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David Hockney is considered one of the most influential British artists of the twentieth century. A painter, photographer, designer, he was also an important contributor to the Pop art movement of the 1960s. In the early 1980s, Hockney began to produce photo-collages, which he called “joiners”, first of Polaroid prints and later 35mm. His subject matter ranges from portraiture to still life, his style from representation to abstraction.

Description: Hard bound with dust jacket. Stated first American edition. White cloth-covered boards with title stamped in black on spine; with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photo-collages by David Hockney. Text by Lawrence Weschler. 288 pages with 122 four-color plates.Very minor edge wear, otherwise fine.

Bookseller Inventory # 37665



Hockney, David

Publisher: Alfred A Knopf
Publication Date: 1984
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition:
Very Good
Edition: First US Edition

Man Ray was a significant contributor to the Dada and Surrealist movements. He was best known for his photography, and he was a renowned fashion and portrait photographer. Ray is also noted for his work with photograms, which he called “rayographs” in reference to himself. Significant members of the art world, such as James Joyce, Gertrude Stein, Jean Cocteau,  Antonin Artaud, & Dali all posed for his camera.

Description: Original spiral bound color photographically illustrated stiff wrappers. Wear to wrappers, with original spiral binding damaged. Some minor foxing, otherwise very good. This important work is Man Ray’s first monograph. It begins with a portrait drawing of Man Ray by Pablo Picasso and consists of 104 photographs divided into five sections. The Man Ray photographs contained in this edition are regarded by some as the greatest of the twentieth century. As thos was Man Ray’s first monograph, his friends pulled out all the stops to herald it. It contains poetry and essays by the leading figures of the Dada and Surrealist movements: André Breton, Paul Éluard, Marcel Duchamp (written under his famous pseudonym “Rrose Selavy”) and Tristan Tzara. Containing 84 stunning full page black and white monochromes (photographs) and 19 rayographs. Very rare and sought after!

Bookseller Inventory # 34298


Man Ray Photographs 1920-1934
Ray, Man

Publisher: James Thrall Soby
Publication Date: 1934
Binding: Spiral Bound
Book Condition: Good
Edition: First Edition / First printing

Loretta Lux is a fine art photographer known for her surreal portraits of young children. She was born in Dresden, East Germany and currently lives and works in Monaco. Stare at a Loretta Lux portrait long enough, and you’re bound to feel completely mesmerized. Lux does not strive to create faithful photographic representations of her young subjects. Instead, each image is painstakingly composed and manipulated to create psychically charged explorations of the nature of childhood. The consistently forlorn expressions of her models combined with the hyperreality of the image create portraits that transcend their subjects and remind us that childhood is as chaotic and multidimensional as any other part of life.

Description: SIGNED BY LORETTA LUX on the title page. INSCRIBED BY LUX TO THE PHOTOGRAPHER DAVID GAMBLE on page 5 “This book is for David Gamble 10th May 20054. East Hampton Please sign anything”. Hard bound, no dust jacket as issued. 45 color plates. Introductory essay by Francine Prose. Biographical notes, exhibition history. A selection of the surrealistic photographic portraits of children by Loretta Lux in which the subjects are posed and then digitally altered. Internally clean and unmarked with sound binding. A rare signed association copy.

Bookseller Inventory #30131


Loretta Lux
Lux, Loretta & Prose, Francine

Publisher: Aperture
Publication Date: 2005
Binding: Hard Bound, no dust jacket as issued
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition
Signed: Signed & Inscribed by Loretta Lux

For more than four decades, Bruce Weber has been one of the most influential photographers in the world.  He is widely known for his ad campaigns for Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Versace, as well as his work for Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair, Elle, Life, Interview, and Rolling Stone magazines.

Description: Hard bound with dust jacket. INSCRIBED BY BRUCE WEBER on the title page “To Jim – Bruce Weber”. Navy blue cloth with artists initials blindstamped on front board. First printing, limited to 5000 copies. Designed by John Eric Cheim. Beautifully illustrated with over 50 full-page photogravure plates of male models and actors, a few tinted with halftone colors. Sections include: Brothers, Matt Dillon, Notebook, Lifeguards, Clammers, Hall of Fame, Jeff, On Leave in Waikiki. Some soiling and minof shelf wear to dust jacket, otherwise with boards and interior clean, and binding tight.

