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: 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.
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: 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.
"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
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.
Photograph of Calvin Coolidge by Harris & Ewing. Inscribed in the lower border, “To Frederick I. Cox, With regards, Calvin Coolidge.” Blindstamped in the lower left by Harris & Ewing. The photograph measures 8 inches by 12 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16.25 inches by 20.25 inches.
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.
Inscribed Photograph of Chief Justice Warren Burger to Chief Judge of the Second Court of Appeals Irving Kaufman
Signed black and white photograph of Chief Justice Warren E. Burger. It is inscribed, “For the Honorable Irving R. Kaufman colleague and stalwart ally in the judicial vineyard With best wishes Warren E Burger.” 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 multifaceted efforts to promote an understanding of the law and our legal traditions.” Burger and Kaufman were both awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1987 by Reagan. In fine condition. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 11.5 inches by 14.5 inches.