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B1. Andrews, Ralph W. Photographers of the Frontier West. Their Lives and Their Works. Seattle: Superior Publishing Co., 1965. First Edition. DW. VG. $45

B3. Avery, Sid. Photographs. Hollywood at Home: A Family Album 1950-1965. Text by Richard Schickel. NY: MJF Books, 1990. First edition. DW with chips. VG. $15

B4. Barry, Les. Hasselblad Photography. NY: Universal Photo Books, 1960. DW. VG. $10

Bleeker, Sylvester. GENERAL TOM THUMB’S 3 YEARS TOUR OF THE WORLD BOOKLET! Great 144 page booklet of Gen’l Tom Thumb’s 3 Years Tour Around the World, Accompanied by His Wife-Lavinia Warren Stratton, Commodore Nutt, Miss Minnie Warren, and Party by Sylvester Bleeker. Copyright 1872 by PT Barnum. Back cover is missing, spine is mostly chipped off, some page corners folded, but all the rest intact and a fabulous read with many illustrations. G+. $250

Combs, Barry B. Westward to Promontory. Building the Union Pacific across the plains and mountains. A Pictorial Documentary. New York: Garland Books, 1969. DW. VG. $22

B9. Eaton S. Lothrop, Jr. A Century of Cameras from the Collection of the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House. Dobbs Ferry, NY: Morgan & Morgan, Inc., 1973. DW. VG. $35

B9A. Eisenstaedt, Alfred. Edited by Doris C. O’Neil. Eisenstaedt Remembrances. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1991. Second printing. Dust jacket with protective plastic sleeve. VG. $15

B9B. Forsee, Aylesa. William Henry Jackson, Pioneer Photographer of the West. NY: The Viking Press, 1964. First edition. DW. E. $25

B10. Frank, Waldo, Lewis Mumford, Dorothy Norman, Paul Rosenfeld & Harold Rugg (eds.) America & Alfred Stieglitz, A Collective Portrait. NY: The Literary Guild, 1934. First Edition. VG. $40

Gernsheim, Helmut and Alison. The Recording Eye. A Hundred Years of Great Events as Seen by the Camera 1839-1939. NY: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1960. First American Edition. DW with wear and chips in protective plastic wrapper. G. $15

Victorian and Edwardian Fashion B10b
B10b. Gernsheim, Alison. Victoria and Edwardian Fashion: A Photographic Survey with 235 Illustrations. NY: Dover Publications, Inc., 1981. Paper. G. $12

B11. Gilbert, George. Collecting Photographica. The Images and Equipment of the First Hundred Years of Photography. NY: Hawthorn Books, Inc., 1976. DW. $45

B12. [Gleason, Herbert]. The Western Wilderness of North America, Photographs by Herbert Gleason. Intro. & commentary by George Crossette. Barre, Mass.: Barre Pubs., 1972. E. $27.50

Hurley, F. Jack. Portrait of a Decade. Roy Stryker and the Development of Documentary Photography in the Thirties. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University, 1974. This is the story of the remarkable Roy Stryker, director of the historical section of the Farm Security Administration, and his amazing staff of photographers: Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Arthur Rothstein, Ben Shahn, Russell Lee, Carl Mydans, Marion Post Wolcott, John Collier, Jr., Jack Delano, John Vachon, and others. DW with some tears and wrinkles but intact and covered with plastic protector. VG. $85

B17. [Keppler, Victor] Victor Keppler Man + Camera-A photographic autobiography. NY: Hastings House, 1970. Slipcase. VG. $35

B19. Mailer, Norman. Marilyn. Grosset & Dunlap, 1972. First Printing. DW. VG. $45

B20. May, Brian, Denis Pellerin, Paula Fleming. Diableries: Stereoscopic Adventures in Hell. The London Stereoscopic Company, 2013. First printing.  In France, around 1860, from the loins of a traditional national fascination with all things diabolical, was born a new sensation – a series of visionary dioramas depicting life in a strange parallel universe called ENFER – Hell – communicated to an eager audience by means of stereoscopic cards, to be viewed in the stereoscopes which had already become popular in the 1850s. This 3-D phenomenon is now yours to share. This book, the fruit of half a lifetime’s study by three impassioned authors, brings every one of the published Diableries into the 21st century for the very first time. Some of them are so rare that at the time of writing there is no known complete collection of the originals of these masterpieces. But this book enables all but two of the 182 scenes to be enjoyed just as their creators intended, in magnificent 3-D, using the high-quality patent OWL stereoscopic viewer supplied. New in slipcase and plastic wrap with lenticular on cover. E. $75

