First Edition of Gilles Peress's The Rockaways
Item Number: 75423
Concord Free Press, 2013.
First edition of the photographic work, which looked at the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy on the Rockaways in Queens, New York. Edited with an introduction by Hamilton Fish. Essays and reporting by Daniel Borrero, Christopher Carr, Luke Hammill, Mary Norris and Joshua Ogogo. Oblong quarto, original illustrated wrappers, photographs throughout. In fine condition.
Other Books by this Author
New York: Aperture, 1983.
First American edition, published simultaneously with the first French edition of the photojournalist’s first book. Folio, original stiff photographic wrappers, photographic endpapers. Inscribed by Gilles Peress. In fine condition.
Paris: Contrejour, 1984.
First French edition, published simultaneously with the American edition of the photojournalist’s first book. Folio, original stiff photographic wrappers, photographic endpapers. Inscribed by the photographer, Gilles Peress. In fine condition.
New York: Scalo, 2002.
First edition. Thick oblong quarto, original illustrated boards in slipcase. Inscribed by Gilless Peress. Illustrated with nearly 1000 full-color and black-and-white photographic plates with images by noted photographers such as Gilles Peress, Susan Meiselas and Jeff Mermelstein. Fine in a fine slipcase. Parr & Badger II, 232.
First Edition of The Graves: Srebrenica and Vukovar; Signed by Gilles Peress, Eric Stover and Richard Goldstone
New York: Scalo , 1998.
First edition of this moving record of the atrocites that befell the Balkans in the 1990’s. Thick octavo, original illustrated boards. Signed by all three contributors: photographer Gilles Peress; Eric Stover, who contributed the text and Justice Richard Goldstone, who contributed the foreword. In fine condition.
Signed photograph of Frank Kendall Everest, Jr. Inscribed on the photograph, “To my good friend Stu McLennan from– Frank K. ‘Pete’ Everest Jr. Lt. Col. USAF,” showing the Bell X-2 rocket-powered aircraft. The photograph measures 7.5 inches by 10 inches.
Black and white photograph of Charles A. Lindbergh standing in front of his plane, The Spirit of St. Louis. Inscribed by Lindbergh, “To E. C. Thompson Sincerely Charles A. Lindbergh.” Accompanied by the original transmittal envelope addressed to Thompson and bearing a postal cancellation dated July 15, 1927. Thompson has signed along the bottom margin of the photo, with an inscription to Doty. Earl C. Thompson was a St. Louis businessman who donated funds to buy the plane that would famously be named The Spirit of St. Louis. The photograph measures 8 inches by 10 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 18.5 inches by 21.5 inches. A striking image with noted provenance.
Signed photograph from Potter Stewart to Irving Kaufman. “For Irving R. Kaufman, With the best wishes and high regard of his friend Potter Stewart.” The recipient, Irving Kaufman was the chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York, and was awarded the Presidential medal of Freedom in 1987 by President Reagan “for his exemplary service to our country, his work as chairman of the President’s commission on organized crime and his multifacted efforts to promote an understanding of the law and our legal tradition.” He awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1987 by Reagan. In near fine condition.
Black and white photograph of David Ben-Gurion writing at a desk. Signed “D. Ben-Gurion on the bottom of the image. The photograph measures 3.75 inches by 4.75 inches. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 12.5 inches by 13 inches.