Bookseller Inventory # 24473


Bruce Weber: Brothers, Matt Dillon, Notebook, Lifeguards,
Clammers, Hall of Fame, Jeff, On Leave in Waikiki

Weber, Bruce

Publisher: Twelvetrees Press
Publication Date: 1983
Binding: Hard Bound
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Good
Signed: Inscribed by Photographer
Edition: First Edition


Paul Ickovic has traveled the world extensively; recording his story through the photographs he takes. Born in Czechoslovakia in 1944, he left as a boy for Canada and then Latin America before finally moving to the United States, where he acquired his education and found his calling as a photographer. His photographs are included in many prestigious collections including the Museum of Modern Art and the International Center of Photography in New York, the Biblioteque Nationale in Paris, and the National Gallery in Prague.

Description: Boldy signed by Ickovic on the title page. Lavishly illustrated with full page (14 1/2” x 10”) photographs. Text by David Mamet. Photographs in the tradition of Josef Koudelka and Henri Cartier – Bresson. This copy as new still in publishers box, as issued.

Bookseller Inventory # 007480

Paul Ickovic


Kafka’s Grave and Other Stories
Ickovic, Paul  &  Mamet, David

Publisher: Okapi Editions, New York
Publication Date:
Hard Cover
Book Condition:
As New
Dust Jacket Condition:
No Jacket, As Issued
Signed by Author
First Edition

Kenro Izu has been photographing the world’s holy places for over four decades. He shoots with a large-format camera custom fitted to make 14 x 20 inch negatives, which he prints on watercolor paper hand-coated with platinum/palladium emulsion, a painstaking, three-day process. For this book he carried over 200 pounds of gear on foot deep into the still-treacherous Cambodian jungle. The reproductions in this book are themselves rich, the blacks saturated and gradation of grays without limit. Profusely illustrated with the beautifuly printed photographs of the architecture of Angkor.

Of the many sacred sites that Kenro Izu has photographed, Angkor Wat has undoubtedly become his most significant spiritual and psychological subject. During a series of photography trips to Cambodia’s Angkor monuments, Izu became deeply moved by his encounters with children disfigured by landmines and desperate need of medical care. As a way of returning something to Cambodia he founded a not-for profit organization, Friends Without A Border and built Angkor Hospital for Children in 1999. He has been responsible for its operation since.

Description: Signed and dated by Kenro Izu. Paperback copy with some tanning to the edges white wrappers. Previous owners name to front fee end page, otherwise fine. Interior clean and binding tight. A very scarce signed edition.

Bookseller Inventory # 17073


Light Over Ancient Angkor
Izu, Kenro

Publisher: Friends Without a Border
Publication Date:
Binding: Paperback
Book Condition:
Very Good
Signed: Signed

New York based photographer Bruce Davidson began his career as a freelance contributor for Life Magazine in the 1950’s. In Paris met Henri Cartier-Bresson, and later would join him as a member of Magnum Photos. Throughout the 1960’s he helped document the civil rights movement, and in 1963 he was awarded the first grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. He spent the next several years documenting the human struggle within one city block in Manhattan; East 100th in Harlem.

Description: Hard bound first printing in dust jacket. This copy was inscribed by Davidson to the photographer Paul Ickovic for his help and oversight in the publication process. Inscribed on the half title page “To Paul Thank you for making this book reproduction possible Bruce Davidson 79′ “. Very minor tanning to spine edge of white dust jacket, otherwise very good.  A rare photographic association copy.

Bookseller Inventory # 13746


Bruce Davidson Photographs
Davidson, Bruce


Publication Date: 1978
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Signed: Inscribed by Photographer
Edition: 1st Edition

A fourth generation New Yorker, Richard Berenholtz, has built a solid reputation on carefully composed color architectural and landscape photographs of New York City using a combination of film, 35mm and 120 panoramic cameras.

