ESPADA, Frank. Race Track: A Photographic Impression. New York: Self-published, 1959. First Edition. Spiral-bound oblong quarto. Handmade book by photographer Frank Espada documenting opening day at the Aqueduct racetrack, 1959. One of two known copies; the other likely lost. SIGNED and dated by Espada. Illustrated with 21 vintage silver gelatin photographs of the daily vagaries of the track. Espada did not have access to a dark room; the photographs printed by his friend Dave Heath. $20,000
ESPADA, Frank. Race Track: A Photographic Impression. New York: Self-published, 1959. First Edition. Spiral-bound oblong quarto. Handmade book by photographer Frank Espada documenting opening day at the Aqueduct racetrack, 1959. One of two known copies; the other likely lost. SIGNED and dated by Espada. Illustrated with 21 vintage silver gelatin photographs of the daily vagaries of the track. Espada did not have access to a dark room; the photographs printed by his friend Dave Heath. $20,000 
LEVITT, Helen. A Way of Seeing. New York: Viking, 1965. First Edition. Oblong quarto. Essay by James Agee. One of the quintessential New York photobooks; a consensus highspot of 20th century photographic literature. (Parr / Badger, v1, 252-253; Roth 178-179). Fine in a near fine jacket with a short closed tear to the top of the front panel. $1250.00 MOLLINO, Carlo. Il Messaggio dalla Camera Oscura. Torino: Pressa la Casa Editrice Chiantore di Torino, 1949. First Edition. Large quarto. Mollino's important survey of photography; including reproductions of his own work, and photographs by Man Ray, Steichen, Weston, Lange, and very early Avedon, among others. 15 tipped-in color plates. Laid in are three original photographs by Mollino, possibly vintage. Very good copy in an almost very good jacket; with publisher's bellyband. $6500.00 McGINLEY, Ryan. The Kids Are Alright (Signed Limited Edition). New York: Self-published, 2000. Limited Edition. Octavo. McGinley's first book, arguably one of the most important debuts of the new century. #83 of 100 hand numbered copies; SIGNED by McGinley and humorously inscribed to a friend. Images of the photographer's friends; Inkjet prints stuck together by double-sided tape. Copies were sold at McGinley's first exhibition, and sent to galleries, magazines, and artists. Near fine. $7500.00 WOJNAROWICZ, David. In the Shadow of Forward Motion. New York: PPOW, 1989. First Edition. Quarto. Stapled wrappers. 54 Xeroxed pages, 2 on yellow paper. Photocopy zine created by the artist for his 1989 PPOW show, with copies assembled by hand. Wojnarowicz's texts, explanatory and preliminary drawings, and images of artworks in the show. This copy with no rear cover (certainly an error of collation or omission), else near fine. Reportedly fewer than 150 copies were produced. $4000.00
 
MAN RAY. Man Ray Photographies 1920–1934 Paris. Hartford and (New York) / Paris: James Thrall Soby (Random House) / Cahiers d'Art, 1934. Second Edition with the replaced title page. Spiral-bound quarto. Text in French and English. Illustrated with 104 photographs printed in a lush gravure, including many of Man Ray's iconic images. Small area of adhesive residue to the spiral-binding (hard-to-detect), else near fine in photo-illustrated wrappers, all spirals intact; fresh copy. $4500.00  HANG, Ren. New Love (Signed First Edition). New York: Session Press, 2015. First Edition. Limited edition of 500 copies. Boldly SIGNED by the photographer across the front end-paper. A compilation of images taken in New York City by Ren Hang in February 2015. Published on the occasion of the exhibition New Love at Matchbaco Gallery, Tokyo. Faint smudging and a light bump to the bottom edge of the back cover, else near fine in boards with photographic paste-down to front cover. $850.00   KRUGER, Barbara. No Progress in Pleasure. Buffalo: CEPA, 1982. First Edition. 16-page artist's book; Kruger's iconic appropriated black-and-white photographs with provocative lettering in oblique futura bold. The first publication by the artist to feature the work that she is now best known for, with covers in her trademark red. Light rubbing and wear along the spine, else near fine in side-stapled wrappers. $750.00  GOLDIN, Nan. The Ballad of Sexual Dependency. New York: Aperture, 1986. First Edition. Oblong quarto. With a crushing essay by the photographer which explains the deep pathos of this book. One of the most influential monographs of the last 30 years; the antecedent to various attempts at confessionalism permeating contemporary photography. (Parr / Badger, v2, 39; Roth 252-253). Light shelfwear, else near fine in a near fine first issue jacket. $300.00 LYON, Danny and Dorothy Miller (text). Danville, Virginia. Atlanta: Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, 1963. First Edition. Octavo. Likely the earliest publication of the work of Danny Lyon, this pamphlet documents the civil rights demonstration in Danville, Virginia, on June 10, 1963. Designed by Lyon and illustrated with his black-and-white photographs. Creasing to the top right corner with a small tear on the last page; very good in lightly toned photo-illustrated wrappers. $1250.00 

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