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.
Reichstagung in Nürnberg 1934.
Berlin, Vaterlaendischer Verlag C. A. Weller, 1934.
First edition. A handsome substantially photographic tribute to the 1934 Nazi party rally at Nuremberg, aiming to display the physical and military strength of the new Germany both to the German nation and the rest of the world. The numerous images cover all aspects of the rally, including images of...
NEUHAUSS, Dr. Richard.
Microphotographs of snow crystals and ice structures,
Dr. Richard Neuhauss (1855 –1915) was an anthropologist and doctor of tropical medicine, who took a world tour in 1884. He had a broad interest in scientific photography, which he used for academic purposes, and in 1894, alongside his professional work, he became the director and editor of the Photography...
Mind of their own.
Amsterdam, Focus Publishing, 1995.
First edition: disturbing, brightly-coloured portraits of the mentally-handicapped, by a photographer now best known for his stylised cinematic portraits.
PALMA, Luis Gonzalez.
Luiz Gonzalez Palma.
Buenos Aires, La Azotea, 1993.
First edition, signed by Palma on the title-page. The Guatemalan photographer’s first monograph, a collection of his distinctive symbolist portraits – native Mayans or mestizos in mystical costumes, often with collages of text or paper overlays.
PALMA, Luis Gonzalez.
The Silence of the Gaze.
Verona, Peliti Associati, 1998.
First English edition of Il Silencio dei Maya (1998), signed by Palma on the title-page.
Stockport, Dewi Lewis, 1995.
First edition, inscribed on the title-page ‘For Ellen [van de Graaf]. Best Wishes. Martin Parr. 1996.’ Ellen van de Graaf was director of the agency ABC Press in Amsterdam until its closure in 2003.
La tendre Albion.
London, Phaidon, 2000.
First French edition of Think of England, signed on the title-page by Parr.
The Nicholas Brothers & A. T. W. Penn: photographers of South India 1855 – 1885. With a foreword by John Falconer.
London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 2014.
An examination of the successful studios established by John and James Perratt Nicholas and Albert Penn in Madras and Ootacamund. The majority of the photographs are published here for the first time. Also includes a copy of the scarce Nicholas & Co. 1881 catalogue listing over 450 subjects.
Irving Penn regards the Work of Issey Miyake, photographs 1975-1998, with the close collaboration of Midori Kitamura.
London, Jonathan Cape, 1999.
First edition, signed by Penn and Miyake on the title-page, a presentation copy to Mark Haworth-Booth, then curator of photography at the V&A, with a card laid in from Penn: ‘To Mark, with compliments and all good wishes’. One of a number of collaborations between Penn and Miyake.
A Distanced Land.
Albuquerque, NM, Albright-Knox Gallery / University of New Mexico, 1990.
First edition: a comprehensive retrospective of Pfahl’s conceptual landscapes, comprising nine series 1974-1989, his theme the intersection of man and nature. With a chronology and bibliography.
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...
PIERRE ET GILLES.
Pierre et Gilles.
Valencia, Museu de Belles Arts, 1998.
First edition, with several essays and an interview.
Pasadena, Twelvetrees Press, 1981.
First edition, no. 412 of 1000 copies in a hard binding, a retrospective of Platt-Lynes’s nudes, surreal mythological scenes and portraits. This was the first book printed by the Twelvetrees Press, with an essay by Jack Woody, and contributions from Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein, with whom Platt-Lynes...
The Garden of Dust.
First edition, signed by Plossu on the title-page in 2006. Photographs of the American desert, printed in miniature.
RICCI, Giovanni and PORTA, Ercolano.
Storia della missione francescana e del Vicariato Apostolico del Hunan meridionale dalle sue...
Bologna, Stabilimenti tipografici riuniti, 1925.
First and only edition of this history of the Franciscan Mission in South Hunan from its establishment to 1924, with particular attention to the persecution of the Christians during the Boxer Rebellion and the following years of restoration and progress of the mission. The appendix comprises letters,...
Boston, Bullfinch, 1999.
First edition, second printing, first issued in 1996.
Sahel. L’Homme en Detresse.
Lyon, Prisma Presse pour Médecins sans Frontières, 1986.
First edition, a moving document of the famine-struck Sahel, published on behalf of Médecins sans Fontières. A Spanish edition followed in 1988 and an English in 2004. From the library of the Dutch photojournalist Willem Diepraam, who had published his own Sahel (on Senegal, Upper Volta and Cape Verde)...
New York, Aperture, 1987.
First edition. Manipulated polaroids and surreal self-portraits, some made using an ultra-large 40x80 inch camera. The monograph was originally intended to accompany an exhibition at the Whitney before the show was pulled.