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This week's auction highlights include Brassaï's legendary Paris de Nuit, the book which Parr & Badger have said contains "the most luscious gravure ever seen." In another gorgeous example of gravure printing, Czech Modernist Vaclav Jiru's The Sun Coast of Yugoslavia was produced by V. Neubert & Sons, among the most highly regarded European printers of the pre- and post-war periods. Also on the block: 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 Brassaï: Paris de Nuit (1933 First Edition)

"Paris de Nuit is a ravishing book object....Parr & Badger [bid or read more]

$2495
3d 11h 8m
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The Photo Book The Book of 101 Books The Open Book
 
Go to this Auction Geribara 5: Benjo (Toilet)

Geribara 5 was an avant-garde collective formed in the wake of the dissolution of the Provoke group dissolution, and very much in the sam . . .
$995
3d 11h 18m
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The Photo Book
 
Go to this Auction Sally Mann: Immediate Family + Still Life (Both Signed)

Sally Mann's controversial book of photographs of her children. The publisher states "Immediate Family is an exploration of the psyches of parents and children, probing the tears, fears, tribulations, . . .
$195
3d 11h 28m
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Go to this Auction William Eggleston: Galerie 2-13 catalogue

An beautifully produced exhibition catalogue, this collection features tipped-in illustrations (that cleverly conceal the caption information) and a wonderful, irregular belt-like jacket, all of which . . .
$295
3d 11h 33m
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Go to this Auction Wulf Diether Graf Zu Castell: Chinaflug

Included in Martin Parr and WassinkLunggren (eds.), The Chinese Photobook: From the 1900s to the Present.[bid or read more]

$225
3d 11h 38m
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Go to this Auction Vaclav Jiru: The Sun Coast of Yugoslavia--SIGNED

Rich gravure plates from V. Neubert & Sons, among the most highly regarded European printers of the pre- and post- war periods.
Vaclav Jiru showed alongside Josef Sudek and others in the Czech ca . . .
$395
3d 11h 43m
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Go to this Auction André Kertész: The Manchester Collection (SIGNED Limited Edition!)

The Manchester Collection was an exhibition created as a 'festschrift' to celebrate Kertész's ninetieth birthday and to bring a large selection of Kertész's work to Northern England. The separate sect . . .
$595
3d 11h 48m
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Go to this Auction Emmet Gowin: Photographs (1st monograph, 1976) --SIGNED

Emmet Gowin's first retrospective book. "It is Gowin's sensibility, rather than any specific visual style or carefully plotted ideational thrust, which is the hallmark and the unifying force of his oe . . .
$295
3d 11h 53m
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Go to this Auction Marc Riboud: 50 Years of Photography + Capital of Heaven + Angkor (3 Books, All Signed)

"Doubt always hovers nearby, but I take photographs the way a musician hums. Looking is like breathing. So when luck turns my way and offers me a good picture, joy is surely nigh."--Marc Riboud . . .
$175
3d 11h 58m
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Go to this Auction Hitoshi Tsukiji: Camera Works (Signed)

"[Hitoshi Tsukiji's] images have a hard-edged sharpness, betraying a predilection toward clearly defined forms and shapes. Tsukiji’s style of photography tends toward the naive, but at the same time h . . .
$495
3d 12h 3m
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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
3d 12h 8m
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Go to this Auction Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment

"The Decisive Moment is one of the greatest of all photobooks."--Parr & Badger, The Photobook: A Hist . . .
$95
3d 12h 13m
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The Photo Book The Book of 101 Books The Open Book
 
Go to this Auction Larry Clark: Tulsa (First Edition)

"Tulsa remains Clark's most visceral book, an insider's view of a period in the mid-1960s when he was a teenager living what he calls, without irony, "the outlaw life" – shooting up speed, havi . . .
$165
10d 9h 8m
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The Photo Book The Book of 101 Books
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Go to this Auction Ichiro Kojima: Tsugaru (1963 First Edition)

