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This week's offerings include a rare 3-volume set of Japanese photographer Masao Gozu's In New York (with ALL volumes signed!) — think Helen Levitt meets Bruce Davidson, with the conceptual rigor of Ken Ohara and August Sander — an amazing find! One of the best books of 'New Scandanavian' photography comes from Finish artist Pekka Turunen; Against the Wall documents the rapid urbanization of his home country in a series of indelible environmental portraits (in a hard-to-find dust jacket). Also on the block:

  • Jeff Burton: The Other Place (Limited Edition with Print)
  • Anton Kusters: Odo Yakuza Tokyo (SIGNED)
  • Ferdinando Scianna: Feste religiose in Sicilia
  • Ken Domon: Hiroshima (1958, First Edition)

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    Go to this Auction Masao Gozu: In New York (3 Vols, ALL SIGNED)

    Included in Parr/Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. III.
    A rare complete set, all signed, of Masao Gozu's unsung gem of urban documentary, In New York, s . . .
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    The Photo Book
     
    Go to this Auction Jeff Burton: The Other Place (Limited Edition with Print)

    "Art, fashion and pornography have their own standards of decency. The hierarchy is so rigid. Fine art has been elevated to the top, fashion is a bit lower than that, and porn's even a bit lower than . . .
    $495
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    Go to this Auction Pekka Turunen: Against the Wall: Lypö, Tilkkanen, Mörsky and I

    Cited in Parr/Badger, The History of the Photobook, vol. II. "Finnish society became urbanised more rapidly than almost any other in Europe. Just fifty years ago . . .
    $1245
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    Go to this Auction Anton Kusters: Odo Yakuza Tokyo (SIGNED)

    "ODO YAKUZA TOKYO is an intimate personal account of a Belgian photographer documenting the inaccessible subculture of Japanese organized crime: the Yakuza. Anton Kusters teams up with his brother Mal . . .
    $365
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    Go to this Auction Ferdinando Scianna: Feste religiose in Sicilia

    Included in Parr/Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. III. Magnum photographer Ferdinando Scianna started taking photographs in the 1960s while studying lite . . .
    $795
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    The Photo Book
     
    Go to this Auction André Kertész: Day of Paris (in Scarce Dust Jacket! )

    Kertész's first American publication appeared after he had been living in New York for almost ten years. Taken during the 20s and 30s, but not appearing until the end of World War II, the images have . . .
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    The Photo Book The Book of 101 Books
     
    Go to this Auction Kikuji Kawada: Sacré Atavism

    A sleeper in the Japanese photobook canon! Kikuji Kawada is best known for Chizu (The Map), a book that is, unequivocally, one of the most important photobooks e . . .
    $895
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    Go to this Auction Ken Domon: Hiroshima (1958, First Edition)

    Along with Kikuji Kawada's Chizu [The Map], (1965), Shomei Tomatsu's Nagasaki 11:02 (1966) and Domon's 1961 collaboration with Tomatsu, Hiroshima-Nagasaki Document, this book remains one of the most i . . .
    $1295
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    Go to this Auction Carl De Keyzer: Homo Sovieticus (Limited Edition With Print!)

    Homo Sovieticus documents pre-Yeltsin Russia in beautifully expressive triotone plates. Sections of De Keyzer's journal occupy the beginning of the book which then gives way to rich black-and-white im . . .
    $395
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    Go to this Auction Cristina De Middel: Self-Publish and Be Happy Book Club Vol III (SIGNED)

    "The third edition of the SPBH Book Club is by photographer Cristina De Middel. De Middel gained international acclaim last year wither her self published book The Afronauts which, in just a few mont . . .
    $265
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    Go to this Auction Joel Sternfeld: Walking the High Line (SIGNED)

    Along the western edge of Manhattan runs a derelict, 1.3 mile, two-story elevated railroad track, from 34th Street to Gansevoort Street. Sternfeld photographed the changing shades of the seasons for a . . .
    $295
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    Go to this Auction Shelby Lee Adams: Appalachian Portraits (Rare Hardbound Edition)

    "Here in pictures and in words the photographer Shelby Lee Adams and the novelist Lee Smith explore their unique Appalachian homeland. Their photographic and literary art confronts you and draws you i . . .
    $295
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    Go to this Auction Hans-Otto Göpfert: Dreams are free of peso or: The Children of COCA COCA

    Deserves to be ranked with the great Latin American books of the 70s! Hans-Otto Goepfert is little-known book artist of rare talents who founded his own press in 1972. This singular book documents the . . .
    $195
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    Go to this Auction Don Hong-Oai: Photographic Memories

    Working with the style and themes of traditional Chinese painting and photography, Don Hong-Oai blends multiple negatives to create these timeless, poetic images of the landscape. Hong-Oai's calligrap . . .
    $250
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    Go to this Auction Josef Koudelka: Respekt (1968 Prague Invasion Photos!)

