Vintage Photographs, Books on Photography & Books with Vintage Photographs from the Collection of irish photographer John Minihan and other sources
Vintage Photographs, Books on Photography & Books with Vintage Photographs from the Collection of irish photographer John Minihan and other sources
Travels in Arabia Deserta. With an Introduction by T. E. Lawrence. [Patrick Leigh Fermor's personal copy] / [Also including all three Volumes of his autobiographical journey (one of them signed), on foot across Europe from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople in the years 1933 - 1934].
Second Impression of the ‘New and definitive Edition’. Two Volumes (complete set). London, Jonathan Cape, 1943. 20 cm x 26 cm. Volume I: Frontispice- Portrait of Doughty, 674 pages. Volume II: 696 pages. With both Volumes including each the beautiful large colour-fold-out-map in the rear showing “North Western Arabia and Negd”. Hardcover / Publisher’s original buckram with gilt lettering on spine and original dustjackets in protective collector’s Mylar. Deckled fore- and tail-edges. Coloured top edges. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Dustjackets slightly stained and price-clipped. Interior is bright and clean. Patrick Leigh Fermor’s personal copy with his name in ink on the endpaper of Volume II: “Patrick Leigh Fermor. London, July 1945.”. Leigh Fermor obviously rewarded himself with the purchase of Doughty’s masterpiece directly after World War Two. Stunning item, manifesting Doughty’s heavy influence on Patrick Leigh Fermor’s Travel writing. The set includes also three first editions in original dustjackets, of Patrick Leigh Fermor’s famous Travel writings: A Time of Gifts, Between the Woods and the Water [SIGNED], The Broken Road (with the second book, “Between the Woods and the Water” signed by Patrick Leigh Fermor.
Collection of interesting and important publications on and by Walter Benjamin, one of the most influential philosophers and aesthetic influencers of the 20th century. While the collection already contains a number of important publications, literary criticism and even a signed and annotated working-copy of Franz Rosenzweig's "Stern der Erlösung" by Benjamin's friend Florens Christian Rang, the collection is a work in progress and we invite offers from collectors and dealers. You can see detailed photography and descriptions in our section "Libraries & Collections". So far the collection includes: 1. A stunning set of "Die Literarische Welt", with many first edition articles by Benjamin and his contemporaries. Two Volumes with 94 Issues in total (31 issues in duplicate / 31 Hefte doppelt). Berlin, Ernst Rowohlt, 1925 - 1927. This original set of the early and fragile periodical with an abundance of essays, articles and reviews by Benjamin, are some of the finest examples of Benjamin's exciting and versatile voice, forward and opinionated reflections on film and literature etc. / 2. Fantastic Collection of eight [pristine] Volumes of Philosophical Writings and Biographical Works by and on Walter Benjamin [I.Walter Benjamin - Selected Writings. Volume I (1913-1926), Volume II (1927-1934), Volume III (1935-1938) and Volume IV (1938-1940) - Translated by Rodney Livingstone and others - Edited by Marcus Bullock and Michael W.Jennings, Howard Eiland and Gary Smith / V. The Correspondence of Walter Benjamin (1910-1940) - Edited and Annotated by Gershom Scholem and Theodor W.Adorno - Translated by Manfred R.Jacobson and Evelyn M. Jacobson / VI. Walter Benjamin - Early Writings (1910 - 1917) - Translated by Howard Eiland and Others / VII. Theodor W. Adorno & Walter Benjamin - The Complete Correspondence (1928 - 1940) / VIII. Walter Benjamin - The Arcades Project - Translated by Howard Eiland and Kevin McLaughlin] / 3.