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Title:  Marcia Resnick: Re-visions
Publication date:  2013

Our third e-catalog of photographs is devoted to Marcia Resnick’s Re-visions. These 1978 photographs are insightful, tongue-in-cheek depictions of female childhood, puberty and adolescence, each image paired with the photographers own humorous commentary on her girlhoods missteps and misdemeanors, discarded innocence and delicious discoveries. Resnick’s book Re-visions was published in 1978. Vintage prints from Re-visions are offered for sale in this catalog.

Title:  Marcia Resnick Re-visions
Publication date:  2009

Marcia Resnick has staged for the camera images of an adolescent girl whose innocence has given way to an understanding of good and evil and who displays increasingly little ambivalence about the appeal of being a good girl. The photographs  offered for sale in the is brochure were originally published in Resnick’s 1978 book Re-visions.

Title:  Brain Cell by Japanese Mail Artist Ryosuke Cohen
Publication date:  2021

This is an offering of an extensive collection of Brain Cell, the publication created and edited by the Japanese mail artist Ryosuke Cohen. Brain Cell has been published two or three times a month since its initial appearance in January, 1985. By January, 2020, thirty-five years after commencing publication, Cohen had produced over 1000 issues, and he continues to do so.

Title:  Maya Ruins Revisited: In the Steps of Teobert Maler; Photographs by William Frej
Publication date:  2021

No invention has spurred the human appetite for exploration and travel more than photography. The notion the photographic image provides a tangible and truthful reflection of times past and faraway places is an irresistible call to see for ourselves.

This is decidedly so with the ancient cities of the Maya, a people who built a formidable civilization that reached its zenith in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras centuries before Europeans set foot on their continent.

The first photographer to reach these ancient sites was Frederick Catherwood in 1841, who brought a daguerreotype camera and a camera obscura to the region. His pictorial accomplishments as both photographer and graphic artist, along with the vivid written accounts of his fellow explorer, John L. Stephens, revealed the complexity of this Meso- American culture to a wider world. Other photographers soon followed, above all, Teobert Maler, whose monumental exploration of hundreds of ruins between 1886 and 1907 inspired William Frej.

For over forty years, William Frej has photographed the art and architecture of over 180 Maya sites. He writes:

Walking in the footsteps of Teobert Maler through overgrown jungle terrain and photographing sites first found by him has become my passion...Today, many of these sites lie largely hidden and remain seldom visited, apart from the occasional Maya beekeepers collecting their honey. My focus on the Maya was also driven by my quest to chronicle many of the architectural remains of this vibrant and important civilization before they are lost to the encroaching jungle...My photographs are intended not only to reveal this ancient civilization but also to engage the viewer to think seriously about whether lessons from Maya history may be an indicator of environmental and governance issues that our contemporary society now faces.

The photographs for sale in this catalogue appear in William Frej’s book, Maya Ruins Revisted: In the Footsteps of Teobert Maler. Other images by him included in the book are also for sale.

Title:  Chance Opportunity Luck Intuition Number One
Publication date:  2020

In 1754, the English intellectual Horace Walpole coined the word “serendipity” when describing an ancient Persian fairy tale, called The Three Princes of Serendip. As they traveled, he wrote, “...they were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things which they were not in quest of....” 

It’s our good fortune that for over 45 years we’ve been buying what appeals to us and hoping others will be tempted by our choices. Our interests are broad, the parameters being some connection to photography or photographers. Most of these photographs, letters, and ephemera have not previously been offered for sale. Starting with microphotographs by John B. Dancer and ending with an early Edward Weston, we’ve included a self-portrait by John HIllers, an important letter by Frances Benjamin Johnston, an announcement of Alvin Langdon Coburn’s wedding, an unknown variant of an Anne

Brigman self-portrait, an early Imogen Cunningham and more. We hope, perhaps by serendipity, you’ll find here what you didn’t know you were looking for.

Title:  Photography From Eastern Europe
Publication date:  2020

This selection represents multiple imagery by Eastern European artists who incorporated photography in their creations during the 1960s through 1980s. The fertile nature of this work, often created clandestinely, in societies intent on tamping down any creativity that did not benefit the state, demonstrates the determination of the human spirit even under trying circumstances.

