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Karsh, Yousuf

Published by Thomas Nelson and Sons, NY, London, Paris (1959)

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About this Item: Thomas Nelson and Sons, NY, London, Paris, 1959. Hardcover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. This 12-1/4" tall black cloth first edition HC w/o DJ is in good+ cond. Lower front corner shows 1/4" long abraded area, exposing board; other corners and spine ends show less wear with minimal board exposed (1/16" max). Silver spine/cover titles are fine. Back board has light scratches, very light scratches elsewhere. Spine is slightly cocked. Book is "Inscribed to: J. G. Gordon A friend of my friend Norman H. Strouse Yousuf Karsh Dec 1959" in black ink. Below this is "Mary Bullen" in blue ink (PO?). All portraits are in fine or better cond, suitable for framing, yet firmly attached. A separate sheet from the publisher explains the special printing which achieves results "as close to the quality of Yousuf Karsh's original mat-finish prints as has ever been attained by any printing method"; also that the special binding allows removal and reinsertion of the pages (for framing) without damage to the other contents. Not ex-lib. 208 pages. Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 15459

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Portraits of Greatness: Karsh, Yousuf

Karsh, Yousuf

Published by Thomas Nelson & Sons (1960)

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About this Item: Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1960. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Included. Karsh, Yousuf (illustrator). 1st Edition. Beautiful black boards with very bright silver gilt on spine and cover - signed by Author, small white stain on bottom of front cover and top of back cover Additional shipping charges may apply due to size and weight of book. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # blb00100

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Karsh, Yousuf

Published by University of Toronto Press, Toronto (1960)

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About this Item: University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1960. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Laid in, a 2pp brochure detailing the printing process used for this book, and several newspaper articles on Karsh. Signed by the author/photographer and inscribed to po. No jacket. Book in very good condition indeed, binding sturdy, pages clean. Second edition. Signed by Author(s). Book. Seller Inventory # 305834

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Karsh, Yousuf

Published by University of Toronto Press, Toronto (1960)

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About this Item: University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1960. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Laid in, a 2pp brochure detailing the printing process used for this book, and several newspaper articles on Karsh. Signed by the author/photographer and inscribed to po. No jacket. Book in very good condition indeed, binding sturdy, pages clean. Second edition. Signed by Author(s). Book. Seller Inventory # 305834

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Portraits of Greatness: KARSH, Yousuf

KARSH, Yousuf

Published by University of Toronto Press (1961)

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From: Attic Books (ABAC, ILAB) (London, ON, Canada)

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About this Item: University of Toronto Press, 1961. Cloth. Condition: Near fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Third printing. 207 p. 31 cm. 97 b&w portrait photos. Black cloth hardcover in mylar-covered dustjacket. Signed by Karsh on front endpaper. Jacket as chip in lower front and some edge tears. Includes many of Karsh's best known portraits such as Churchill and Hemingway. In his introduction, the photographer muses about what makes "greatness." Do great people possess any traits in common? He concludes that they do and that those traits are what he tries to capture in their photos. Seller Inventory # 119240

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Karsh, Yousuf

Published by University of Toronto, Toronto

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From: Burton Lysecki Books, ABAC/ILAB (Winnipeg, MB, Canada)

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About this Item: University of Toronto, Toronto. 1959, 1st printing. (4to) Very good, no dust jacket. 207pp. Signed by the author. Black cloth with silver lettering. Photogravure portraits. The top and bottom of the spine are lightly scuffed and the lettering rubbed, also small scratches on the back cover. (Art--Canada, Portrait Photography). Seller Inventory # 146364

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Karsh, Yousuf

Published by University of Toronto Press, Toronto (1960)

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About this Item: University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1960. Hard Cover. Condition: VG+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-. Second Printing. SIGNEDand dated by Karsh on ffep. 207 pages with black and white plates throughout. Pages are in very good condition. Some yellowing on the pages of text. Black cloth covers with silver titles, very light wear to corners and edges. Black, white, and red dust jacket with black and white titles. Spine and edges have darkened. Light staining and scuffing on the spine.Small chips and tears on the corners and edges. Larger chip at the head of the spine. Not price-clipped. VG+/VG- Size: 10 x 12. Signed By Photographer. Seller Inventory # T00310

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KARSH, YOUSUF

Published by Thomas Nelson, London (1959)