[Benjamin, Walter] Baudelaire, Charles. Tableaux Parisiens. Deutsche Übertragung mit einem Vorwort über "Die Aufgabe des Übersetzers" von Walter Benjamin. / 4. Doderer, Klaus - Walter Benjamin und die Kinderliteratur. Aspekte der Kinderkulter in den zwanziger Jahren / 5. Berger, Willy R. - Walter Benjamin als Übersetzer Baudelaires [Aufsatz in: Teilnahme und Spiegelung. Festschrift für Horst Rüdiger] / Missac, Pierre. Walter Benjamin's Passages. / 6. [Benjamin, Walter] Leinweber, J. Walter Benjamin - Sammlung J. Leinweber. [Mit einem Vorwort von Iring Fetscher]. Marburg, Antiquariat Dr. Jörg Leinweber, 1996. / 7. Walter Benjamin, Neuester Orbis Pictus oder Die Welt in Bildern für fromme Kinder. Aus der Sammlung von Walter Benjamin. Faksimiledruck im Inselverlag. / 8. [Rang, Florens Christian / Benjamin, Walter] Rosenzweig, Franz. Der Stern der Erlösung [Hand-Exemplar / Arbeitsexemplar des Walter Benjamin-Freundes "Florens Christian Rang". Voll signiert von Rang auf dem Titelblatt. Besitzvermerk Rang's in Tinte. Mit interessanten Text-Markierungen Rang's in Buntstift und Bleistift, sowie zwei Annotationen zu Text-Verweisen im hinteren Einbanddeckel. Bedeutender Fund für die Florens Christian Rang-Forschung da Walter Benjamin beide, Franz Rosenzweig und Florens Christian Rang in einem Atemzug als bedeutende Kämpfer "gegen die Idolatrie des Geistes" nennt. Die Anstreichungen in Rosenzweig's Werk bestätigen Benjamin's Auffassung da Sie uns erlauben Rang's Wandlung vom Nationalisten zum politisch moderat eingestellten Konservativen teilweise nachvollziehen zu koennen. Die Publikation Rosenzweigs fällt ausserdem in die kritische Phase von Rang's Wandlung. Die "Deutsche Bauhütte", Rang's publizistisches Testament seiner Entfernung vom Nationalismus, erscheint nur drei Jahre später./ Association-copy with extremely interesting text-markings and some annotations to rear pastedown by Walter Benjamin's friend, "Florens Christian Rang"/ Of utmost interest for the evaluation of Rang's development from nationalist to empathetic centrist. Benjamin famously mentions both, Florens Christian Rang and Franz Rosenzweig as equally important influences for his Generation in "fighting the Idolatry of the Spirit/Mind". This makes Rang's personal copy of Rosenzweig's masterpiece an enormously interesting find; possibly even a key to Rang's ideological and religious transformation]. Erste Ausgabe. Frankfurt am Main, J.Kauffmann Verlag, 1921. / 9. [Benjamin, Walter] - Walter Benjamin's Archive - Images - Texts - Signs. Translated by Esther Leslie. Edited by Ursula Marx - Gudrun Schwarz - Michael Schwarz - Erdmut Wizisla. / 10. Walter Benjamin - Angelus Novus. Mit 4 ganzseitigen Holzschnitten von Gisela Oberbeck. Signierte, limitierte Auflage von nur 90 Exemplaren. / 11. Hans Puttnies & Gary Smith - Benjaminiana. /
Berlin and others, 1923 – 1980. Octavo. Original Hardcover / Original Softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear.
Samuel Beckett - photographed in Room 604 at The Hyde Park Hotel in London, 1980. [Artist Proof] !
Rare, modern print of the 1989 Original / Vintage Photograph on archival paper. London, c. 2010. Titled and signed by John Minihan. From his personal Archive. Marked as A/P (Artist Prooof) by John Minihan. Beautifully framed.
Francis Bacon in London in 1985 on the steps of the Tate Gallery during his second Retrospective [his friends Richard Chopping and Denis Wirth-Miller in the background].
Rare, modern print of the 1989 Original / Vintage Photograph on archival paper. London, c. 2010. Titled and signed by John Minihan. From his personal Archive. Beautifully framed.
Jazz in LA. With texts by Herb Geller / Bob Willoughby / Mike Zwerin. Edited and compiled by Ingo Wulff.
[No.158 of only 200 Signed copies of the rare, Limited Edition]. Kiel, Nieswand Verlag, 1990. Large Folio (48 cm x 34.5 cm). 17 full-page-photographs on heavy archival paper. With a hidden chapter in the rear: “Bob Willoughby’s favourite Tunes”. Original Hardcover (spine comprises of a brass tube). Excellent condition with minor signs of exceptional condition. The publication was very successful and experienced a second, revised edition which was not signed. This first, limited edition, signed by the groundbreaking jazz-photographer Bob Willoughby, is exceedingly scarce and should not be mistaken for the “normal” edition, which looks the same but is not signed and limited.
