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December 21, 2009

Swann Photobook auction results

Filed under: Photo Book NEWS — Tags: , — Doug Stockdale @ 9:43 pm

Update on the results from the Swann Galleries Photographic print and literature auction of December 8 (2009):

Highlights of the Photographic Literature portion of the sale included:

 Early works:

 Francis Frith’s Egypt Nubia and Ethiopia, 100 albumen stereoviews, London, 1862, $10,200

Camera Work Number 20, featuring three images by Stieglitz, New York, 1907, $6,000

Classic modern books:

Deluxe limited edition of Berenice Abbott’s American Photographer, one of 420 signed by Abbott and issued with a signed silver print, New York, 1982, $4,560

Signed copy of David Heath’s A Dialogue with Solitude, New York, 1965, $4,560

Robert Frank’s The Lines of My Hand, Tokyo, 1972, $4,800.

Japanese books of note:

Kazuo Kenmochi’s Narcotic Photographic Document, Tokyo, 1963, $4,560

Shomei Tomatsu’s Nagasaki 11:02, Tokyo, 1966, $4,560

Yutaka Takanashi’s Toshi-e [Towards the City]. 2 volumes, Tokyo, 1974, $4,080

by Douglas

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