Fine Photobooks From An Important Private Collection

Christie's
10 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Center

Date of the auction: 10.04.2008

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JACOB A RIIS

JACOB A. RIIS
JACOB A. RIIS How the Other Half Lives . New York: Charles Scribners's Sons, 1890. Octavo (193 x 131 mm). 43 illustrations, 18 of these halftone black and white photographs. (Faint browning in the margins, and occasional light spotting.) Original blue cloth-backed illustrated boards

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 10 Apr 2008

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THOMAS ANNAN

THOMAS ANNAN
THOMAS ANNAN The Old Closes and Streets of Glasgow . T. & R. Annan & Sons, 1900. Folio (384 x 280 mm). 50 photogravures, with guards. (Occasional light soiling and spotting.) Original navy cloth, spine lettered in gilt, arms in gilt on front cover (some rubbing, faint dampstain on front

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$8,000

Date: 10 Apr 2008

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ALVIN LANGDON COBURN

ALVIN LANGDON COBURN
ALVIN LANGDON COBURN London . London: Duckworth & Co. and New York: Brentano's, 1909. Folio (407 x 307 mm). 20 hand-pulled gravures mounted on heavy grey paper. (Light scattered spotting in text.) Expertly re-backed and re-cornered to style, preserving the original drab

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 10 Apr 2008

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ALVIN LANGDON COBURN

ALVIN LANGDON COBURN
ALVIN LANGDON COBURN Men of Mark . London and New York: Duckworth & Co, and Mitchell Kennerley, 1913. Quarto (305 x 235 mm). 33 photogravures (tissue guards browned, a few of these with tears or creases). (Occasional light spotting mostly in text margins.) Original linen-backed

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 10 Apr 2008

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ALVIN LANGDON COBURN

ALVIN LANGDON COBURN
ALVIN LANGDON COBURN London . Text by G.K. Chesterton. London: Privately printed (at the Chiswick Press) for Alvin Langdon Coburn and Edmund D. Brooks and their friends, 1914. Octavo (218 x 153 mm). 10 mounted photogravures. Original cloth-backed boards, lettered in black on

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 10 Apr 2008

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ALVIN LANGDON COBURN

ALVIN LANGDON COBURN
ALVIN LANGDON COBURN Moor Park. Rickmansworth . London: Elkin Mathews, 1915. Quarto (228 x 185 mm). 20 photogravures, mounted-in as issued. (Scattered spotting on edges.) Original printed boards (spine ends with small chips, extremities lightly rubbed); cloth folding box

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 10 Apr 2008

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PAUL STRAND

PAUL STRAND
PAUL STRAND Camera Work . Number 49/50. New York, June 1917. Small folio (315 x 232 mm). 11 black and white photogravures. (List of plates loose.) Original printed wrappers (a few minor chips at edges, otherwise fine); quarter morocco folding case. "THE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAVURES IN THIS

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 10 Apr 2008

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LÁSZLÓ MOHOLY-NAGY

LÁSZLÓ MOHOLY-NAGY
LÁSZLÓ MOHOLY-NAGY Malerei Photografie Film -- Painting Photography Film . Bauhausbücher 8. Munich: Albert Langen, 1925. Quarto (230 x 180 mm). Approximately 100 black and white photographs. Original photo-illustrated wrappers (spine and extremities expertly restored); black cloth

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$10,000

Date: 10 Apr 2008

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KAREL TEIGE

KAREL TEIGE
KAREL TEIGE Abeceda -- Alphabet . Photographs by Karel Paspa. Text by Vitezslav Nezval. Prague: J. Otto, 1926. Quarto (298 x 232 mm). 25 black and white photomontages. Rebound in boards, with the original front wrapper affixed to the front cover (some light wear and minor soiling). FIRST

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 10 Apr 2008

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KARL BLOSSFELDT

KARL BLOSSFELDT
KARL BLOSSFELDT Urformen der Kunst -- Archetypal Forms in Art. Berlin: Ernst Wasmuth, 1928. Quarto (312 x 244 mm). 120 black and white photographs. (Minor marginal dampstaining at end.) Original green cloth, spine and front cover gilt lettered (fading to spine). Provenance: Clarence

