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Talbot, William Henry Fox, 1800–1877

The pencil of nature / by H. Fox Talbot.

Facsimile ed.
[New York : Hans P. Kraus, Jr.], 1989
Physical Description:
1 box : ill., facsims. (1 col.), ports. ; 33 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
TR144 .T35 1989+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Facsimile (in 6 fascicles as originally issued) of the first photographically illustrated book to be published commercially (by Longmans, London, from Jun. 24, 1844, to Apr. 1846, though the fascicle wrappers were uniformly printed with date 1844).
Title from box label.
"This facsimile represents an idealized copy ... It is a composite of the best surviving elements to which we had access"--P. 3 of introductory volume.
Limited ed. of 250 copies.
Included in the box with the facsimile is a commentary volume (92 p.) with t.p. reading: H. Fox Talbot's The pencil of nature, anniversary facsimile : introductory volume, historical sketch, notes on the plates, census / by Larry J. Schaaf.
Includes bibliographical references.
BAC: British Art Center copy is no. 194 of 250.
Subject Terms:
Photography -- Early works to 1850.
Photography -- History -- 19th century.
Talbot, William Henry Fox, 1800-1877.
Schaaf, Larry J. (Larry John), 1947-

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