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Boston: Little Brown, 1974. Foreword by Beaumont Newhall. Introduction by Robert Sobieszek. xix pages of text; 192 black-and-white plates. Oblong 4to, pictorial wrappers (glue residue from the binding on the front inside hinge, and back cover separated from the bottom 2 inches of the spine). Boston: Little, Brown and Company in association with New York Graphic Society, (1974). A very good copy.
Paris: Lenoir & Rapilly, 1848. Illustrated throughout with 48 fine large color plates (light but persistent foxing throughout, somewhat more in the second volume). 2 volumes, elephant folios, contemporary red leather-backed boards with ornately gilt spines (well-worn at corners and ends but still solid and attractive). Paris: Chez Lenoir, editeur; et Chez Rapilly, son successeur, 1848 & 1856. First editions. Very good copies of these rather scarce books. Reproduits, en fac-simile, sur les originaux dessines aux crayons de couleur par.....
New York: St. Martin's, 1976. Illustrated with black and white photo plates. 309 pages. Square folio, blind-stamped natural cloth, dust wrapper; bottom edge of cloth lightly shelf-worn. New York: St. Martin's Press (1976). First edition. A very good(+) copy. Photographs & Comments by John Collier, Jack Delano, Walker Evans, Theo Jung, Dorothea Lange, Russell Lee, Carl Mydans, Arthur Rothstein, Ben Sahn, Marion Post Wolcott and John Vachon.
New York: St. Martin's, 1976. Illustrated with black and white photo plates. 309 pages. Square folio, blind-stamped white cloth, torn dust wrapper. New York: St. Martin's Press (1976). First edition. A very good(+) copy in a good dust wrapper. Photographs & Comments by John Collier, Jack Delano, Walker Evans, Theo Jung, Dorothea Lange, Russell Lee, Carl Mydans, Arthur Rothstein, Ben Sahn, Marion Post Wolcott and John Vachon.
Tokyo: Pacific Press Service, 1997. Illustrated throughout with 77 photographs, some in color. Short introduction in Japanese & English. photo captions in Japanese & French. Slim 4to, pictorial wrappers. (Tokyo: Pacific Press Service, 1997). First edition. A fine copy of this scarce exhibition catalogue.
New York: Grossman, 1980. Illustrated with many black & white portrait photographs by Penn, as an ambulant studio photographer. 95 pages. Thin square 4to, natural cloth, white pictorial d.w., yellowed along spine and at edges. New York: Grossman, (1974). First edition. A near fine copy in a very good(+) dust wrapper. Penn's second monograph.
New York: Rizzoli, 2005. Color reproductions throughout. 264 pages. 4to, pictorial cloth, d.w. (slightly worn at top edge). New York: Rizzoli, 2005. Reprint. A very near fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper. Introduction by Matthew Higgs. Interview with Steve Lafreniere. Fairy Tale by Dave Hickey. Texts by Douglas Blau, Meicost Ettal, Linda Pilgrim, Jerry Saltz, Roberta Smith, and Giorgio Verzotti.
Milan: Olivetti, 1986. Illustrated throughout with finely printed b/w photographs; pictorial endpapers. 194pp with text in Italian. Square 4to, gray cloth, d.w. (chipped at head of spine with cloth barely discolored beneath). Milan: Olivetti, (1986). First edition. Pages are a bit toned at edges, still a near fine copy in a very good dust wrapper, inscribed by the photographer on a preliminary page.
University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1971. Profusely illustrated in b/w with some in color. 287 pages. Square 4to, natural cloth, d.w., board slipcase. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, (1971). First American edition. A fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper & box.
London: Boydell, 1782. Illustrated with 106 engraved plates (45 in outline) some foxing throughout. Tall folio, recently rebound in 1/2 crimson morocco, marbled boards. London: Printed for John Boydell, 1782. Second edition. A very good copy in a fine binding. An elaborate artist's manual first published in 1759. It celebrates Raphael's cartoons, purchased by William and Mary, and then housed in their own gallery within Hampton Court. Ralph's book begins with 12 plates "of the Study of Geometrical Figures." These.....
New York: Rizzoli, 2005. Illustrated throughout in black &white photographs. 255pp. Tall 4to, two-toned cloth, d.w. New York: Rizzoli, (2005). First edition. Slightly sunned edges, but still a fine copy in a fine dust wrapper. Catalog for a traveling exhibition at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America, Nordiska Museet, and the Wichita Art Museum.