[New York]: 15 December, 1948. Variant of that published in PORTRAITS: the Photographs of Carl Van Vechten, (1978)... Read More about Portrait photograph of Evelyn Waugh
1917- 1936. GROTON SCHOOL. A photographic chronicle of the first two decades in the life of Gordon Auchincloss from infancy to college. Highlights include the Groton School 50th Anniversary, June, 1934 with Fraklin D. Roosevelt pictured seated in the center of the porch, the Groton Football team of which Gordon..... Read More about 2 Photograph Albums of Gordon Auchincloss including images from his years at the Groton School...
[New York]: Farrar Straus & Giroux, . First edition. Inscribed. A retrospective of Avedon’s portraite photography, published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. With a large inscription on the front flyleaf, “To Dr M— N— Avedon 9-30-78”. Read More about Avedon. Photographs 1947-1977. [With an essay by Harold Brodkey
New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1985. Avedon, Richard. First edition, Second Printing. Read More about In the American West: 1979-1984
October 20, 1937. Barnes, Albert C(oombs): Pharmaceutical manufacturer and art collector. He obtained a medical degree and later studied in Germany. In 1902 he made a fortune with his invention of the antiseptic Argyrol. After building a mansion in Merion, Pa., in 1905, he began to collect art seriously, amassing..... Read More about Portait photograph of Albert C. Barnes
Washington, D.C: General Printing Office, 1875. Second Issue (Vol. III, 1 first edition). Read More about The Medical and Surgical History of the War of Rebellion (1861-1865
Greenwich, Connecticut: New York Graphic Society, (1973). Second printing. Inscribed with drawings. Inscribed with drawings on the half-title by Beard to Don and Iris Hunt and extra-illustrated with an 1975 Christmas card on the front endpaper, two inscribed photographs on the half-title (one with dried insect), black-and-white photo of same..... Read More about Eyelids of Morning. The Mingled Destinies of Crocodiles and Men …
New York: The Viking Press, . First edition. "In addition to being singularly beautiful (with its luscious printing and scrapbook aesthetic), THE END OF THE GAME is thoughful as well. Long taken as a seminal book on wildlife conservation, it is actually an epic visual poem on the subject of..... Read More about The End of the Game
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, . First edition. With a photo of Beard in Kamiti prison, inscribed just after his release. With an original photo of Beard taken in Kamiti prison in Kenya, inscribed on the front "17348 [across the chest, mocking inmate numbers] Don: Merry Xmas! P.O.T. [arrow drawn..... Read More about The Adventures and Misadventures of Peter Beard in Africa
Hog Hollow, Langata, [Kenya]: 26 April 1982. An exuberant, humorous letter. The rebus greeting, illustrating "Dear Iris, Don and Kewine [?]" makes this letter a work of art in its own right. Reading in part, "Warmest greetings from the land of hogs—Heaven's choicest blessings Shower upon us in the form..... Read More about Autograph Letter Signed ("Patrick"), to Don and Iris Hunt
Toronto: Willing and Williamson, 1880. First edition. Read More about A Trip to Mexico, Being Notes of a Journey from Lake Erie to Lake Tezcuco and Back with an Appendix
San Francisco: November 1955. Builder Steve Bechtel to Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt. One of the most influential and beloved men in the engineering and construction industry, the man who as head of the family's Bechtel Corporation built the first nuclear plant to produce electricity (a FORTUNE article on him was titled..... Read More about Autograph Note Signed to Alfred Eisenstaedt
New York: June 3, 1955. Bel Geddes played Maggie in the original production of Tennessee Williams' CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, which opened on March 24, 1955. Read More about Portrait photograph of Barbara Bel Geddes as "Maggie" in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
New York: June 3, 1955. The Original Maggie the Cat. Bel Geddes played Maggie in the original production of Tennessee Williams' CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, which opened on March 24, 1955. Read More about Portrait photograph of Barbara Bel Geddes as "Maggie" in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
New York: The Misses Selby, [c 1920]. Inscribed "To Isabelle Leighton, with best wishes, affectionately David Belasco. Nov. 22nd 1920. "Signed in pencil below image "The Misses Selby, N.Y." and with their label "The Misses Seby 628 Fifth Avenue." on the back. Read More about Portrait photograph of David Belasco writing with quill pen
Brussels: Editions Pro Temporare, 1939. Number 4 of 5 copies printed on Japon Nacré. One of 5 copies, with original leaf of manuscript. With an original leaf of manuscript by Emile Léon Posschelle for his “Mater Beata” included in this work. Also a card reading “Avec les Remerciements des Editions..... Read More about Les Sculpteurs S. M. la Reine Elisabeth; Madame Robert Haerens; Alfred Courtens. Tome IX....
Chicago: privately printed, 1916. From an edition limited to 300 copies, this copy stamped "249" With Extraordinary Photogravures of New Mexico by Vroman and Lummis. This important work, edited by Mrs. Edward Ayer, translates the memorial of Franciscan Alonso Benavides, the best account of early 17th-century New Mexico. Extensive notes..... Read More about The Memorial of Fray Alonso de Benavides 1630
Taschen, 2012. No. 20 of 100 copies with gelatin silver print, “George V Hotel Suite, Paris 1964”, signed by Harry Benson. Colossal, richly illustrated volume of the photographs of Harry Benson documenting the early years of the Beatles’ global success. Read More about The Beatles. On the Road 1964-1966
New York: April 16, 1935. Read More about Portrait photograph of Thomas Hart Benton
[Bermuda: Published by the Bermuda Trade Development Board], 1936. First edition, no. 1391 of 2000 numbered copies. Designed and produced by James Albert Wales and Lorraine Follett. Printed in the U.S.A. by Edward Stern & Company, Inc. Philadelphia. “Our remoteness from the rest of the world is a wholesome and..... Read More about Residence in Bermuda. [Preface by Hervey Allen
London: William Heinemann, 1925. Royal quarto reprint of Medici Society edition of 1924. Read More about Stalking Big Game with a Camera in Equatorial Africa, with a monograph on the African elephant
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1897. First Edition. A Novel Switch in Photography. A Washington political novel developed from an oral accompaniment to an exhibition of photographs taken by the narrator. Real-life subjects include Pres. Cleveland and Pres. McKinley, etc. Read More about A Capital Courtship
New York: S. Booth, Printer, 1872. With a carte-de-visite of Genearl and Mrs Tom Thumb, with note that it was sold to Edith on March 8th, 1882 by Mrs. Thumb. Read More about Gen. Tom Thumb Three Years' Tour around the World. Accompanied by His Wife-Lavinia, Warren...
Paris: Librairie des Arts Décoratifs, A. Calavas Éditeur, [n.d., ca. 1929]. French issue of Urformen der Kunst . The French issue of Blossfeldt's masterpiece in the scarce photographically illustrated dust jacket. A remarkable book that traces a curious path from Art Nouveau to Modernism and foreshadows Conceptual Art. In exceptionally..... Read More about La Plante …d'après des détails très aggrandis de formes végetales. Introduction de Charles...
New York: E. Weyhe, 1929. First American edition. A seminal 20th century photobook. The first American edition of Blossfeld't masterpiece in the scarce photographically illustrated dust jacket. A remarkable book that traces a curious path from Art Nouveau to Modernism and forshadows Conceptual Art. Read More about Art Forms in Nature. Examples from the Plant World Photographed Direct from Nature