Rare Books on Photography, First Edition Photo Books & Vintage Photographs for Sale Online

View our selection of inscribed vintage photographs and rare photography books below. We carry a variety of interesting antique photographs (framed and matted), as well as seminal photobooks from some of the World’s most renowned photographers. Be sure to check back often for updates, as our catalog changes frequently.

  • SCARCE FIRST EDITION OF DAVE HEATH’S DIALOGUE WITH SOLITUDE; SIGNED BY HIM

    Heath, Dave.

    A Dialogue With Solitude.

    New York: Community Press, 1965.

    First edition of the photographer’s seminal work, one of the great photobooks of the second half of the twentieth century. Tall quarto, original gray cloth. Signed by Dave Heath on the half-title page. Fine in a very good dust jacket that shows some light rubbing to the front and rear panel.

    Price: $3,500.00

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  • Signed Limited Edition of Thomas Edison's A Million and One Nights: A History of the Motion Picture

    Edison, Thomas Alva & Terry Ramsaye.

    A Million and One Nights: A History of the Motion Picture.

    New York: Simon and Schuster, 1927.

    Signed Limited edition, one of 327 copies. Quarto, original half pigskin over boards, top edge gilt, 2 volumes. Signed by Thomas Edison on the limitation page and additionally signed by Ramsaye. Illustrated with numerous photographic plates. Some staining to lower section of spines, some rubbing and edgewear to boards, a very good set. Copies of the limited edition were also bound in cloth, this is the more uncommon leather bound edition.

    Price: $4,500.00

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  • Penn, Irving.

    A Notebook at Random.

    New York: Bullfinch Press, 2004.

    First edition. Large Quarto. Inscribed by Irving Penn. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

    Price: $475.00

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  • "The artist’s task is not to alter the world as the eye sees it, but to perceive the esthetic reality within the actual world" First Edition of Helen Levitt’s First Book A Way of Seeing; Signed by Her

    Levitt, Helen; Essay by Agee, James.

    A Way of Seeing: Photographs of New York by Helen Levitt with an Essay by James Agee.

    New York: The Viking Press, 1965.

    First edition of Levitt and Agee’s classic collaboration. Oblong quarto, original black cloth, illustrated with 50 black-and-white photogravures. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. Signed by Helen Levitt on the title page. Essay by James Agee.

    Price: $4,500.00

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  • First Edition of Richard Prince's Adult Comedy; Signed by Him

    Prince, Richard.

    Adult Comedy.

    Zürich: Scalo Verlag, 1995.

    First edition. Quarto, original blue cloth. Signed by Richard Prince on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

    Price: $950.00

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  • "Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it": Rare Signed Photograph of Agatha Christie

    Christie, Agatha.

    Agatha Christie Signed Photograph.

    Rare signed photograph of the novelist Agatha Christie. The photograph was taken in the 1920s. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 10.75 inches by 12.5 inches. Rare and desirable.

    Price: $3,800.00

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  • Rare Photographic Portrait of Albert Einstein; Signed by Prominent Portrait Photographer Clara Estelle Sipprell

    Einstein, Albert (Clara Estelle Sipprell).

    Albert Einstein Signed Clara Estelle Sipprell Photograph.

    1952.

    Photographic portrait of Albert Einstein by award-winning portrait photographer Clara Estelle Sipprell. Signed by the photographer below the photograph, “Clara E. Sipprell.” In near fine condition. Matted and framed; the entire piece measures 15.5 inches by 12.5 inches. An iconic photograph of Einstein, rare and desirable signed by one of the leading portrait photographers of the 20th century.

    Price: $1,500.00

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  • Silver Gelatin Print of Albert Einstein; Signed by Him

    Einstein, Albert.

    Albert Einstein Signed Martin Vos Photograph.

    1952.

    Photographic portrait of Albert Einstein, taken from Martin Vos’ famous image captured during Rabinadrath Tagore’s 1930 visit to Berlin. Boldly signed by Albert Einstein. Gelatin silver print, a portrait detail from the famed 1930 Martin Vos photograph, taken when Tagore visited Einstein at his home in Berlin on July 14th, 1930. In fine condition. Double matted and framed; the entire piece measures 19 inches by 22 inches. An iconic photograph of Einstein, rare and desirable signed.

    Price: $18,000.00

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  • Silver Gelatin Print of Albert Einstein; Signed and dated by Him

    Einstein, Albert.

    Albert Einstein Signed Photograph.

    1952.

    Black and white silver gelatin photograph of Albert Einstein. Signed “A Einstein 52.” Group portrait showing Einstein standing between Talmudic scholar Tamar de Sola Pool and Hadassah National President Rebecca Beldner Shulman at his Princeton home in June of 1952 during a celebration marking the commencement of building of the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem. The photograph measures 8 inches by 10 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 13.5 inches by 15.5 inches. An exceptional photograph of Einstein, rare and desirable signed.

    Price: $9,800.00

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  • Silver Gelatin Print of Albert Einstein; Signed and dated by Him

    Einstein, Albert.

    Albert Einstein Signed Photograph.

    1952.

