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Brand new for July 4th week: a rare SIGNED first edition of Masahisa Fukase's The Solitude of Ravens (Karasu) plus the first printing of Ed Ruscha's masterpiece of transcendent banality, Every Building on Sunset Strip (with Extra Flap).

Be sure to check out our continuing listings:
Brassaï's incomparable Paris de Nuit ("Combines the luxe and the louche...[It has] lost none of its dark glamour or film noir grit." — Vince Aletti, The Book of 101 Books). Plus, the gravure printing in Yutaka Takanashi's brooding masterpiece, Towards the City (Toshi-e), is post-Provoke Are-Bure-Boke (grainy, blurry, out-of-focus) distortion taken to its apocalypitc extreme.

Also check out:
  • A rare SIGNED copy of Robert Frank: Lines of My Hand (1972 1st Ed.) — w/ 'New York City, 1948' Cover
  • Sergio Larrain: Valparaiso
  • El Lissitzky: Russland (in Scarce Dust Jacket) Now accepting consignments. For inquiries as well as discreet, expert advise on building or selling your collection, be sure to contact Eric Miles Director of Rare Books & Online Auctions.

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    Go to this Auction Robert Frank: Lines of My Hand (1972 1st Ed.)--with 'New York City, 1948' Cover--SIGNED

    Read Nicholas Dawidoff's expansive profile of Robert Frank in this week's New York Times Magazine.
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    $3595
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    The Photo Book
     
    Go to this Auction Masahisa Fukase: The Solitude of Ravens (Karasu)--First Edition, SIGNED

    In a 2010 article critic Sean O'Hagan asks, Masahisa Fukase's Ravens: the best photobook of the pa . . .
    $2995
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    The Photo Book
     
    Go to this Auction Gerard Malanga: Thermofax (Limited Edition with Signed Print)

    Thermofax, includes reproductions of "The Thermofax Series" of 25 artifacts that Malanga made by combining original poems of his own with thermofax prints of photographs of disasters stockpiled by And . . .
    $395
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    Go to this Auction Nan Goldin: Ballad of Sexual Dependency (SIGNED)

    Nan Goldin's Ballad is an unforgettable document of early 80s bohemian life in New York's East Village. J. Hoberman of The Village Voice called it "a sexual taxonomy for the '80s." Writi . . .
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    The Photo Book The Book of 101 Books The Open Book
     
    Go to this Auction Brassaï: Paris de Nuit (1933 First Edition)

    "Paris de Nuit is a ravishing book object....Parr & Badger


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    The Photo Book The Book of 101 Books The Open Book
     
    Go to this Auction Ed Ruscha: Every Building on Sunset Strip (First Printing, with Extra Flap)

    "Richard Prince: I hear you're doing Every Building on the Sunset Strip again [published by Steidl as T . . .
    $2995
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    The Photo Book
     
    Go to this Auction Yutaka Takanashi: Towards the City (Toshi-e)--SIGNED

    The landmark of the Provoke period! A rare signed copy!
    "Together the two volumes form a brooding and lyrical document showing the effects of Japan's rapid economic growth and the cost pai . . .
    $4895
    3d 6h 56m
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    The Photo Book
     
    Go to this Auction Sergio Larrain: Valparaiso

    Included in Parr & Badger, The Photobook: A History, Vol. II.
    "For a man who worked profession . . .
    $1,195
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    Go to this Auction El Lissitzky: Russland (in Scarce Dust Jacket)

    A key book in the Constructivist canon! A nice example of the iconic dust jakcet with El Lissitzky's design. First in the three volume series "Neues Bauen in der Delt" (New Building in the World). . . .
    $1095
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    Go to this Auction Geribara 5: Benjo (Toilet)

    Geribara 5 was an avant-garde collective formed in the wake of the Provoke group's. dissolution, and very much in the same irreverent, ne . . .
    $995
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    The Photo Book

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    Go to this Auction Frank Breuer: Logos Warehouses Containers--SIGNED

