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“ONE OF THE MOST RENOWNED OF 19TH-CENTURY PHOTOBOOKS”

(EGYPT) (HOLY LAND) FRITH, Francis. Egypt and Palestine Photographed and Described. London, 1858-59. Two volumes.

First edition of Frith’s masterful two-volume work, containing 76 vintage mounted albumen prints from wet-collodion negatives of Egyptian and Palestinian antiquities, preserving their integrity from “the corroding tooth of Time, and the ceaseless drifting of the remorseless sand.” Prints fine, most signed and numbered by Frith in the negative, in handsome original morocco-gilt bindings. $22,000.

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EXCEPTIONAL LINCOLN PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM

(LINCOLN, Abraham) MESERVE, Frederick Hill. Photograph album. WITH: Photographs of Abraham Lincoln. No place; New York, no date; 1944.

Extraordinary album comprising over 191 photographs, primarily silver and platinum prints, of Abraham Lincoln, his family, and contemporaries assembled by Frederick Meserve. Accompanied by the first trade edition of Meserve's landmark work, accomplished in collaboration with Carl Sandburg, Photographs of Abraham Lincoln, featuring 100 images of the 16th President, in daguerreotypes, cartes-de-visite, stereoviews, and more by photographers including Matthew Brady, Alexander Gardner, and Alexander Hesler. $22,000.

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TWO BEAUTIFUL, LARGE, VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS OF SIOUX CHIEFS BY FRANK A. RINEHART

(RINEHART, Frank A.). Two Large Native American Photographic Portraits. Omaha, 1896.

Two splendid large photographic portraits of Native American (Sioux) chiefs—Chief Hollow Horn Bear of the Lakota Sioux, on the left, and Chief Afraid of Eagle, of the Oglala Sioux, who participated in the Battle of Little Bighorn, on the right—by renowned photographer Frank A. Rinehart. Both images are vintage enlarged negatives (internegatives) that would have been used by Rinehart or his studio for producing large prints, and show remarkable detail, clarity, and fine tonal gradation. $15,000.

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“ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT AND FAR-REACHING PHOTOBOOKS
IN THE MEDIUM’S HISTORY”

THOMSON, John. Street Incidents. London, 1881.

First abridged edition of the “first concerted body of work to deal with life on the streets,” with 21 mounted brown-tone Woodburytypes from the original glass plates. $14,500.

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SIGNED BY MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE

BOURKE-WHITE, Margaret. Photographs of U.S.S.R. New York, 1934.

Limited first edition of this collection of 24 folio photogravure prints of Bourke-White’s photographs taken in the Soviet Union, number 11 of 1000 copies produced at the Argus Press, this copy signed by her. $13,500.

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“PHOTOGRAPHS TO REVEAL THE HARSHNESS OF LIFE ON THE NEW YORK STREETS”

KLEIN, William and CHARYN, Jerome. Citizen Sidel. No place, 1996.

Signed limited edition, number 82 of only 80 copies signed by both Klein and Charyn, with six exhibition-size vintage gelatin silver prints of New York, each print numbered and signed by Klein, and mounted on Arches paper, in original clamshell box. $12,500.

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RARE PRESENTATION/ASSOCIATION FIRST EDITION COPY OF CARTIER-BRESSON’S IMAGES À LA SAUVETTE (DECISIVE MOMENT), INSCRIBED TO LEGENDARY FASHION DESIGNER BALENCIAGA

(BALENCIAGA, Cristobal) CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri. Images à la Sauvette. Paris, 1952. First edition in French of “one of the greatest of all photobooks” (Parr & Badger), a rare presentation/association copy that unites two giants of 20th-century photography and fashion, inscribed in French by Cartier-Bresson on the half title: “à Balanciaga [sic], bien cordialement avec toute notre admiration [signed] Eli Cartier-Bresson [signed] Henri Cartier-Bresson” (very cordially with all our admiration), featuring 126 photogravures (many double-page) that define the idea of ‘the decisive moment,’ with cover designs by Matisse, housed in a custom clamshell box. $12,500.

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RARE VINTAGE CIVIL WAR CARTE-DE-VISITE OF ULYSSES S. GRANT IN UNIFORM, BOLDLY SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY HIM AS LIEUTENANT GENERAL

(GRANT, Ulysses S.) GARDNER, Alexander. Carte-de-visite photograph inscribed. Washington, D.C. circa 1864.

Rare Civil War carte-de-visite portrait of Ulysses S. Grant in uniform, circa 1864, boldly signed by him "U.S. Grant, Lt. Gen. U.S.A." below his image on the mounted vintage albumen print, from a photograph taken at the Washington D.C. studio of famed Civil War photographer Alexander Gardner. $12,000.

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DECISIVE MOMENT, INSCRIBED BY CARTIER-BRESSON

CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri. Decisive Moment. New York, 1952.

First edition in English, published simultaneously with the French, wonderfully inscribed on the title page by him, “á Madame Mary Ruth Jones, avec mon respectueuse souvenir, Henry Cartier-Bresson," with 126 photographs by “the Raphael of 20th-century photographers,” with laid-in caption book, dust jacket cover design by Matisse. $9200.

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“A DISTINCTIVE INTERPRETATION AS WELL AS A PRICELESS DOCUMENT”: CHANGING NEW YORK, INSCRIBED BY BERENICE ABBOTT

ABBOTT, Berenice. Changing New York. New York, 1939.

First edition of Abbott’s landmark photo-essay on New York City, inscribed by Abbott, "For J— and E— with warmest regards Berenice Abbott Blanchard Maine August '67," featuring 97 brilliant halftone plates that display “the historical importance of the documentary mode… its power as a medium of personal expression” (Parr & Badger). $9000.

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