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1 (International Center of Photography) Handy, Ellen, curator Reflections in a Glass Eye: Works from the International Center of Photography Collection
Boston Bulfinch Press/Little, Brown and Company (c.1999) 0-8212-2625-8 / 9780821226254 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dj 
[book is tight, clean, as-new; jacket shows just a bit of surface handling wear]. (B&W/color photographs) "Published on the occasion of ICP's twenty-fifth anniversary, [this book] provides an innovative look at the diversity of the photographic medium. The selection displays great strength in documentary photography and photojournalism, as well as a marvelous range of fine art, commercial, and vernacular photography. It presents the work of such masters as Richard Avedon, Weegee, Cindy Sherman, Robert Capa, Dorothea Lange, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Margaret Bourke-White, Alfredo Jaar, Ansel Adams, and Irving Penn alongside that of lesser known and anonymous photographers. [It] provides a delightfully unconventional compendium of the infinitely varying viewpoints of its many practitioners." Preface by Willis E. Hartshorn. Essays by Anne Hollander, Diane Johnson, Ann Lauterbach, and Charles Simic. Introduction by Ellen Handy. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Art Plastic: Designed for Living, DiNoto, Andrea
2 DiNoto, Andrea Art Plastic: Designed for Living
New York Abbeville Press (c.1984) 0-89659-696-6 / 9780896596962 3rd printing Softcover Near Fine Illustrated by (photography) David Arky 
[nice clean copy, minor handling wear]. Trade PB (B&W/color photographs) An extensively illustrated historical and cultural examination of the development and manufacture of plastic, and the myriad uses to which it has been put. After an introductory section covering the history of plastics and some of the basic styles, the book is divided into the following sections: Vanities (jewelry, hair ornaments, buttons, etc.); Necessities (kitchen equipment, containers, napkin rings, etc.); Pastimes (table games, phones, cameras, radios, etc.); Playthings (novelties, trains, dolls, construction toys, etc.); and Comforts of Home (furniture, stacking systems, lamps, etc.). A fabulous book. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Photography, Artistic and Scientific, Johnson, Robert, and Arthur Brunel Chatwood
3 Johnson, Robert, and Arthur Brunel Chatwood Photography, Artistic and Scientific
New York George D. Hurst [ca. 1895] Unstated Hardcover Very Good- 
(no dust jacket) [gilt lettering on spine and front cover still bright; book has absorbed some moisture at some point, as there is dampstaining on the front cover and at the margins of both endpapers and pastedowns, and the book itself is a bit bowed; aside from that, however, this is a good solid copy, internally quite clean; there is a bit of damage (splitting) to part of the internal front hinge, but no separation, and the binding is completely intact]. (B&W photographs, diagrams) Very scarce early photography volume, printed in London (per a statement at the back of the book) despite the New York publisher's imprint, and bearing no date on the book itself (the Library of Congress's copy is catalogued as an 1895 publication). 54 illustrations, on 28 plates. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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Rysunki: Cartoons by Krawiec, Krawiec, Walter
4 Krawiec, Walter Rysunki: Cartoons by Krawiec
Chicago Dziennik Chicagoski (The Polish Daily News) [ca.1945] Unstated edition Softcover Very Good 
[moderate wear to spine and edges, some soiling to exterior; binding solid, inside clean]. (cartoons) Uncommon collection of war-themed editorial cartoons, published in The Polish Daily News, a Chicago-based newspaper, from 1942 to 1945. The book is approximately 8" x 10", and reproduces about 150 cartoons in a full-page format; the original text and captioning (in Polish) is faithfully reproduced, including the original dates of publication, and there is also an English translation (and occasional brief interpretive commentary) for each. The subject matter is the usual jingoistic wartime stuff -- lots of caricatures of Hitler, Stalin, buck-toothed Japanese, etc. -- but the Polish-American viewpoint (and frequent commentary on the war's particular impact on Poland itself) gives it a particularly interesting slant. Krawiec (1889-1982) was born in Poland, and according to the book's foreword had at that time been the cartoonist for The Polish Daily News for more than thirty years. The frontispiece of the book is a sketch of Krawiec by fellow cartoonist Paul Plaschke, of the Chicago Herald-American. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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An Atlas of Absorption Spectra, Mees, C.E. Kenneth
