Joslin Hall Rare Books

Curious, Unusual, Interesting & Occasionally Useful Books of the 16th-20th Centuries exploring the skills, trades, lives and ways of other times...

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A Day in the Life of America. New York Collins Publishers: 1986. On Friday, May 2, 1986, 200 leading photographers fanned out across the United States and started snapping pictures of everyday life- a quarter million photographs in all. From that, the editors have selected these several hundred to present a single day, sunrise to dark, in the life of America. Hardcover. 10.5"x14.5", 268 pages, color and black & white illustrations, dust jacket. Fine.

Inventory #: 35280
Price: $ 20.00       

Books, Prints and Photography. Boston Robert W. Skinner Inc.: February 23, 1983. Sale 881. Softcover. 8.5"x9.5", 31 pages, 353 lots, b/w illustrations prices realised sheet stapled to title page a nice copy.

Inventory #: 8618
Price: $ 15.00       

Santa Fe. The City in Photographs. Santa Fe Fotowest Publishing: 1984. A beautiful collection of Santa Fe scenes and people, and scenes with people, splendidly photographed by William Clark, Edward Klamm, Jack Parsons and Bernard Plossu. Softcover. 8.5"x8", 72 pages, color illustrations. Fine.

Inventory #: 35416
Price: $ 20.00       

Adams, Ansel Easton & Mary Austin. Taos Pueblo. Photographed by Ansel Easton Adams and Described by Mary Austin. Boston New York Graphic Society: 1977. Facsimile Edition, published in an edition of 950 numbered copies, signed by Ansel Adams. Originally published by the Grabhorn Press in an edition of 108 copies in 1930, the original edition, whose photographs were individually hand-printed by Adams, has become a legendary rarity of photographic literature, making this fine 1977 re-issue the only available edition within the reach of most collectors. It was the second set of Adams' photographs to be published, after his High Sierras portfolio. This edition has an added Afterword by Weston J. Naef of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which discusses the publication and importance of the original edition. Hardcover. 13"x17.5", 21 pages plus 12 full-page black & white plates. Publisher's adobe-red cloth and light brown leather spine, slipcased. Case lightly worn, book fine.

Inventory #: 35641
Price: $ 1900.00       

anon. An interesting archive of original gravestone photographs. ca. 1940s. An interesting archive of b/w photographs of gravestones, each number-keyed to a descriptive typescript. The stones were chosen for some item of interest -early stones, stones with unusual or striking epitaphs, and so on. A very interesting, and obviously unique, privately assembled collection. In almost all cases the town & state of the cemetery is identified. There is a handwritten note on the typescript dated 1949. Approximately 171 original 5"x7", b/w photographs of gravestones from various parts of the country. Contained in a cardboard box, with 8 pages of typescript numbering and briefly describing each photo. Photos curled, several with some damage. Typescript browned and brittle.

Inventory #: 00645
Price: $ 500.00       

[Cameras] Sale of Cameras and Photographic Equipment. London Christie's South Kensington: October 5th, 1978. Softcover. 8"x8", 17 pages, 345 lots, b/w illustrations.

Inventory #: 7706
Price: $ 15.00       

Cemetery photo. Unidentified cemetery. No Place 1905. An interesting photo of a new (?) cemetery -certainly a new section as there are few stones and no grass. This photo pictures two Woodson family graves, one a monument, the other surrounded by a wrought iron fence. The larger monument is for Cornelia Clay Woodson who died in 1905. 5"x3.75" (image) 6.5"x5.5" (card). Light soil. Top corners of card clipped.

Inventory #: 00643
Price: $ 20.00       

Groves, William Horner. The History of Mansfield. Illustrated with Twelve Plates by the Meisenbach process, from Photographs expressly taken by the Sherwood Photographic Company. Nottingham Frank Murray: 1894. A book of great interest to photographic historians as an early example of a book using an important, identified halftone process. First patented in Germany in 1882, the Meisenbach process was the first halftone process to be widely used by publishers. Hardcover. 6"x9", xii + 428 + 3 pages, 12 b/w plates. Publisher's green cloth with gilt titles. Light cover rubbing, some very, very minor scattered foxing, but overall a handsome copy.

Inventory #: 32194
Price: $ 200.00       

Hall, Libby. Prince and Other Dogs, 1850-1940. New York Bloomsbury: 2000. The author, a photographer herself, began collecting vintage photographs featuring dogs in the 1960s, and selected 127 of the thousand or more in her collection for this charming and entertaining book. The dogs are their owners, except for "Prince", are anonymous, and the reader is left to fill in the stories of these pooches and their owners, of every possible type, in every possible setting. Fascinating. Hall later published a "Book 2" of dog photos which is readily acquired but this first volume is uncommon. Hardcover. 4.5"x7.5", 123 pages, black & white illustrations. Minor soil.

Inventory #: 35309
Price: $ 40.00       

Hannavy, John. Case Histories. The Packaging and Presentation of the Photographic Portrait in Victorian Britain, 1840-1875. Woodbridge Antique Collectors Club: 2005. "The cased photographic portrait was fashionable in Britain from the early 1840s to the end of the 1860s. There grew up around it a considerable industry supplying everything from simple leather covered cases to sophisticated creations in molded thermoplastic. In this book, the author looks at the photographic portrait from daguerreotypes to carte-de-visite, and at the range of cases in which they were marketed. Lavishly illustrated." Hardcover. 10.5"x8.5", 144 pages, mostly color illustrations, dj. New.