B24A. [New York] New York Then And Now. 83 Manhattan Sites Photographed in the Past and Present. Captions by Edward B. Watson. Contemporary Photographs by Edmund V. Gillon, Jr. NY: Dover Publications, Inc., 1976. Paper. $10

B24B. [New York] Black, Mary. Old New York in Early Photographs. 196 Prints, 1853-1901 from the Collection of the New York Historical Society. NY: Dover Publications, Inc., 1976. Paper. $15

Nicol, Philippe. MIDGETS PALACE BIOGRAPHICAL BOOKLET. This 32-page booklet measures 6″ x 4 1/4″. It is titled Biographical Sketches of Count and Countess Philippe Nicol and their son Philippe Jr. The Midgets Palace was located in Montreal and this booklet is in both English and French. I have shown scans of the two sides of the cover page, one in each language. I have shown all of the interior pages of the English section. The French section has the exact same pictures with French text. E. $50

Petrie, Francis J. Roll Out The Barrel. The Story of Niagara’s Daredevils. Erin, Ontario: The Boston Mills Press, 1985. Paper. E. $10

Phillips, Sandra S., Richard Rodriguez, Aaron Betsky, & Eldridge M. Moores. Crossing the Frontier. Photographs of the Developing West, 1849 to Present. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Chronicle Books, 1996. Paper, VG. $35

B26. Pollack, Peter. The Picture History of Photography from the earliest beginnings to the present day. NY: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1969. Revised and enlarged edition. 700-page huge tome. DW. VG. $65

Rowe, Jeremy. Photographers in Arizona 1850-1920, A History & Directory. Nevada City: Carl Mautz Pub., 1997. DW. E. $45

B29. Sandburg, Carl. Lincoln Collector. The Story of the Oliver R. Barrett Lincoln Collection. NY: Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1949. DW. VG. $35

Scharf, Aaron (comp. by). Pioneers of Photography. NY: Harry N. Abrams, 1976. DW. VG. $25

B31. Seelye, John. Mark Twain in the Movies, A Meditation with Pictures. NY: The Viking Press, 1977. DW with tears, VG. $15

B32. Smith, Margaret Denton, and Mary Louise Tucker. Photography in New Orleans, The Early Years, 1840-1865. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1982. In original shrinkwrap, as new w/DW. E. $45

B34. Steinem, Gloria. Photographs by George Barris. Marilyn. NY: Henry Holt & Co., 1986. DW. VG. $20

Steichen The Photographer, exhibition catalog from the Museum of Modern Art, NY, 1961. Softcover, measures 9.5 x 8.5 inches, 80 pages. Texts by Carl Sandburg, Alexander Liberman, Edward Steichen and Rene d’Harnoncourt; biographical outline by Grace M. Mayer. 50 pages of plates showing Steichen’s great work. $10

B35. Swann Galleries. Photographs, Wednesday, April 7, 1993. Catalog for Public Auction Sale. $5

B36. Swann Galleries. Photographs, Tuesday, October 8, 1991. Catalog for Public Auction Sale. $10

B37. Swann Galleries. Photographs, Monday, October 5, 1998. Catalog for Public Auction Sale. $10

B38. Szarkowski, John. Mirrors and Windows. American Photography since 1960. The Museum of Modern Art, NY. Paper. E. $17.50

B39. Thomas, D.B. The First Negatives. An account of the discovery and early use of the negative-positive photographic process. London: Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1964. 42 pps. Water stained at bottom third of booklet. Paper. $5

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B39A. The Vermont Directory and Commercial Almanac 1855, with an Appendix, by W.W. Atwater. 128 pages plus 40 page appendix plus additional ad pages front and back. There are hundreds of ads for all sorts of establishments in this book. I found 4 ads for Daguerreians, shown above. Ads are for Dart, Lovell, Mowrey, & Webster. Measures 5 5/8″ x 3 1/4.” While covers are present, inside is unbound from cover, easily repaired. Fair. $60

Willsberger, Johann. The History of Photography. Cameras, Pictures, Photographers. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1977. DW. VG. $40

Books with Tipped-In Photographs [In this section, please order by book title]

Last Men of the Revolution  Last Men of the Revolution  Last Men of the Revolution  Last Men of the Revolution
Samuel Downing  Samuel Downing  Daniel Waldo  Daniel Waldo
Lemuel Cook  Lemuel Cook  Alexander Milliner  Alexander Milliner
William Hutchings  William Hutchings  Adam Link  Adam Link
Hillard, E[lias] B. The Last Men of the Revolution. A photograph of each from life, together with views of their homes printed in colors accompanied by brief biographical sketches of the men. Hartford, Conn.: N.A. & R.A. Moore, 1864.

