• Annie Leibovitz: The Early Years, 1970-1983

    By Annie Leibovitz

    Our Price: $50.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783836571890
    • Publisher: TASCHEN
    • Published: November 2018
  • Classic Crimes: A Selection from the Works of William Roughead

    By William Roughead

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780940322462
    • Publisher: New York Review Books
    • Published: August 2000
    These twelve 'true crime' stories, written in the early 1900s, are mong the glories of the genre. Displaying a meticulous command of evidence and unerring flair, Roughead brings to life some of the most notorious crimes and extraordinary trials of 18th- and 19th-century England and Scotland. Utterly engrossing, these accounts of premeditated mayhem and miscarried justice also cast a powerful light on the evil that human beings, and human institutions, find both tempting to contemplate and all too easy to commit. 560p.
  • Kill All Your Darlings: Pieces 1990-2005

    By Luc Sante

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781891241536
    • Publisher: Yeti Books
    • Published: September 2007
    A collection of essays from creative social critic Luc Sante, who chronicled the underground life of New York City in his much-heralded book, 'Low Life.' These pieces offer an insider's view of the city during the slow decline of the 1970s and 80s, with reflections upon everything from the riot in Tompkins Square Park, to the time he spent living in the same building as Allen Ginsburg. Sante is particularly strong when writing of outsiderculture, and his assessment of Bob Dylan and the Woodstock 'myth' are not to be missed.
  • Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York

    By Luc Sante

    Our Price: $9.00 - $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780374528997
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: November 2003
    A portrait of Gotham as the 'riotous and anarchic breeding ground of modernity.' It explores the city from four different directions: the actual topography of the city from 1840 to 1919; the era's opportunities for vice and entertainment - theatres & saloons, opium & cocaine dens, gambling & prostitution; the forces of law & order, which did & didn't work to contain the illegalities; a counterposing of the city's tides of revolt and idealism against the city as it actually was. Black-and-white illustrations & photographs. 416p.
  • Many Are Called

    By Walker Evans

    Our Price: $75.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300106176
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: October 2004
    From 1936-1941, Evans & James Agee collaborated on one of the most provocative books in American literature, 'Let Us Now Praise FamousMen' (1941). While at work on this book, the two also conceived another less well-known but equally significant book project entitled 'Many Are Called.' This 3-year photographic study of subway passengers made with a hidden camera was first published in 1966; with an introduction written by Agee in 1940. Long out of print, this volume is now being reissued with new foreword & afterword.
  • O.K. You Mugs: Writers on Movie Actors

    By Luc Sante

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780375401015
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: September 1999
    A smart, stylish anthlogy of writings on 'character' actors presenting twenty-six writer-on-actor pairings, among them Patti Smith/Jeane Moreau, John Updike/Doris Day, Dave Hickey/Robert Mitchum,and Greil Marcus/J. T. Walsh. A lively, engaging singular contribution to our cine-memory. B&W photos. 272p.
  • Paris Vagabond

    By Jean-Paul Clebert

    Our Price: $9.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781590179574
    • Publisher: NYRB Classics
    • Published: April 2016
    Paris Vagabond is an unclassifiable masterpiece, a book that purports to be a novel but, accompanied as it is by the photographs of Patrice Molinard, is as much a brilliant documentary as a work of the imagination. In rich prose, suffused with the language of the street, and brilliantly rendered in English by Donald Nicholson-Smith, Jean-Paul Clébert captures the essence of a long-gone Paris of the poor, the criminal, and the outcast: a society of outsiders beyond the social pale. Clébert’s is a genuinely anarchist voice, a free spirit who was an intrepid explorer of a Paris that was in many places practically ruinous but where the poor were not yet completely marginalized. He was also a true writer’s writer, hailed by his mentor and friend Blaise Cendrars and admired by Henry Miller, who said that reading Paris Vagabond “roiled my guts.”
  • Revisionist Art: Thirty Works by Bob Dylan