Inventory #: 90226
Price: $ 49.50       

Jackson, Clarence S. William H. Jackson. Picture Maker of the Old West. New York Charles Scribner's Sons: 1947. The life and photographs of William Henry Jackson [1843-1942, one of the premier photographers of the American Wild West and its landmarks. Jackson accompanied several important exploring expeditions in the 1870s, and his photographs were among the first photographic records of the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, and the Rockies. Hardcover. 9"x12", 308 pages, black & white illustrations. Some wear.

Inventory #: 35245
Price: $ 25.00       

Jolly, Martyn. Faces of the Living Dead: The Belief in Spirit Photography. West New York Mark Batty: 2006. "Paralleling the popularity of spiritualism from the 1870s to the 1930s, spirit photography emerged as proof and promotion of contact with the spirit world. While these images today generally bear obvious hallmarks of trickery, notes photography historian Martyn Jolly, and indeed were the subject of intense debate, what remains fascinating is how willingly they were embraced by those who sought evidence of an afterlife and the continued existence of lost loved ones. Jolly's in-depth history is heavily illustrated with images from leading spirit photographers like William Crookes, Ada Deane, William Mumler, and Edward Wyllie, from the archives of the British Library". Hardcover. 9"x10", 160 pages, black & white illustrations, dust jacket. Fine.

Inventory #: 35392
Price: $ 25.00       

[Photographs] Sale of 19th and 20th Century Photographs. London Christie's South Kensington: October 27th, 1977. Softcover. 8"x8", 79 pages, 432 lots, b/w illustrations prices realized list stapled to title page.

Inventory #: 7712
Price: $ 20.00       

[Photographs] Sale of 19th and 20th Century Photographs. London Christie's South Kensington: June 27th, 1978. Softcover. 8"x8", 60 pages, 345 lots, b/w illustrations prices realized list stapled to title page.

Inventory #: 7711
Price: $ 20.00       

[Photographs] Sale of 19th and 20th Century Photographs. London Christie's South Kensington: October 26th, 1978. Softcover. 8"x8", 55 pages, 387 lots, b/w illustrations.

Inventory #: 7710
Price: $ 20.00       

[Photographs] Sale of 19th and 20th Century Photographs. London Christie's South Kensington: March 15th, 1979. Softcover. 8"x8", 48 pages, 335 lots, b/w illustrations prices realized list stapled to title page.

Inventory #: 7713
Price: $ 20.00       

Rhode, Robert B. & Floyd H. McCall. Introduction to Photography. New York Macmillan Publishing: 1981. 4th ed. History, cameras, exposures, negatives, lighting, lenses, terms, taking good photos, etc. Hardcover. 7.5"x9.5", 278 pages, b/w and color illustrations light wear.

Inventory #: 6696
Price: $ 10.00       

Robinson, J.C. South Kensington Museum. Italian Sculpture of the Middle Ages and Period of the Revival of Art. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Works Forming the Above Section of the Museum, with additional Illustrative Notices. London Chapman and Hall: 1862. An important and popular catalog which included a good survey of Florentine sculpture, sections on Michelangelo and della Robbia, and sculptural elements besides figural pieces, such as tombs, tabernacles and chimney pieces. This example is from the extra-illustrated edition, which, as Hamber notes in 'A Higher Branch of the Art', "included up to twelve albumen prints... curiously the photographs used for these extra-illustrated editions frequently duplicated the existing line-engraved illustrations". Hardcover. 6.5"x10", xxxi + 192 pages, 20 lithographed plates and 11 mounted albumen plates publisher's extremely handsome full gilt-stamped morocco covers with a little wear and rubbing a little internal soil mounted plates quite nice and unfaded bookplate showing this was given as the Queen's Prize for modeling from the Antique in the National Art-competition in 1866.

Inventory #: 30324
Price: $ 250.00       

Schorsch, David A. The Photographs of William F. Winter, Jr. 1899-1939. New York David A. Schorsch: 1989. A retrospective exhibition and catalog of the work of William F. Winter, who was the photographer for Edward Deming Andrews' book, "Shaker Furniture". The catalog covers four distinct categories of Winter's work- Shakers, industrial, nature studies, and interiors. Softcover. 9"x12", 189 pages, black & white illustrations. Light wear, small black label on the spine.

Inventory #: 34096
Price: $ 75.00       

Thomas, Samuel W. & James C. Thomas. The Simple Spirit. A Pictorial study of the Shaker Community at Pleasant Hill, Kentucky. Pleasant Hill Press: 1973. A fascinating combination of period and current photographs of the Shaker community at Pleasant Hill, Kentucky, along with many period quotes from diaries and letters of the Shakers there. Softcover. 9.5"x9.5", 128 pages, black & white illustrations, map loosely inserted. Light wear.

Inventory #: 34379
Price: $ 25.00       

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