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' Mongst Mines and Miners; or Underground Scenes By Flash-Light : a Series of Photographs, with Explanatory Letterpress, Illustrating Methods of Working in Cornish Mines by  William  J. C & THOMAS - Signed First Edition - 1893 - from Roger Collicott Books (SKU: 001315)

' Mongst Mines and Miners; or Underground Scenes By Flash-Light : a Series of Photographs, with Explanatory Letterpress, Illustrating Methods of Working in Cornish Mines

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' Mongst Mines and Miners; or Underground Scenes By Flash-Light : a Series of Photographs, with Explanatory Letterpress, Illustrating Methods of Working in Cornish Mines

by BURROW, J. C & THOMAS, William

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London & Camborne, 1893. vi; (7) - 32 pages. Folding sectional plan of Dolcoath Main Lode, 29 photographic plates. Original red cloth decorative lettering in gilt, and some point the lower corner of the book has been exposed to damp conditions, the endpaper is a little wrinkled, as some of the red dye from the cover has slightly bled onto the margins of the first part of the book, it is not unusual for this scarce book to suffer in this way, however the text and most importantly the photographic plates are not affected. OVERALL THIS IS A GOOD SOUND COPY. Author's signed presentation copy to Captain J. Richards, of Blue Hills where some of the photographs were taken (acknowledged in the preface). 4 pages subscriber's list loosely inserted. Generally regarded as the first book printed in English to be illustrated with original flash light photography, the results were achieved by the use of magnesium lamps combined with lime-light, and printed on gelatino-chloride paper. The author gives a detailed account of the process used and the sheer technical difficulties of taking photographs with heavy equipment 2000 feet below the earth's surface.. First Edit. Hardcover. Very Good.. 4to. Book.

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Bookseller
Roger Collicott Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
001315
Title
' Mongst Mines and Miners; or Underground Scenes By Flash-Light : a Series of Photographs, with Explanatory Letterpress, Illustrating Methods of Working in Cornish Mines
Author
BURROW, J. C & THOMAS, William
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good.
Edition
First Edit
Binding
Hardcover
Place of Publication
London & Camborne
Date published
1893
Keywords
Cornwall. Cornish Mining. Photography. Early Photography. Flash Light Photography. Mining. Geology. East Pool Mine. Dolcoath. Cook's Kitchen Mine..catx99. Copper Mining. Tin Mining. CATX100
Bookseller catalogs
CATALOGUE 100;
Size
4to

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About Roger Collicott Books

We are based on Dartmoor at Widecombe-in -the Moor. This is now by appointment only. Specialising in Local History and Topography, Devon and Cornwall also covered in depth. Antiquarian Books, Maps and Manuscripts of quality. PBFA members since 1982.

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