Original photograph of Seamus Heaney at his 70th birthday in his home in Dublin, in the year 2009 / Titled and Signed by John Minihan in 2014 / The vintage photograph is here framed together with the original commemoration Stamp and signed First Day Cover of Anpost [The photograph was used as a Template for the creation of the Anpost Stamp in 2014].
Vintage Photograph on archival paper / Vintage First Day Cover with extra signature by John Minihan. Dublin, 2014. Image of the Photograph: 16 cm x 24 cm / First Day Cover: 18 cm x 12 cm. Overall Framed Size: 79 cm wide x 53,5 cm high. From the personal library of irish photographer John Minihan. Titled and signed by John Minihan. Beautifully framed (see multiple images on our website). Our company knows of an edition of four photographs and signed First Day Covers, which we bought from John Minihan in 2014 and which he signed in 2014. Later, signed First Day Covers are circulating and we have some of those in our archive for sale. But since John Minihan has sold the rights to most of his iconic images to UCC in Cork, none of the photographs are reprinted by the photographer and that makes this combination of the signed Seamus Heaney photograph, combined with the First Day Cover, signed actually on August 28th of 2014, very scarce. We have an edition of 3 (three) left. One is part of the “John Minihan Photography Collection”, which we are selling on our website (see under “Libraries & Collections”) and two are for sale on the free international market. The here offered, beautifully framed version, is one of these two. The price includes free international shipping per UPS Courier !
U.S. Infantry Tactics, for the Instruction, Exercise and Manoeuvres of the United States Infantry, Including Infantry of the Line, Light Infantry, and Riflemen. [with vintage cabinet photograph / Carte de visite of Union Brigadier General George Crockett Strong, loosely inserted and his name signed and dated to endpaper on April 28, 1863 (3 months prior to his death after being wounded during his assault on Fort Wagner on Morris Island, South Carolina)]. Prepared under the direction of the War Department, and Authorized and Adopted by the Secretary of War, May 1, 1861. Containing The School of the Soldier; The School of the Company; Instruction for Skirmishers; the General Calls, the Calls for Skirmishers, and the School of the Battalion; Including the Articles of War and a Dictionary of Military Terms.
Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott & Co, 1861. 9.3 cm x 13.5 cm. Fold-out Frontispiece, 450 pages. 77 plates with illustrations of various stances and manoeuvres. 12 additional fold-out diagrams. Hardcover / publisher’s original blue pebbled cloth with gilt lettering and stamp on spine. Blind triple ruling and stamp on both boards. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Corners slightly bumped. Very minor abrasion to cloth at bottom front corner. Very minor closed tear to page 25. Minor foxing occasionally throughout. Signs of dampstaining evident throughout otherwise clean and bright volume. Binding good and firm and tight bookblock. Inked annotation to title page. Ownership annotation to front pastedown. Embossed stamp of Wm B Sprague Jr, 51 State St, Albany on front endpaper. Endpaper also carries pencilled signature of George C Strong dated April 28 1862. Carte de visite of General Strong also loosely inserted.
Meisterwerke italienischer Geigenbaukunst. Ihre Beschreibung und bisher erzielte Preise / [Translates: "Masterpieces of italian Violin-Building - Their description and known prices so far (c.1932)"] [Mit Zugabe / Includes also: Fridolin Hamma: "Materialkenntnisse und Goldener Schnitt im Geigenbau" [Translates: "Materials and Golden Ratio in Violin-Building"]. With 217 Illustrations.
No.1029 of only 1200 copies ever printed / Eines von nur 1200 Exemplaren. Stuttgart, Hamma & Co., . Quarto (26 cm x 30 cm). , XIII, , 345 pages plus  / With 9 double-page plates showing Violins from all sides. Hardcover / Originales Halbpergament wit Schutzumschlag im Originalschuber / Original quarter Vellum with original dustjacket in publisher’s Slipcase. Besides some minor signs of foxing to the endpaper in excellent condition with only minor signs of wear. Wenige Stock-Fleckchen auf dem Vorsatz.