Title:  Twentieth Century Vintage Photographs
Publication date:  2020

Title:  Twenty Artists Portraits
Publication date:  2020

The interaction of photographers with artists working in other media has been a source of fascination to us for the last 30 years and was a motive for assembling a personal collection that includes several hundred photographs from the 1840s through the early 1950s. In most cases these are the only examples of these images we have found.

Title:  Photographs We Like: Four Photographers from the California School of Fine Arts, 1945-55
Publication date:  2017

This e-catalgue offers for sale work by a talented group of photographers who studied at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco between 1945 and 1955 under a faculty that included some of the great photographers of the age—Ansel Adams, Minor White, Edward Weston, Imogen Cunningham, Dorothea Lange, and Lisette Model. Many of the students went on to distinguished photographic careers themselves. 

The work of many of these accomplished photographers has now been published by Steidl in The Golden Decade: Photography at the California School of Fine Arts, 1945-55 and will be exhibited at the Laguna Art Museum, February 19-May 29, 2017.

Title:  Art & Decorative Arts: Books and Catalogs with Original Photographs
Publication date:  2011

Included are books devoted to painting of the masters, as well as catalogs on collections of art and decorative arts, encompassing painting and sculpture, antiquities, cermic, textile and furnishing. Several of the volumes are auction catalogs, and when the prices realized have been recorded by hand on their pages these publications tell us how the objects were valued.

These books tell the story of the nineteenth centurys enchantment with the idea that for the first time works of art could be reproduced faithfully. Although todays advanced reproductive techniques make these inventories seem antiquated and quaint, they remain testaments of the nineteenth centurys narrative on art history, the art market and the objet dart.

Title:  Photographically Illustrated-Catalog IV: Books and albums with original photographs, 1859-1942.
Publication date:  2011

Offering for sale books illustraed with original photographs and photographic albums focusing on a specific theme or locale. Items on engineering, weapons, railroads, automobiles, breweries, mining, , medicine and cultural and historical subjects, as well as the countries of Argentina, Australia, Chile, China, England, France, India, Japan, Madagasscar and Mexico, and the United States.

Highlights include:

  • An album on the French military academy, L Ecole Speciale Miltaire de St. Cyr, 1862
  • An extraordinary grocery catalog with 111 hand colored photographs, ca. 1915
  • A collection of 86 photographs on the building of the Alaska Railroad, ca. 1915
  • A report, with photographs, on a mysterious political murder in China in 1935
Title:  George W. Gardner: America Illustrated
Publication date:  2010

For nearly fifty years George W. Gardner has been traversing America to make a portrait of a country he knows to the depth of his soul.  [He] shows us our emotions, our rituals, our triumphs, our absurdities - the world we have created.  He forces us to reflect upon ourselves and our American Dream for better or for worse.   Many of the photographs  offered for sale in this brochure were originally published in his book America Illustrated  published in 1982. His photographs are available through Paul M. Hertzmann, Inc. and Deborah Bell Photographs, New York.  Some of the images can be seen on our website by clicking on the photographer’s name. 

Title:  Eighty Years-Eighty Volumes 1854-1934
Publication date:  2006

Our second sales catalog devoted to published books with original photographs and albums created around a specific theme or location. Subjects represented include Americana, archeology, architecture, city views, fine & decorative arts, industry,  science, and more. 

Some of these books are still available for sale and can be viewed on the website by clicking on Books & Albums on the navigation bar.

Title:  Photographically Illustrated: Books & Albums, 1859-1947
Publication date:  2008

Our third sales catalog on books and albums containing original photographs.

A large selection of books or albums on engineering, France, industry, Latin America, railroads, science and technology, plus numerous other subjects from advertising to travel.  Several volumes showcase the photographs of Thomas Annan, Adolph Braun, Napoleon Sarony, Isaiah Taber, and Frederick Evans.

Many of the books in this catalog are still available and can be viewed on the website by clicking on Books & Albums on the navigtion bar.

Title:  Pat Harris Photographs, 1948-1950.