    By Bob Dylan

    Our Price: $60.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781419709791
    • Publisher: Abrams
    • Published: March 2013
    In Revisionist Art, Bob Dylan offers silkscreened covers of popular magazines from the last half century that somehow escaped history’s notice. As Luc Sante says in his introduction to this collection, they seem to emanate, “from a world just slightly removed from ours--a world a bit more honest about its corruption, its chronic horniness, its sweat, its body odor.” Art critic B. Clavery provides a history of Revisionist Art, from cave drawings, to Gutenberg, to Duchamp, Picasso, and Warhol. The book also features vivid commentaries on the work, (re)acquainting the reader with such colorful historical figures as the Depression-era politician Cameron Chambers, whose mustache became an icon in the gay underworld, and Gemma Burton, a San Francisco trial attorney who used all of her assets in the courtroom. According to these works, history is not quite what we think it is.
  • Shadows of a Hand: The Drawings of Victor Hugo

    By Victor Hugo

    Our Price: $100.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112413830
    • Publisher: The Drawing Center
    • Published: 1998
    (1998). 4to. Slight smudging to upper margin of front board. Light foxing to top edge of textblock. VG/VG.
  • The Alienated Photographer

    By Simpson Kalisher

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780578071343
    • Publisher: Two Penny Press
    • Published: January 2011
    Street photography spanning the postwar urban landscape (1950-1976) illuminating the ethos of the time with humor and social insight.
  • The Count of Monte Cristo (Abridged)

    By Alexandre Dumas

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781593081515
    • Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics
    • Published: October 2004
    Embodied in this epic saga of the conflict between good and evil is the story of Edmond Dantes, self-styled Count of Monte Cristo. Victim of the miscarriage of justice, Dantes is fired by a desire for retribution and empowered by a stroke of providence. In his campaign of vengeance, he becomes an anonymous agent of fate. The sensational narrative of intrigue, betrayal, escape, and triumphant revenge moves at a crackling pace.
  • The Other Paris

    By Luc Sante

    Our Price: $14.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780374299323
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: October 2015
    "A trip through Paris as it will never be again--dark and dank and poor and slapdash and truly bohemian Paris, the City of Light. The city of the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, of soft cheese and fresh baguettes. Or so tourist brochures would have you believe. In The Other Paris, Luc Sante reveals the city's hidden past, its seamy underside--one populated by working and criminal classes that, though virtually extinct today, have shaped Paris over the past two centuries. Drawing on testimony from a great range of witnesses--from Balzac and Hugo to assorted boulevardiers, rabble-rousers, and tramps--Sante, whose thorough research is matched only by the vividness of his narration, takes the reader on a whirlwind tour. Richly illustrated with more than three hundred images, The Other Paris scuttles through the knotted streets of pre-Haussmann Paris; through the improvised accommodations of the original bohemians; through the massive garbage dump at Montfaucon, active until 1849, in which, 'at any given time the carcasses of 12,000 horses were left to rot.' A wildly lively survey of labor conditions, prostitution, drinking, crime, and popular entertainment, of the reporters, realiste singers, pamphleteers, and poets who chronicled their evolution, The Other Paris is a book meant to upend the story of the French capital, to reclaim the city from the bon vivants and the speculators, and to hold a light to the works and days of the forgotten poor"--
  • The Rare Coin Score (Parker #9)

    By Richard Stark

    Our Price: $14.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780226771076
    • Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
    • Published: August 2009
    Parker makes the mistake of letting an amateur in on the score, and one of them is a pretty woman named Claire.
  • The Seventh (Parker #7)

    By Richard Stark

    Our Price: $14.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780226771052
    • Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
    • Published: August 2009
    The seventh book in the Parker series, this describes the aftermath of a brilliant heist at a college football game.
  • The Vanities: Hollywood Parties 2000-2009

    By Larry Fink

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783829605267
    • Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel
    • Published: June 2011
    For ten years American photographer Larry Fink has been the official “interpretive” Vanity Fair party/events photographer. His view of celebrities/superstars and their entourages is in sharp contrast to everything we know and expect of official Hollywood. Fink’s look is clear and honestly searing, his flash married to the instant in devilishly expressive ways, depicting celebrities anxiously at leisure. Text in English and German. Black-and-white photographs throughout. 138p.