Fine photographs and photobooks with an emphasis on the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. We stock images by recognised masters such as Hill & Adamson, Roger Fenton or Julia Margaret Cameron as well as more eclectic examples illustrating the range of formats and processes used in the early years of the medium. This might include fine daguerreotypes, complete photograph albums, carbon or platinum prints by known or amateur photographers.
We are also interested in the work of early travel photographers, particularly those in the Middle and Far East. From later periods we hold work by British photographers specialising in fine art and documentary photography including Alvin Langdon Coburn, J. Dudley Johnston, Bill Brandt and Raymond Moore. We represent Roger Mayne's estate and Mike Seaborne.
PIECK, Henri C.
10 Dagen Die De Wereld Deden Wankelen.
Amsterdam, Skovino, 1927.
A rare lithograph of Pieck’s dramatic illustration for Ten Days that Shook the World (October in English), a silent film commissioned by the Soviet government to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the October Revolution. Made by the director of Battleship Potemkin (1925), Sergei Eisenstein, the...
Album of 21 silver gelatin prints relating to the construction of a new airport in Pape’ete.
Fa’a’a Airport, just outside Papa’ete on Tahiti is the only international airport in French Polynesia, built on reclaimed land on the coral reef off-shore. Its construction in 1958-60 was directly connected with the French government’s nuclear weapons testing programme in the region, but gave...
Album. The Portraits of Duane Michals.
Pasadena, Twelvetrees Press, 1988.
Second edition, published in the same year as the first, signed by Michals on the first leaf. There was also a numbered limited edition.
The Andy Book.
Tokyo, Shotaro Okada, 1987.
First edition, with the original Japanese translation booklet laid in – a pictorial celebration of the chiselled male in the person of the lightweight boxer Andy Minsker, whose interview text accompanies the images.
Anges. Avec un texte d’Antoine Blondin.
Paris, Atelier d’Expression, 1974.
First edition, very scarce: small, touching images of religious festivals in Portugal, the children in the garb of angels.
The Artists of my Life.
London, Thames & Hudson, 1982.
First edition, collecting Brassaï’s portraits of Matisse, Dalí, Miró, Giacometti etc.
Ballet. Camera Studies by Gordon Anthony. With an introduction and notes by Arnold Haskell.
London, Geoffrey Bles, 1937.
The deluxe edition, no. 77 of 100 copies, signed by Anthony on the half-title verso. There was also a trade edition.
Bay/Sky … Foreword by Norman Mailer.
Boston, Bullfinch, 1993.
First edition; Cape Cod seascapes.
Boston, Bullfinch, 1990.
First edition of Weber’s major work – all-American male nudes in all-American nature.
London, André Deutsch, 1986.
First edition, group portraits ‘just slightly on the edge of logic’ – the Royal Shakespeare Company, the painters of the Forth Bridge, a kaffeeklatsch of Great Danes in a kitsch living room – taken on a super-large format polaroid camera.
Los Angeles, Twelvetree Press, 1983.
First edition, signed on the title-page, Weber’s breakthrough publication, his signature style already well in evidence. Slick, in all senses of the word.
New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1989.
First edition, signed by Weber in black pen on the title-page.
KEYZER, Carl de.
Carl de Keyzer.
Paris, Centre nationale de la photographie, 1997.
First edition, very scarce, signed on the title-page by De Keyzer, and dated ‘Naarden ’97’. The catalogue for an exhibition of De Keyzer’s ‘Tableaux d’Histoire’ – not published in its completed form until 2002 – with text in French and English.
JACOBSON, Ken, and Jenny JACOBSON.
Carrying Off the Palaces: John Ruskin’s Lost Daguerreotypes.
London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 2015.
The inspiration for this book was a remarkable discovery made by the authors at a small country auction in 2006. One lightly regarded lot was a distressed mahogany box crammed with long-lost early photographs. These daguerreotypes were later confirmed as once belonging to John Ruskin, the great 19th-century...
C[OLOMBO]. A[POTHECARIES]. CO. LTD.
Caryota Urens (Kitul), Botanical Study,
Charles Scowen arrived in Ceylon around 1873 and was initially an assistant to R. Edley, the Commission Agent in Kandy before opening a photographic studio around 1876. By 1885 his photography firm had studios in Colombo and Kandy. Scowen was a later arrival to Ceylon than Skeen and his work is less...
[n.d., late 1950s - early 1960s].