19th Century Album with 31 fantastic, large vintage photographs of Germany, Austria and Italy. Many of these early photographs are on Frankfurt am Main, but also Berlin, Heidelberg and classic travel - locations along the Rhine are included / Also interspersed are some other european destinations like Lugano, Venice and Salzburg (these all in colour). - All Photographs original Albumen Prints. / Album mit 31 grossformatigen, fantastischen, originalen Photographien von deutschen und europaeischen Stadtansichten des 19. Jahrhunderts, vorwiegend Frankfurt am Main [mit traumhaften und ungewoehnlichen Ansichten von Frankfurt und Sachsenhausen / Kaiserstrasse mit Strassenbahn / Rossmarkt / Goetheplatz / Alte Oper / Palmengarten / Wiesbaden - Kursaalplatz / Eschenheimer Turm / Kaiser-Wilhelm-Denkmal / Main mit Untermainbruecke und Angler mit zwei Jungen davor / aber auch Stadtansichten von Berlin ("Blick nach den Linden" in Farbe - in colour), Lugano (in Farbe - in colour), Boppard (in Farbe - in colour), Heidelberg (in Farbe - in colour), Salzburg, Königstein im Taunus (in Farbe - in colour), Remagen (in Farbe - in colour), Coblenz, Lahneck, Sooneck, Braubach und Marxburg, Wiesbaden, Bingen und Venedig (in Farbe - in colour)/
La Haye / Dresden, Couvée / Stengel & Co., c. 1895 – 1900. Quer Quart / Oblong Quarto. 31 large photographs mounted on cardboard. Original Hardcover / Exzellente Halblederausgabe mit vergoldetem Titel auf dem Vorderdeckel. / Album with gilt lettering. Ungewoehnlich gut erhaltenes Album mit phantastischen Aufnahmen die auch das buergerliche Leben mit eingefangen haben. / Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear.
Collection of 22 vintage film stills from the Archives of the Christopher Lee Fan-Club (run by Gloria Lillibridge in Warwick, Rhode Island). With an extraordinary portrait of Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee in one image.
[London], c.1974 – 1977. Vintage Photographic Prints on archival paper. Most of the images are 20,5 cm x 25,5 cm. Excellent condition with only minor signs of wear. The collection also includes a photograph of Christopher Lee with his fans.
Fantastic collection of twentyfive (25) early 20th century (c. 1918) Vintage/Original promotional Strongman Photographic Prints of twenty of the earliest 'Strongman' Athletes who endorsed Alan Calvert's "Milo Bar-Bell Company" in Philadelphia. The collection is still in its original M.B.B. envelope (Milo Barbell Company Envelope) with original stamps.
Philadelphia, Milo Bar-Bell Company, c.1918. Octavo (5 inches x 7 inches / 12.7 cm x 18 cm).). 25 loosely inserted promotional photographic prints on photo-paper (archival quality). Original Softcover-envelope. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Only one of the prints with a minor tear (the Henry Sincosky Print). Super Rare collection, especially with the original proof of provenience from the famous Milo Barbell Company.
Souvenir of Cork & Killarney. With 19 [tipped in] Illustrations [early photographs], complete with Letterpress.
Dublin / Belfast, Eason & Son, Ltd., no year [c. 1910]. 28,5 cm x 22 cm. 13 pages with tipped in photographic postcard illustrations in different sizes. Original, illustrated softcover. Breathtaking publication in unusually excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. This very rare publication is a true gem for all collectors of local Cork and Kerry photography. The photographs are all accompanied by a very informative text. Very Rare !
Original, vintage gelatin silver print of the co-discoverer of scottish physician, microbiologist and discoverer of Penicillin, Sir Alexander Fleming.
Original, limited photographic print on hand-made paper. Printed on Bristol paper board, satinized very white, 320 grams. [Lucerne, Switzerland], [C.J.Bucher Ltd.], . Size of the vintage print: 35 cm x 45 cm. Size of the framed print: 55 cm x 62 cm. Excellent condition (mounted). Frame with minor signs of wear only. From a portfolio of 12 photographs produced for the benefit of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Endowment of the Francis A. Countway Library. One of a limited edition of 590. Price includes international shipping, framed and insured, per courier (3-5 working days guaranteed delivery).
Original, signed autograph in ink of William Henry Fox Talbot - From the collection of a 19th century autograph - collector. Framed original autograph, mounted with a reproduction of one of his most famous photographs. This picture comes with 10 additional framed photographs by Fox Talbot; among them a wonderful image of his original studio. The complete collection includes 11 beautifully framed reproductions of his photographs and these are all part of this offer.
