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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 and Biblio.com

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

by Colin Ford; Roy Strong

Condition: Fine/near fine


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


  • 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: New York
  • Date published: 1976
  • Keywords: photograph, art, daguerreotype, emulsion, calotype, Scotland
  • Bookseller catalogs: Art, Architecture & Music;
  • Subjects: ART / General;


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