    Black and white silver gelatin photograph of Albert Einstein. Signed “A Einstein 52.” Full-length group portrait showing Albert Einstein standing with Hadassah National President Rebecca Beldner Shulman and others at his Princeton home in June of 1952 during a celebration marking the commencement of building of the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem. The photograph measures 8 inches by 9.5 inches. The entire piece measures 19 inches by 20.5 inches.  An exceptional piece.

    Price: $11,000.00

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  • “Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere”: Rare Photograph of Albert Einstein; Signed and dated by Him

    Einstein, Albert.

    Albert Einstein Signed Photograph.

    1951.

    Black and white silver gelatin photograph portrait of Albert Einstein. Boldly signed “A Einstein, 51.” Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 19.5 inches by 21 inches. This is the largest signed photograph of Einstein we have seen or handled.

    Price: $20,000.00

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  • Original Carte-de-visite Signed by Alexandre Dumas

    Dumas, Alexandre (Alexander).

    Alexander Dumas Original Carte-de-Visite Signed.

    Original carte-de-visite of famed author Alexandre Dumas. In near fine condition. The carte-de-visite measures 2.5 by 4 inches.

    Price: $3,200.00

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  • Rare Signed Photograph of Alfred P. Sloan

    Sloan, Alfred P.

    Alfred P. Sloan Signed Photograph.

    Photograph of legendary executive Alfred Sloan, boldly signed  “Alfred P. Sloan, Jr., May 1 ,1937.” Framed in a custom gilt stamped morocco frame. The entire piece measures 13.5 inches by 16.5 inches. Photographs signed by Sloan are rare.

    Price: $2,500.00

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  • Photograph From All the President's Men; Signed by Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Jason Robards, Martin Balsam, Director Alan J. Pakula and others

    Redford, Robert; Dustin Hoffman; Jason Robards; Martin Balsam; Director Alan J. Pakula.

    All The President’s Men Movie Signed Photograph.

    1976.

    Boldly signed by Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Jason Robards, Martin Balsam, Director Alan J. Pakula and others- about 30 signatures in all. The photograph measures 8 inches by 10 inches. In good condition. From the library of Sam Yorty, former Mayor of Los Angeles. Uncommon signed by the cast of this classic film.

    Price: $750.00

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  • alleverythingthatisyou; Signed by Both Starn Brothers

    Starn, Doug and Mike.

    alleverythingthatisyou.

    Aspen: Baldwin Gallery, 2006.

    First edition. Limited Edition 1 of 1,000 copies, this being number 265. Quarto. Fine in a fine dust jacket without wear. Original 8×8 print signed by both Starn brothers. Comes with the original envelope from the Starn brothers office.

    Price: $725.00

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  • Original Photograph Signed by Amelia Earhart

    Earhart, Amelia.

    Amelia Earhart Photograph Signed.

    Original photograph of Amelia Earhart, boldly signed by her. The photograph measures The entire piece measures 11.5 inches by 12.5 inches.

    Price: $2,800.00

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  • Autographed Check From Amelia Earhart to Her Husband

    Earhart, Amelia.

    Amelia Earhart Signed Check.

    Signed personal check from Amelia Earhart dated December 20, 1932 payable to her husband George Palmer Putnam for $250, which measures 2.5 inches by 7.5 inches. Double-matted and framed with a sheet music cover honoring Earhart. The entire piece measures 12 inches by 18 inches, with a window in the backing for viewing Putnam’s signature.

    Price: $2,200.00

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  • Rare original photograph boldly signed by legendary aviator Amelia Earhart; with the original transmittal letter signed by her husband, George Putnam

    Earhart, Amelia. (George Putnam).

    Amelia Earhart Signed Photograph.

    Rare original photograph boldly signed by record-breaking aviator Amelia Earhart. Accompanied by the original typed transmittal letter signed by Amelia Earhart’s husband, George P. Putnam. Addressed to Jean Teal of Murdock, Nebraska, the letter reads: “Dear Jean: Miss Earhart has asked me to answer your note, as she herself is too busy to do much corresponding these days. Herewith we are sending you an autographed picture. The drawing you made she is keeping herself as she would like to add it to her collection. Very truly yours, G. P. Putnam.” Earhart’s husband George P. Putnam achieved fame as one of the most successful promoters of the 1930s particularly with the blockbuster  publication of Charles Lindbergh’s autobiography “We” in 1927. He later offered to assist Earhart in writing the story of her flight across the Atlantic ocean which ultimately resulted in the publication of 20 Hrs., 40 Min and their marriage. Double matted and framed. The photograph measures 4.5 by 3.5  inches. The entire piece measures 13 inches by 12 inches.

    Price: $3,600.00

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  • First edition of Joel Sternfeld's American Prospects; Signed by Him

    Sternfeld, Joel.

    American Prospects.

    Houston: Times Books, 1987.

    First Edition. Oblong quarto, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows a small closed tear. Signed by Sternfeld. A very sharp copy.

    Price: $1,250.00

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    Avedon, Richard.

    An Autobiography.

    New York: Random House, 1993.

    First edition. Thick folio, brown cloth with large red type, glassine wrapper. Signed and dated in the year of publication in 1993. Illustrated with 284 exquisite black & white photographs. Fine in a fine glassine wrapper.

    Price: $550.00

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