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An Early Victorian Album: The Photographic Masterpieces (1843-1847) of David Octavius Hill & Robert Adamson by Colin Ford; Roy Strong - First American Edition - 1976 - from Uncommon Works, IOBA (SKU: 415)

An Early Victorian Album: The Photographic Masterpieces (1843-1847) of David Octavius Hill & Robert Adamson

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An Early Victorian Album: The Photographic Masterpieces (1843-1847) of David Octavius Hill & Robert Adamson

by Colin Ford; Roy Strong

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  • hardcover
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1976. First American Edition. Cloth. Fine/near fine. A fine first American edition in a very near fine, unclipped dust jacket. Brown embossed cloth with gilt stamping on spine. Half-title shows a binder's error where page was left partially uncut and folded in. Binding is strong and square on this large and heavy volume. Full page sepia plates of the artists' work throughout. Dust jacket shows a small stain to back cover and mildest of shelf wear. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. 363 pp. plus index, i-viii. Quarto, 10 x 11 inches tall. Shipping may be extra on this large and heavy volume. In 1843 painter David Octavius Hill joined engineer Robert Adamson to form Scotland's first photographic studio. During their brief partnership that ended with Adamson's untimely death, Hill & Adamson produced "the first substantial body of self-consciously artistic work using the newly invented medium of photography." Watercolorist John Harden, on first seeing Hill & Adamson's calotypes in November 1843, wrote, "The pictures produced are as Rembrandt's but improved, so like his style & the oldest & finest masters that doubtless a great progress in Portrait painting & effect must be the consequence." --wikipedia

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Bookseller
Uncommon Works, IOBA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
415
Title
An Early Victorian Album: The Photographic Masterpieces (1843-1847) of David Octavius Hill & Robert Adamson
Author
Colin Ford; Roy Strong
Format/binding
Cloth
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
near fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First American Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1976
Keywords
photograph, art, daguerreotype, emulsion, calotype, Scotland
Bookseller catalogs
Art, Architecture & Music;

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About Uncommon Works, IOBA

Member, IOBA. Not your ordinary book store! Uncommon Works specializes in rare, odd, unique, and handmade books, with a focus on Mexico, Latin America, Native America, and the Spanish Conquest. You'll find rare, first editions and first or early printings. You'll even find a few first printings of living authors for sale. We provide services and referrals for book mending, repair, restoration, and binding.We also offer archival storage solutions for your books, photos, or family historical print items.

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