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Image for Filles Bicharines Photographic Print [Photography, Sudan, Egypt, Bishari]]

Filles Bicharines Photographic Print [Photography, Sudan, Egypt, Bishari]]

By: N/A

Price: $35.00

Seller ID: 3162

Condition: Very Good


No place, publisher or date. Single-sided print, 11 by 17.7 cm image on a 21 by 27 cm sheet. Light corner and edge wear and a couple of tiny spots on the right edge of the sheet. No publication information, just a striking color lithograph with a caption in the lower margin, “Filles Bicharines / Bicharin Girls.” The Bishari are an ethnic group inhabiting northeast Africa, especially Sudan and Egypt.1 This was most likely part of a set designed for the tourist trade or to accompany a book on Egypt or Sudan. View more info

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Antique Stereoscope Card, Woman on Bicycle, Classic Image, Stereoview Bike

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: np, np: nd

Seller ID: 3253

Condition: Good


A classic and often reproduced image of a woman "resting" on her bicycle. No series or publisher listed on the card. The back is black except for an owner's stamp. Light rubbing and edge wear; some yellowing and stains on the back. View more info

Image for 1987 Punk Fashion Press Photo [Punk, Hardcore, Detroit]

1987 Punk Fashion Press Photo [Punk, Hardcore, Detroit]

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: np, np: August 30, 1987

Seller ID: 3418

Condition: Very Good


Color press photo on Kodak paper, 23.1 by 16.7 cm. Very good with “2nd” in pen in the margin above the photo. Date stamp and pen notes on verso. A nice shot of a late-80s punk couple. The pen notes on verso read “Clothing / Styles / Punk / Jack & Mary Kate Studer at popular punk hangout in men’s bathroom at Bookies – Staff.” While there is no agency or city noted, this very well may be Bookie’s in Detroit. Bookie’s opened in the 1940s and by the late ‘70s, it was a punk and hardcore hotbed, hosting acts like Iggy Pop, John Cale, The Dead Boys, The Damned, Johnny Thunder... View more info

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Lot of Set of Six Vintage Airplane Photographs [Snapshots, Aviation, Michigan]

By: Anon.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: 1935

Seller ID: 3251

Condition: Very Good


Lot of six vintage snapshots featuring airplanes, one of which looks similar to the Spirit of St. Louis. One is pencil dated 1935 of the back, and all have the stamp of Sills Studio. These came out of a lot of photos from a Muskegon, Michigan family. The pics measure 9.6 by 7.3 cm. All are in very good condition, with one with a light corner crease. View more info

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Racy Vintage Photograph of Topless Woman at the Beach [Nude Snapshot]

By: Anon.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: np, nd

Seller ID: 3252

Condition: Very Good


Original, anonymous found photograph of a topless woman at the beach. Measures about 14 by 9 cm (5 1/5 by 3 1/2-inches). Very good condition with only faint edge wear. Nothing on the back except for an "864" stamp. No Bay Leaf Books watermark, of course View more info

Image for Death’s Showcase: The Power of Image in Contemporary Democracy

Death’s Showcase: The Power of Image in Contemporary Democracy

By: Azoulay, Ariella; Ruvik Danieli, trans.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Cambridge, MA/London, The MIT Press : 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3394

ISBN: 0262011824

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with dust jacket, black cloth with silver spine titles, 18 by 23.3 cm, ix [i] 303 pp., black and white photographs. Very good with light shelf wear and minor cocking to the spine. From the publisher: “This is a book about the public display of death in contemporary culture. It consists of a series of essays on specific cases in which death is displayed in museums and in photography. The essays focus mainly on representations of violence and death in events in recent Israeli history, including the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Palestinian Intifada, and on the visual presen... View more info

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George Rodger: Photographic Voyager

By: Barry Singer Gallery

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Petaluma, CA, Barry Singer Gallery: 1999

Seller ID: 3091

Condition: Good


Wraps, 22.8 by 30.5 cm, 91 pp., heavily illus. Light wear and scuffing to the wraps. A wonderful exhibition catalog featuring Rodger’s photos from The Blitz, Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, Uganda, Chad, Southern Sudan, the village of the Nubas, Kenya, etc. Also includes the essays “George Rodger: Photographic Voyager and the beginning of Magnum” by Barry Singer and “George Rodger: Witness to Mystery” by Carrol Naggar. View more info

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Made in the UK: The Music of Attitude 1977-1983

By: Beckman, Janette; Paul Smith, foreword; Vivien Goldman, essay; Paolo Hewitt, essay

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Brooklyn, powerHouse Classics: 2007

