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1 Ademovic, Fadil, Ed. Sarajevo Photo Monograph
Sarajevo Sarajevo Zadrugar Newspaper Publishing House 1965 1965 First Edition Cloth Very Good Good 4to 
173 pp. Chipping along bottom and top of dust jacket. Scuffing of front endpaper. No markings, binding sturdy. Light fading of beige cloth cover, but mylar has the cover mostly protected. A photo celebration of life, industry and culture in Sarajevo, especially in the 1945-65 period. Many full page plates, a few in color. With brief articles by about two dozen authors, translated into English, German, Russian, and French. The book apparently was a government project to promote patriotism and commemmorate the 20th anniversary of Sarajevo's liberation in World War 2. The preface gives this wildly optimistic observation, with no hint of the civil war that lay ahead: "Sarajevo of today is one of the radiant prospects of the great road into the future of the Socialist Yugoslav commonwealth. This is why Sarajevo stands as one of the places in this troubled world of today where safe bridges are to be found for closer relations and understanding among peoples." Probably most copies of this book were destroyed in the war that followed. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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2 Aperture Fall 2006 Issue
NY Aperture Foundation 2006 Issue 184 Magazine Very Good + 4to -- 11 in Tall By 9.5 In Wide 
88 pp. on coated stock. Nearly new, trace of subscription label on front cover. Cover photo is Edgar Martins' "Accidental Tourist" from his spread on beach landscapes. Other contents include: Post-Katrina New Orleans by Katherine Wolkoff; Afghan opium wars by Zalmai; Washington lobbyist portraits made by Neil Selkirk. Preview of Ecotopia exhibition. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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3 Australian Council of National Trusts Historic Places of Australia Vol. 1
Stanmore, New South Wales Cassell Australia Ltd. 1978 0726900109 / 9780726900105 First Edition Boards Very Good No Jacket Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
304 pp. A photo book with text presenting scores of homes, churches, schools, factories, lighthouses and other historic structures of Australia.Most photos b&w; several in color. Various authors and photographers. Part of a series commissioned by the Australian Council of National Trusts. Near fine condition, corners rubbed, slight glue trace on front cover. 12.5 inches high. Note: Heavy weight will require extra postage. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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4 Block, Ira, Photographer University of Rochester
Louisville, Ky. Harmony House 1988 0916509362 / 9780916509361 First Edition Fine Near Fine 4to -- 11.75 in Tall 
112 pp., 98 pp. on glossy stock, plus 14 pp. on heavy card stock. As new, slight sticker residue on dj. A color photo album of the University of Rochester campus and its student life. Includes introductory essay by English professor Jarold Ramsey, plus a rear 14 pp. section devoted to b&w historical photos. Most of the photos show buildings, architectural details and aerial views of the campus, but some include classes, performances at the Eastman School of Music and student activities. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 Bray, Kevin and Allen, Trent Clemson: There's Something in These Hills
Fort Hill Press 2006 0978858301 / 9780978858308 First Edition Leatherette Near Fine Very Good Folio - 12 in Tall 
189 pp. on glossy stock. Nearly new; no markings, a few creases and edge crinkling of dust jacket. Black cover has bright silver titling. Score of color photos and many historical b&w photos. A photographic history and tribute to Clemson University, showing campus buildings and student life. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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6 Carroll, Charles "Chip" Daytona Beach Community College: Fifty Years of Shaping Our Community
Virginia Beach, Va. Donning Co. 2007 1578644429 / 9781578644421 First Edition Glossy Boards Fine Fine 4to -- 11.5 In Tall 
128 pp. Numerous b&w photos and a few in color. Virtually new, no markings or edge wear. A history of Daytona's public college, now known as Daytona State College. The narrative starts with the 1929 opening of The Opportunity School, providing business and vocational classes. Later, after the US Army closed a rehab center after World War 2, the government gave its property for use as a community college campus, northwest of the Daytona Beach Airport. This book primarily is a log of the college's physical expansion up through the administration of Kent Sharples (later forced to resign after an abortive effort to add dormitories.) The political infighting over the years is glossed over. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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7 Chandler, Jennie Best Loved Dogs of the World
Secaucus, N.J. Chartwell Books 1980 0890092869 / 9780890092866 Glossy Boards Very Good No Jacket Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
94 pp. Near fine except for slight upper corner rippling on half dozen pages at rear of book. Rear lower corner rubbed. No markings. A stunning collection of dog photos and text, emphasizing the larger breeds. Includes historical notes and summary of characteristics of each breed. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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8 Charleston Countyl Tricentennial Committee A Pictorial History -- Charles-towne 1670, Charleston 1970