A six-sided folded brochure with twelve of the photographer’s images and a biographical sketch.

Pat Harris studied photography at the California School of Fine Arts (now the San Francisco Art Institute) with Minor White from 1947 to 1949. Edward Steichen bought three of her photographs for the Museum of Modern Art, where her work was exhibited  in 1948 [In and Out of Focus] and 1951 [Abstraction in Photography].

Title:  Zoe Brown Photographs
Publication date:  2006

A six-sided folded brochure with twelve of the photographer’s images and a biographical sketch.

Zoe Brown studied photography at the California School of Fine Arts (now the San Francisco Art Institute) with Minor White from 1951 to 1953. Her work has appeared in Aperture, U.S. Camera, and Modern Photography and was included in the 1954 exhibition Perceptions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Title:  C. Cameron Macauley
Publication date:  2002

A six-sided folded brochure with twelve of the photographer’s images and a biographical sketch.

Cameron Macauley [1923-2007] studied photography at the California School of Fine Arts (now the San Francisco Art Institute) with Minor White from 1949 to 1951.

Title:  Ten Photographers, 1946-54: The Legacy of Minor White
Publication date:  2004

A catalog devoted to the photographs of ten students of Minor White at the California School of Fine Arts (now the San Francisco Art Institute) in the years following World War II. The photographers are: John Bertolino, Zoe Brown, Benjamen Chinn, Bob Hollingsworth, Gene Peterson, Nata Piaskowski, F. W. Quandt, Jr., Charles Wong, and Harold Zegart.

Examples of each photographer’s work are included in the catalog. An essay by Deborah Klochko examines how the California School of Fine Arts photography program, as well as the publication Aperture, founded by Minor White, and the 1954 exhibition Perceptions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art nutured and defined the work of these photographers.

Title:  Gerard Petrus Fieret:Photographs I
Publication date:  2003

This catalog illustrates 26 of Dutch photographer Gerard Fieret’s [1924-2009]  innovative portraits and alluring nudes of the 1960s and 1970s.  The robust energy and private narrative of these pictures make Fieret’s work as fresh and relevant today as it was 40  and 50 years ago.

Title:  Seventeen Gun People + One
Publication date:  2022

In 1985 photographer George Gardner and journalist Patrick Carr produced the book Gun People.In fifty years of photography, George W. Gardner (1940–2022) revealed his deep empathy for the American experience, from the most ordinary moments of daily life to events that have shaped American history. Riding his motorcycle or flying his plane, he actively pursued both the unusual and mundane - he covered it all. Among Gardner's myriad projects was the collaboration with journalist Patrick Carr on Gun People.In 64 photographs and corresponding interviews of Americans who owned guns, this prescient book explores one of the most controversial arenas of current political, personal and journalistic interest. With nuance and complexity, Gun People delves into the large and small issues around all aspects of this debate. Examining guns, history, ordinary fear, paranoia, machismo, hubris and common sense, Gun People is unflinchingly straightforward in its images and interviews.

Title:  Dassonville: William E. Dassonville, California Photographer
Publication date:  1999
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This hard back monograph on William Dassonville contains 48 color and duotone full plate illustrations of his photographs, as well as a biographical and critical  essay by Peter Palmquist.  The appendices include the photographer’s exhibition history, a listing of his published photographs, reproductions of his published writings and a bibliography.

One hundred years ago San Francisco photographer William E. Dassonville gained national and international acclaim as a fine portraitist and interpreter of the California landscape.  His photographs hung in important exhibitions alongside the work of the masters of the Photo-Secession and the Arts and Crafts movement.

Between 1900 and 1915 many  of America’s prominent  citizens, such as John Muir, William  Keith and Maynard Dixon,  flocked  to Dassonvilles studio.  Simultaneously, he crisscrossed California’s landscape to capture views of its dramatic coast and rolling hills as well as Yosemite Valley and the High Sierra.  He produced exquisite photographic  prints in the platinum and gum bichromate processes. In the early 1920s, Dassonville shifted his attention to San Francisco’s waterfront and bay, skyline, skyscrapers and industrial towers, continuing to create superbly crafted photographs with his Charcoal Black silver paper. 