"Tsugaru brings together the poetry of Kyozo Takagi, the photographs of Ichiro Kojima, and a text by novelist Yojiro Ishizaka, who also edited the book. These three individuals are native sons . . .
$795
10d 11h 13m
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Go to this Auction Josef Sudek (Set of 12 Postcards, Orbis, 1962)

Beautifully printed postcard set with classic Sudek images issued by the famed Orbis publishing house. Very scarce item for the Sudek completist. . . .
$495
10d 11h 28m
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Go to this Auction Michael Kenna: Mont St Michel (Deluxe Limited Edition with Print)

"The small tidal island of Mont St Michel is situated just off the Normandy coast, connected to the mainland by a single causeway. Its abbey rises like a mirage, high above the sea, on this craggy, ro . . .
$995

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Go to this Auction Christien Meindertsma: Checked Baggage. 3264 Prohibited Items (Complete with Prohibited Object)

"Meindertsma raises [important] questions in an interesting and telling way. She simply piles up bland, evidential photographs of mute, mostly banal objects that nevertheless arouse a degree of disqui . . .
$995

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Go to this Auction Sanne Sannes: The Face of Love

"Sanne Sannes was a tripped-out fashion art photographer who lived his short life hard and fast...Sannes, during his brief photographic career in the sixties, became renown for his taste for the eroti . . .
$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 . . .
$795

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Go to this Auction Carl Sandburg/Edward Steichen: Steichen the Photographer (Signed 1929 Ltd. Ed., Association Copy)

Included in Roth, The Book of 101 Books, where Vince Aletti describes it as, "a sumptuous book which includes a broad and cleverly sequenced array of Steichen’s work handsomely printed in warm . . .
$1995

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Go to this Auction Susan Lipper: Grapevine (Limited Edition with Print)

"In Lipper’s photographs the gap between the photographer and those photographed is narrow. She has not fetishized a remote American sub-culture especially hard-hit by social neglect but rather uneart . . .
$1495

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Go to this Auction Dirk Alvermann: Algerien (First Edition)--SIGNED

A rare signed copy of a singular book! Included in Parr/Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. III and also reproduced in facsimile in Martin Parr's [bid or read more]

$1495

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Go to this Auction Bill Brandt: Perspective of Nudes

A book that looks back to Kertész's Distortions and forward to the psychedelia of the late 60s. As Vince Aletti writes in The Book of 1 . . .
$695

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Go to this Auction Walker Evans & James Agee: Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (First Edition)

"Let Us Now Praise Famous Men sold about 600 copies and disappeared, but a reprinting in 1960 after Agee's death found an audience. His overwrought text has been worshiped as a masterpiece of reportag . . .
$1595

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Go to this Auction [Chinese Propaganda] Long Live the Glorious May 7 Directive

Included in Parr & Badger, The Photobook: A History, Vol. I and Martin Parr and WassinkLunggren (eds. . . .
$2495

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Go to this Auction Andy Warhol's Exposures (with Mulitiple Signatures from Warhol & Others!)

"In the end, Andy Warhol's Exposures, like every book by Andy from the Philosophy to the posthumous Diaries, was as much about denial as revelation...Social Disease was what we wanted the book . . .
$1995

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Go to this Auction Andy Warhol (1970 Catalogue Raisonné by Rainer Crone)--INSCRIBED

A rare signed copy of this most important Warhol volume. Though certainly other Warhol retrospectives have appeared in the years since this 1970 publication, Rainer Crone's catalogue raisonné, with it . . .
$2995

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Go to this Auction Kurt Baranowski (ed.): Die Deutsche Volkspolizei (The German People's Police)--Special Ed.

Included in Parr/Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. III. Die Deutsche Volkspolizei is classic authoritarian propaganda, presenting the East . . .
$395

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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 Alain Resnais & Jorge Semprun: Repérages

Included in Parr/Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. III. French movie director Alan Resnais took photographic location 'notes' for many of his plann . . .
$495

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