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    Early Photography of China Collection: A highly important collection in development.. Various places, 1850s-1930s

    The most valuable collection of early China photography in private hands, the Early Photography of China Collection includes the greatest masterworks of China photography by the foremost photographers working in China in the nineteenth century and the first quarter of the 20th century. The collection has been assembled over the course of many years, and we continue to expand and refine it as worthy photographs and archives become available. This collection, unrivaled in quality and extent in private hands, provides a unique opportunity to own one of the greatest collections of Chinese photography extant. We are eager to acquire important China photographs, from individual objects to albums and collections. We invite you to contact us.

    Collection in development

  • FRITH ,FRANCIS

    (English) Photographs of the Holy Land comprising the following volumes: [I:] Sinai and Palestine; [II:] Lower Egypt, Thebes, and the Pyramids; [III:] Upper Egypt and Ethiopia.. London, Glasgow, and Edinburgh: William MacKenzie, [1862]

    A handsome set of Frith’s photographs. This edition’s gold-toned photographs are preferred over the earlier editions for their “stronger quality” (Gernsheim).

    $55,000

  • (ITALY.) Alinari.

    (English) A Superb Collection of Photographs of Italy. Florence, 1867

    Magnificent photographs from masters of the genre. Fratelli Alinari, founded in Florence in 1852, is the world’s oldest photography firm.

    $38,000

  • KIRCHER ,ATHANASIUS

    (English) China Monumentis. illustrata.. Amsterdam: Jansson, 1667.

    FIRST EDITION. One of the grandest and most important works on China up to its time, Kircher’s China Illustrata (China, Illustrated Through Its Monuments, Both Sacred and Profane) inaugurated the late 17th-century age of European fascination with China.

    $15,000

  • (ISTANBUL.) Robertson ,James

    (English) A collection of five early photographs of Constantinople.. Constantinople, c. 1853-1855.

    These fine views are among the earliest paper photographs of Constantinople.

    $15,000

  • (PERRY, MATTHEW CALBRAITH, Commodore.) Mathew Brady Studio

    (English) Commodore Matthew C. Perry, three-quarter length portrait, in uniform, his left hand resting on his sword. New York: Mathew Brady Studio, c. 1854-58

    This is the splendid Perry Family hand-colored Imperial print of Mathew Brady’s portrait of Commodore Perry. Brady coined the term “imperial’ for his large photographic portraits intended to rival mezzotints and lithographs in size.

    $12,000

  • ISRAEL

    (English) Israel’s War of Independence and the Early Days of the IDF. Israel, 1948 -1949

    This splendid collection of dramatic photographs documents the activity of the IDF during the second stage of the War of Independence, following the second cease-fire.

    $8,500

  • CAIRO

    (English) Panoramic Photograph of Cairo.. Cairo, 1870s

    This splendid and unusually large panoramic photograph

    $8,500

  • CLINTON, WILLIAM JEFFERSON

    (English) Photograph of Bill Clinton and Benjamin Netanyahu seated in the White House, signed and inscribed “To the people of Israel—with gratitude for the ties that bind us. Bill Clinton.”. Washington, late 1990s

    A splendid photograph of Bill Clinton and Benjamin Netanyahu seated in the White House, signed and inscribed “To the people of Israel—with gratitude for the ties that bind us. Bill Clinton.”  Netanyahu was Prime Minister from 1996 to 1999 during the second Clinton administration.

    $7,500

  • (ISTANBUL.) Sebah & Joaillier.

    (English) Panorama of Constantinople, Taken from the Galata Tower.. Istanbul: Sebah & Joaillier, c. 1880s

    This magnificent pair of panoramic photographs of Istanbul, measuring 11 ft. and 8 1⁄2 ft. respectively, provides sweeping views of the great buildings, monuments, and geographical features of the city.

    $7,500