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About this Item: Thomas Nelson, London, 1959. Cloth. Condition: Near Fine. 1st UK Edition. Black cloth silver lettered on spine and front panel. Lack Dj. This copy has a signed note tipped in between front endpapers form the artist. "This book is a little more grist for the mental mills of Harry A. Bullis Esq. from his friend Yousuf Karsh. October 1948" Some darkening to edges but a nice copy. Size: Quarto. Signed by Photographer. Seller Inventory # 19117

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Portraits of Greatness: Yousuf Karsh

Yousuf Karsh

Published by University of Toronto Press (1959)

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From: Raven & Gryphon Fine Books (Hackett's Cove, NS, Canada)

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About this Item: University of Toronto Press, 1959. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Portraits of Greatness, University of Toronto Press, 1959, signed on the title page by Karsh. Yousuf Karsh, (1908 – 2002) was an Armenian-Canadian photographer known for his portraits of notable individuals. He has been described as one of the greatest portrait photographers of the 20th century. His 1941 photo of Winston Churchill, the British Prime Minister, brought him prominence. The photo was taken on December 30, 1941 in the chamber of the Speaker of the House of Commons in the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa after Churchill delivered a speech on World War II to the Canadian members of the parliament. The photo, which according to “The Economist” is the "most reproduced portrait in the history of photography" and has been described as one of the "most iconic portraits ever shot". This photo is included in the book as well as one taken in 1956. Churchill is the only person to have two portraits included in this book. The Hemingway photo is another world-famous photo. Portraits of two people are Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace of Monaco and Rodgers and Hammerstein. This book contains 96 portraits selected, with commentary, by Karsh. This book, 205 pages and an appendix, is a large format book with pages measuring 305mm X 240mm. Loosely inserted is folded 2 page document that provides the intricate details of the special paper, inks, binding and printing process used in producing this magnificent book. It was printed by Enschede in Haatlem, Holland, a 250 year old printing house. The portraits have a soft, lush look – they are amazing. The book is in very good condition as is the dust jacket, now in a mylar protective sleeve. The jacket is not price clipped and it was issued at $17.50, which was a bargain even in 1959! Extra postage will be required for this large, heavy book. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 17119

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KARSH, Yousuf

Published by Thomas Nelson, London (1963)

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From: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB (New York, NY, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: Thomas Nelson, London, 1963. hardcover. Condition: very good(-). Dust Jacket Condition: very good(-). Karsh, Yosuf (illustrator). Illustrated with 96 fine black-and-white portraits. 207 pages, 4to, black cloth (spine chipped and partially separated), dust wrapper (edge-worn, chipped, and price-clipped). London: Thomas Nelson, no date, circa 1963. Very good(-). Finely printed in The Netherlands on Heliomat paper. Presentation copy to John Diebold, innovator in the field of automation technology: ".In happy remembrance of our photographic session, and with the good wishes of Yousuf Karsh. May 9th, 1963.". Seller Inventory # 230464

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Portraits Of Greatness: Karsh, Yousuf

Karsh, Yousuf

Published by University of Toronto Press, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1961)

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About this Item: University of Toronto Press, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1961. Hardcover. Condition: See Description. Karsh, Yousuf (illustrator). Portraits Of Greatness, Karsh, Yousuf, University of Toronto Press, 1961. Third printing. (Printed in the Netherlands). Signed, dated and inscribed by Karsh in black ink on front endpaper. 4to 11" - 13" tall. 207 pages. 97 full black and white photographs selected by Karsh with his personal commentary facing page. Publisher¿s sheet laid in referencing how the binding allows for removal and reinsertion of prints (for framing) and printing process used to achieve the quality of Yousuf Karsh's original mat-finish prints. Black cloth boards with silver titles front and spine. Boards and binding in fine condition; contents also in fine condition without marks, tears etc. Clipped jacket has 2 small closed tears to tail edge; small clear tape pieces to front flap and rear pastedown; otherwise fine. Yousuf Karsh (1908 ¿ 2002) was an Armenian-Canadian photographer known as one of the greatest portrait photographers of the 20th century. His stated goal, expressed in his 1962 autobiography In Search of Greatness: Reflections of Yousuf Karsh, was to distill "the essence of the extraordinary person." Several of his portraits have become icons of historical importance. Included in this fine collection are his portraits of Winston Churchill, Robert Frost, Ernest Hemingway, Carl Sandburg, John Steinbeck, Thornton Wilder, Tennessee Williams, François Mauriac, Georgia O'Keeffe and George Bernard Shaw. In 1965 Yousuf Karsh was awarded the Canada Council Medal, in 1968 the Medal of Service of the Order of Canada and he was invested as a Companion in the Order of Canada in 1990. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 002625

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