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This week we lead off with a signed, association copy one of Some Los Angeles Apartments (1965), Ed Ruscha's third artist's book and the first to deal with the vernacular architecture of Los Angeles. Predates Every Building on Sunset Strip by a year. Also on the block, a SIGNED copy of Henri Cartier-Bresson's The Decisive Moment; luxuriously bound, limited edition livre d'artistes from Sally Mann and Greg Gorman, both featuring lush, hand-pulled platinum prints. PLUS: Read our F.A.Q.s.



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Go to this Auction Ed Ruscha: Some Los Angeles Apartments (First Printing--INSCRIBED Association Copy!)

Ruscha's third artist's book and the first to deal with the vernacular architecture of Los Angeles. Predates Every Building on Sunset Strip by a year. An extreme . . .
$3595
4h 26m
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Go to this Auction Ed Ruscha: Every Building on Sunset Strip

"Richard Prince: I hear you're doing Every Building on the Sunset Strip again [published by Steidl as T . . .
$1265
4h 31m
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The Photo Book
 
Go to this Auction Greg Gorman: The Odes of Pindar (SIGNED, Limited Edition with Platinum Prints)

From John Wood’s introduction: "Gorman’s greatness—and he is as genuinely great as any living photographer—derives from his amazing ability to catch the essence of his model. The pictures of Tony and . . .
$3995
4h 51m
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Go to this Auction Grace Coddington: Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue [Work by Numerous Photographers]--SIGNED

"Grace Coddington's work has danced along the cutting edge of fashion for over 30 years. Abandoning a highly lucrative career as a leading model on the sixties London scene alongside such swinging con . . .
$1495
4h 56m
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Go to this Auction Paolo Roversi: The White Fairy Tale (Privately Published, Limited Edition)

A privately printed book distributed exclusively to guests at the White Fairy Tale Love Ball,* which took place in 201 . . .
$495
5h 1m
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Go to this Auction Andy Warhol's Index (Book) -- Hardbound with 3-D Cover, in Original Bag.

"My idea of a good picture is one that's in focus and of a famous person doing something unfamous. It's being in the right place at the wrong time."--Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol's Index (Book) . . .
$2,495
5h 6m
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The Book of 101 Books
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Go to this Auction Sally Mann (Photographs and Poetry)--(SIGNED, Limited Edition with Platinum Prints)

21st Editions was awarded the prestigious 2005 Lucie Award for Book Publisher of the Year for their publication of "Sally Mann". From the publisher:
"Sally Mann brings together many of the most gr . . .
$7,495
5h 11m
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Go to this Auction Sally Mann: Second Sight (INSCRIBED)

Sally Mann's first monograph gives a cross-section of her early output. Included are her early landscapes from 1971-1975, as well as portraits of women and her platinum prints. Also presented here is . . .
$295
5h 16m
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Go to this Auction Robert Capa: Death in the Making (in Scarce Dust Jacket)

"The Spanish Civil War was an important conflict, not just because it was the first direct challenge to fascism, but also in terms of modern photojournalism. It witnessed the birth of the modern war p . . .
$895
5h 21m
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The Photo Book
 
Go to this Auction Peter Beard: Fifty Years of Portraits (SIGNED with Footprint!)

This absolutely essential Peter Beard book centers on his portraits, relating an extremely detailed account of the artist's work. The book, finely edited by Peter T. Tunney, begins with early childhoo . . .
$995
5h 26m
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Go to this Auction Susan Meiselas: Five Books, ALL SIGNED

Five signed books by Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas (In History, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Carnival Strippers and Encounters with Dani). In History is included in Parr/Badger, [bid or read more]

$415
5h 31m
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17
 
Go to this Auction Jacob Aue Sobol: Sabine (SIGNED)

Included in Parr/Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. III.
"The history of modern photography is punctuated by the publication of certain books whose narr . . .
$795
7d 4h 26m
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The Photo Book
 
Go to this Auction Masahisa Fukase: The Solitude of Ravens (2008 Reprint)

Masahisa Fukase's Ravens: the best photobook of the past 25 years?--Sean O'Hagen, The Guardian, 2010
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$595
7d 4h 31m
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The Photo Book The Book of 101 Books
 
Go to this Auction Michael Kenna: Mont-Saint-Michel (SIGNED Limited Edition with Platnium Prints!)

"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 . . .
$6495
7d 4h 36m
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Go to this Auction Michael Kenna: Huangshan (SIGNED, Limited Edition with Platinum Prints)

From the publisher,
"In Kenna's masterful photographs illustrating Huangshan, ethereal mists run like rivers haunting the mountains and valleys of one of China¿s most picturesque lands. Kenna, one . . .
$5995
7d 4h 41m
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Go to this Auction Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre: The Ruins of Detroit

"...a powerful and disturbing testament to the glory and the destructive cost of American capitalism: the centre of a once-thriving metropolis in the most powerful nation on earth has become a ghost t . . .
$295
7d 4h 46m
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The Photo Book
 
Go to this Auction Sophie Ristelhueber (and François Hers): Intérieurs

The first book by photographer Sophie Ristelhueber (best known for Fait) was a collaboration with fut . . .
$225
7d 4h 51m
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Go to this Auction Frederic Lezmi: Beyond Borders: From Vienna to Beirut (Signed Limited Edition, 1/150)

Included in Parr/Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. III.
"My pictures reveal an ambivalent point of view beyond current clichés of architectural monuments . . .
$595
7d 5h 1m
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The Photo Book
 
Go to this Auction Paolo Roversi: Libretto

. Libretto is a composition of photographs by Paolo Roversi which combines images of fashion, still life and nudes. As if in a fairy tale, together they form a magic and enchanted world of shade and l . . .
$285
7d 5h 11m
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Go to this Auction Wingate Paine: Mirror of Venus

A fantastic piece 60's erotica that will appeal to fans of Sam Haskins (Five Girls; Cowboy Kate and Other Stories) and Sanne Sannes (The Face of Love). . . .
$275
7d 5h 16m
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Go to this Auction Susan Meiselas: Pandora’s Box (SIGNED, Limited Edition)

"According to Greek myth, Pandora was given a box by Zeus and instructed never to open it. She could not restrain her curiosity, however, and did just that, releasing into the world all of the sufferi . . .
$295
7d 5h 21m
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Go to this Auction Robert Heinecken: Friends of Photography Monograph (SIGNED, Ltd. Ed.)

From Andy Grundberg's May 22, 2006 New York Times Obituary:
"Heinecken's most influential body of work was his 1966-67 series 'Are You Rea,' consisting of images that superimposed advertising and . . .
$295
7d 5h 31m
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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

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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 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

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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 . . .
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 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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