    "In 1968, Josef Koudelka was a thirty-year-old acclaimed theater photographer who never photographed a news event. That all changed on the night of August 21, when Warsaw Pact tanks invaded the city o . . .
    $495
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    Go to this Auction Arnold Genthe: Old Chinatown (+ Calendar)

    Arnold Genthe's photographs of San Francisco before and during the earthquake and fire of 1906 made him a living legend in the Bay area. While this book captures an era long past, Genthe was way ahead . . .
    $295

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    Go to this Auction Eikoh Hosoe: Barakei (SIGNED, Deluxe Limited Edition Re-Issue)

    In the fall of 1961, the photographer Eikoh Hosoe, then in his late 20s, agreed to make a series of portraits of the controversial author Yukio Mishima. Hosoe visited Mishima at his home and was immed . . .
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    Go to this Auction Eikoh Hosoe: Kamaitachi (SIGNED, Deluxe Limited Edition Re-Issue)

    In the fall of 1961, the photographer Eikoh Hosoe, then in his late 20s, agreed to make a series of portraits of the controversial author Yukio Mishima. Hosoe visited Mishima at his home and was immed . . .
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    Go to this Auction Eikoh Hosoe: Vintage Print from Kamaitachi

    The Kamatachi series is one of the undisputed high points of postwar Japanese photography. A brilliant synthesis of performance and documentary, his collaboration with Tatsumi Hijikata, the founder . . .
    $2495

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    Go to this Auction Philip Blenkinsop: The Cars That Ate Bangkok

    Combining the collaged, diaristic style of Bill Burke's Mine Fields and I Want To Take Picture with the true fiction voice of William T. Vollman and the brutality of a driving school mov . . .
    $195

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    Go to this Auction Hiroshi Sugimoto (Dioramas, Theaters, Seascapes--1st Monograph, 1988)--INSCRIBED!

    A rare signed copy of the first major publication dedicated to the work of Sugimoto. Features gorgeous reproductions from three early bodies of work that have since become iconic. . . .
    $995

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    Go to this Auction Jean-Claude Gautrand: L'Assassinat de Baltard

    Included in Parr/Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. III. In 1972 Jean-Claude Gautrand he shot a series of images of the demolition of the old market hall in . . .
    $695

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    Go to this Auction Bettina Rheims: Morceaux Choisis

    Included in 802 Photo Books. A selection from the M+M. Auer collection.
    A sexy red tin box, a simple yet elegant softbound book with a gray cover, and 21 color . . .
    $195

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    Go to this Auction Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb: Violet Isle (Limited Edition with Two Prints)

    This multi-layered portrait of 'the violet isle'—a little-known name for Cuba inspired by the rich color of the soil there—presents an engaging, at times unsettling document of a vibrant and vulnerabl . . .
    $895

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    Go to this Auction Sol LeWitt: Autobiography

    "From abut 1975 LeWitt made books employing photographic images to construct systems... [His] most discussed book in this mode is Autobiography of 1980, in which he surveys and inventorizes every nook . . .
    $895

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    Go to this Auction Tom Wood: Looking For Love, Chelsea Reach (Inscribed)

    "For 25 years Tom Wood lived in New Brighton, just across the river Mersey from Liverpool. He became known locally as 'photie man' because everyday he was out on the streets with his camera. Most of t . . .
    $395

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    Go to this Auction Harry Callahan: Photographs (El Mochuelo Gallery Monograph)--INSCRIBED Association Copy

    Included in Andrew Roth (ed.), The Book of 101 Books.. Early in his life Callahan studied engineering and worked in the photography lab . . .
    $1495

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    Go to this Auction Portfolio: A Magazine for the Graphic Arts (Alexey Brodovitch, art director)--nos. 1-3 (Complete)

    A complete set of Alexey Brodovitch's legendary Portfolio magazine. One of the undisputed high-points in American graphic design of the twentieth century. Along with [bid or read more]

    $1295

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    Go to this Auction Esaias Baitel: Zonen

    "In the nineteen seventies, photographer Esaias Baitel lived in France, in the Parisian suburb of Aubervilliers, for five years, which, among other things, resulted in a book and an exhibition that ha . . .
    $475

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    Go to this Auction Ali Taptik: Depicting Istanbul - Introduction to History of Visuality in Turkey

    Included in Parr/Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. III.
    "Depicting Istanbul is created by re-contextualization and reinterpretation of the visual ma . . .
    $245

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