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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

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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

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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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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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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

Image for Liz Rideal: Photobooth Collages

Liz Rideal: Photobooth Collages

By: Chandler, David

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, Circle Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2942

Condition: Very Good


Staple-bound card wraps in a blue card sleeve with an image of one of her works mounted on the cover, 21.4 by 21.4 cm, 31 pp. plus colophon, illus. with 6 color images and 9 black and white images. The book is very good with some light rubbing from the sleeve; the sleeve is very good with some minor scuff marks. A scarce, early exhibition guide for the British artist, author, photographer, and art historian Liz Rideal, published to coincide with a 1990 show at The Photographers’ Gallery in London. “Since 1985 the photobooth has been the cumbersome tool of Liz Rideal‘s art. Even at a ... View more info

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Paparazzi! Photographers, Stars, Artists

By: Chéroux, Clément, ed.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Paris, Flammarion: 2014

Seller ID: 3272

Condition: New


Hardcover with illustrated boards, 22.4 by 24.5 cm, 320 pp., illus. New, sealed in the publisher’s shrinkwrap. From the publisher: “All aspects of the paparazzi’s craft are examined in this volume that unveils the complex love-hate relationship between photographer and celebrity, and the role of the oft-disparaged profession in contemporary art today. In 1960, Fellini invented the now infamous paparazzi character in La Dolce Vita. The profession has since alternated between parasite and indispensable marketing tool in the lucrative business of celebrity branding that has become a mains... View more info

Image for Derrière le Rideau: L'esthétique Photomaton [Behind the Curtain: The Aesthetic Photobooth]

Derrière le Rideau: L'esthétique Photomaton [Behind the Curtain: The Aesthetic Photobooth]

By: Chéroux, Clément; Sam Stourdzé; Anne Lacoste

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Lausanne, Switzerland, Musée de l’Élysée with Éditions Photosynthèses (Arles, France): 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2958

ISBN: 2363980026

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with printed mylar jacket, orange cloth with blind-stamped spine and cover titles, 21 by 26.5 cm, 311 pp. plus colophon, illus. Text is in French. The hardcover is near fine but for a rose-colored smudge (lipstick?) on the fore edge of the textblock; the mylar jacket is very good with light rubbing, edge wear, and minor creases. Published to accompany a 2012 exhibit of the same name, this beautiful, heavily-illustrated volume presents the photobooth as a utilitarian device and an artist’s tool. From the publisher: “Le photomaton fascine. Glissé dans notre portefeuille, dans ... View more info

Image for Plastic Cameras: Lo-Fi Photography in the Digital Age

Plastic Cameras: Lo-Fi Photography in the Digital Age

By: Chris Gatcum

Price: $11.00

Publisher: East Sussex, Ammonite Press: 2012

Seller ID: 2612

ISBN: 1907708405

Condition: New


Glossy wraps, 18 by 18 cm, 189 pp., heavily illustrated in color. New. "A practical guide to shooting with a plastic camera, with loads of tips and tricks. Decidedly low-tech and highly idiosyncratic plastic cameras enable shooters to create images that, while not technically perfect, display a quirky sense of fun, spontaneity, and creative artiness. They tend to produce images where colors are typically richly over-saturated, exposure frequently off-kilter, and focus dreamily soft. Plastic cameras lack light meters, autofocus, auto film advance, adjustable shutters, and digital sensors, no... View more info

Image for Far from Main Street: Three Photographers in Depression-Era New Mexico, Russell Lee, John Collier, Jr., Jack Delano

Far from Main Street: Three Photographers in Depression-Era New Mexico, Russell Lee, John Collier, Jr., Jack Delano

By: Colson, J.B.; Malcolm Collier; Jay Rabinowitz; Steve Yates

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Santa Fe, Museum of New Mexico Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2964

ISBN: 0890132593

Condition: Very Good


Glossy wraps, 23.1 by 30.4 cm, 86 pp., illus. Very good with light wear at the corners. A collection of images from three WPA, FSA, and OWI photographers. View more info