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For the next two weeks, we'll be offering outstanding copies of some of Ed Ruscha's most iconic artist's books — up now, Thirtyfour Parking Lots in Los Angeles (1st Ed.); Nine Swimming Pools (1st Ed.) and Records.

Also on the block this week:
 · Chris Killip: Isle of Man. (Hardbound Edition, INSCRIBED Association Copy)
 · Elliott Erwitt: Snaps (Deluxe Edition, with SIGNED Print)
 · Terry Richardson: Lady Gaga (SIGNED by Lady Gaga!) + Mom/Dad (SIGNED)
 · Guy Tillim: Six Books (ALL SIGNED)

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Go to this Auction Richard Avedon: Made in France (INSCRIBED!)

"This extraordinarily printed collection stands as an important rediscovery of a small but central body of work in the career of one of the world's best known and beloved photographers. The Richard Av . . .
$995
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Go to this Auction Ed Ruscha: Records

Ruscha's fifteenth artist book, "Records" is a characteristically deadpan inventory of thirty randomly selected vinyl LPs (and their album cover graphics) from the artist's music library circa 1971. " . . .
$895
5h 19m
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Go to this Auction Ed Ruscha: Nine Swimming Pools (First Edition)

At a time when fine art photography was moving toward a distinctly subjective vision in documentary photography--Arbus, Friedlander, Winogrand--Ruscha was moving in the opposite direction, making pict . . .
$595
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Go to this Auction Ed Ruscha: Thirtyfour Parking Lots in Los Angeles (First Edition)

"Thirtyfour Parking Lots in Los Angeles" is Ed Ruscha's fifth photographically illustrated artist book, and the largest in format of his self-published works of the sixties. For it, Mr. Ruscha prescie . . .
$1295
5h 29m
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Go to this Auction Elliott Erwitt: Snaps (Deluxe Edition, with SIGNED Print)

"Rare among photographers, Erwitt can make you laugh out loud (just turn to pages 86–87), but his scope is Tolstoyan. This 550-page retrospective will absorb you for years."--The Independent

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$1,515
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Go to this Auction Chris Killip: Isle of Man. A book about the Manx (Hardbound Edition, INSCRIBED Association Copy)

Killip's brilliant paean to the people and the landscape of his native island. As John Berger says in his preface, Killip's photos brilliantly reveal "both the experience of the people of and the char . . .
$495
5h 39m
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Go to this Auction Terry Richardson: Mom/Dad (SIGNED)

From the publisher:
"There's little need to say anything about Terry Richardson as everything has already been said!

But once again, with this stunning series of images Terry delves dee . . .
$195
5h 44m
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Go to this Auction Terry Richardson: Lady Gaga (SIGNED by Lady Gaga)

"In this book of original, behind-the-scenes photographs, acclaimed photographer Terry Richardson follows superstar Lady Gaga during one year of her life, from Lollapalooza through the final show of h . . .
$265
5h 49m
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Go to this Auction Mary Ellen Mark: Ward 81

A powerful and intimate portrait of the life of women in a psychiatric ward in The Oregon State Hospital shot over a period of thirty-six days. Mark first visited the ward in 1975 when she documented . . .
$225
5h 54m
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Go to this Auction Guy Tillim: Six Books (ALL SIGNED)

departure. With brief introduction by the photographer. Michael Stevenson Contemporary/Bell-Roberts Publishing, South Africa, 2003. 40 pp. Quarto (11.5 x 11.5 in./29 x 29 cm). First edition. S . . .
$595
5h 59m
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Go to this Auction Cesko-Slovenska Armada [The Czechoslovakian Army]--(Jiri Jenicek, designed by Ladislav Sutnar)

Jiri Jenicek's photographs of the Czech army are a fascinating blend of propaganda, straight reportage and New Objectivist aesthetics.
While his name might be little known today, Sutnar, who de . . .
$195
6h 9m
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Go to this Auction Stephen Shore:(2007 Phaidon Monograph)--SIGNED

"Stephen Shore (b. 1947) is a true artistic innovator whose work has opened up new frontiers for contemporary photography. His photographs of everyday American scenes unveiled the exceptional beauty t . . .
$95
6h 14m
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Go to this Auction Stephen Shore: Mose + The Nature of Photographs (BOTH SIGNED)

