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  • WARE, J. Redding
    THE ISLE OF WIGHT. The Photographic Illustration by Sedgfied and Frank M. Good. Second Edition

    London: Provost & Co, 1871. Second edition (first was in 1869 ). Original dark blue bevel edge pictorial cloth stamped in gilt, rear cover in blind, all edges gilt, brown endpapers. pp (4), 182, (2, ads) + 10 mounted 19.2 x 13.5 cm photos and 5 smaller albumin photos mounted in text. Professionally rebacked, with original decorated spine laid down, some original cloth loss at ends but no stamping lost; sunning to inner margin of rear cover; inner hinges professionally repaired with matching brown paper; title leaf has nicks along bottom edge, shallow chip (about 0.5 cm deep) along outer edge, well away from any printing; light foxing to title page and other pages facing the large photos; otherwise…

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    London: Provost & Co, 1871. Second edition (first was in 1869 ). Original dark blue bevel edge pictorial cloth stamped in gilt, rear cover in blind, all edges gilt, brown endpapers. pp (4), 182, (2, ads) + 10 mounted 19.2 x 13.5 cm photos and 5 smaller albumin photos mounted in text. Professionally rebacked, with original decorated spine laid down, some original cloth loss at ends but no stamping lost; sunning to inner margin of rear cover; inner hinges professionally repaired with matching brown paper; title leaf has nicks along bottom edge, shallow chip (about 0.5 cm deep) along outer edge, well away from any printing; light foxing to title page and other pages facing the large photos; otherwise a VG clean, bright and tight copy, no owner names, text unworn and unsullied. 19th century books with original mounted photos like these are getting harder and harder to find on the market. Would make a nice gift.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 28978
    View cart More details Price: USD $395.00 USD $355.50
  • HARVEY, Jean-Charles
    THE MANY FACES OF QUEBEC. Photographs by Marel Cognac. Translated by Alta Lind Cook

    Edition: First edition in English

    Toronto: Macmillan, 1966. Small squarish quarto, card covers. (207) pp. Picture book, black & white photos, of the Province of Québec. Sticker scar on front cover, small corner crease to two leave, VG otherwise.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 45060
    View cart More details Price: USD $11.95 USD $10.76
  • HUGHES, Langston and Roy De Carava
    THE SWEET FLYPAPER OF LIFE (inscribed)

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955. The simultaneous paper issue. pp 98 (including front cover), black & white card covers. Rubbing at head of spine, with a 2 cm split to top front spine fold, minor rubbing to foot of spine, VG clean and unworn copy otherwise, no creases. Inscribed by the author boldly inside fron cover "For Ezra Schabas, Sincerely, Langston Hughes, Stratford, July 22, 1958". With Schabas's name rubber stamped in top margin of first page. "Ezra Schabas is a Canadian musician, educator and author who lives in Toronto, Ontario. He has been active in Canada's musical life since 1952, when he emigrated from Cleveland with his wife Ann Schabas and two sons, William and Richard. During…

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    New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955. The simultaneous paper issue. pp 98 (including front cover), black & white card covers. Rubbing at head of spine, with a 2 cm split to top front spine fold, minor rubbing to foot of spine, VG clean and unworn copy otherwise, no creases. Inscribed by the author boldly inside fron cover "For Ezra Schabas, Sincerely, Langston Hughes, Stratford, July 22, 1958". With Schabas's name rubber stamped in top margin of first page. "Ezra Schabas is a Canadian musician, educator and author who lives in Toronto, Ontario. He has been active in Canada's musical life since 1952, when he emigrated from Cleveland with his wife Ann Schabas and two sons, William and Richard. During his time in Canada, he has been a leading musical educator, clarinetist, and administrator in Toronto's musical institutions. He has written several books on Canadian and American musical history, and he has been appointed to the Order of Ontario and made a Member of the Order of Canada." Hughes wrote an essay "The Roots of Jazz" for the Stratford , Ontario, Shakespeare Festival, 22 and 2 July, 1958, where he read his poetry to the accompaniment of "Red" Allen and his All Stars. Ezra Schabas served 1958-61 as music manager of the Stratford Festival. THE SWEET FLYPAPER OF LIFE is a prose work about the life of an ordinary black woman living in Harlem and is a collaboration between Hughes and the noted African- American photographer Roy De Carava. Parr & Badger, The Photobook I, 242.

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    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 50420
    View cart More details Price: USD $650.00 USD $585.00
  • CLARK, James L.
    TRAILS OF THE HUNTED

    Edition: First UK edition

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1929. Original light green cloth. pp [2], (xiv), (270), [1, ads] + 47 plates. Covers faded; spine lightly spotted, with tips a bit frayed, cloth tears to joints neatly repaired; ink owner name on front free endpaper; scattered foxing; in all, a good, sound copy, tight in the binding; text clean and unworn. For many years Clark was the companion of Carl Akely ("a man who stood alone in his generation as a combination of scientist, sculptor, taxidermist, photographer, and author"). Clark "was engaged directly in the development of the Akeley camera, and with it has produced some unsurpassed photographs of life, of both man and beast, in remote corners of the world" - from…

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    London: Chatto & Windus, 1929. Original light green cloth. pp [2], (xiv), (270), [1, ads] + 47 plates. Covers faded; spine lightly spotted, with tips a bit frayed, cloth tears to joints neatly repaired; ink owner name on front free endpaper; scattered foxing; in all, a good, sound copy, tight in the binding; text clean and unworn. For many years Clark was the companion of Carl Akely ("a man who stood alone in his generation as a combination of scientist, sculptor, taxidermist, photographer, and author"). Clark "was engaged directly in the development of the Akeley camera, and with it has produced some unsurpassed photographs of life, of both man and beast, in remote corners of the world" - from the Foreword by Kermit Roosevelt. Photos of big animals. Includes chapter titled Sculpturng and Taxidermy, Central Asia, American Game, Yaks, Ibex, Poli, Captured by Mongols, Tortured, and more (15 chapters in all). 1.5 kg parcel

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    Condition: Book: Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 27318
    View cart More details Price: USD $50.00 USD $45.00
  • Jussim, Estelle
    Visual Communication and the Graphic Arts: Photographic Technologies in the Nineteenth Century

    Edition: First edition.

    New York & London: R. R. Bowker Co, 1974. Quarto, cream cloth, red endpapers. pp (xviii), 364, (2). Many reproductions in text, indexed. Soft corner crease to half-title leaf, else VG+ in VG price-clipped jacket. An important reference book on the history photography. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage will be required

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 33302
    View cart More details Price: USD $30.00 USD $27.00