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Photogravures by Donald Mennie, with an Introduction by Putnam Weale:
Pageant of Peking.

Shanghai: Watson & Co., printed by Kelly & Walsh, 1921. Second edition. [viii], 40; followed by the 66 large Vandyck photographs, depicting buildings, scenery, and people, tipped-in recto with facing captions. Photographs in fine condition, pale foxing to some pages. Title and initial capitals in the text are rubricated. Original silk bookmark present, detached. Later armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Small folio (c.15.5x11.5ins), in the original bevelled boards, with the original patterned blue silk printed in gilt relaid to the boards, and with a new spine of matt grey cloth, titled in gilt. Soiling and fading to the silk, particularly to the upper board, with a two-inch blot of black ink towards the spine. A very good refurbished copy. VG.
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Lieut.-Colonel J.R. Minshull-Ford:
A Pictorial Souvenir and History of the First Battalion, the South Staffordshire Regiment, Bombay, India, 1926.

British Historical and Art Publishing Co., n.d. [c. 1926?] Presumed first and only edition. 28pp, including a history of the Battalion, followed by the 29 thick card pages on cloth hinges, with photographs mounted recto. 34 of these are 6x8ins, mounted two to a page, the other 12 being considerably larger, and all with printed captions. All are good quality prints, bright and sharp: most are group portraits (these do not give names). The text pages are clean and unmarked, with a little minor foxing to the prelims. Landscape Folio, 280x390mm, in the original binding of green pebble cloth, with ruling and insignia in gilt. Small scuffs to corners, short closed split to top edge of lower board, and a little faint soiling. Nice copy in the original cloth. Very Good.
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Cecil Beaton:
The Book of Beauty.

London: Duckworth, 1930. First edition. xii, 67, plus a colour frontis and 27 full page photographs, with many drawings in the text. Contents clean and unmarked. In the original binding of decorative boards with a textured pink cloth spine, titled in gilt. The spine is in very good condition with discreet professional repairs to the ends. The boards are marked and very scratched. A very good firm copy with scratched boards. VG.

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edited by John MacSymon:
The Camera and Amateur Cinematographer: for the Advancement of Photography. Jan to Dec 1930. [bound]

Dublin: 1930. Original issues. >600pp of articles, photographs, and advertisements. The January cover forms the pictorial surface of the upper board, the other covers are bound in. Contents in fresh and bright condition. In a custom binding of black and maroon cloth, with the Ceylon binder's small label to front pastedown: firm, with scratches and marks to boards. Very Good.
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edited by James Thrall Soby: texts by Andre Breton, Paul Elouard, Rrose Selavy [Marcel Duchamp], Tristan Tzara; preface by Man Ray and a portrait by Picasso:
Man Ray: Photographs 1920-1934 Paris; Photographies 1920-1934 Paris. [Conserved in custom Solander box.]

Hartford, Connecticut: James Thrall Soby: Random House, NY & Cahiers d'Art, Paris: n.d. [1934]. First edition [spuriously stated 'Second Edition']. [vi], 104 [+8], [ii]. The contents - the text pages, and Ray's wonderful photographs - are clean and unmarked, corners good, with small tears to the binder holes at the spine ends. There is a faint greying of some white page areas from offsetting, and the residue of a small pencilled price to the title page. The colour photograph front cover is clean and complete, with a crease across the upper corner, tiny creases adjacent to the spine, a few short rubbed striations to the top edge, and minimal scuffs to the edges. The white rear cover has a few minor marks, a 5mm closed tear to the leading edge, and a small loss of laminate to the bottom corner. Large quarto, 31x24.5cms, with the original white plastic comb binder. As often, this is damaged: the top two circlets have gone, and the third is present but detached: however, the pages turn easily without snagging. Text in French and English throughout (German and English in the case of Duchamp). Man Ray's introduction is set at the beginning of the book; the four contributors' texts, which introduce groupings of the photographs, are titled: The visages of woman; Men before the mirror; When things dream; and Rayographs 1921-1928. A legendary production - and a very satisfactory copy. [The 'Deuxieme Edition' / 'Second Edition' printed onto the title pages of unsold (first edition) copies was the publisher's ruse in the hope of boosting sales.] Now housed and conserved in a custom-made felt-lined black buckram-covered Solander box with Man Ray's name blocked in silver to the spine to match the cover title. Very Good.
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Keld Helmer-Petersen. With observations by Helmer-Petersen and a short introduction by Sven Kragh-Jacobsen:
122 Colour Photographs: 122 Farvefotografier.

