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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.

  1. BENNETT, Terry.

    History of Photography in China: Chinese...

    London, Quaritch, 2013.

    This book is the first extensive survey...


  2. BENNETT, Terry.

    History of Photography in China.

    London, Quaritch, 2009-2013.

    First editions of the three-volume set...


  3. BISSON, Louis-Auguste. 


    Paris, c. 1844. 

    An extraordinary equine portrait, testimony...


  4. DUNCAN, Raymond. 

    A small archive of printed and manuscript...

    Paris, 1940s to 1970s. 

    The present archive includes:


  5. DURHAM, Arthur E. 

    Transverse Section of Wood (Salisburia). 

    Circa 1870s. 

    A rare and attractive microphotograph...


  6. [FARSARI, Adolfo, Studio of.]

    Japanese flower seller.

    [Yokohama?, c. 1887.]

    A striking image of a Japanese flower...



    A collection of eight albumen prints (or...

    France, 1864-5.

    An exceptional series of oversize prints...



    Souvenir Singapore Silver Jubilee Celebrations.

    Singapore, Printers Limited, [May 1935].

    A scarce photographic souvenir depicting...


  9. HARLINGUE, L. [Albert].

    'Baktiaris Persans'.

    [Iran, c. 1905-1911].

    An impressive press image of the Bakhtiari...


  10. HORACE.

    Quinti Horatii Flacci Opera cum novo commentario...

    Paris, Didot, 1855.

    The deluxe issue of Didot’s Horace,...


  11. IRVING, Washington, and Felix DARLEY (illustrator).

    Rip van Winkle; a posthumous Writing of...

    London: Joseph Cundall … 1850.

    First English edition, rare, first...


  12. JACOBSON, Ken.

    Odalisques & Arabesques: Orientalist Photography...

    [London], Quaritch, 2007.

    Profusely illustrated, this is the most...


  13. JOHNSTON, J. Dudley.



    An attractive Swiss winter scene by...


  14. LEIGHTON, J. Harold.

    Collection of exhibition prints,


    An impressive international exhibition...


  15. MANTELL, A. M. (attr.).

    Views in North Wales.

    Circa 1880.

    A magnificent album of large-format...


  16. PENN, Christopher.

    The Nicholas Brothers & A. T. W. Penn:...

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 2014.

    An examination of the successful studios...


  17. PIECK, Henri C.

    10 Dagen Die De Wereld Deden Wankelen.

    Amsterdam, Skovino, 1927.

    A rare lithograph of Pieck’s dramatic...


  18. PURSEY, Thomas.

    The last General Assembly of the Free Church...

    [Edinburgh, T. Pursey, 1900.]

    A photographic tour-de-force, assembling...