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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 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
6d 14h 36m
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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
6d 14h 41m
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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
6d 14h 46m
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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
6d 14h 51m
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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
6d 14h 56m
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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
6d 15h 1m
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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
6d 15h 11m
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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
6d 15h 21m
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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
6d 15h 26m
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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
6d 15h 31m
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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
6d 15h 41m
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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