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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  • Signed by Elie Wiesel

    Vishniac, Roman.

    A Vanished World.

    New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1983.

    First edition of the re-issue of photographer’s classic work. Signed by Elie Wiesel, who contributed the foreword. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

    Price: $200.00

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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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  • Aarons, Slim.

    A Wonderful Time: An Intimate Portrait of the Good Life.

    New York: Harper & Row, 1974.

    First edition of the photographer’s most well-known work which covered the global social circuit in a style that remains without peer to this day. Folio, original blue cloth. Signed by Slim Aarons on the title page. An excellent copy in a very good dust jacket.

    Price: $950.00

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • “A picture means I know where I was every minute. That’s why I take pictures. It’s a visual diary": First Edition of Andy Warhol's Exposures; Signed Twice by Andy Warhol

    Warhol, Andy.

    Andy Warhol’s Exposures.

    New York: Andy Warhol Books/ Grosset & Dunlap, 1979.

    First edition of Warhol’s candid and engaging photobook. Quarto, original cloth. Signed by Andy Warhol with a two doodles of a heart on the half-title, and additionally signed by Warhol on the dust jacket. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Price: $2,000.00

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  • FIRST EDITION OF ANGEL’S WORLD: THE NEW YORK PHOTOGRAPHS OF ANGELO RIZZUTO SIGNED BY PHOTO HISTORIAN MICHAEL LESY

    Lesy, Michael.

    Angel’s World: The New York Photographs of Angelo Rizzoto.

    New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2006.

    First edition. Quarto, original black cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by Michael Lesy on the title page. Jacket design by Laura Lindgren.

    Price: $95.00

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  • "A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people": First Edition of Photographs; Signed by Annie Leibovitz; Tom Wolfe and Norman Mailer

    Leibovitz, Annie; Introduction by Tom Wolfe.

    Annie Leibovitz: Photographs.

    New York: Pantheon/ Rolling Stone Press Book, 1983.

    First edition of this collection of photographs of celebrities taken by Leibovitz. Quarto, original cloth. Signed by Annie Leibovitz on the title page. Additionally signed by Tom Wolfe, who contributed the introduction and also signed by Norman Mailer, whose photograph is in this volume. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Price: $850.00

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  • First edition of the Bechers’ first major book; Signed by Both Bernd and Hilla Becher

    Becher, Bernhard [Bernd] & Hilla.

    Anonyme Skulpturen: A Typology of Technical Constructions.

    Dusseldorf: Art Press, 1970.

    First edition of the Becher’s first major photobook with 194 black-and-white photogravure plates. Quarto, original blue cloth. Signed by both Bernd and Hilla Becher. Fine in a bright fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom made box. Text in German, English, and French. An exceptional example.

    Price: $6,500.00

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  • “I BELIEVE THAT ART HAS A KIND OF RIGHTNESS, AS IN MUSIC, WHEN WE HEAR WHETHER OR NOT A NOTE IS FALSE”: FIRST EDITION OF GERHARD RICHTER'S ATLAS; SIGNED BY HIM

    Richter, Gerhard.

    Atlas.

    Munich: Verlag Fred Jahn, 1989.

    Munich: Verlag Fred Jahn, 1989. First edition of one of the most revealing collections of the photographic work of Gerhard Richter. Folio, original cloth. Signed and dated in the year of publication on the half-title page, “Gerhard Richter 14.10.89.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.

    Price: $2,000.00

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  • Large Signed Photograph of Babe Ruth Playing Golf

    Ruth, Babe.

    Babe Ruth Signed Photograph.

    Full length photograph of Babe Ruth posing at a Massachusetts golf course with four other men, signed by Babe Ruth. Also signed by Massachusetts politicians John P. Feeney and Tom McEnanly. The photograph measures 7.25 inches by 9 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 15 inches by 17 inches. An exceptional photograph, rare and desirable signed by Ruth.

    Price: $7,200.00

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  • Harold Edgarton Signed Photograph

    Edgerton, Harold.

    Bullet Through Banana “Banana Split”, 1964 Original Photograph.

    1964.

    Original color dye transfer photograph signed in pencil by Harold Edgerton on the verso. The photograph measures 14 inches by 18 inches. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 21.5 inches by 26 inches.

    Price: $4,400.00

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  • First Edition of Cape Dutch Homesteads; Signed by Photographer David Goldblatt

    Goldblatt, David; Courtney-Clarke, Margaret; Kench, John.

    Cape Dutch Homesteads.

    Cape Town: Struik, 1981.

    First edition. Original beige cloth. Signed by the photographer, David Goldblatt. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Price: $375.00

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