Photobooks

  • # 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    [Mock-up for an unpublished artist’s photo book].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 …

  • # 18723

    HENSON, Bill (1955 -)

    Bill Henson

    Deluxe edition with two signed photographs. Paris : Editions Bessard, 2016. Quarto, full silk with lenticular (holographic) cover, pp. [48], all full-page images of Henson’s photographs, paper folder at rear containing a signed photograph of a nude girl measuring 11.5 x 16 cm, housed within a silver-lettered raw silk clamshell box. The deluxe edition, limited to …

  • # 17957

    Nichidai Zenkyoto Kiroku-han

    Nichidai Toso

    Tokyo : Godo Sangyo Kabushiki Kaisha Shuppanbu, 1969. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (slightly edge rubbed), pp. 98, illustrated. Text in Japanese. A black and white photobook on the `Nichi-dai Toso` (or `Nichi-dai Funso`): the student protests which took place at Nihon Daigaku (Nihon University) between 1968 and 1969. The photographs were taken by the `Nihon University All-Campus …

  • # 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.

  • # 13488

    HITTI, Deanna

    Artbook Warehid; Artbook Tnan; Artbook Tlerty

    [Melbourne : the artist, 2015]. Three volumes, small quarto, bound by the artist in cloth in lettered slipcases, pp. [70]; [74]; [70], each page of Arches 250gsm watercolour paper hand printed with cyanotype images by the artist. Unique. Deanna Hitti is an Australian artist of Lebanese descent whose work explores contemporary themes of cultural identity. …

  • # 14530

    [NEWTON], NEWTON, June

    Helmut Newton (Sumo) (2nd ed.)

    Helmut Newton, edited by June Newton Köln; New York: Taschen, 2009. Folio; 267 x 374 mm. Fine copy, near mint in dust jacket with book stand and making-of publication. Revised by June Newton. The first edition of Newton’s Sumo published by Taschen, the “biggest and most expensive book production of the 20th century”, according to …

  • # 16320

    BOURKE-WHITE, Margaret (1904-1971)

    Coffee through the camera’s lens

    New York, N.Y. : Home Economics Department, American Can Company, [1936]. Printed card portfolio, folding to 180 x 130 mm, containing 11 reproductions of photographs by Margaret Bourke-White, a map of South America and a sheet illustrating canned coffee, on loose sheets numbered 1-13 on verso; plus 3 sheets containing instructions for making coffee project …