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 3415

ISBN: 1576873935

Condition: Fine


Hardcover with illustrated boards, 14.8 by 20.9 cm, [132] pp., heavily illus. New, unread copy with only light rubbing to the pH Classics label on the front cover. Known best for her photographs of New York’s underground Hip Hop scene, Janette Beckman got her start in London at The Face and Melody Maker. This volume includes stunning images of early punks, skinheads, mods, rockers, and other British subcultures that inspired kids around the world. From Vivien Goldman’s essay: “The mid-1970s was England’s darkest, dreariest hour. The UK was sliding deeper into unemployment, reeling... View more info

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African Ceremonies: The Concise Edition [New with CD]

By: Beckwith, Carol; Angela Fisher

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Abrams: 2002

Edition: second printing

Seller ID: 3071

Condition: New


Hardcover with dust jacket, illustrated paper over white cloth spine with orange spine titles, 26 by 35.5 cm, 400 pp., illus., audio CD in envelope mounted on rear pastedown. New, still in the publisher’s shrinkwrap. An absolutely stunning collection of full-color, full-page images focusing on ceremonies throughout Africa including sections on birth and initiation, courtship and marriage, royalty and power, seasonal rites, beliefs and worship, and spirits and ancestors. Originally issued as a two-volume set, “Abrams is proud to publish a newly designed one-volume edition of this definit... View more info

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Passages: Photographs in Africa

By: Beckwith, Carol; Angela Fisher

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Harry N. Abrams, Inc.: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Authors

Seller ID: 3079

Condition: Very Good


Wraps, 25.8 by 35.2 cm, 112 pp. illus. Inscribed and signed by Fisher and Beckwith on the title page. Very good with light corner wear and a few minor creases. There is a 10 by 2.5 cm label on the front cover that reads “By the best-selling authors of AFRICAN CEREMONIES.” Drawn from the photographs of the landmark two-volume edition of African Ceremonies (Abrams, 1999), this book was created to accompany the traveling exhibition “African Ceremonies: PASSAGES.” From the publisher: “This powerful exhibit of African tribal ceremonies reflects 30 years of commitment to preserving th... View more info

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The Power of Pictures: Images from the Collections of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

By: Beinecke Library Curatorial Staff

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New Haven, CT, Yale University: 2013

Seller ID: 2220

Condition: Very Good


Wraps, 16 by 22.2 cm, 50 pp. plus colophon, illus. Very good with faint cover wear. A exhibition guide, "Power of Pictures displays the depth and breadth of images in Beinecke’s collections, from woodcuts to photographs, diagrams to cartoons. It shows how pictures, as much as texts, can illuminate what we know about writers, readers, artists, and ourselves." One of the Beinecke's 50th Anniversary exhibitions. First Edition. View more info

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Living Africa

By: Bloom, Steve

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Thames & Hudson Inc.: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3100

Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover with dust jacket, burgundy cloth with silver spine titles and blindstamped Thames & Hudson logo on cover, 26.5 by 35.2 cm, 335 [1] pp., illus. in color. Near fine in near fine jacket. An amazing collection of vivid full-page photographs. From the publisher: “A remarkable, intimate, one-of-a-kind visual document of the people, places, and wildlife of Africa today […] Steve Bloom expresses, as no photographer has ever done, the essence and the diversity of this gigantic continent. From the tallest sand dunes in the world in the Namibian desert to the lush green wetlands of Botsw... View more info

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Living Africa

By: Bloom, Steve

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Thames & Hudson Inc.: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3101

Condition: New


Hardcover with dust jacket, burgundy cloth with silver spine titles and blindstamped Thames & Hudson logo on cover, 26.5 by 35.2 cm, 335 [1] pp., illus. in color. New, still in the publisher’s shrinkwrap, and some faint bumping at the corners. An amazing collection of vivid full-page photographs. From the publisher: “A remarkable, intimate, one-of-a-kind visual document of the people, places, and wildlife of Africa today […] Steve Bloom expresses, as no photographer has ever done, the essence and the diversity of this gigantic continent. From the tallest sand dunes in the world in the... View more info

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Living Africa

By: Bloom, Steve

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Thames & Hudson Inc.: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3102

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with dust jacket, burgundy cloth with silver spine titles and blindstamped Thames & Hudson logo on cover, 26.5 by 35.2 cm, 335 [1] pp., illus. in color. Hardcover is very good with only faint signs of shelf wear; the jacket is very good with minor edge wear and a few small tears. An amazing collection of vivid full-page photographs. From the publisher: “A remarkable, intimate, one-of-a-kind visual document of the people, places, and wildlife of Africa today […] Steve Bloom expresses, as no photographer has ever done, the essence and the diversity of this gigantic continent. Fr... View more info

Image for Shocking! The Art and Fashion of Elsa Schiaparelli

Shocking! The Art and Fashion of Elsa Schiaparelli

By: Blum, Dilys E.

