Monday, May 11, 2020

Fritz Henle Books and Portfolios Sale

Fritz Henle 50 Years Very rare. Published by Rollei Fototechnic Gmbh in 1984. Silver portfolio box embossed with Henle's name. Includes a brief essay by Henle, "Life is Photography" in English, French and German. Portfolio contains 24 Rolleiflex photographs, most about 10.5x10.5 printed by rotogravure on 13.5x13.5 heavy stock. Near-fine condition; very clean and crisp with no internal marks. $325   SOLD

 Fritz Henle 1973. Foreward by Allan Porter.  App. 13.5x13.5 inch hardcover in dark blue boards and gilt titles, published without dustjacket. Covers are in very good condition but with some fading.  These are the exact same photographs as the 50 Year portfolio, printed by rotogravure the exact same size on the same heavy stock, but bound into a book instead of loose. Rare.  $99.95

The American Virgin Islands: A Photographic Essay 1971. 13x13-inch clamshell box with 24 color prints (probably by rotogravure) tipped in on heavy stock. Prints are pristine. box looks great, but has one breaking crease at foldover. $55

U.S. Virgin Islands: Jewels of the Caribbean 48-page travel booklet 9x12 inches with great photographs by Henle. Near-fine condition. $29.95

Paris With text by Elliot Paul, design by Alexy Brodovitch. Ziff-Davis, 1971. Near-fine except for some age-yellowing, in taped but mostly intact dust jacket. Henle made these photographs in 1938, but they were rejected by Life Magazine and not published until 1947. Many consider it his greatest work. As far as I can tell, this is a first edition. $35   SOLD

Hawaii Hastings House, New York, 1948. 9-1/2 x 12-1/2 inches, worn and faded blue cloth hardcover, no dust jacket. But the pictures inside are fine! $14.95

Mexico  Ziff-Davis, 1945. First edition as far as I can tell. Very good hardcover binding with some age-yellowing in tattered and taped dust jacket. $19.95  SOLD

 Fritz Henle's Rollei  Hastings House, New York, 1950. First edition in black cloth binding, somewhat worn with spine fading. No dust jacket. 87 full page photos by Henle. $14.95

Fritz Henle's Guide to Rollei Photography  Thames & Hudson, London, 1956. First Edition. Very good hardcover with some spine wear in torn and taped dust jacket. This book must be rarer than I thought, because some of the prices are over the moon. I'm only asking $55.   SOLD

A New Guide to Rollei Photography  The Viking Press, New York, 1965. Good cloth-bound hardcover in torn and taped (but intact) dust jacket. My very favorite Henle book. Again, this book must be rarer than I thought, because some of the prices are over the moon. Since the frontispiece is missing I'm only asking $75.

Holiday in Europe  The Viking Press, New York, 1964. First Edition in very good plus cloth binding in very good plus dust jacket with slight edge wear. Text by Anne Fremantle. This is Henle's last book photographed entirely with twin-lens Rolleis. $9.95

Casals  Amphoto, 1975. First Edition. Near-fine hardcover in very good dust jacket with small mended tear. Henle made these photographs exclusively with the Rollei SL66. $9.95   SOLD

Photography for Everyone  The Viking Press, 1959. Good hardcover in fair dust jacket. First Edition. $9.95

 Virgin Islands   Hastings House, New York, 1949. First Edition. Very good hardcover, no dust jacket. Rare.  $19.95

The Caribbean: A Journey with Pictures  The Viking Press, New York, 1957. Good-plus hard cover with some edge and spine wear and fading in good-plus dust jacket with mended tears.. First Edition. $9.95

Camera Magazine  June, 1969 edition. Article about Henle and photos from his Virgin Islands portfolio. $9.95

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First book: $4.50.
Additional books: $1.95
Booklets and magazines: $2.95
Additional pamphlets/brochures: 95 cents.
Portfolios and largest books: $6

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A Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate box will hold four to six books. If you order four or more books and they will fit in a medium box, I will ship by Priority Mail.

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