Charleston, S.C. Self-published 1970 First Edition Stiff Wrappers Very Good + No Jacket Photo Book 4to -- 11 in Tall 
Unpaginated -- 56 pp. on glossy stock, navy blue covers on card stock, light rubbing along spine. Light wear, no markings. Frontispiece protective tissue intact. A collection of b&w historical photos and illustrations, tracing Charleston's development from an important colonial port to today's status as a tourism magnet. 7 pp. of text includes essays by College of Charleston new graduate William Harrison Vandever; Citadel Prof. John S. Coussons and newspaper writer Jack Leland. Pictorial content ranges from old maps and portraits of Revolutionary War generals to Civil War landmarks to historical landmarks, current industrial buildings and cultural institutions. W. Lloyd Hamm is credited as the committee's chairman of pictorial history. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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9 Devito, Basil V.;Layden, Joe Wrestlemania: The Official Insider's History
New York Regan Books (Harper Collins) 2001 0060393874 / 9780060393878 First Edition Cloth Very Good + No Jacket Photo History 4to -- 10.75 in Tall By 10.75 in Wiode 
192 pp. on glossy stock. Corners lightly bumped. Couple of small scuff marks. Rear page stuck to rear pastedown. No markings or writing. Close to new. Color photos on every page. A pictorial and text history of Wrestlemania shows from their 1985 launch through 2000. Many closeups of Hulk Hogan and other pioneers of this form of show business. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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10 Diederich, Phillipe and Nordstrom, Alison Devine Harlista!
Daytona Beach Southeast Museum of Photography 1998 1887040234 / 9781887040235 First Edition Stapled Booklet As New No Jacket Art Catalog 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall By 8.5 In Wide 
10 pp. on glossy stock. 16 b&w glossy prints, 4 full-page size. A catalog of a 1998 exhibit at the Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach. Diederich, a commercial photographer based in Miami, captures Cubans lovingly maintaining and repairing their aging Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Essay by Alison Devine Nordstrom. Prints are untitled and without caption notes . The catalog is one of a 1500 copy first edition. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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11 Driggs, Frank; Lewine, Harris Black Beauty, White Heat: A Pictorial History of Classic Jazz, 1920-1950
NY Da Capo Press 1995 030680672X / 9780306806728 Reprint Trade Papeback Very Good Photo History 4to -- 12 in High 
360 pp. Curled cover and thumbing, lengthy gift inscription in red ink on inside covers. No other markings. An encyclopedic collection of 1500 historical black and white photos of all the American jazz greats and hundreds of lesser known musicians through 1950. Lengthy detailed captions trace their careers and the venues where they played, with special focus on New Orleans, New York, Chicago and Kansas City. The text also shows how racism affected careers, with light-skinned black musicians in general enjoying more commercial success. Obscure record labels also are given recognition. Two indexes -- one giving musicians' names, the other for their compositions -- add to the value of this reference book. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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12 Duncan, David Douglas Yankee Nomad: A Photographic Odyssey
NY Holt Rinehart and Winston 1966 1st Edition Cloth Very Good Fair Photo History 4to -- 11 in By 9 In Wide 
479 pp., more than 50 photos, abut 130 in color. DJ taped along top edge and heavily chipped. Slight fading of red cloth along edges, end pages have foxed shadow from dj flap. Text block clean, no markings or writing. Binding firm. A wondeerful anthology of photojournalism from the 1930s to the 1960s in news hotspots around the world. Plus Duncan's colorful, candid memoir of how the shots were made and his often stormy interaction with editors and publishers. An especially interesting account centered on Life's editorial judgment on photos Duncan submitted showing the influx of Jews into post-war Palestine. Duncan complained the article was given a pro-Jewish slant, leaving him persona non grata with the Arabs. Life Editor Wilson Hicks replied, in essence, "We'll do Arab stories later." 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Blue Ribbons and Burlesques: A Book of Country Fairs, Fish, Charles
13 Fish, Charles Blue Ribbons and Burlesques: A Book of Country Fairs
Woodstock, Vt. Countryman Press 1998 0881504122 / 9780881504125 First Edition Cloth Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
272 pp. on heavy coated stock. Slight soil on back cover, bottom edge; otherwise near new. No markings. A Western New England College professor of English presents his photo collection and interpretive commentary on the county fair phenomenon, based mainly on his visits to Vermont fairs. This goes beyond the usual nostalgia-based coffee-table book. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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14 Forbis, William H. The Cowboys
NY Time-Life Books 1980 Full-Leather Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
