N.p. [Alabama?]: n.d. [ca. 1945]. To His Aunt and uncle. When Capote's mother and father divorced, four-year-old Truman... Read More about Portrait photograph of the young Truman Capote
New York: May 24, 1944. Read More about Portrait photograph of Leonard Bernstein
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
Affectionate Letter from Shirley Temple Black to Alfred Eisenstaedt. By the time she was six she had made 20 films. FDR stated, "As long as our country has Shirley Temple we will be all right". At age seven, her films had saved 20th-Century Fox from bankruptcy, and she had become... Read More about Autograph Letter Signed to Alfred Eisenstaedt, Woodside, CA, June 1965
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
US Steel Chief Blough Praises Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt. Roger Blough became Chairman and CEO of US Steel, then the world's largest steel company, at the age of 48, when this was still a plum job of US industry. Here, he thanks Eisenstaedt for “A pleasant hour with an unusually effective... Read More about Autograph Note Signed, n.p., n.d
New York: January 4, 1947. A rare image of dancer/choreographer Todd Bolender (b. 1914), one of the icons of American dance history. There are no images at all of Bolender in the Library of Congress. Inscribed to Mauriber. Read More about Portrait photograph of Todd Bolender in Balanchine's THE FOUR TEMPERAMENTS
[Paris: Bison Ainé with stamp of Mon. Alph. Giroux below, n.d. ca. 1867]. [Marie] Rosa[lie] Bonheur (1822-99) known best for her pictures of animals. Read More about Carte de visite showing Bonheur leaning on a chair with hand on hip
[New York: March 24, 1938]. Van Vechten, Carl. Reproduced in Mauriber's PORTRAITS (1978). Read More about Portrait photograph of Margaret Bourke-White
Lawrence, MA: 1935 (Printed c. 1998). Number 15 of 250 prints. Bourke-White's striking image of man and machine, reminiscent of her earlier work in the Soviet Union, was published in a FORTUNE story on the Lawrence, Massachusetts textile industry. Read More about American Wollen Co
[Lahore: ca. 1865]. Bourne cat. # 2126. British-born Samuel Bourne (1834-1912) photographed the landscape and architecture of India and the Himalayan region from 1863-1870. "[R]ecognized as an important landscape photographer, Bourne entered a partnership with Charles Shepherd" and "became a leading supplier of Indian views" (Pare, PHOTOGRAPHY AND ARCHITECTURE, p. 251). Read More about Sir Robert Montgomery's Camel Carriage in Government House, Lahore [pencil caption
[Darjeeling: 1869]. Bourne cat. # 1904. Four upper-class Booteas, Tibetan-speaking inhabitants of Nepal.British-born Samuel Bourne (1834-1912) photographed the landscape and architecture of India and the Himalayan region from 1863-1870. "[R]ecognized as an important landscape photographer, Bourne entered a partnership with Charles Shepherd" and "became a leading supplier of Indian views"... Read More about “Group of Booteas” [pencil caption
[India: ca. 1865]. Bourne cat. #2065. British-born Samuel Bourne (1834-1912) photographed the landscape and architecture of India and the Himalayan region from 1863-1870. "[R]ecognized as an important landscape photographer, Bourne entered a partnership with Charles Shepherd" and "became a leading supplier of Indian views" (Pare, PHOTOGRAPHY AND ARCHITECTURE, p. 251). Read More about Mundapum, with facade of carved horses
[Tibet: ca. 1865]. Bourne cat. # 1132B. A striking group portrait of six Tibetans, including a seated priest reading and fingering prayer beads and a woman, with her back to the camera, displaying an elaborate headdress.British-born Samuel Bourne (1834-1912) photographed the landscape and architecture of India and the Himalayan region... Read More about Tibetan natives [pencil caption
New York: McDowell, Obolensky, (1957). First English Language ediition. Printed in Switzerland. Read More about Yallah
New York: Decmber 27, 1948. Published in PORTRAITS: the Photographs of Carl Van Vechten (1978), edited by Saul Mauriber. Van Vechten's Stanley Kowalski as immortalized by Brando, portrayed here in his slacks and sweater. Read More about Portrait of Marlon Brando, as Stanley Kowalski in "Streetcar Named Desire"
Washington, D.C: 26 October 1956. Short note following a photo session in early October for Life Magazine. Brennan, appointed to the Supreme Court by Eisenhower, was famed for his dissent from many of the majority decisions of the court.Reading in part “I certainly did not idly record ‘great artist’ in..... Read More about Typed Letter, Signed, to LIFE photographer ALFRED EISENSTAEDT
New York: November 2, 1933. Published in PORTRAITS: the Photographs of Carl Van Vechten (1978), edited by Saul Mauriber. Read More about Portrait photograph of Louis Bromfield
San Francisco: Friends of the Earth, 1976. First edition, one of 800 copies, signed by the author and photographer. The type is Centaur and Arrighi by Mackenzie-Harris, printed on Warren's Cameo Dull Coated stock. Wonderful color photographs of Big Sur. Read More about Headlands. Foreword and Selections from Robinson Jeffers by David R. Brower
Inscription reads "To Alfred Eisenstaedt-with appreciation, Pearl S. Buck. October 18, 1956." Read More about Autograph Note Signed to Alfred Eisenstaedt, October 18, 1956
Austin: University of Texas Press, . First edition. The only work on the inventor and master of panoramic photography--an exhaustive study with stunning reproductions. Read More about The Panoramic Photography of Eugene O. Goldbeck
Altadena, California; New York: Twelvetrees Press; Burns Archive Press, 1990; 2002. First editions. Sleeping Beauty II is inscribed by Stanley Burns and signed by him and co-author Elizabeth Burns. Read More about Sleeping Beauty: Memorial Photography in America [with:] Sleeping Beauty II: Grief, Bereavement...
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1904-1922. Autograph edition, no. 266 of 750 copies, signed by the author and publisher, with EACH VOLUME SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. THE ULTIMATE SET. WITH MANUSCRIPT. Complete in 23 volumes with an extra volume 19 with inlaid manuscripts for "The Hungry Sheep," c. 24 pages in pencil... Read More about The Writings of …