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Creator:
Talbot, William Henry Fox, 1800-1877.
Title(s):

Sun pictures in Scotland.

Published/Created:
London : [s.n.], 1845.
Physical Description:
[4] p., [18] leaves of plates : ill. ; 33 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
TR651 .T35 1845+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
The first printed book to be offered for sale illustrated with photographs. It contains 23 salt prints (made with the calotype process), all taken in Scotland by Talbot on a tour paying homage to Sir Walter Scott.
Only 120 copies were bound.
Gernsheim, H. Concise history of photography, p. 40
Gernsheim, H. Incunabula of British photographic literature, 7
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in publisher's original brown cloth, with title stamped in gilt on front cover. Bookplate: Woburn Abbey.
Subject Terms:
Calotype -- Great Britain.
Calotype -- Specimens -- 1845.
Photography -- Early works to 1850.
Scotland -- Pictorial works.
Scott, Walter, 1771-1832.
Woburn Abbey -- Bookplate.
Form/Genre:
Calotype (paper process)
Salted paper prints.
Photographs.
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  • Plates: 1. Heriot's Hospital, Edinburgh
  • 2. Sir Walter Scott's monument, Edinburgh, as it appeared when nearly finished, in October 1844
  • 3. Abbotsford
  • 4. Entrance gate, Abbotsford
  • 5. Hall Door, Abbotsford
  • 6. Effigy of Sir W. Scott's favourite dog Maida, by the side of the hall door at Abbotsford
  • 7-9. Melrose Abbey
  • 10-12. Loch Katrine
  • 13. The tomb of Sir W. Scott, in Dryburgh Abbey
  • 14. Highland hut on the banks of Loch Katrine
  • 15-17. Scenery of Loch Katrine
  • 18. The Castle of Doune
  • 19. The same seen from the other side
  • 20. A mountain rivulet which flows at the foot of Doune Castle
  • 21-23. Melrose Abbey.

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