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 10 Apr 2008

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GERMAINE KRULL

GERMAINE KRULL
GERMAINE KRULL Métal . Introduction by Florent Fels. Paris: Librairie des Arts Décoratifs, 1928. 64 black and white collotype plates (occasional minor soling or light browning in the margins, the last plate with a short tear in the margin neatly repaired). Loose, as issued, in the

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 10 Apr 2008

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PIET ZWART

PIET ZWART
PIET ZWART NKF . Delft, The Netherlands: N.V. Nederlandische Kabelfabriek, 1928. Quarto (293 x 210 mm). Printed in various colors. Black and white photographs throughout, a few printed in a variety of colors. Original yellow card covers, printed in black (small repair at spine-foot

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 10 Apr 2008

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WERNER GRÄFF

WERNER GRÄFF
WERNER GRÄFF Es Kommt Der Neue Fotograf! -- Here Comes the New Photographer! Berlin: Hermann Reckendorf, 1929. Octavo (255 x 190 mm). ca 148 black and white photographs. (Negligible faint scattered spotting on title.) Original orange cloth, spine and front cover blocked in blue

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 10 Apr 2008

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JOHN HEARTFIELD

JOHN HEARTFIELD
JOHN HEARTFIELD Deutschland, Deutschland Ueber Alles . Text by Kurt Tucholsky. Berlin: Neuer Deutscher Verlag, 1929. Quarto (235 x 182 mm). 194 black and white photographs. Original photo-illustrated yellow cloth printed in various colors (endpapers very neatly renewed); cloth

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 10 Apr 2008

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TAKAHO ITAGAKI

TAKAHO ITAGAKI
TAKAHO ITAGAKI Kikai to geijutsu tono koryu -- The Cultural Exchange Between Machine and Art . Tokyu: Iwanami shoten, 1929. Octavo (192 x 150 mm). 35 plates of black and white photographs. (Light soiling and light spotting on a few leaves.) Original linen, Bauhaus design printed in

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 10 Apr 2008

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EL LISSITZKY

EL LISSITZKY
EL LISSITZKY Vystavka Iaponskoe Kino -- Exhibition of Japanese Cinema . Text by N. Kaufman and others. Moscow: All-Union Society for Cultural Relations Abroad, 1929. Oblong quarto (211 x 146 mm). Numerous black and white photographs. (Light soiling.) Original photo-illustrated card

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 10 Apr 2008

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HANS RICHTER (ed)

HANS RICHTER (ed.)
HANS RICHTER (ed.) Filmgegner von Heute. Filmfreunde von Morgen -- Film-foe of today. Film-friend of tomorrow. Berlin: Hermann Reckendorf, 1929. Large octavo (185 x 255 mm). ca 200 black and white photographs. Original red cloth, spine and front cover blocked in blue, top edge

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 10 Apr 2008

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AUGUST SANDER

AUGUST SANDER
AUGUST SANDER Antlitz der Zeit -- Face of our Time. Introduction by Alfred Döblin. Munich: Transmare and Kurt Wolff, 1929. Quarto (297 x 225 mm). 60 black and white photographs. Original yellow cloth, spine and front cover printed in black, original printed dust-jacket (expert small

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$9,000 - US$12,000

Date: 10 Apr 2008

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EDWARD STEICHEN

EDWARD STEICHEN
EDWARD STEICHEN Steichen. The Photographer . Text by Carl Sandburg. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1929. Quarto (312 x 240 mm). 49 full-page sepia photographs. Original black cloth, spine and covers lettered and ruled in gilt (extremities lightly rubbed); publisher's slipcase

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$8,000

Date: 10 Apr 2008

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EUGÈNE ATGET

EUGÈNE ATGET
EUGÈNE ATGET Atget: Photographe de Paris . New York: E. Weyhe, 1930. Quarto (268 x 208 mm). 96 black and white photographs. Original burgundy cloth, spine and upper cover lettered in gilt (cloth spine slightly dulled); original cardboard slipcase. Provenance : Richard L. Simon

