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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. We represent Roger Mayne's estate and Mike Seaborne.

  1. BENNETT, Terry.

    History of Photography in China: Chinese...

    London, Quaritch, 2013.

    This book is the first extensive survey...



    Caryota Urens (Kitul), Botanical Study,

    circa 1880–90s.

    Charles Scowen arrived in Ceylon around...


  3. ESTRIDGE, Henry Watley.

    Six Years in Seychelles; with Photographs...

    [?London: ?the author], 1885.

    First edition. Following a period in the...


  4. HARLINGUE, L. [Albert].

    'Baktiaris Persans'.

    [Iran, c. 1905-1911].

    An impressive press image of the Bakhtiari...


  5. HARRISON, William.

    The lazy Lays, and Prose Imaginings …

    A. D. 1877 (Popular Chronology;) A. M....

    First edition, a presentation copy,...


  6. JACOBSON, Ken.

    Odalisques & Arabesques: Orientalist Photography...

    [London], Quaritch, 2007.

    Profusely illustrated, this is the most...


  7. JACOBSON, Ken, and Jenny JACOBSON.

    Carrying Off the Palaces: John Ruskin’s...

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 2015.

    The inspiration for this book was a remarkable...


  8. LA BLANCHÈRE, Henri de.

    L’art du photographe comprenant les procédés...

    Paris, Amyot, 1860.

    Second edition revised and enlarged (first...


  9. MAYNE, Roger.

    Hampden Cres,

    [n.d., late 1950s].


  10. MAYNE, Roger.

    Hampden Cres,

    [n.d., late 1950s].