First edition. A famous and much sought after book, very scarce. The author states in the introduction, “the chief interest in this work, lies, of course, in the pictorial representations of the men.” The note in Truthful Lens states that Hillard “was conceivably also the photographer. The photographs were made uniformly under makeshift circumstances as would have been required if the photographs were made in situ while Hllard visited each for a personal interview.” [catalog entry 86.] “Published in the waning years of the American Civil War, Last Men of the Revolution paid tribute to and memorialized the few survivors, all over 100 years old, who had fought in the American Revolution. Elias Brewster Hillard recounts his visit with each, relating their life stories in brief biographical sketches.” [Imagining Paradise, George Eastman House, 2007]. The photos are cartes de visite mounted into the book. The images were also issued separately and I have a number of them available as well. The present book is ex-library, bound in old buckram, with a library perforation in the lower margin of the title page, but it is absolutely complete, including the litho facsimile letter by Edward Everett, which was not issued with all copies, and it has an interesting provenance with the bookplates of Charles F. Cox, Edward Swan Stickney, the Gilpin Library of the Chicago Historical Society, and most recently Helmut Friedlander.

8vo, fine weave library buckram. 64 pp. with six original mounted albumen photographs (each carte-de-visite size) with gold printed borders and six chromo-litho plates of the residences of the men. Litho facsimile letter tipped at the beginning. Except for the perforated stamp no other library markings. VG. $5500

Magazines, Newspapers

. This lot consists of 2 issues of “The Photographic Historian” magazine in the mid-80’s.Vol. 6, Nos. 2 & 4. 1985. Articles: Pioneers of Color Photography; Sioux War of 1876; Custer in Photographs; Collector Profile: Julian Wolff; Mosaic CDVs. VG. $8

This lot consists of 1 issue of “The Photographic Historian” magazine. Vol. 8, No. 4. Winter 1987-88. Articles: Watkins, A Biography; Shooting for the Stars. VG. $4.

The following lots are partial volumes or single issues of Stereo World magazine. They are all original issues, not reprints. They are all in VG-E condition and may come with some of the original inserts.

M5. Vol. 12, Nos. 1-5. March-April 1985 through Nov.-Dec. 1985. 5 Issues. Dinosaurs through the Stereoscope; St. Louis, Then and Now; William Henry Jackson; JJ Reilly; The Heart of Alfred A. Hart; Celebrities of Nook Farm. $25

M9. Vol. 16, No. 2. May-June 1989. Single Issue. Color Issue. The Raisins in 3D. $10

M10. Vol. 17, Nos. 2, 3, 6, May/June 1990, July/August 1990, & Jan/Feb 1991. 3 Issues. Canadian Stereo Library; The Apollo Stereo Record;  Easter Island. $20

M12. Vol. 19, Nos. 1 & 3. March-April 1992, & July-August 1992. 2 Issues. The Oakland Fire; Comet Orbits in 3D;  Leica 3D Gold; Stuffed & Tinted. $15

M13. Vol. 20, Nos. 5 & 6. Nov.-Dec. 1993 & Jan.-Feb. 1994. 2 Issues. George Lewis, Keystone’s Last Stereographer; Martin Mason Hazeltine. $10

M14. Vol. 21, Nos. 1 & 3. March-April 1994 & July-Aug. 1994. 2 Issues. 3D LA Earthquake of 1994; ’92 Winter Games; Two Men of Vision.. $15

M16. Vol. 23, No 2. May-June 1996. 1 Issue. Seneca Ray Stoddard; William H. Jackson in Books. $7

Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper
News1. FRANK LESLIE’S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER! Two Issues of Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. First one is Saturday, December 10, 1859 and features on its cover prints related to the execution of John Brown. The second is dated August 2, 1862 and has two images on the front page, one showing “Rebel Barbarities-Virginian Rebel Farmers Shooting Unarmed Union Soldiers Opposite Carter’s Landing, Virginia, Tuesday, July 8 from a sketch by artist William Waud and the second showing “President Lincoln and Gen. McClellan and Staff Reviewing the Federal Army on Tuesday, July 8 near Harrison’s Landing,” also by Waud. Both issues are fully intact and contain many more fine lithos within, many full page and even larger. Crimpled at lower corners, folded at center. Shipped folded at center. G. $25