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Vernal Falls, Yosemite National Park. by  Arthur Pillsbury - from John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller (SKU: 123266)

Vernal Falls, Yosemite National Park.

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Vernal Falls, Yosemite National Park.

by Pillsbury, Arthur

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Pillsbury's Pictures, Inc., [early 1900s]. Orotone print, 6.5 x 16.5 inches, in the original gold-toned frame, overall 9.5 x 19.5. Frame scratched and worn, image fine. § An attractive early view of the rushing waters of Vernal Falls in Yosemite. Arthur Pillsbury (1870-1946) was an extraordinary photojournalist and inventor who set up a studio in Yosemite in 1907 with the goal of producing images that celebrated the landscape and inspired others to protect it. (When he realised that the wildflower population was declining in the valley, he invented a time lapse motion picture camera just to capture their beauty and convinced the National Park Service to change destructive moving practices.) Orotones, photos printed on clear glass with highlights of gold powder, were one of his specialties, popular for their intrinsic beauty and arresting depth of field, as seen in this example.


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About John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller

John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller offers an exceptional selection of rare books and manuscripts from medieval times through the twentieth century; we specialize in illustrated material, particularly the work of William Blake and his circle. Located in downtown San Francisco, we have served an international clientele of private collectors, libraries, and institutions for 35 years. We are actively purchasing books and manuscripts in all fields, especially medieval illuminated and text manuscripts; material on California, Hawaii, and Pacific voyages; illustrated books and fine bindings from the 15th through the 20th century; and fine press printing. William Blake, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Thomas Frognall Dibdin remain special interests. We hope you will contact us for any of your book needs: restoration and repair of books and manuscripts; bibliographical information and up-to-date retail and auction prices; informal valuations to formal appraisals of single items or entire collections; auction purchases worldwide (including eBay); and of course, purchases for and sales of your own collections. We guarantee every transaction unconditionally and, as members in good standing of the ABAA, ILAB, and PBFA, we subscribe to the code of ethics endorsed by reputable antiquarian booksellers worldwide.


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