Photography, Antique, & Collectible Books

We carry books that are new, almost new, older, and antique. The largest part of our book inventory is composed of photography books which were acquired to sell at Ginny's studio/gallery location at 114 W. Orange St. in downtown Lancaster. Since she has moved her studio to the second floor and is open to the public so rarely, the books are being listed for sale online. This will take some time before the list is completed online. There are some marvelous books among the titles that she has for sale. Many were bought as closeouts and are competitively priced with other offerings of those titles.

  • Antique & Collectible Books
  • Photography Books

The Birds of North America. Editor: Jacob H. Studer.

Published under the auspices of The Natural Science Association Of America, New York, 1888. Original red/brown cloth and leather covers with wear to edges. Front and back covers detached. There is some soiling on the back page from residue from the back cover. The one flyleaf that is present is detached and has some tears and damage to the edges.

 Birds of North America, 1888The book is missing the covering over the back spine.The book's measurements are 15 inches tall by 12 1/2 inches wide. It is illustrated with 119 full page colored plates of over seven hundred different species of birds. The original drawings for the work were made from nature, by Theodore Jasper, A. M., M. D. Attached with a straight pin to the page preceding the title page is a note penned by Dr. Albert Hoover, oculist, of Akron, Ohio dated May 25, 1892 presenting this book to Thomas B. Hoover and Family.

We have prepared an almost fifteen minute video which accompanies this listing so that you might see the book in more detail than is possible from reading a few sentences of description. All of the 119 illustrations are present and are in overall excellent condition with a couple of small edge tears as noted in the video. The first page of the Index of Scientific Names in the back of the book is present but all pages following that page to the end of the book are missing. So the index goes up partway into words beginning with "G" but no further. All of the Index of Common Names is present.

There is some insect damage to the spine side upper edge of the last six pages that measures about 5 inches in length and is visible as a separation from the spine at that point and as a small amount of loss to the page edges at that point.

Usually issues of this book would have had tissue guards between the prints. However, with this particular copy, we cannot see any sign anywhere on the prints or anywhere in the binding that this copy ever had tissue guards. So, we do not know whether or not the example herein offered would have originally had tissue guards between the prints or not.

The pages have gilt edges although these show up more in the video with reflected light than they do in looking at them in person. Probably due to the page edges not being as smoothly aligned as they would be if the spine was in better condition.

The book's weight is about 11 pounds. The video is just under 15 minutes in length and shows all of the illustrations in the book as well as the condition of the cover and spine.

Price: Sold

The reference number for this item is #4796.


The IBIS, 1971, University of Miami College Yearbook

The Ibis, 1971, YearbookThe Ibis, Volume 45, 1971, Published by the University of Miami, hardcover, 544 pages. Printed by Hunter Publishing Company. This is a fantastic yearbook in terms of creative book design and photography. Plus it is an iconic record of the period in which it was created. It was a time of antiwar sentiment on college campuses and throughout the country. The Afro hairstyle was popular. Flower power was depicted in fashion as well as in other ways. Sex, free love, and rock and roll were on the rise.

The book is constructed so that it can be opened from the left or the right. It is composed of two sections, a left book and a right book, that have a single back cover that runs the full width of both books. The cover for the right side book opens the opposite way of standard books. The edges of the front covers meet in the center and, when not being read, are covered by a red, white, and blue sleeve. An image of barbed wire runs throughout the red, white and blue bands.

We have created a video with this listing so that you can see the construction of the book and also view the interior of the book with its exceptional photographic images. However, there is more to this book than the video can convey.

The text of the book is also done well both in design and in the words and ideas conveyed. This yearbook is far outside of the standard realm of yearbooks with which I am familiar.

The sleeve shows some slight soiling in the white areas and some light wear. There are two tiny indentations in the back cover which are mentioned in the video but are hard to see as the cover is black. The indentations do not break the surface. The book measures 16 1/2 inches wide and is 11 1/4 inches tall. It weighs about 9 pounds.

Price: $90.00.

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Sales tax of 6% is added to the purchase price for Pennsylvania residents.