England, c. 1860. Original autograph. Beautifully framed. The frames with the photographs inside measure: 50cm x 40 cm The frame with the vintage autograph is slightly smaller: 47 cm x 42 cm. Excellent condition. The only existing autograph of Fox Talbot on the international market at the time of cataloging. Very rare !
Originales Portrait des Dichters Stefan George.
München, Kunstanstalt Friedrich Müller, 1928. Originales Silbergelatine Print / [Silver Gelatine Print] durch den Photographen Theodor Hilsdorf. Im originalen Karton-Umschlag montiert (Originalumschlag der photographischen Kunstanstalt Friedrich Müller, Inh. Hofphotograph Theodor Hilsdorf, Amalienstrasse 15, München – mit kleinem Adress-schildchen) Der Abzug durch Seidenpapier geschützt. Rückseitig mit Stempel und Nummer: (VIII/2) und unter der Photographie mit Bleistift signiert “Müller-Hilsdorf, 1928”. Image / Photographie: 21 x 16,5 cm. Sheet / Blatt: 30 x 22,5 cm. Excellent condition. Very rare ! / Sehr seltene Originalphotographie.
Collection of six vintage prints of prospector photographs of Alaska by famous swedish-american photographer Eric A. Hegg. Photographs of: 1. Miles Glacier Bridge (Copper River & Northwestern Railway) (Hegg 388) / 2. C.R. & N.W. Railway - Mile 100 Alaska (Hegg 404) / 3. Baird Canyon - C.R. & N.W. Railway - Alaska (Hegg 385) / 4. C.R. & N.W. Railway - Mile 100 - Alaska (Hegg 394) / 5. Alaganik Copper River - (Hegg 134) / 6. C.R. & N.W. Railway - Mile 129 - (Hegg 458)
Alaska, [c. 1898 – 1910]. Oblong Octavo. 24 cm x 19 cm. Very good conditon with some creasing to two photographs and a cut to the corner of one image. Provenance: From the collection of Expedition – insurer J.H.Lukach. / The collection of vintage photographs comes together with another collectable-item: The “Klondike – Album”, by Ethel Anderson Becker. The publication is called: “Klondike ‘98 – E.A. Hegg’s Gold Rush Album”. Revised Edition. Portland, Binfords & Mort, 1967. 22.5 cm x 28.5 cm. 96 pages. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket.
Collection of four (4) 19th century photographs of traditional tourist locations in Norway by Knud Knudsen and Axel Lindahl. Included are: The Låtefossen or Låtefoss waterfall located in Ullensvang Municipality in Vestland County, Norway (Odde) near Hardanger Fjord Bergen - Beautiful image, enriched through the two Ladies in the foreground, enjoying & drawing the view / 2. View over Bergen / 3. Parti fra Bratlandsdalen, Suldal, by Knud Knudsen / Ostmandlid, Hardanger in 1892 by Axel Lindahl //
Norway, Knudsen & Lindahl, c.1890-1892. 16.5 x 22.5 cm / 16 cm x 22 cm / 18 cm x 12.5 cm. 4 Photographs. Original Prints on paper. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.
Collection of publications on the Leica Photography / Leica - Photography / History of Leica - Photography etc. The collection inlcudes: I. Leica-Folder with six publications of "Leica Fotografie" [1. Leica Classic Camera Issue from February 2002 with a Chronology of the Leica M as well as many photographs of the M3, M12, MD, M4 and others / 2. Leica Fotografie International - Special Issue "Nature Photography" (1999) / 3. Leica Fotografie International - Special Issue "Close-Up and Macro" (1999) / 4. Leica Fotografie International - Special Issue "Leica R System" (1998) / 5. Leica Fotografie International - Special Issue "Leica M - System" (1998) / 6. Leica Fotografie International - Special Issue - Jubilee Edition "50 Years Leica Fotografie" / "The history of Leica Fotografie from 1949 to 1999" plus "Early Leica Magazines" (1999) / Plus two Leica Bulletins from 2003 and 2004 (on the Leica R9 etc.)] / II. Leica World - Magic Moments II - with historical Leica - Photos by Jane Evelyn Atwood, Gianni Berengo Gardin, William Klein, and others / III. Hans Michael Koetzle - Augen Auf ! 100 Jahre Leica - German Jubilee edition - an amazing monograph, a stunning publication on the History of the Leica and with essays by Hans-Michael Koetzle; Bauret, Gabriel; Castellote, Alejandro; Ebert, Michael; Hamilton, Peter; Holzer, Anton; Hans-Michael Koetzle; Mecklenburg, Franziska; Reuter, Rebecca; Richter, Ulf; Schaden, Christoph; Tavares, Emilia; Weise, Bernd; Wiegand, Thomas and Honickel (2.aktualisierte Auflage - Kehrer - 2017)/
Wetzlar / Solms, Leica World / Heiner Henninges / Umschau / Kehrer, 1998 – 2017. 4°. c. 400 pages with numerous photographs. Original Hardcover and Softcover. Very good condition with only very minor signs of wear.