Denmark: Schoenberg, 1948. First edition. Unpaginated [c.140pp]. Early book of colour photographs, taken with an exquisite eye for abstract detail. Striking for its time, and with a singular cool but sunny pallette. Text in Dutch and English. Photos captioned only with shutter speed etc in a tiny font. Contents notably fresh, clean, and bright, with neat later ownership name to front free endpaper and tiny ink smudge to title page. Large quarto, in the original binding of blue-grey paper-covered boards with cream spine. Firm and clean with faint tanning to board edges and spine ends slightly blunted, corners good, with small bottom edge scuff to leading corners. The protected dust jacket is showing some wear: toned and scratched, and with a 2-inch triangular chip to the top edge of the front panel, three other smaller top edge chips, and a one-inch closed tear to the bottom edge; spine intact, slightly toned, scuffed at head. A beautiful copy in a rather worn jacket. Very Good+ in G dust-jacket.
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photographs by Richard Avedon, comments by Truman Capote:
Observations.

London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1959. First edition. 152pp. Contents immaculate. Big book, 14.5x11ins, printed white boards clean and sharp. An inch at the foot of the spine has been snagged at some time: it is firm and flush with a little soiling and has short splits to either side and should cause no trouble. The thin and fragile glassine cover is largely present, but is torn and chipped and no longer a sensible asset. In the white printed slipcase. This is firm, soiled and scuffed. A very nice copy. Near Fine.
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David Hamilton:
David Hamilton's private collection. [German Text]

Kehl am Rhein: Swan Verlag, 1977, 1981. Reprint. 125pp: colour plates. Contents fresh and unmarked. Quarto, in the original binding of black cloth, spine titled in white: clean and bright, one corner very slightly blunted. In the protected unclipped black pictorial dust jacket: bright and clean, with a tiny white spot. Near Fine in near fine dust-jacket.

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W.G. Sebald: with photographs by Thomas Becker:
Nach der Natur. [Signed copy]

Nordlingen: Franz Greno, 1988. First edition. 99 + [4] + photographs at front and back. Signed by Sebald on the title page. Contents fine. The green cloth binding is fine, extremities sharp (the rear bottom corner and the head of the spine are nearly sharp). The protected dust jacket is slightly knocked to the top edge, and both front and back are sunned, predominantly in a vertical band, losing some of the yellow tinge, as also has the spine. A very good copy. Fine in near fine dust-jacket.

Price: 750.00


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Rob and Nick Carter: with an essay by Kate Bryan.
Transforming.

London: Fine Art Society, 2013. First and only edition. 335pp, richly illustrated in colour. A conspectus of the couple's extraordinary work over 15 years. Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at The Fine Art Society Contemporary, London, 4 October-2 November 2013. Contents fresh and unmarked: (light 1cm smudge to white of p.143). Some of the high gloss pages adhere to each other slightly and may require a gentle peeling apart to open, a momentary operation: all checked opening ok with no surface damage. 30.5x24.5cms, in the black pictorial boards. Fine and bright, with minimal signs of handling - slight compression at foot of spine, an inch of slight ridging to the edge of one board, and a few faint pressure lines visible when they catch the light. One of 2,000 copies printed. Extremely scarce: a lovely copy. Near Fine.
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