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The Genius of Photography by Gerry Badger is a 256 numbered page book, and has gone through 4 printings in 2007/8. The cover is a photograph by the Italian photographer Massimo Vitali.
One of Badger’s newer books is discussed on the Aperture site.
Another book of a different nature, I feel a very worthwhile resource is Photographers A-Z edited by Hans-Michael Koetzle, and re-published by Taschen in their Bibliotheca Universalis series in 2015 in an affordable edition.
This book is really a 637 page encyclopedia of photographers. Two pages devoted to each photographer, and includes some illustrations of one or more of their books, as well as, a bibliography makes this type of book a must for the collector of photo books. Some examples of the pages are shown below.
It is rather nice to see one of the books in our own collection featured in this book. In a previous post, I wrote about Hockney and this book can be seen here.