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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. BENNETT, Terry.

    History of Photography in China.

    London, Quaritch, 2009-2013.

    First editions of the three-volume set...

    £175

  3. BISSON, Louis-Auguste. 

    ‘Wildfire’. 

    Paris, c. 1844. 

    An extraordinary equine portrait, testimony...

    £14500

  4. [FARSARI, Adolfo, Studio of.]

    Japanese flower seller.

    [Yokohama?, c. 1887.]

    A striking image of a Japanese flower...

    £200

  5. FOREST, BISSON FRERES, &c

    A collection of eight albumen prints (or...

    France, 1864-5.

    An exceptional series of oversize prints...

    £30000

  6. HARLINGUE, L. [Albert].

    'Baktiaris Persans'.

    [Iran, c. 1905-1911].

    An impressive press image of the Bakhtiari...

    £1500

  7. HORACE.

    Quinti Horatii Flacci Opera cum novo commentario...

    Paris, Didot, 1855.

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

    £900

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

    Rip van Winkle; a posthumous Writing of...

    London: Joseph Cundall … 1850.

    First English edition, rare, first...

    £350

  9. JACOBSON, Ken.

    Odalisques & Arabesques: Orientalist Photography...

    [London], Quaritch, 2007.

    Profusely illustrated, this is the most...

    £60

  10. JOHNSTON, J. Dudley.

    Snowbound.

    1923-’24.

    An attractive Swiss winter scene by...

    £2200

  11. LEIGHTON, J. Harold.

    Collection of exhibition prints,

    1920s–1940s.

    An impressive international exhibition...

    £7500

  12. [MALTA.] Unidentified photographer.

    Photographic Views of the Island of Malta.

    [Circa 1860.]

    Photographers were active in Malta from...

    £2000

  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. PURSEY, Thomas.

    The last General Assembly of the Free Church...

    [Edinburgh, T. Pursey, 1900.]

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

    £2000

  16. RICCI, Giovanni and PORTA, Ercolano.

    Storia della missione francescana e del...

    Bologna, Stabilimenti tipografici riuniti,...

    First and only edition of this history...

    £450

  17. STACEY, George et al.

    Daguerreotype and ambrotype portraits of...

    London, 1850s.

    A handsome set of photographs of the English...

    £7500

  18. [TAHITI.]

    Album of 21 silver gelatin prints relating...

    1960.

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

    £875