed), pp. [48 – 54 various]; photographic illustrations. A substantial collection of the first volumes of a beefcake magazine dedicated to the male figure by renowned photographer Bruce Bellas …

  • # 19150

    HENSON, Bill (1955 -)

    Bill Henson Photographs 1974 – 1984

    With contributions by David Malouf, Peter Scheldahl. Melbourne : Deutscher Fine Art, 1989. Quarto, pictorial wrappers, 103 pp., illustrated throughout. A fine copy, and scarce as such.

  • # 18891

    HENSON, Bill (b. 1955)

    Lux et nox (first edition, signed by Henson)

    Zurich : Scalo, 2002. First edition. Extended oblong folio (430mm wide), cloth in illustrated dust jacket, 175 pp. of Henson’s ethereal photography. This is the first edition, printed in Germany. It was then reprinted in Melbourne in 2008. A fine copy, signed by Bill Henson on the half-title.

  • # 17856

    WEBER, Bruce (1946 - )

    O Rio de Janeiro. A photographic journal

    New York : Afred A. Knopf, 1986. Folio, photo-illustrated cards, a few light stains, previous owner’s inscription to endpaper, unpaginated, fully illustrated photobook with several fold-out plates. One of the great photo-books of the late twentieth century, O Rio de Janeiro is a luxuriously voyeuristic tour through the streets of Rio. Weber’s design of the …

  • # 18163

    SEMO, Gaby

    Inhibitions

    [Mock-up for an unpublished artist’s photo book]. [U.S.A.] : Gaby Semo, [c.1980]. Quarto (305 x 230 mm), unbound, black card “wrappers”, the upper wrapper with title and artist’s name printed in white with original photograph onlaid, [4] preliminary sheets (including printed titles), followed by [34] sheets each with an original black-and-white photographic print on matte …

  • # 17948

    HAMAGUCHI, Takashi (1931 - )

    Document angle (signed copy)

    Tokyo : Japan Camera, 1973. Quarto, boards in dust jacket (edges rubbed), pp. 154, photographically illustrated, signed by the photographer on the title page. Text in Japanese. Hamaguchi’s photobook ‘Document Angle’ records Japanese life at a time of rapid economic growth and social change. During a period of Westernisation, urbanisation and industrialisation, Document Angle illustrated …

  • # 18698

    HENSON, Bill (1955 - ); RÜCKERT, Friedrich (1788 - 1866); MAHLER, Gustav (1860 - 1911)

    Kindertotenlieder : Mahler, Henson, Rückert

    London : Stanley/Barker, 2017. Quarto (381 x 305 mm), decorated black cloth, 16 pages letterpress text by Rückert, 64 pages offset with 32 photographs by Henson, housed in a foil stamped black slipcase containing a 12″ vinyl record of the music of Mahler. Published in a limited edition of 150 numbered copies each signed by Bill Henson. …

  • # 18287

    FOULX, Claude

    Strip-poker

    [Paris : Underground Press, 1970]. Oblong octavo, illustrated wrappers, unpaginated. A photographic artists book where essentially a game of strip poker devolves into an orgy. A variant cover is printed in pink and has the publisher on the upper wrapper. This variant has no details at all about the publisher, and as such, we believe …

  • # 17865

    MORAND, Paul; BRASSAÏ (1899 - 1984)

    Paris de nuit

    Paris: Edition Arts et Métiers Graphiques, 1933. Quarto, photographic wrappers, spiral bound (with all the perforations intact), lettered on front cover in red, small creases lower right and upper right corners, a few light marks, but overall a very good copy of a notoriously fragile and significant photobook.  Pp. 12; text by Morand, 64 full page …

  • # 17956

    SMITH, W. Eugene (1918 - 1978); SMITH, Aileen M.

    Shinobu-San : to gather life (signed copy)

    Tokyo : Soju Sa, 1973. Quarto, silver-lettered card wrappers (signed by W. Eugene Smith on lower wrapper), pp. 32, photographically illustrated. Text in Japanese. A Japanese photobook by the renowned American photographer documenting the environmental and social impact of a chemical spill in Kyushu which resulted in mercury poisoning (Minimata) of a number of local …

  • # 18213

    SIMPSON, David S. and AIDO (?), Karl

    Untitled photographic flip book

    Baltimore, Maryland : Flag Studios, [between 1970 and 1975]. Oblong octavo, suede covered boards bound with metal studs, the upper covers opening at the centre, containing four “flip book” series of 12 photographic prints (48 in total), each 55 x 75 mm, being the upper or lower parts of male heads which can be matched …

  • # 17877

    LYON, Danny

    The bikeriders

    New York : Macmillan, 1968. Large octavo, illustrated card wrappers, small nick to foot of spine else fine, pp. 94, illustrated. First edition (simultaneously published in hardcover and softcover). One of the most important photobooks of the 1960s, documenting bike culture during the years Lyons spent with the Chicago Outlaw Motorcycle Club. The bikeriders would prove …

  • # 17663

    MAPPLETHORPE, Robert; CHATWIN, Bruce; [LADY LISA LYON]

    Lady Lisa Lyon. (Signed by Mapplethorpe and Lyon)

    New York : Viking, 1983. First edition (issued simultaneously in both hardcover and softcover). Large quarto, original pictorial stiff wrappers; signed on the half-tile by the photographer Mapplethorpe (black ink) and his subject, bodybuilder Lisa Lyon (silver ink); pp 128, with over 100 black-and-white photogravure plates; text by Bruce Chatwin; foreword by photography collector and …

  • # 18322

    HANSBERRY, Lorraine

    The movement. Documentary of a struggle for equality.

    New York : Simon and Schuster, 1964. First edition. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (edges a little worn), pp. 127, black and white photographs, name to endpaper. An important photobook documenting the civil rights movement in the United States.