Description: Hard bound with dust jacket, shrink wrapped in publishers cardboard case, as issued. SIGNED PLATE LAID IN. Deluxe limited edition, #4343 in an edition of 5000 printed copies. 240 pages. An extraordinary photographed monograph by renowned photographer Richard Berenholtz. Profusely illustrated with breathtaking plates of classic street-scapes, landmark buildings, grand bridges, and quintessential locations as Times Square, Central Park, and Grand Central Station. Includes 12 gatefolds, some of which are paired up to create images that unfold to an extraordinary six feet in length!

Bookseller Inventory # 20084

Richard Berenholtz


New York New York
Berenholtz, Richard

Publisher: Rizzoli
Publication Date: 2002
Binding: Hard Bound
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Edition: Limited Edition

sarahmoonpirelli1972agentleeflickr1Sarah Moon, who was born in Britain has worked as a model, film-maker, and lastly a fashion photographer. Her carefully staged images are mysterious, nostalgic, and surreal. Her photographs often utilize sepia tones or muted color, diffused by heavy grain. Her work evokes a fairy tale, encapsulated within a dream like softness.

Description: Hard bound first printing inscribed on the half title page by Sarah Moon to the photographer Paul Ickovic and his wife “To Paul and Sarah These IMPROBABLE MEMORIES as a souvonier. with love Sarah Moon”. Some very minor wear to dust jacket, otherwise very good. A nice association copy!


Bookseller Inventory # 13777



Improbable Memories
Moon, Sarah

Publisher: Matrix
Publication Date: 1981
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: First U.S. Edition


Description: Commissioned by the Crown Prince of Morocco, the Scottish born photographer Albert Watson worked in Morocco from September 1997 through May of 1998. The result was a series of classic and  timeless portraits, landscapes and still lifes.  From Casablanca to remote villages, Watson captures the soul of Moroccans from all walks of life in his portraits and extraordinary photographs. 140 stunning duotone illustrations. Hard bound with white pictorial boards in matching dust jacket. BOLDLY SIGNED BY ALBERT WATSON ” For Wendy, Albert Watson – New York 1999″. A beautiful book produced by Fabio Fasolini in Milan, and designed by Giovanni C. Russo, New York. Some minor wear to corners and edges of dust jacket, otherwise fine. A RARE signed copy!

Bookseller Inventory # 32494



Watson, Albert

Publisher: Rizzoli, New York
Publication Date: 1998
Binding: Hard Bound
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Signed: Inscribed by Photographer
Edition: First Edition

Connie Imboden’s photographs are in the permanent collections of many museums including The Museum of Modern Art in New York. In 1993, Connie Imboden won the Silver Medal in Switzerland’s “Schonste Bucher Aus Aller Welt  (The Most Beautiful Book in the World)” Award for this book of images entitled “Out of Darkness”. She teaches photography at the Maryland Institute College of Art, where her experience as a photographer began, as well as many workshops around the world.

Description: Hard bound with dust jacket. 129 pages with Afterword by the photographer. INSCRIBED BY CONNIE IMBODEN ” For Mark, Your openness and great energy are a terrific combination. Stay on the path! with all my best, Connie Imboden CPW 8/07″ Essays by A. D. Coleman & Arthur Ollman. This exquisitely printed monograph of renowned photographer Connie Imboden is a collection of images from the past fifteen years of her career. Both ethereal and strong, Connie Imboden’s photographs are a study in transformation and mutation of the human form. Imboden’s nudes floating in water are an unprecedented exploration of the human body. A RARE SIGNED COPY.

Bookseller Inventory # 22473


Beauty of Darkness
Imboden, Connie

Publisher: Custom & Limited Editions
Publication Date:
Hard Bound
Book Condition:
Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition:
Near Fine
Inscribed by Photographer
First Edition

asw2Aldo Sessa is undoubtedly the most recognized photographer in Argentina. Born in Buenos Aires in 1939, he started his long career of creative work drawing and painting at the “De Ridder” Atelier at the age of 10. He later specialized in graphic arts, design, and photography. His works are included in private collections and in museums in Argentina and around the world. He has performed more than 250 exhibitions and published 40 art books.

