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.
A House is not a Home.
Boston, Bullfinch, 1996.
First edition, inscribed on the front endpaper: ‘Ming[?] – we miss you / love /Bruce’. An exploration of the more exotic end of domesticity – from Cy Twombly’s studio, to Chatsworth, Georgia O’Keefe’s ranch, and Paul Bowles in Tangiers.
Photographs from five Decades.
New York, Aperture, 1980.
First edition, no. 352 of 400 signed copies.
Edward Weston, his Life and Photographs … Revised edition … Illustrative biography by Ben Maddow.
New York, Aperture, 1979.
Second edition, revised (first published 1971) – the definitive retrospective.
Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, 1983.
Zurich, Scalo, 1995.
First edition of a definitive monograph.
Disciple & Master.
New York, Fotofolio, 2000.
First English edition, boldly signed by Witkin in black pen on the half-title. A French edition was published simultaneously. Witkin responds to works by other photographers, from Weegee and Cartier-Bresson, to Lewis Carroll, Brassaï, Man Ray, Arbus, Fenton and Walker Evans. Witkin’s morbid but fascinating...