Published by Carl Mautz Publishing, Nevada City, CA.

Title:  Hy Hirsh/Color Photographs
Publication date:  2008

The  twenty-one abstract color photographs featured in this catalog are unique among photographer and filmmaker Hy Hirsh’s  [1911-1955] little known work. They directly link his  still photography to the experimental films for which he is best known.  By closely connecting the two, he joins such artists as Man Ray and Francis Bruguiere in making a notable contribution to both experimental filmmaking and photography.  An essay on Hirsh by Dennis Reed, a chronology, a filmography, and bibliography are included.

Title:  At the Races: The Photographs of Frank Espada
Publication date:  2008

The sixteen photographs in this catalog chronicle opening day at the Aqueduct Racetrack in New York in September, 1959.  Like all Espada’s photographs, these images say much about human nature and emotion. With honesty and empathy Espada astutely portrays the spectators and bettors whose hearts and minds are focused on the irrational hope of beating the odds.

Espada’s photographs can be seen on the website by clicking on Photographs on the navigation bar.

Title:  Family: Photographs by Gertrude Kasebier
Publication date:  2007

Twenty-three photographs by Gertrude Kasebier  are illustrated in the catalog. Drawn from photographs of her own family, many of the images, including Happy Days and The Picture Book became famous through reproduction in Camerawork and other publications and through exhibitions of the photographer’s work.  The catalog includes an essay by Barbara Michals, author of the monograph Gertrude Kasebier: The Photographer and Her Photographs.

Title:  The Bear Valley Irrigation Company Album: Southern California Landscape Photographs by Herve Friend, 1891
Publication date:  2006

Herve Friend’s remarkable photographs of the Bear Valley Irrigation Project and the early settlement of the arid San Bernardino Valley are the only known mammoth plate albumen prints to be made in Southern California during the last decade of the nineteenth century.  They provide incontrovertible evidence that water literally made the desert bloom. 

The original album of 49 mammoth plates by Friend is rare.  Currently the only other known complete example resides in the archives of the Heritage Room at the A.K. Smiley Public Library in Redlands, California. 

The finest of the photographs are illustrated in this catalog, and an original essay by Nathan Gonzales, Associate Archivist at the Smiley Public Library, is included.

Title:  Gerard Petrus Fieret:Photographs II
Publication date:  2007

This catalog illustrates 22 of Dutch photographer Gerard Fieret’s [1924-2009] innovative portraits, alluring nudes and vignettes of daily life of the 1960s and 1970s.  The robust energy and private narrative of these pictures make Fieret’s work as fresh and relevant today as it was 40 and 50 years ago.

Title:  100 Books with Original Photographs: 1846-1919
Publication date:  2003

This sales catalog, our first collaborative effort with Margolis & Moss, book dealers in Santa Fe, NM, reflects our shared passion for the printed word and the photographic image. 

All the major nineteenth century photographic processes are represented by the books in the catalog: calotype, cyanotype, albumen, platinum, and silver.  Books containing woodbury and carbon prints are included as well, since they were a bridge to the later photo-mechanical processes.  Subjects range widely, with particularly numerous books on archaelogy, architecture, fine arts, France, landscape, Latin America, literature, science and technology.

Title:  Cas Oorthuys Photographs
Publication date:  1990
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A catalog on Dutch photographer Cas Oorthuys [1908-1975], illustrating his photocollages and other experimental work and his documentary photographs; with a biographical essay.

Title:  Steef Zoetmulder Photographs
Publication date:  1992
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A six-sided folded brochure on Dutch photographer Steef Zoetmulder [1911-2004], illustrated with 12 images and including a biographical sketch.

Title:  Pim van Os Photographs
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A six-sided folded brochure with twelve of this Dutch photographer’s images and a biographical sketch.

Working in the spirit of  subjective photography after World War II in Europe, Pim van Os [1910-1954] produced abstractions, solarizations, light studies and other experimental images.  His photographs were included in the second and third Subjective Photography exhibitions in Stuttgart, Germany, in the 1950s.

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