The list author says: "A few of my favorites from the last few years of collecting. Some of the books are out-of-print and a bit pricey, but I've tried also to include an equal amount of titles that are great bargains. Regardless of price, I've attempted to focus on books that are historically significant, potentially collectable, and would be strong additions to any photo book library.
"*NIKKI'S PICK* (even though she doesn't like standing on duty) Beautifully produced collection of Swiss police photos, both B/W photos of traffic accidents, as well as color images depicting the duties of the police force."
"Better known for his landmark book Vitenam Inc., this is a great collection of photographs taken in Britain in the '50s - '70s. Often bleak, but powerful images. A great companion to the Odermatt book above. And they both have covers featuring people lifting things over their heads."
"I try to avoid including too many out-of-print titles on this list, but Esko Mannikko's books are worth splurging on. 100% Cashmire is a nice place to start. Price has crept up . . . consider "Mexas" if you're looking for something less expensive."
"If the you can find the room on your shelf, Steidl tops the Bernice Abbott two-volume set in size and scope with 800 pages of Bruce Davidson goodness. Both well-known images and previously unpublished work. Super heavy. Super worth it. Get it while you can."