Original, signed photograph of famous composer Franz Liszt, in a suit with pocket watch and chain, signed by the Hungarian musician in black ink on lower mount.
Brussels, J.Ganz, c.1880. Cabinet-Photograph / Carte-de-visite photograph. 6,3 cm x 10,3 cm. Excellent condition. Very rare, signed by the elderly Liszt. Signed portraits by Liszt, one of the greatest composers of the Romantic Era, are of great rarity.
Collection of signed books, unsigned books, inscribed books, reference-works (catalogues etc.) on old cameras and photographic equipment as well as signed original photographs from the library of irish photographer John Minihan. Full details under "Libraries & Collections" on our website. The collection includes a signed, original self-portrait of Minihan in form of a reflection-photograph during his visit to Argentina, a signed Seamus Heaney - First Day-Cover, signed and inscribed books, a signed book with printed Beckett - Images, a signed original Vinyl with an early photographic cover-image by Minihan (Michael Mannion), more than 30 reference works which inspired John Minihan / catalogues / publications on the History and Technology of Photography, publications on the value and evaluation of photographs and rare auction records on vintage and rare photographs of the19th and 20th century, etc. [The collection is still growing ! Please offer us unusual John Minihan photographs]
New York / London, Christie’s / Sotheby’s / Solio etc., 1977 – 2006. Quarto. More than 4500 pages with photographic records, descriptions and illustrations, framed photographs, signed books. Original Softcover and Hardcover – publications. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. The price includes an upgrade to worldwide free shipping of the collection per UPS Express Courier.
Holyrood. Its Palace and Its Abbey. An Historical Appreciation. With 49 Illustrations (tipped in photographs with their original, titled tissue-guards).
Edition de Luxe (One of only 200 copies printed / this one unnumbered). Edinburgh, Otto Schulze and Company, 1914. 28.3cm x 22cm. xliv, 122 pages. Hardcover / Half leather with gilt lettering on spine and marbled endpapers. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear.
Two vintage photographs of the visit of the Shah to England in 1873. The Two photographs show: 1. Forerunners of Shah crossing Artillery Square" and 2. The Shah crossing Artillery Square".
London / England, Artillery Square, 1873. 21.5 cm x 16 cm. 2 photograph sheets. Original Softcover. Both photographs frayed but in overall good condition. condition with only minor signs of external wear. Two extremely scarce and early photographs of a state visit under Queen Victoria.
Ten Years of Pride, Passion and Partnership. - Limited Edition Boxset with high quality photographs of the All Blacks, Lineup of the Team - Members on a fancy acrylic plate as well as a beautifully produced book about the "All Blacks" Team from 1999 - 2009. Executive Gift from Adidas to a limited number of Officials on the New Zealand Rugby Union Team. This stunning boxset was produced only in a limited edition of 160.
Adidas, 2009. Folio. The boxset includes: 120 page book with photographs, beautifully illustrated / 15 beautifully produced high-quality photographs on cardboard (for framing) – titled and with a story to each photograph on the back / Acrylic Plate with Lineup of the Team / Vintage Mouthpeace “Mana” (unused) / Original Hardcover / Full brown leather box with “quanco” – design on cover, tied with shoelace. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. This boxset was never publicly available for purchase.
