John Szarkowski's book Looking at Photographs: 100 Pictures from the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art is great with good writing; there may be some color images, can't remember. Will have to look for Edge of Darkness!
Elements and Edge of Darkness by Barry Thorton
Creative BW Photography by Les Mclean (who occasionally visit these parts).
Way Beyond Monochrome by Ralph Lambrecht &Chris Woodhouse. A new edition is forthcoming, it won't be cheap but it is a great book.
Finally the trilogy of books by Ansel Adams are more for Large Format, but they are a good reference.
Hope it helps.
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