240 pp., numerous photos, some in color. Bibliography. Retired Time journalist from Montana gives factual overview of the cowboy and his daily life in this attractive picture book. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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15 Gauntlett, Allison Diana: Unseen Archives
Bath UK Parragon Publishing 2005 1405414022 / 9781405414029 1st Glossy Boards Fine Very Good Photo Book 4to -- 11 in By 9 In Wide 
384 pp. on glossy stock. Close to new, no markings, light edgewear to jacket. Textblock clean. Photos on nearly every page, many full page, about half of them in full color. The Daily Mail newspaper issues a collection of its many Princess Di photos. Most of them show her and her family and friends in happy moments. Just a few pages mentioning her divorce and death. Conspicuous by their absence are any formal or candid photos showing Diana with Queen Elizabeth, although there are many of her with younger royals. Overweight book requiring extra postage. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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JFK Day By Day, Golway, Terry and Krantz, Les
16 Golway, Terry and Krantz, Les JFK Day By Day
Philadelphia Les Krantz/Running Press Book Publishers 2010 0762437421 / 9780762437429 First Edition Glossy Color Boards Near Fine No Jacket Photo Book 9.5 In Tall By 8.75 in Wide 
288 pp. Index. Square format. Photos on front cover. Small dings on cover corners, else like new. Text clean. A photographic chronology of the Kennedy administration, focusing on Kennedy's governmental actions. Text gives highlights of each day in office, plus several pages devoted to the JFK assassination and its aftermath. Sidebar time lines list key events. Photos assembled from the Kennedy Library. Presented as objective, balanced history, not a memorial tribute book. Issued as a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy presidency. Rear cover blurb: "....Few supporters and critics can recount many particulars of JFK's presidency. JFK Day by Day offers specifics -- in fact, a daily reocrd of the 1036 days in office.....Now you can develop your own informed opinions about of of the most important leaders in American history...." 
Price: 6.00 USD
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17 Goodman, Robert B.; Daws Gavan and Sheehan, Ed The Hawaiians
Norfolk Island, Australia Island Heritage Ltd. 1970 4th Printing Cloth Good + Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
284 pp. on glossy stock. Binding firm, text clean, dust jacket soiled with remains of adhesive along fore edge. A vivid collection of color photos depicting the diversity of Hawaiians and their customs and festivals. Includes technical end notes on photographic equipment and techniques. Authoritative text by a University of Hawaii historian and a journalist. Heavyweight book, will require extra postage. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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18 Graham, Tim and Holman, Fione The ITN Royal Year 1991
London Michael O'Mara Books Ltd. 1991 1854790293 / 9781854790293 First Edition Cloth Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
96 pp. on glossy stock. Rich red cloth, with bright gilt lettering on spine. Beautiful copy, nearly new. No markings. slight creasing of dj near the bottom edge. Independent Television News presents a stunning photographic chronology of tours and ceremonies by UK's royalty, with emphasis on Princess Diana and Sarah, Duchess of York. Nearly all the 150-plus full-color shots show the royals smiling and appearing to have fun -- no trace of marital discord, etc. Several nice candids of Princes William and Harry as schoolboy lads. Even Queen Elizabeth looks pleasant in most of her shots. Tim Graham was the photographer; Fione Holman wrote the captions. Fifth in a series by ITN. A must for any Princess Di devotee; seldom seen outside the UK. 
Price: 13.00 USD
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19 Gwinn, Alison, et. Al., Eds. The 100 Greatest Stars of All Time: Editor, Alison Gwinn ; Senior Writer, Ty Burr
NY Entertainment Weekly Books (Time Inc. Home Entertainment) 1997 1883013178 / 9781883013172 Likely First Edition Cloth and Boards Near Fine No Jacket 4to - 11 in. Tall 
159 pp. on glossy stock. Nearly new, slight bump on upper right corner. No. markings. A collection of vignettes of 100 film stars, including some from the early years of talkies, but mostly from the 30s onward. Many striking full page b&w photos, many of them unusual, not widely distributed poses; a few are in color. Includes the film highlights of each star. A quirky "100 best" ranking is included, with Arnold Schwarzenegger inexplicably outranking great talents like Michael Douglas and Peter O'Toole. 
Price: 4.50 USD
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20 Helg, Beatrice Architectonic Illusion: Photographs By Beatrice Helg
Daytona Beach FL. Southeast Museum of Photography 1994 First Edition Trade Paperback Near Fine No Jacket Art Catalog 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall By 8.5 In Wide 
68 pp. on glossy stock. Scarce catalog of 23 surreal photographs of architectural details, exhibited in the fall of 1994 at Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, by Swiss photographer Beatrice Helg. Includes 6 page essay by Anne Barclay Morgan, plus biography and exhibition list, and exhibit checklist. The Cibachrome prints are reproduced in color. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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