COLLECTORS' TITLES

 Hove International Blue Book  THE HOVE INTERNATIONAL BLUE BOOK  Best seller!
edited by John Wade

The Blue Book has always tried to encompass every possible camera, however esoteric.  The new edition aims to include the cameras you are likely to come across in your search to expand your collection, or to help you start a progressive interest in collecting.  The book covers "new collectables", most manufactured in the period from 1945 up to the commencement of the autofocus era.  This is the type of camera you are most likely to find at an affordable price, a camera both usable and collectable and part of the fast development in the post-war era, from the mechanical to the electronic period.  The early period and the important period prior to WWII have been retained and expanded.

210 x 148mm (A5).  600 pages.  Over 1,500 pictures.  Softbound, sewn binding.
ISBN 1-874707-36-7.  Price £24.95 plus postage.

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 Cameras of China  CAMERAS OF CHINA
by Douglas St Deny

There has never before been a guide book written about the cameras of the peoples republic of China, until now.

After more than three years of visiting camera factories, talking to those involved in making and selling cameras in China, making friends with local collectors and having articles published in the Chinese photographic press, Douglas St Deny has produced a comprehensive guide to the Chinese camera industry both past and present.

According to Michael Pritchard, a photographic specialist from Christies in London, it identifies and sets the parameters for a whole new area of camera collecting.

245 x 175mm. Hardback.
ISBN - 095143920-0.  Price £7.50 (was £10) plus postage.

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 On the Other Side of the Camera  ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE CAMERA
by Arnold Crane

Photographer Arnold Crane, who has been called a "Modern American Master" by Art News Magazine, shares over 325 of his photographs of many of photography's giants of the 20th century. Each chapter in this immensely-readable volume is a personal reflection of times spent with the subject, often in the company of family and friends. Arnold Crane's text and photographs take us into living rooms, libraries, camera closets and darkrooms, recreating the most dynamic era in the history of photography.

320 x 280mm. Hardback.
ISBN 3-89508-093-4.  Price £20.00 plus postage.

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 The New History of Photography  THE NEW HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
ed. M. Fritzot

This book brings together contributions by the most reputed international specialists in photography. It aims to reappraise the traditional approach towards the history of photography and methodically explore all aspects of creation by broadening the scope of analysis and by avoiding hierarchical categories found in previous works on this subject. The clearly defined chapters and illustrative sections of this work, as well as the combination of chronological and thematic information in relation to social and mental criteria of production, offer insight into a multifaceted history of photography which takes account of:

  • ruptures and continuity
  • technical developments
  • the purpose of images
  • the aesthetics of creation
  • and the interpretation of contents.

Over a thousand images are reproduced in this volume, where they offer a clear and significant visual commentary in their own right. The utmost care has been taken in selecting and reproducing the illustrations, which come from international public and private collections.

300 x 250 x 50mm. 
ISBN 3-8290-1328-0.  Price £30.00 plus postage.

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The History of Photography - as seen through the Spira Collection  THE HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY - AS SEEN THROUGH THE SPIRA COLLECTION

This book is a comprehensive look at the prehistory, history and contemporary state of photography through the prism of one of the most important private collections of photographic equipment, images, books and ephemera ever assembled. The richly-illustrated book is a testament to the creativity and ingenuity of the human mind.

S F Spira, an influential member of the international photography community and founder of Spiratone.

Included are comprehensive chapters covering:

  • the pre-history of photography, daguerreian and wet-plate photography
  • the advent of dry plates and roll film
  • stereo photography
  • the motion picture
  • the development of colour processes
  • and finally digital photography.

While particular focus is given to historic technical achievements and pioneering advances in design, photo-related objects including period books, magazines, cartoons, and toys add perspective and dimension to this scholarly but accessible volume.

310 x 250 x 30mm. 
ISBN 3-8290-1328-0.  Price £50.00 plus postage.

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 Nikon Compendium  NIKON COMPENDIUM 2
by Simon Stafford

Has been brought right up to date by Simon Stafford, technical editor of Nikon Club Magazine, including all the new Nikon camera lenses and the many accessories to make this 2nd Edition as complete as possible.  This has increased the book by well over 25% and resulted in many extra illustrations.  Probably the most complete Nikon reference book available from 1917 to date.

255 x 195mm.  424 pages, 28 colour.  300 b&w pictures.  Hardbound.
ISBN 1-897802-16-1.  Price £39.95 plus postage.

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 Kodak Cameras: The First Hundred Years  KODAK CAMERAS: THE FIRST HUNDRED YEARS
by Brian Coe

An essential book for the Kodak collector by the former curator of the Kodak museum.  600 cameras listed alphabetically and by type, most illustrated, with technical specification.  Very comprehensive NEW index which will make it more usable for quick reference.

