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In this week's auctions, sought after gems from Alexey Brodovitch — his 1945 masterpiece Ballet is here again just in time for the holidays. Plus, Bruce Davidson's Subway with a jaw-dropping dye-transfer print,

  • Alexey Brodovitch:Ballet (1945 1st Edition!)
  • Stephen Shore: Uncommon Places (Hardbound 1st Edition)
  • Bruce Davidson: Subway (Limited Edition, with Signed Dye-Transfer Print)
  • Opening at $95, signed books by Adam Fuss; Keith Carter (lot of 3 books!); Ross Bleckner

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    Go to this Auction Trent Parke: Dream/Life

    Magnum photographer Trent Parke's scarce first book! Included in The Photobook: A History, vol. III. With a nod to classic street photograph, Parke observes his . . .
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    Go to this Auction Dirk Alvermann: Eine Handvoll Glück (A Handful of Happiness)--SIGNED!

    A scarce title from the pre-eminent East German photographer of the 60s and 70s, best known for his 1960 book Algerien L’Algerie. Done in close collaboration wit . . .
    $495
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    Go to this Auction Christer Strömholm: Till minnet av mig själv [In Memory of Myself]

    Strömholm is best known for his brooding 1967 masterpiece, Poste Restante. This is his scarce 1965 book!!
    "Christer Strömholm is one of the great personalities of Swedish photography. Born . . .
    $695
    6d 10h 39m
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    Go to this Auction Jitka Hanzlova: Rokytnik

    "...the pace of life [in Rokytnik] is slow. However, Hanzlova's pictures are slow-burn, demanding more than a casual glance. There is a lot more going on in Rokytnik than at first meets the eye, but y . . .
    $365
    6d 10h 44m
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    Go to this Auction Sebastião Salgado: Workers (Limited Edition, SIGNED)

    "Workers is the vision of a man with a moral mission, who celebrates and empathizes with the millions of men, women, and children who continue to labor with their hands and bodies in our increa . . .
    $565
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    Go to this Auction Robert Adams: To Make it Home (SIGNED)

    Probably the best overall survey of the first two decades of Adams' career. Published on the occasion of his retrospective at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, this book covers 21 years of Adams' photog . . .
    $95
    6d 10h 59m
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    Go to this Auction Robert Adams: Tree Line. The Hasselblad Award 2009. (SIGNED)

    "Along with widespread critical acclaim (as well as receiving many awards and fellowships, most recently from the Hasselblad Foundation), Adams has been subject to criticism in presenting tragically o . . .
    $95
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    Go to this Auction Thomas Roma: Sanctuary (Book Dummy with Tipped-In Prints)

    "'Sanctuary' refers to a place of worship and a state of mind- but it also refers to the most sacred part of a Christian church; the site where the altar is housed. Thomas Roma's photographs locate th . . .
    $295
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    Go to this Auction Stanley McClatchie: Look to Germany (American Fascist Propaganda) + 1 other

    Included in in The Photobook: A History, vol. III. Stanley McClatchie lived in Germany prior to the Nazi's rise to power. He was impressed by the industrial tech . . .
    $495
    6d 11h 19m
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    The Photo Book
     
    Go to this Auction Boris Becker: ArchitekturZeit Photographien (Signed, Limited Edition with 10 Photos, 1/100)

    First, Boris Becker is NOT the former tennis star (tough to get around in Google!), but rather the german-born photographer who was a student of the Bechers at the Düsseldorf School in the early 1980s . . .
    $395
    6d 11h 24m
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    Go to this Auction Adam Fuss: My Ghost (SIGNED)

    "A nineteenth-century child's dress is carefully laid out for our viewing. Perhaps, because we are aware that it is a part of lost time, our thoughts go to its missing inhabitant- an ethereal presence . . .
    $95

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    Go to this Auction Ross Bleckner: Photographs (1998 Twin Palms Monograph)--SIGNED, Limited Edition

    "Ross Bleckner's deeply personal camera work travels over the intimate contours of a lover's body and the pages of his daily newspaper. Collaged and blurred, inverted, enlarged and cropped, the artis . . .
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    Go to this Auction Bruce Davidson: Subway (Limited Edition, with Signed Dye-Transfer Print)

    The 2003 St.Ann's Press re-issue of Davidson's classic Subway, with a jaw-dropping dye-transfer print.
    From "Bruce Davidson's subway photography takes us to New York's heart," by Sean O' . . .
    $3750

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    Go to this Auction Wynn Bullock: 1971 Scrimshaw Press Monograph (Inscribed!)

    The definitive publication on Bullock, this monograph contains a sampling of images from four decades of work along with brief snippets of text by the photographer. . . .
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    Go to this Auction Giorgio Di Noto: The Arab Revolt (Limited Edition, 1/20, with Print)

    Included in Martin Parr & Gerry Badger's landmark exhibition, 'The Protest Photobook, 1956-2013' (Grand Palais, Paris, 2013) as . . .
    $2965

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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 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 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 . . .
    $995

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    Go to this Auction Luis Gonzales-Palma: The Silence of the Gaze (SIGNED)

    This haunting collection of the works of Guatemalan photographer Luis Gonzáles Palma is the first to match his richly handworked masterpieces with superb printing and production. A classic design with . . .
    $165

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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 O. Winston Link: Night Trick (In Original Envelope)

    "O. Winston Link is one of the most singular photographers in the medium's history...He made these complicated pictures, requiring the forethought and logistical planning of a movie director, by using . . .
    $225

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    Go to this Auction Karl De Haan: Happy Sun Day

    A must for fans of Sam Haskins and Wingate Paine, Happy Sunday follows the lazy Sunday of its subject, from her waking in the morning to her distractions with yo-yos, mice, doves and bicycles and such . . .
    $265

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    Go to this Auction Danny Lyon: The Bikeriders (2014 Ed.., SIGNED) + Conversations with the Dead (Hardbound 1st Ed.!)

    Lyon's seminal photographs of prison life stand as one of the great post-war works of photojournalism, firmly placing this book among the ranks of Evans'and Agee's Let Us Now Praise Famous Men and Bou . . .
    $695

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    Go to this Auction William Eggleston & Wilmar Koenig: Double Exposure

    The friendship of William Eggleston and German photographer Wilmar Koenig goes back over twenty years. They visited one another in their respective countries regularly, during which times they'd go on . . .
    $265

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    Go to this Auction Robert Frank: Die Amerikaner (1993 Scalo Edition, SIGNED)

    The superbly printed 1993 Scalo edition with Kerouac's iconic text translated into German.
    "It was Frank's The Americans that made the photographic book into an artform in its own right. Frank w . . .
    $895

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