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RARE LIMITED EDITION OF TWELVE INSTANT IMAGES, ONE OF ONLY 50 PORTFOLIOS ISSUED WITH 12 VINTAGE EXHIBITION-SIZE PRINTS SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHERS—WALKER EVANS, ANSEL ADAMS, JOSEF SUDEK, DAVID BAILEY, MINOR WHITE, LENNART NILSSON, SARAH MOON, ULRICH MACK, YOUSUF KARSH, KISHIN SHINOYAMA, OLIVIERO TOSCANI, AND JEANLOUP SIEFF

EVANS, Walker; ADAMS, Ansel; KARSH, Yousuf; SUDEK, Joseph; WHITE, Minor et al. Twelve Instant Images on Polaroid Type 105 Positive/Negative Film. Zurich, Switzerland, 1978.

Rare signed limited edition, one of only 50 sets in a signed unnumbered limitation featuring 12 vintage exhibition-size prints, each print signed by the photographer, an exceptional portfolio collection of striking duotones by world-renowned modern masters of photography—Walker Evans, Ansel Adams, Joseph Sudek, David Bailey, Minor White, Lennart Nilsson, Sarah Moon, Ulrich Mack, Yousuf Karsh, Kishin Shinoyama, Oliviero Toscani, and Jeanloup Sieff—edited by Allan Porter of Camera for Polaroid Corporation, including Evans' abstract close-up, Toscani's portrait of Andy Warhol, Karsh's portrait of Marshall McLuhan, Adams' "Window, Bear Valley," luminous nudes by Bailey and Sieff, Sudek's still life, richly evocative images by Moon, Mack and Nilsson, Shinoyama's striking nudes, and Minor White's dynamic cityscape. $28,000.

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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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PHOTOGRAPH OF MARCUS GARVEY, BOLDLY SIGNED BY HIM

GARVEY, Marcus. Photograph signed. No place, circa 1920.

Photograph circa 1920 of Jamaican-American leader Marcus Garvey—"an important link between early 20th-century black leaders and modern spokesmen"—an exceptional photographic portrait signed by Garvey with his bold inked signature along the lower portion of the sepia-toned image. $18,500.

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“THE GRANDFATHER OF CIVIL WAR HISTORIES”

MILLER, Francis Trevelyan, editor. Photographic History of the Civil War. New York, 1912. Ten volumes.

Second edition set of Miller’s famous and important 10-volume photographic history of the Civil War, containing “thousands of scenes photographed 1861-65, with text by many special authorities.” Splendidly bound in the very scarce publisher’s morocco, and with the equally scarce publisher's dust jackets. $16,800.

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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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“TO ARREST AND THEREBY ETERNALIZE THE CURRENT MOMENT”

COBURN, Alvin Langdon. London. London and New York, 1909.

First edition of Coburn's first, groundbreaking photobook, an elegant folio production of 20 hand-pulled gravure plates tipped onto rich gray paper, each prepared by Coburn himself, representing a revolutionary "transition from pictorialism to modernism… a shift in attitude that triggered the final push towards photographic modernism" (Parr & Badger). $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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“THE MOST PROMINENT OF THE EARLY PHOTOGRAPHERS OF EGYPT AND THE HOLY LAND”

FRITH, Francis. Sinai and Palestine. London, circa 1862. Enlarged second edition, the first volume of a four-volume set much preferred over the three-volume 1859-60 edition for the “stronger quality” of its gold-toned prints, with vintage mounted albumen print on first title page and 36 vintage mounted albumen photographs of Jerusalem, Damascus, the Dead Sea, Hebron, Gaza, Mount Lebanon and the Sinai, “some of the most exquisitely detailed images of his day,” most signed and numbered by Frith in the negative. $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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“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 62 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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