255 x 195mm, 298 pages, 4 colour.  Over 800 b&w pictures.  Casebound, dust jacket.
ISBN 1-874707-37-5.  Price £29.95 plus postage.

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 The Collector's Guide to Cine Cameras  THE COLLECTOR'S GUIDE TO CINE CAMERAS
by John Wade

John Wade, author of "The Collector's Guide to Classic Cameras".  This book takes an in-depth look at the popular world of cine cameras collecting.  In three sections, the book begins with a detailed history, covering the pioneers of the late 19th century through to the demise of the cine camera in the 1980s.  The second section looks at specific cameras and styles, dealing with landmarks and unusual and innovative designs.  The third section comprises a comprehensive directory of manufacturers and the cameras they produced.

255 x 195mm.  260 pages, 16 colour.  260 b&w pictures.  Hardbound.
ISBN 1-897802-18-8.  Price £22.95 plus postage.

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 Japanese 35mm SLR Cameras  JAPANESE 35MM SLR CAMERAS
by Bill Hansen & Michael Dierdorff

This is an all-in-one book giving the specifications for most Japanese 35mm interchangeable lens SLR cameras from 1945.

68 pages of Nikon cameras, backs and drives;  Canon has 34 pages, Minolta 31 pages and Contax 2 pages.

255 x 195mm.  256 pages.  Softbound, sewn.
ISBN 1-874797-29-4.  Price £22.95 plus postage.

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 Asahi Pentax and Pentax SLR 35mm Cameras 1952-1989  ASAHI PENTAX AND PENTAX SLR 35MM CAMERAS 1952-1989
by Danilo Cecchi

The author is an architect as well as a collector and authority on Pentax.  He appreciates these cameras as masterpieces of industrial design and well as for their pioneering contribution to the development of the 35mm SLR.

215 x 150mm.  192 pages, 6 colour.  110 b&w pictures.  Casebound.
ISBN 0-906447-62-3.  Price £19.95 plus postage.

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 Canon Rangefinder Cameras 1933-1968  CANON RANGEFINDER CAMERAS 1933-68
by Peter Dechert

A complete history of the Canon Rangefinder cameras.  Every model is described, as well as their lenses, variations, numbers etc.

215 x 150mm.  200 pages.  220 b&w pictures.  Casebound.
ISBN 0-906447-30-5.  Price £19.95 plus postage.

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 Exacta Cameras 1933-1978  EXACTA CAMERAS 1933-1978
by Clement Auila & Michael Mouah

The complete story of the pioneering SLR roll-film cameras and the world's first successful 35mm SLR.  Describes all models.  Chapters on lenses and accessories; star rating system for rarity.

215 x 150mm.  192 pages.  Over 200 b&w pictures.  Casebound.
ISBN 0-906447-38-0.  Price £19.95 plus postage.

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 Spycamera: The Minox Story  SPYCAMERA: THE MINOX STORY.  SECOND EDITION
by Morris Moses & John Wade

This new edition brings the Minox story up to date and includes many new colour and black-and-white pictures.  The new edition continues the Minox story up to the present day.

215 x 150mm.  240 pages, 6 colour.  220 b&w pictures.  Hardbound.
ISBN 1-874707-28-6.  Price £19.95 plus postage.

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 Zeiss Compendium: East and West - 1940-1972  ZEISS COMPENDIUM: EAST AND WEST - 1940-1972
by Marc James Small & Charles Barringer

For collectors of wartime and post-war Zeiss cameras, from both East and West Germany, including Voigtländer, and the Soviet clones.  The authors unravel the complex story of the Zeiss Stiftung and provide comprehensive tables of all models.

255 x 195mm.  192 pages.  Over 250 b&w pictures.  Casebound.
ISBN 1-874707-24-3.  Price £29.95 plus postage.

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 Zeiss Ikon Cameras 1926-39  ZEISS IKON CAMERAS 1926-39
by D.B. Tubbs

The story of the birth of Zeiss Ikon by the mergers of 1926; the resulting fantastic array of cameras in the Zeiss catalogue, followed by rationalisation and development of new cameras, especially the Contax and other 35mm cameras, up to the outbreak of war in 1939.  The final part lists Zeiss Ikon cameras from 1926 to 1939.

218 x 150mm.  144 pages.  Over 170 b&w pictures.  Casebound.
ISBN 1-874707-01-4.  Price £19.95 plus postage.

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 Zeiss Contax Repair Manual: Models II & III  ZEISS CONTAX REPAIR MANUAL: MODELS II & III

Well illustrated, showing dismantling stage by stage, with full service instructions.  A guide to the workings of this historic camera series.

148 x 210mm, 96 pages.  Softbound.
ISBN 1-874707-08-1.  Price £15.00 plus postage.

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