Prisoners of Italy / Prisoners of Germany [New Zealand POW / Prisoners of War in the Second World War - Illustrated Photography brochures]
2 Volumes. Wellington, War History Branch, 1949. 4°. Prisoners of Italy: 32 pages / Prisoners of Germany: 32 pages. Softcover / Original, illustrated brochure. Very good condition with only very minor signs of external wear. Rare !
Collection of important and meaningful books from the private Reference-library of Dutch Fashion - Designer Frans Molenaar / The collection includes publications on the History of Fashion, Fashion - Design, Fashion - Photography, History of Costume and Accessoires (Gloves, Hats, Shawls etc.), History of Haute Couture / The Evolution of Fashion / Fashion for Men and Women / etc. etc. [See images for each title on our website under "Libraries & Collections" - (Look for "Molenaar Fashion Collection")].
Publications in English / German / French. Paris / Amsterdam / London, Annuaire Du Commerce Didot-Bottin / Wasmuth / Reinhold etc. etc. 1950 – 2000. Folio / Quarto / Octavo – Formats. More than 3000 pages and hundreds of photographs. Original Hardcover & Softcover – Volumes. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Several of the books with inscriptions of authors to Frans Molenaar. The price for this heavy book-collection includes international shipping per Courier !
San Francisco, Fearon Press, 1957. Large-8°. 77 pages. Illustrated throughout with b/w-photographs. Original Hardcover with illustrated dustjacket in protective Mylar. Very minor, closed tear to dustjacket. Otherwise in excellent / Near Fine condition.
Archive of Naval Captain, Lieutenant commander [LCDR] William Hamilton Porter Jr.'s Love Letters to his wife Amy Manning Porter and letters to his mother Barbara Hamilton Porter, from his service during and after graduating from United States Naval Academy Annapolis MD, 1914. The Collection includes not only the Yearbook of the Brigade of Midshipmen, called "Lucky Bag", signed with nearly all Graduates and with numerous amazing photographic illustrations of sports like American Football, Lacrosse, early photographs of Basketball and Baseball - Teams, images of visits to Ireland etc., but the collection includes nearly 50 manuscript letters by LCDR Porter from the USS Alden, USS Columbia, writing back home to his wife Amy between 1916 and 1920, reflecting his first tour of duty and sending letters from Constantinople, Smyrna, Venice, Dalmatia, Split, Naples, Samsoun, etc. The collection is full of reports of life on ship and upcoming tours to Naples, Genoa and Villefranche, relationship to the captain, Porter's view on politics etc. Telegram about "USS Alden and two Destroyers of the 26th Division to be designated by USADRA proceed to Manila". / Fantastic archive of an Annapolis Graduate with amazing artwork by Howard Chandler Christy in the "Lucky Bag" and a collection of letters in all its complete scarcity of completeness. The collection also includes the original letter of "Washington Granite Monumental" to Porter's wife upon Porter's burial at Arlington National Cemetery (he died in 1937).
Baltimore (Maryland) / Annapolis / USS Alden etc., 1916-1920. Octavo. Lucky Bag [Vol. XXI [Volume 21] of the Annual of the Brigade of Midshipmen at Annapolis / Two Ringfolders with original letters, telegrams and some photographs. Excellent condition with some minor signs of wear only. Check out a large collection of high quality photographs on our website, depicting Baseball, Crew Rwoing, Handball, Basketball and Baseball at the Academy in Annapolis. Rare collection with the wonderful original signatures of nearly all Graduates who served with LCDR Porter.
Zeitgeschichte in Wort und Bild - [The Weimar Republic and Rise of Hitler in Photographs].
3 Bände (vollständig). München, National-Archiv, 1931-1934. Gr.-8°. 512, 518, 599 Seiten. Hardcover / Dekorative Originalleinenbände. Alle Bände in firmer Bindung. Rücken des 2.Bandes etwas stärker berieben. Sonst nahezu neuwertig / Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. The price includes international shipping per courier !
Collection of three Portraits of Graham Vivian Sutherland at work in the Tate Gallery, while working on the Mural which he was doing for the "Festival of Britain" and a personal study of Sutherland seated.
[London], c. 1951. Vintage Photographs. All three images framed: 29.7 cm x 36 cm and smaller. Excellent conditions, mounted and framed. The price for these three framed photographs includes international free shipping per UPS Courier.
