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.
Ballet. Camera Studies by Gordon Anthony. With an introduction and notes by Arnold Haskell.
London, Geoffrey Bles, 1937.
The deluxe edition, no. 77 of 100 copies, signed by Anthony on the half-title verso. There was also a trade edition.
Fabrik. Ein Bildepos der Technik.
Erlenbach-Zürich, Rotapfel, 1943.
First edition, an iconic photoessay on man and machine in harmony, published in an industrially progressive (and politically neutral) Switzerland. ‘Tuggener moves effortlessly between large-format lucidity and grainy, blurred impressionism, in a book that is a decade ahead of its time’ (Parr & Badger)....
The Eloquent Light. Volume I [all published]. By Nancy Newhall.
San Francisco, Sierra Club, 1963.
First edition, Newhall’s copiously illustrated biography of Adams, to accompany a retrospective exhibition. No further volumes were published.
New York, Images Gallery, 1978.
First edition, no. 165 of 666 signed copies, with an original cibachrome print in a window mount. 47 unnerving multiple-exposure nudes, most with an accompanying haiku by John Hennessy.
Lisette Model. Preface by Berenice Abbott.
New York, Aperture, 1979.
First edition, #54 of 300 copies signed by Model, with a gelatin silver print ‘Sailor and Girl’ (c. 1940), also signed.
Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, 1983.
Amsterdam, Fragment, 1989.
First edition of Aarsman’s first book, modest landscapes taken from the roof of his camper-van on a trip through the Netherlands. A significant player in the New Topography movement, Aarsman is also a novelist and playwright, and the narrative impulse to his photography is evident here. ‘The photos...
The First Year of HEISEI.
Tokyo, Inter Press Corporation, 1990.
Mexico City. With an Essay by James Oles.
New York, Doubletake/Norton, 1997.
First edition, no. 18 of 200 signed copies in a deluxe binding. To accompany a travelling exhibition of Levitt’s Mexico photos, shot over a few months in 1941; the essay by the photohistorian James Oles is in both English and Spanish versions.