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Department of Publishing, Philadelphia Museum of Art: 2003

Seller ID: 2883

ISBN: 0876331711

Condition: Very Good +


Hardcover with dust jacket, pink cloth with white spine titles, 27.5 by 34 cm, 320 pp., heavily illus. The hardcover is very good with only minor signs of shelf wear; the jacket is good with small edge tears and creases, as well as faint scratches and dings on the rear panel. Based on the exhibition that was held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Musée de la Mode et du Textile in 2004, this well-illustrated volume explores the work of the Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. From the publisher: “Elsa Schiaparelli (1890-1973) was the premier style arbiter of the 1930s - a f... View more info

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Shockwave

By: Boston, Virginia; Danny Bake and Ian Rakoff, intros.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: London, Plexus: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3402

Condition: Very Good


Glossy wraps, 20.9 by 29.5 cm, 128 pp., heavily illus. in black and white. Light wear along the top edge, faint creases at the upper corner, and sun fading along the spine. An early and surprisingly scarce photojournal of first-gen punks. From the back cover: “1977 saw a rock revolution. Out of a future with few opportunities, British youth created a movement which came to be known as Punk Rock. Virginia Boston has, through an extraordinary collection of over 200 photographs, followed punk from its beginnings in 1976 through the eyes of the punks themselves, through their own fanzines [... View more info

Image for If Life is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pit? A Photozine by Murray Bowles [Hardcore, Punk, Maximumrocknroll]

If Life is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pit? A Photozine by Murray Bowles [Hardcore, Punk, Maximumrocknroll]

By: Bowles, Murray

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Berkeley, CA, Maximum Rock ‘n’ Roll: [1987]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3414

Condition: Very Good


Staple-bound glossy wraps with newsprint leaves, 21.5 by 27.3 cm, [72] pp., illus. Very good with only minor wear to the wraps and a small red stain near the upper right corner of the front cover. Murray “The Mur” Bowles, who dies in 2019, was already well known in the Bay Area punk scene before he even started photographing shows. While writing for Ripper fanzine, Bowles picked up a camera and started photographing gigs in 1983 – an obsession that would continue for decades. While Bowles became one of the Bay Area’s best-known photographers, his work graced the pages of Maximumroc... View more info

Image for Photomaton: A Contemporary Survey of Photobooth Art

Photomaton: A Contemporary Survey of Photobooth Art

By: Boyle, Bern; Linda Duchin

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Rochester, NY, Pyramid Arts Center: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2941

Condition: Very Good


Staple-bound wraps, 17.5 by 21.2 cm, 35 pp., plus a one-page bibliography, illus. Very good with light toning to the wraps. Published in conjunction with an exhibition of photobooth artists, this guide features a brief history of photobooths and their use as an artistic medium. Includes biographies and work by Jef Aerosol, Jared Bark, George Berticevich, Bern Boyle, Claire Connors, Herman Costa, Margaret Fox, Dorothy Handelman, Susan Hiller, Stephan Koplowitz, Liz Rideal, Carol Taback, and Sandy Wasserman. Thirty black and white images. View more info

Image for Approaching Nowhere: Photographs by Jeff Brouws

Approaching Nowhere: Photographs by Jeff Brouws

By: Brouws, Jeff; William L. Fox, essay

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York and London, W.W. Norton & Co.: 2006

Edition: first edition, first printing

Seller ID: 3277

Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover with dust jacket, burnt orange cloth with gilt spine titles, 29 by 31.2 cm, 159 [1] pp., 100 color photographs. Near fine in like jacket. From the publisher: “Evocative images of buildings and places, seen from the American road. Like many who grew up during the spread of sprawl—with its predictable landscape of housing developments, shopping malls, interstate highways, and big-box construction—acclaimed photographer Jeff Brouws is drawn to places that still embody the vernacular past as well as to those that starkly portray the soulless, franchised American landscape. What... View more info

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Polaroids [Nudes]

By: Bruno, Brian

Price: $40.00

Publisher: [Philadelphia], Brunoroids: 2017

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2923

Condition: Very Good +


Hardcover with illustrated boards, 16 by 22.3 cm, [76] pp. A very good copy with light bumping at the head of the spine and a few tiny dents on the cover - appears unread. Signed by Bruno on the leaf preceding the half-title. A collection of Polaroid images of 67 nudes taken with Polaroid Chocolate film. “[Chocolate] was only produced for a short period of time,” Bruno relates in the introduction, “before being discontinued in 2008 along with the winding down of Polaroid’s production of all instant film […] The subject matter of this book is the nude body in natural surroundings. ... View more info