Exquisite collection of six (6) items/original, vintage and personal materials by/of Tom Taylor. The collection includes a 2 1/2 page, signed manuscript letter [MLS] by Tom Taylor to an unknown recipient , discussing a memorial he sent to Robert Browning's patron, John Kenyon and mentioning former Prime Minister Lord Aberdeen [George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen]. The collection also includes two vintage 19th century cabinet photographs [Carte de Visite's] of Tom Taylor, a later edition of Ballads and Songs of Brittany and two beautifully inscribed and signed presentation copies of his major works: 1. The first edition of Ballads of Brittany - London/Cambridge, MacMillan and Co.,1865 with many illustrations by Tissot, Tenniel etc. (This first edition is signed and inscribed by Tom Taylor to Emilia Ventana at Xmas 1864, before the publication of the book commenced) and 2. Tom Taylor's Historical Dramas. London, Chatto & Windus, 1877. Signed and inscribed by Tom Taylor to Marie de Beauvoisier in March 1879.
London / Cambridge etc., Chatto & Windus / Routledge & Sons / etc., c. 1850-1879. Octavo. Ballads and Songs of Brittany (1865 edition): Frontispice, XXII, 239 pages / Ballads and Songs of Brittany (Later Routledge edition): XVI, 176 pages / Tom Taylor’s Historical Dramas: VIII, 466, 32 pages. / Manuscript Letter: 2 1/2 pages. Original Hardcover / The manuscript letter in a Folder, it includes an A4 manuscript leaf from a 19th century autograph-collector describing the letter by Taylor. / The two vintage cabinet photographs of Taylor included in the Folder with the autograph. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.
Vintage black and white photograph of a young Spencer Tracy, by famous Broadway photographer Hal Phyfe, signed and inscribed by Tracy "To L.I. Bergman with best wishes - Spencer Tracy - 7/1/33".
Brussels, J.Ganz, c.1880. 20 cm x 25 cm. Excellent condition. Wonderfully rare autograph by one of America’s most beloved actors of Classic Hollywood Cinema.
Japan, Korea und Formosa - Landschaft / Baukunst / Volksleben. Aufgenommen von A. von Graefe, G. von Estorff, Gertrud Fellner, Herbert Ponting u.a., Mit einem Geleitwort von Botschafter D. Dr. h.c. Dr. W.H. Solf.
First Edition (with captions in german, french, italian and english). Berlin, Atlantis Verlag, 1930. 24 cm x 32 cm. LIV, 256 pages. 256 photographic illustrations. Original Hardcover (Orange cloth with title in embossed gilt on front and along spine). Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Tiny stain to bottom edge only.
Creative Figure Photography [Erotic - Nude - Photography - Techniques].
London / New York & South Brunswick, Thomas Yoseloff Ltd. / A.S.Barnes and Company, 1967. 4°. 139 pages with numerous black-and-white photographs of nudes of which some were altered by hand with original drawings and sketching over the photographic images. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket. Very good condition with only very minor signs of wear.
The Ides of March - A Novel [including a vintage photograph of Thornton Wilder during his visit to Frankfurt, Germany in the year 1957 when he accepted the german literary Prize "Friedenspreis des deutschen Buchhandels"].
First Edition (Letters M – W). New York, Harper & Brothers, 1948. Octavo. VIII, 246 pages. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket in protective collector’s mylar. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. The dustjacket price-clipped and slightly frayed only. Small sticker of former owner on pastedown: “Mrs. Raymond Ziesmer – Appletree Farm, Julian, California”. The excellent photograph measures 17,5 cm x 23,5 cm. The original and rare press-photograph is titled on the back and the story of the picture is told: (Translates:) “….Thornton Wilder arrived on the 11th of September 1957 on the airport in Frankfurt…On August 6th 1957 he received the “Peace-price of the german Bookseller Association in the Paulskirche [Frankfurt]”.
The Secret Paris of the 30's. Translated from the French by Richard Miller.
First American Edition. New York, Pantheon Books, 1976. Quarto. 200 unnumbered pages with 150 black-and-white-photographs. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket in protective Mylar. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Blindstamp of preowner on endpaper and titlepage. Signed and inscribed by Brassai on the titepage in New York on the 29th of May, 1977.