5 Mees, C.E. Kenneth An Atlas of Absorption Spectra
London/Croydon Longmans, Green and Co. /Wratten and Wainwright Ltd. 1909 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
(no dust jacket) [light soiling to covers and top edge, one top corner slightly bumped, offsetting to endpapers but otherwise internally quite clean]. (B&W photographic plates) 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Nude, Figure and Glamour Photography, Murphy, Burt
6 Murphy, Burt Nude, Figure and Glamour Photography
New York Universal Photo Books (c.1961) Unstated ed Softcover Good+ Illustrated by (b&w photos) Jack Andersson 
[worn but intact; some rubbing, curling, minor creasing to covers]. Trade PB "A meaningful observation of a demanding specialty." One of the earliest mainstream American how-to books on the subject of photographing naked women (no men, please!), issued discreetly right there in the same Universal Photo Books series as "Teenagers' Guide to Photography," " Wedding and Party Photography," "Complete Lighting Guide," etc. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Renaissance in Haiti: Popular Painters in the Black Republic [*SIGNED* by multiple artists], Rodman, Selden
7 Rodman, Selden Renaissance in Haiti: Popular Painters in the Black Republic [*SIGNED* by multiple artists]
New York Pelligrini & Cudahy 1948 First Edition Hardcover Fair Signed by Illustrator
(no dust jacket) [considerable exterior wear: heavy edgewear, soiling, bottom corner of spine worn (or chewed) away, etc.] (B&W photos; color and B&W plates) The exterior condition of this book is certainly sub-standard, but its content is unique: its one-time owner had an opportunity to have several of the artists whose work is represented within autograph the book next to reproductions of their paintings. The book contains a total of ten such signatures of the following four artists: Rigaud Benoit, "one of the most admired and successful of Haitian popular painters" (pages 82, 83, 84, 101, 102, 103); Louverture Poisson (plate H, facing page 83); Wilson Bigaud (page 87, next to a photo of himself); and Fernand Pierre (pages 124 and 125). Benoit and Bigaud, in particular, were among the more important members of the so-called "first generation" of Haitian artists; in the early 1950s, both contributed murals to the interior decoration of the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Port-au-Prince, which was unfortunately destroyed in the January 2010 earthquake. There appear to be at least five additional artists' signatures on the book's front endpaper, but due to some one-time moisture absorption, that page has become thoroughly stuck to the front pastedown -- a real shame. (The people who, over the years, mis-handled and mis-treated this book should be horse-whipped; I'll gladly supply the horse.) Signed by Illustrator 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Painting Today and Yesterday in the United States; the opening exhibition of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara Museum of Art
8 Santa Barbara Museum of Art Painting Today and Yesterday in the United States; the opening exhibition of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Santa Barbara CA Santa Barbara Museum of Art 1941 NO First Edition Softcover Good+ Illustrated by (cover design) Joseph Edward Knowles 
[front cover rubbed and edgeworn; title handwritten in blue ink on otherwise plain white spine]. (B&W plates) The catalog for the opening exhibition (June 5-Sept. 1, 1941) of the still-thriving Santa Barbara Museum of Art. The catalog lists 137 works by over 1 10 artists, and there are black-and-white reproductions of 29 pieces, by Gilbert Stuart, Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, Mary Cassatt, Max Weber, Edward Hopper, and others. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Photo-Lithographer's Manual, Soderstrom, Walter E., comp.
9 Soderstrom, Walter E., comp. The Photo-Lithographer's Manual
New York Waltwin Publishing Company 1937 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
(no dust jacket, probably as issued) [minimal shelfwear, mild browning at page edges, some scuffing/rubbing to pictorial covers, faint soiling at fore-edge]. (B&W/color photos, drawings) "The first issue of a manual designed to help the photo-lithographer with selling, production, and management." Profusely illustrated, including many examples of color litho advertisements. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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