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On the photo-eye Auction block this week, signed books Jean Clemmer & Paco Rabannes, Arnold Genthe, Cindy Sherman and Sally Mann; prints by Walker Evans; Henri Cartier-Bresson's momentous 1955 volume, The Europeans and more!

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Go to this Auction Bill Brandt: The English At Home

A celebration of "the English" or an expose of the country's famously rigid class structure? This is the question David Levi-Strauss poses in his description of The English At Home in [bid or read more]

$495
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The Photo Book The Book of 101 Books
 
Go to this Auction Hans Aarsman Hollandse Taferelen [Dutch Tableaux]

Included in Parr & Badger, The Photobook: A History, Vol. II. "In terms of its impact and importance, . . .
$395
5d 19h 20m
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Go to this Auction Lee Friedlander: Photographs (1978 Haywire Press monograph)--SIGNED

Probably the most important monograph of Friedlander's early work, this book was published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Hudson River Museum in 1978 by his own Haywire Press. It contains wo . . .
$495
5d 19h 25m
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Go to this Auction Henri Cartier-Bresson: Photographer (Hardbound, SIGNED)

A nice Cartier-Bresson signature on this Robert Delpire-designed catalogue for the massive traveling exhibition that toured thirteen American museums between late November 1979 and August 1982. All th . . .
$695
5d 19h 30m
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Go to this Auction Jessica Dimmock: Ninth Floor

Included in Parr/Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. III.
"Over the past two years, Jessica Dimmock . . .
$395
5d 19h 40m
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The Photo Book
 
Go to this Auction Gerhard Richter: Atlas

"...summarizes the concerns of many of the leading makers of artist's books from Ruscha and LeWitt to Boltanski and Feldmann. Like these other figures, Richter employs the grid as a matrix for an ency . . .
$295
5d 19h 50m
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Go to this Auction Eugene Atget (Special Issue of Le Crapouillot, 1929)

A rare 1929 issue of this French illustrated magazine featuring work by Atget from the collection of Berenice Abbott. Published one year after Abbott arranged to have his work in the Salon Independent . . .
$195

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Go to this Auction Walker Evans: Subway Passengers, New York City, 1938

From Evans' Subway series, taken between 1938 and 1941, for which the Metropolitan Museum has well over 600 negatives. Evans' conceived of a book drawing from this series with James Agee, at the same . . .
$895

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Go to this Auction Walker Evans: View of Easton, Pennsylvania, 1938 (from American Photographs)

"By defining both his subjects and photography itself through the use of this irradiating, informing light, Evans makes an identification between the two which is simple, direct, and profound."--[bid or read more]

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Go to this Auction Walker Evans: City Lunch Counter, Lexinton Ave., c.1930 (from American Photographs)

Quotidian New York life as only Evans could capture it! "As early as the 1870s, the quick-lunch counter had become commonplace in New York City. With the introduction and success of the coin-operated . . .
$1795

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Go to this Auction Robert Frank: Lines of My Hand (1972 First Edition)--with "New York City, 1948" Cover

As Parr and Badger write, "Everything [Frank] does is a diary, a confession." The books retrospective tone is . . .
$2495

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Go to this Auction Robert Frank: Lines of My Hand (Lustrum Press Edition)

Originally published in 1972 by Yugensha, Tokyo (also available, HERE, this edition was brought out later the same year by Ralph Gibson . . .
$225

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Go to this Auction Andy Sewell: The Heath (SIGNED)

Included in Parr/Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. III.
"This is the Heath as a living landscape but also as a mood and an atmosphere... a bo . . .
$465

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Go to this Auction Josef Sudek (Major 1995 Czech Monograph by Anna Farova)

"This deluxe monograph of over two hundred magnificent duotone reproductions, many previously unpublished, is the first full-scale representation of Sudek's poetic genius....Sudek's pictures show not . . .
$295

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Go to this Auction Raymond Depardon : San Clemente

This book appeared two years after the 1982 documentary film, also titled 'San Clemente', directed by Depardon along with Sophie Ristelhueber. "On the Venetian island of San Clemente, a beautifully l . . .
$295

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Go to this Auction Peter Beard: The End of the Game, First Ed., Inscribed Copy with Hand-Written Letter

Included in The Book of 101 Books. An inscribed copy with a wonderfully cryptic letter that seems to concern plans for one of . . .
$1495

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Go to this Auction Andreas Gursky: Montparnasse

A key work in the Dusseldorf School canon! Included in Parr & Badger, The Photobook: A History, Vol. . . .
$1995

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Go to this Auction Robert Heinecken: SIGNED Ltd Ed Monograph (Association Copy)--w/ 2 Related Extras

From Andy Grundberg's May 22, 2006 New York Times obituary for Heinicken:
"Heinecken's most influential body of work was h . . .
$395

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Go to this Auction Philip-Lorca diCorcia (Museum of Modern Art Catalogue)--SIGNED

An early catalogue highlighting diCorcia's groundbreaking work.
"DiCorcia's images perch on the lines between fact and fiction, blending a documentary mode with techniques of staged photography. . . .
$265

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Go to this Auction Thomas Byrnes: Professional Criminals of America (Presentation Copy)

A great presentation copy with a tremendous story to tell! "The fascination of these mugshots of long-dead criminals resides in their repetition and our opportunity to make comparisons and read their . . .
$1995

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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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