Photography

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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...

    £80

  2. BERTRAM, Jessie Brown, after Hill & Adamson.

    Collection of portraits and views from...

    1843–47, printed circa 1916.

    David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson...

    £50000

  3. [FANCY DRESS.]

    Photograph album of costumes and accessories.

    Derby, 1920s?

    A delightful album of fancy dress costumes...

    £375

  4. [FARSARI, Adolfo, Studio of.]

    Japanese flower seller.

    [Yokohama?, c. 1887.]

    A striking image of a Japanese flower...

    £200

  5. HARLINGUE, L. [Albert].

    'Baktiaris Persans'.

    [Iran, c. 1905-1911].

    An impressive press image of the Bakhtiari...

    £1500

  6. HARRISON, William.

    The lazy Lays, and Prose Imaginings …

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

    First edition, a presentation copy,...

    £850

  7. JACOBSON, Ken.

    Odalisques & Arabesques: Orientalist Photography...

    [London], Quaritch, 2007.

    Profusely illustrated, this is the most...

    £60

  8. LA BLANCHÈRE, Henri de.

    L’art du photographe comprenant les procédés...

    Paris, Amyot, 1860.

    Second edition revised and enlarged (first...

    £450

  9. LEIGHTON, J. Harold.

    Collection of exhibition prints,

    1920s–1940s.

    An impressive international exhibition...

    £7500

  10. LUMIÈRE, Louis and Auguste.

    [cover title:] Le Photorama. Nouvel...

    [Lyon, A. Storck, 1902].

    Very rare first edition of the report...

    £500

  11. [MALTA.] Unidentified photographer.

    Photographic Views of the Island of Malta.

    [Circa 1860.]

    Photographers were active in Malta from...

    £2000

  12. [NATIONAL SOCIALISM]

    Reichstagung in Nürnberg 1934.

    Berlin, Vaterlaendischer Verlag C. A....

    First edition. A handsome substantially...

    £250

  13. PENN, Christopher.

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

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 2014.

    An examination of the successful studios...

    £45

  14. PIECK, Henri C.

    10 Dagen Die De Wereld Deden Wankelen.

    Amsterdam, Skovino, 1927.

    A rare lithograph of Pieck’s dramatic...

    £300

  15. RICCI, Giovanni and PORTA, Ercolano.

    Storia della missione francescana e del...

    Bologna, Stabilimenti tipografici riuniti,...

    First and only edition of this history...

    £450

  16. [TAHITI.]

    Album of 21 silver gelatin prints relating...

    1960.

    Fa’a’a Airport, just outside Papa’ete...

    £875

  17. VALENTINE, James (photographer).

    Album of Scottish views, mainly of Stirling...

    Circa 1870s.

    A handsome example of a topographical...

    £600