"Tidal flooding has long threatened the Venetian lagoon, a danger that the high-tech MOSE (Modulo Sperimentale Elettromeccanico) project was founded to address. This volume collects photographs taken . . .
$125
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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
6h 29m
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Go to this Auction (Ginger Gordon/Anthon Beeke) Virgin Sperm Dancer (True First Edition)

Included in Parr/Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. III. 'Virgin Sperm Dancer' was issued as a special edition of Amsterdam based sex magazine Suck. An iconi . . .
$225
6h 34m
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The Photo Book

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Go to this Auction Mike Brodie: A Period of Juvenile Prosperity (First Printing)

Included in Parr/Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. III. Appeared on eight Best Of lists in 2013.
"But I needed t . . .
$195

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Go to this Auction Bruce Davidson: Brooklyn Gang

"Alongside Ed van der Elsken's 1956 work Love On the Left Bank, an altogether more staged kind of social document, Brooklyn Gang stands as one of the first in-depth photographic records of rebellious . . .
$395

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Go to this Auction Magnum Stories (SIGNED by Magnum photographers!)

A quick read of the table of contents of Magnum Stories is a bit overwhelming and exciting at the same time. 61 photographers are the subjects; from Abbas to Erwitt to Koudelka to Towell, the names on . . .
$265

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Go to this Auction Tal R: Everybody please go home

Included in Parr/Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. III. Chosen as one the 28 most important Danish photo books for the catalogue and exhibition ‘28 Danish P . . .
$595

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Go to this Auction Oliviero Toscani: Colors Cacas [Sh*T]: A Coffee-Table Book--SIGNED

Showing a keen understanding of the dialectic between the high and the low, the sacred and the profane, I will say my four year old boy absolutely LOVES this book.

A project conceived by Ol . . .
$365

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Go to this Auction Sam Haskins: November Girl

"November Girl is poetry in pictures. It is the elegy of a lovely girl's longing for the return of the lover who is dead, of her heart and soul bared in a vain attempt to recapture a love that is fore . . .
$295

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Go to this Auction Sam Haskins: Cowboy Kate & Andere Stories (First German Ed. in Slipcase)

Writing in 1964 Norman Hall said of this book: "The main story is a sort of allegory with a theme as old as the folklore of humanity. Nostalgically, it guys the props, the conventions and sentimentali . . .
$295

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Go to this Auction Alexey Brodovitch: Ballet (1945 1st Edition!)

"One of the most cinematic and dynamic photobooks ever published.... Ballet, published in 1945 by J.J. Augustin in New York, has become a photobook legend for two reasons. Firstly, only a few hundred . . .
$4695

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Go to this Auction Joan Fontcuberta: Landscapes Without Memory (SIGNED) + Fauna--Two Books

"[In Landscapes Without Memory] Fontcuberta subjects various imaginative landscapes--among them ones by Cezanne, Turner, and Weston in addition to Dalí, as well as photographs of his own body--to the . . .
$295

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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 Robert Frank (3 Rare Catalogues)

For the Frank completist, three very rare catalogues. Reanimating Matter: Raoul Hague's Sculptures & Robert Frank's Photographs in particular highlights an important friendship that dates to Fr . . .
$275

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Go to this Auction Josef Koudelka:Three Programs for Divadlo za Branou Productions with Photos by Koudelka

Some of Koudelka's earliest work as a working photographer was for the avant-garde theater company, Divadlo za branou (Theater Beyond the Gate), led by the director Otomar Krejca. As Krejca has recall . . .
$400

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Go to this Auction Bruce Weber (1991 Exhibition Catalogue)--Inscribed

Exhibition catalogue produced to accompany the Fahey/Klein Gallery showing of Bruce Weber's photographs held in Los Angeles, and the Parco Galllery in Tokyo Japan in 1991. Stunningly designed by Dimit . . .
$195

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Go to this Auction Les Krims: Fictcryptokrimsographs (Limited Edition with Print!)

Over the last five years or so, the career of Les Krims has been well on its way to a steady revival. To wit: a 2011 interview with tastemaker Jen Brill (in the always-trendsetting [bid or read more]

$595

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Go to this Auction Chris Killip: Here Comes Everybody (Limited Edition with Print, INSCRIBED)

"Anarchic and provocative to the last, Killip is a true original and a genuine free thinker."--The British Journal of Photography
"'Here Comes Everybody' is a phrase that echoes repeatedly in Jame . . .
$265

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