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Lot 109: Twenty-one books on fine art and travel photography
NATIVE AMERICAN & ETHNOGRAPHIC LIBRARY AND ARTIFACTS FROM JIM HAAS, PLUS ITEMS FROM PROMINENT SOUTHWEST COLLECTIONS
13 November 2016
San Francisco, CA, USALive Auction
Description: Looking at Photographs - 100 Pictures from the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art, 1973, John Szarkowski; A World History of Photography, 1989, Naomi Rosenblum; The Fifties - Photographs of America, 1985, introduction by John Chancellor; Photography - a Facet of Modernism, 1986, Van Deren Coke and Diana C. Du Pont; Children in Photography - 150 Years, 1990, Jane Corkin and Gary Michael Dault; Masters of Photography, 1958, Beaumont and Nancy Newhall; On the Art of Fixing a Shadow - One Hundred and Fifty Years of Photography, 1989, Sarah Greenough et al; In Our Time - the World as Seen by Magnum Photographers, 1989, William Manchester; A Vision Shared - a Classic Portrait of America and Its People, 1935-1943, 1976, Hank O'Neal; Photography Without a Camera, 1972, Patra Holter; 1973, the editors of Time-Life Books; Great Photographers - 1840-1960, 1971, the editors of Time-Life Books; Photography Between the Wars, Spring, 1988, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin; Classic Moments, Fall, 1990, Special Edition of Life magazine; Palestine - Postcards from the Collection of Ezzedine Kalak, 1970, Farouk Mardam-Bey et al; Nubians in Egypt - Peaceful People, 1973, Robert Fernea and Georg Gerster; Up the Nile - a Photographic Excursion: Egypt 1839-1898, 1979, Deborah Bull and Donald Lorimer; The Seri, 1978, David L. Burckhalter; Toward Independence - a Century of Indonesia Photographed, 1991, Jane Levy Reed; Namibia - Africa's Harsh Paradise, 1979, Anthony Bannister and Peter Johnson; Nomads of the World, 1971, Andrew H. Brown, editor
Notes: Please note that the various books, catalogues, and periodicals included in this lot are from a working reference library dealing with African, Oceanic, Southeast Asian tribal art, pre-Columbian art, Oriental rugs, fine art and photography. I used them during my professional career and as a private collector who bought and sold at auction. The variety here represents decades of searching out the literature that best enabled me to perform my duties as an auction house appraiser and cataloguer while keeping abreast of pricing and the current market demand. That said, potential bidders should be aware that in general, the various volumes are in good, serviceable condition. Some are excellent, others are poor. For a condition report on specific titles, please contact Turner Auctions and Appraisals.
Provenance: Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to offer the library and selected artifacts from the personal collection of Jim Haas, the noted, long-time specialist in Native American and Ethnographic Arts, who recently retired from Bonhams after 31 years with the company and its predecessor. The sale also includes property from a major Southwest museum and estates of two long-time collectors: the Furgatch Collection features contemporary Southwest pottery; the Nancy Florsheim Estate, Part 2, offers contemporary and prehistoric pottery and Southwest jewelry.