Description: Hard bound in dust jacket. SIGNED IN BLACK PEN BY ALDO SESSA on the titlepage. 47 beautifully haunting and surreal full page photographs. A scarce signed copy!

Bookseller Inventory # 19217



Sesiones y Fantasmas / Seances & Ghosts
Bradbury, Ray & Sessa, Aldo
Publisher: Sessa Editores
Publication Date: 2000
Binding: Hard Bound
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Signed: Signed by Photographer
Edition: First Edition

Raphael Mazzucco spent the first several years of his career shooting in Milan and Paris before moving to New York. His arrival onto the fashion scene was heralded by immediate attention from such clients as Bergdorf Goodman and Ralph Lauren. Raphael has shot for Elle and Vogue magazines, as well as Dutch, Io Donna, Spoon, Arena, Marie Claire, GQ, Playboy and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. His photographs have appeared on the cover of four consecutive Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues. His Guess campaigns over the past several years have been regarded as some of the most successful advertising that Paul Marciano has commissioned to date. Raphael continues to define the look of popular culture, shooting recording artists for Sony Music, Atlantic Records, EMI and Capitol Records. In 2005, Victoria’s Secret commissioned Raphael to shoot their 10 year anniversary coffee table book entitled Sexy. His 2006 editorial cover story for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit entitled Cover Girl Beach Party has been the inspiration for their 25th Anniversary hardcover image book entitled Exposure. American Photo has hailed him as “One of the top 50 photographers in the world to watch” Raphael’s groundbreaking work is known for its diversity of style and its richly textured lighting and composition. His vision extends beyond photography; painting and sketches often make their way into his photographs.

Description: Hard bound in black cloth. In publishers slipcase, as issued. Photographic paste down to both front and rear boards of book and slipcase. Text by Carine Roitfeld of Paris Vogue. Limited edition of 1000 printed copies. LIMITED EDITION of 1000 printed copies. A very nice copy with only the most minor edge wear.

Bookseller Inventory # 18451


Raphael Mazzucco Collected Art
Roitfeld, Carine and Mazzucco, Raphael

Publisher: Red World Editions
Publication Date: 2007
Binding: Hard Bound
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, As Issued
Signed: Signed by Photographer
Edition: First Edition

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operaJessica Tan Gudnason studied photography at the International Center of Photography. Her abstract photographs in platinum-palladium and color have been featured in solo and group exhibitions. She lives in New York.

opera-portraitsDescription: A collection of beautiful close-up portraits of performers in the opera house during rarefied, private moments. SIGNED BY JESSICA TAN GUDNASON on the limitation page. Hard bound in red Japanese linen with gilt titles. Gilt to all page edges. Special hand numbered edition in publishers red linen clam shell box. #353 in a limited edition of 500 printed copies. Essay by Charles A. Riley II.

Bookseller Inventory # 21123



Jessica Tan Gunderson: Opera Portraits
Riley II, Charles A.

Bibliographic Details

Publisher:  North 8 Editions
Publication Date:  2008
Binding:  Hard Bound
Book Condition:  As New
Dust Jacket Condition:  No Jacket, As Issued
Signed:  Signed by Photographer


Yasuhiro Wakabayashi, professionally known as Hiro, is a “photographer’s photographer”. He was born in Shanghai in 1930 to Japanese parents. In 1956 he began working for Richard Avedon. Around the same time, Hiro encountered Alexey Brodovitch at Harper’s Bazaar, and worked as his assistant for a time. Hiro has shown a very distinctive vision, and his work in fashion and still life from the mid 1960s onward has spawned many imitators and remains a lasting influence.

Description: Hard bound with dust jacket. INSCRIBED and dated by HIRO on the front free endpage. Very minor edge wear, otherwise very good.

Bookseller Inventory # 16599


Fighting Fish/Fighting Birds
Hiro and Moore, Susanna

Publisher: Abrams
Publication Date: 1990
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Signed: inscribed by Artist
Edition: First Edition

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