Breaking Bounds The Dance Photography of Lois Greenfield by William A. Ewing.

ISBN 0-8118-0232-9 Chronicle Books. 1992
Softcover. New book.
Remainder mark on edge. Light shelf wear.
Eighty-seven photographs taken between 1982 and 1991. Ninety-four illustrations including 87 duotone plates.

Breaking Bounds, a book of photographs of dancers.

Publisher's Note

In 1982 an event took place in the career of the New York photographer Lois Greenfield which was to lead to some of the most inventive representations of dance in the history of photography. Early that year, Greenfield met and decided to photograph two young dancers, David Parsons and Daniel Ezralow. She used for the initial session - and for the first time - a borrowed Hasselblad camera. Her excitement at the result was immediate. "I looked at the print", she says, "and knew I was on to something".

What in fact this chance convergence of elements gave rise to was the archetypal Greenfield image: dynamic, witty, original and full of an energy so forceful that it seems contained only by the black lines of the camera frame.

Breaking Bounds is a collection of 87 of these extraordinary images, taken between 1982 and 1991 and representing the best of Greenfield's mature personal work. That period saw her achieve her aim: to liberate the dancer from the dance. "I tell my dancers", she says, "to leave their choreography at the door", and here indeed we see dance as it has never been shown onstage. These are movements which arise through a collaboration between Greenfield and a host of dancers, unrestrained by the bounds of choreography, willing to take risks and to push to the absolute limits the boundaries of both photography and dance.

This volume also represents a further collaboration between Greenfield and the eminent photographic historian and curator William A. Ewing, who has arranged these examples of her work into five sections that he calls Solo, Duo, Restraint/Release, Fission/Fusion and Breaking Bounds. He also provides an introduction and an interview with Lois Greenfield that charts her development from a young photojournalist to one of the finest photographers of the day. Lois Greenfield is recognized internationally as among the foremost photographers of dance. By choosing the world of experimental dance as her subject, she has created images of unbelievable vitality which celebrate both its tremendous vigor and the power of her own vision.

Price: $15.00

Sales Tax: 6% for residents of Pennsylvania

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Native Nations - Journeys in American Photography.

Edited and introduced by Jane Alison.

Published by Barbican Art Gallery.

ISBN 1-86154-073-6 Hardcover, First Edition

New book. 320 pgs. 9.75" x 11.75", 4.5 lbs

Very light shelf wear to dust jacket.

Native Nations Published by Barbican Art Gallery

From the dust jacket: "This unique 320 page book brings together North American Native and non-Native contributors in a challenging and critical exploration of the photographic representation of native subjects in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as well as a celebration of photographic sovereignty achieved by Indigenous peoples in the twentieth centuries."

First published in Great Britain by Barbican Art Gallery in association with Booth-Clibborn Editions on the occasion of the exhibition Native Nations Journeys in American Photography Sept. 10, 1998 to January 10, 1999.

Price: $35.00

Sales Tax: 6% for residents of Pennsylvania

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Exhibit A

ISBN-10: 082122669X

ISBN-13: 9780821226698

Publisher: Bulfinch Press, 2001. First Edition.

Hardcover. 208 pages.

Weight: 86.4 oz.

Exhibit A, a book of photographs by Guy Bourdin

Guy Bourdin (1928-1991) was one of the best known photographers of fashion and advertising of the second half of the 20th century. Bourdin was originally a painter and a friend of Man Ray. Bourdin worked for Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, and shot ad campaigns for Chanel, Issey Miyake, Emanuel Ungaro, Gianni Versace, Loewe, Pentax and Bloomingdale’s. Many other well known photographers have been influenced by his work. He resisted marketing his work and refused to do exhibitions or books. Ten years after his death his son Samuel Bourdin released this book of his father's work co-edited with Fernando Delgado. Guy Bourdin's first retrospective exhibition was held at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London 2003, and then toured the National gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, and Jeu de Paume in Paris.

This book is brand new in its original shrink wrap.

Price: $250.00

Sales Tax: 6% for residents of Pennsylvania

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