    "Frank Breuer has been recording standardized industrial spaces in Germany, Holland and Belgium for five years with his large-format camera. Architecture in the predominantly urban cultivated landscap . . .
    $295

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    Go to this Auction Sebastião Salgado: Workers (Hardbound, INSCRIBED)

    Workers presents its subjects on several interactive levels: Salgado's introductory text expands his passionate photographic iconography, and extended captions, also written by Salgado, provide a hist . . .
    $395

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    Go to this Auction Anders Petersen: Fängelse (SIGNED)

    With the same unflinching eye as his renowned Cafe Lehmitz, Petersen documents Swedish prison life. Comparable to Danny Lyon's great < . . .
    $395

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    Go to this Auction Osamu Nagahama:The Island of Long Hot Nights --INSCRIBED

    Included in Parr/Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. III.
    Nagahama's photographs of Okinawa show some of the hallmarks of the mature Provoke st . . .
    $695

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    Go to this Auction Bernd & Hilla Becher: Ephemera & Catalogues (Limited Edition, 1/50, SIGNED)

    Produced by Librairie 213 this handsome volume documents all of the ephemera, catalogues and books published by the renowned team of Bernd and Hilla Becher. From their very first appearance in a 1964 . . .
    $395

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    Go to this Auction André Kertész: Hungarian Memories (INSCRIBED)

    Kertész was born in Budapest in 1894, and photographed in his native land from 1912 to 1925, before leaving for Paris. This is the most comprehensive book of his early work; it was printed in Switzerl . . .
    $495

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    Go to this Auction Chargesheimer: Unter Krahnenbäumen (First Edition)

    Chargesheimer (Karl Heinz Hargesheimer, 1924-1971) was one of the most prolific German photographers of the post-war period. He photographed regularly for Stern magazine and produced books on Hanover, . . .
    $465

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    Go to this Auction Luiggi Ghirri: Il profilo delle nuvole (First edition)

    "Ghirri uses space, place, and landscape to question our relation to the external world and its representations, and to revalue the role of photography and art. [His work combines] a fascination with . . .
    $395

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    Go to this Auction Ed Van Der Elsken: Sweet Life (1st American Edition)--Rare Mint Copy

    One of our all-time favorites! "Sweet Life is a sprawling, exuberant cornucopia, a preview of the pure stream-of-consciousness, machine-gun approach that would soon come with the Japanese Provoke phot . . .
    $1295

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    Go to this Auction Krass Clement: Drum: Et Sted I Irland (First Edition)

    Included in Parr & Badger, The Photobook: A History, Vol. II
    "Photographed in a small pub in Drum . . .
    $1195

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    Go to this Auction Paolo Gasparini: Para Verte Mejor, America Latina (To See You More Clearly, Latin America)--SIGNED

    Horacio Fernandez (ed.), The Latin American Photobook; Also reproduced in facsimile in . . .
    $2995

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    Go to this Auction Bruce Davidson: Subway (Limited Edition, with Signed Dye-Transfer Print)

    The 2003 St.Ann's Press re-issue of Davidson's classic Subway, with a jaw-dropping dye-transfer print.
    "Bruce Davidson's subway photography takes us to New York's heart," — Sean O' . . .
    $3495

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    Go to this Auction Irving Penn: Moments Preserved (Inscribed Association Copy!!)

    An absolute masterpiece of printing, Penn spent a month in Lucerne, Switzerland overseeing the process at C.J. Bucher, who had produced Richard Avendon's book Observations the previous year. Ea . . .
    $995

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    Go to this Auction Josef Koudelka: Limestone (1/500 copies)--SIGNED

    "This powerfully original photographer offers 36 evocative photogravures, the work of two years spent photographing limestone quarries in the United States and Europe. It is a large, handsome producti . . .
    $1295

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    Go to this Auction Sally Mann: Mother Land (SIGNED)

    Acclaimed for the large-format portraits of her now grown children, Sally Mann focuses exclusively on the landscape of Virginia and Georgia in Mother Land. These images possess all of the grandeur a . . .
    $195

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