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 10 Apr 2008

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CLAUDE CAHUN

CLAUDE CAHUN
CLAUDE CAHUN Aveux Non Avenus. Paris: Éditions du Carrefour, 1930. Quarto (220 x 170 mm). 9 black and white photographs. Original printed paper wrappers (very minor light spotting). FIRST EDITION, TIRAGE-DE-TêTE, OF CAHUN'S FIRST BOOK. A PRESENTATION COPY WITH A FINE INSCRIPTION: "À

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$12,000 - US$18,000

Date: 10 Apr 2008

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FRANTISEK DRTIKOL

FRANTISEK DRTIKOL
FRANTISEK DRTIKOL Zena ve Svetle -- Woman in Light. Prague: E. Beaufort, 1930. Octavo (240 x 170 mm). 46 black and white photographs. Original orange cloth, printed paper label on front cover, original photo-illustrated dust jacket (portion of blank lower panel restored, a few

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$8,000

Date: 10 Apr 2008

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WALKER EVANS

WALKER EVANS
WALKER EVANS The Bridge. A Poem . Text by Hart Crane. Paris: The Black Sun Press, 1930. Quarto (270 x 220 mm). Three photogravures. Original printed wrappers (slightest fading to spine); glassine dust jacket; publisher's silver paper-covered slipcase. FIRST EDITION, LIMITED ISSUE

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$9,000 - US$12,000

Date: 10 Apr 2008

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ROGER PARRY

ROGER PARRY
ROGER PARRY Banalité . Text by Léon-Paul Fargue. Paris: La Nouvelle Revue Française and Gallimard, 1930. Quarto (382 x 281 mm). 16 gelatin silver prints mounted-in, as issued. Original white printed wrappers, spine and front cover printed in grey and black (spine very neatly repaired

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$50,000 - US$70,000

Date: 10 Apr 2008

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MAX ERNST

MAX ERNST
MAX ERNST Mr. Knife Miss Fork . Text by René Crevel. Paris: The Black Sun Press, 1931. Octavo (180 x 120 mm). 19 black and white photograms with original printed tissue guards. Original black cloth, spine and front cover richly panelled and blocked in gilt, back cover repeating the design

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 10 Apr 2008

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ALBERT RENGER-PATZSCH

ALBERT RENGER-PATZSCH
ALBERT RENGER-PATZSCH Eisen und Stahl -- Iron and Steel. Berlin: Hermann Reckendorf, 1931. Quarto (298 x 210 mm). 97 black and white photographs. Original blue cloth spine and silver papered boards, spine lettered in white, front cover blocked in black (light rubbing

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 10 Apr 2008

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MOI VER

MOI VER
MOI VER Paris . Introduction by Fernand Léger. Paris: Jeanne Walter, 1931. Quarto (294 x 220 mm). 78 pages of black and white photomontages. Original photo-illustrated wrappers (re-backed preserving the original spine, restoration to the spine and corners); cloth folding box. Provenance

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$12,000 - US$18,000

Date: 10 Apr 2008

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LEWIS HINE

LEWIS HINE
LEWIS HINE Men at Work . New York: The Macmillan Company, 1932. Quarto (253 x 200 mm). 51 black and white photographs. (Occasional light soiling in the margins.) Original green cloth, front cover lettered in black (spine faded, corners rubbed); original photo-illustrated dust-jacket

Lot #: 31

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$8,000

Date: 10 Apr 2008

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EMMANUEL SOUGEZ

EMMANUEL SOUGEZ
EMMANUEL SOUGEZ Regarde! -- Look ! Paris: H. Jonquières, 1932. Small folio (170 x 180 mm). 24 black and white photographs. Original photo-illustrated covers bound with studs (light wear and soiling, without label on spine); black cloth folding case. FIRST EDITION. "Precise, elegant

Lot #: 32

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 10 Apr 2008

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EDWARD WESTON

EDWARD WESTON
EDWARD WESTON The Art of Edward Weston . New York: E. Weyhe, 1932. Folio (340 x 260mm). 40 black and white photographs. (Light soiling in a very few margins.) Original glossy black beveled boards and white paper covered spine, spine and front board lettered in black (spine evenly

Lot #: 33

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$10,000

Date: 10 Apr 2008