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There are many books that come complete with beautiful illustrations and original photographs. The mere presence of photographs in rare and antique books increases the value of the item exponentially, and even more so if the photographs are well preserved. While there are many deluxe and special editions of books that include photographs, many of the photographs featured here are separate photographic portraits of authors, celebrities, and other historical figures. From photos of presidents to books of photographed nudes, there is quite the diversity of subjects in the photographs, with some photographs dating back to the Civil War.



[Thirty-One Albums of Original Prints of Photographs, Representing Kent's Personal Archive of Images of His Excursions to Greenland, Alaska, Denmark, Puerto Rico, the American Southwest, Monhegan Island, of His Honeymoon in New Hampshire and of His Home, Asgaard] by Kent, Rockwell

[Various Places], 1960. Thirty-one 7.5" x 6" leatherette albums categorized and identified by spine labels, captioned in ink in Kent's hand, containing 1125 individual original matte and glossy black & white 7" x 5" gelatin silver prints. Slight surface ...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB

$195,000.00


The Americans. by Frank, Robert; Introduction by Jack Kerouac

New York: Grove Press, 1959. First edition of the photographer's masterpiece with 83 black-and-white full-page photogravures. Oblong quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout, Presentation copy, inscribed by the photographer opposite the title page,...

From Raptis Rare Books

$12,500.00


TOTEM THE PAPAGO LEGEND OF THE CREATION OF THE GIANT CACTUS, CALLED SAGUARO, WITH TWELVE PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES BY ... by [Okeanos Press]: von dem Bussche, Wolf [editor & photographer]

[Berkeley, CA]: Three Plowshares, 1993. [2],vii,11 leaves plus twelve mounted photographs. Folio (56.4 x 45.5 cm). Loose sheets, laid into publisher's cloth covered clamshell box. Trace of bookplate inside lid of box, small nick and label shadow to exter...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB

$6,000.00


Sioux Camp [North American Indian, framed] by Curtis, Edward Sheriff

[Boston] John Andrews & Son, 1907. Folio. Original photogravure on Japan tissue from Curtis's The North American Indian. Folio Plate #93, sepia tone. Curtis quotes: "It was customary for a war-party to ride in circles about the tipi of their chief bef...

From Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB

$4,000.00


[Original Silver Gelatin Print, Signed]: FERN SPRING, DUSK ... [with:] IMAGES 1923 - 1974 by Adams, Ansel

Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1974. Original gelatin silver print photograph (31 x 23 cm), printed by Adams from the negative. Dry mounted on archival board (42 x 34 cm). Fine. Print number 169 of 1000 numbered prints (500 numbered in Roman, 500 in A...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB

$3,850.00


White Shield-Arikara.[The North American Indian, framed] by Curtis, Edward Sheriff

[Boston] John Andrews & Son, 1908. Folio. Original photogravure on Japan tissue from Curtis's The North American Indian. Folio Plate #152, sepia tone. White Shield was a mixed-blood member of the medicine fraternity. Chief of the Arikara and a scout fo...

From Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB

$3,500.00


Plenty Coups-Apsaroke [from the North American Indian, framed] by Curtis, Edward Sheriff

[Boston] John Andrews & Son, 1908. Folio. Original photogravure on Japan tissue from Curtis's The North American Indian. Folio Plate #124, sepia tone. Plenty Coupes was of the Mountain Crow of the Whistle Water Clan. Because of his achievements which w...

From Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB

$3,500.00


NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Archive Compiled by a Female Control Room Mission Specialist. Comprising mission updates, photographs, employee newsletters, and souvenirs documenting JPL projects between 1965 and 1984, including Apollo, Mariner, Pioneer 10 & 11, Viking, Voyager, Skylab, SEASAT, and Galileo. by Beight, Mary Catherine Grady

Pasadena, CA & Washington D. C.: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1965-1985. Archive composed of 135 printed photos with printed explanatory text (between 20.3 x 25.4 cm and 21.6 x 28 cm); 13 silver gelatine and colour photographs on glossy...

From Alembic Rare Books

£2,500.00


Classic Signed Portrait Taken by Photographer Vivienne by CHURCHILL, WINSTON

CHURCHILL, WINSTON. (1874-1965). British statesman and Nobel Prize-winning author; Prime Minister from 1940-45 and 1951-55. SP. ("Winston S. Churchill"). 1p. Postcard. N.p., N.d. [1951 or later]. A 3 3/8" x 3 5/8" black-and-white bust photograph of the do...

From Lion Heart Autographs Inc

$3,250.00


Memory About Service, Friendship and You. Red Banner Pacific Ocean Fleet, Soviet Navy Photo Album ( Black Sea,) with 15 SIGNED Pen and Ink Original Drawings of Warships by Unknown Soviet Navy Sailor

Soviet Union , 1979. Dated 1979-1982, a unique and RARE Soviet sailor's photo album, 13 1/2" w x 9" h, in string-tied brown velvet over heavy cardboard. Containing 40 pp. of thick cardboard, with 140 black and white and 4 color photographs ...

From Dale Steffey Books

$3,000.00


Original Nasa Color Photograph Of Apollo 1 Astronaut, Inscribed By Edward H White, In Space Suit With Model Of The Rocket, In Front Of A Large American Flag. by White, Edward H., Ii

Cape Canaveral: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1965. Original Photograph . No Binding. Near Fine. Original Nasa Color Photograph Of Apollo 1 Astronaut Edward H White Smiling At Camera. Inscribed "To Lew Hartzell [Sic] Thank You For ...

From Arroyo Seco Books

$3,000.00


Magnificent Elliott & Fry Carte-de-Visite Signed Photograph of the American Poet and Essayist by EMERSON, RALPH WALDO

EMERSON, RALPH WALDO. (1803-1882). American essayist and poet; the leading figure in the Transcendentalist movement. SP. ("R. Waldo Emerson"). 1p. CDV. N.p., July 3, 1876. A sepia Elliott & Fry photograph of Emerson, seated at a table, holding a book in h...

From Lion Heart Autographs Inc

$2,750.00


Astrophotography: Original Astronomical Astrophotometer Photograph Of Galaxy Ngc 4147, From Carnegie Institution Mt. Wilson Observatory by Hubble, Edwin P

Circa 1950: Mt Wilson And Palomar Observatories, 1950. Original Astronomical Photographs . No Binding. Near Fine/No Jacket. Original Astronomical Photograph Approximately 14" X 10 3/4". Fine. Black Images On Grey Background, With Alignment Cir...

From Arroyo Seco Books

$2,500.00


Original Signed Photograph by Fred Astaire

1980. Autograph. Fine. No Binding. Signed by Author(s). Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. This is an ORIGINAL hand signed glossy 11 x 14 borderless COLOR photo of the great Fred Astaire with his very own autograph It's been in my collection for a number of year...

From Rare Finds Booksellers

$2,499.95


Original Signed Photograph by James Stewart

1980. Autograph. Fine. No Binding. Signed by Author(s). 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. This is an ORIGINAL hand signed glossy COLOR photo of the great Jimmy Stewart with his very own autograph It's been trimmed to a size of approximately 8 x 12, borderless, ...

From Rare Finds Booksellers

$2,499.95


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