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Hammarlunds Antikvariat

Sankt Göransgatan 98
112 45 Stockholm
+46-73-775 93 29


Price: EUR 200,00

[Photography - Woodbury types] Sampson Low, Marston, Low, and Searle (publisher)

The Picture Gallery of Sacred Art. Containing twenty-four permanent photographs after the works of the great masters.

London. Sampson Low, Marston, Low, and Searle, Crown buildings, Fleet Street. 1873. 4.o. 28 x 21 cm. Half title + title + (2 pp. contents) + (48 pp. ) + 24 mounted woodbury types.

Contemporary blind pressed brown cloth. Title in gilt at the front board and the spine. Ornamentations in gilt and black at the front board and spine. Gilt edges. Name inscription at the front fly leaf. Rebacked. Old spine preserved. Some wear to the binding. A couple of stains to the margins. One plate with dog ear.

The photographed art includes works by Raphael, Guido, Carraci, Correggio, da Vinci and Cornelius. Each photograph is accompanied by a descriptive text leaf. Books containing reproductions of art work in photography was very popular in the second half of the 19th. century, eventhough it was only possible to make black and white photos. Photography made it possible for the first time to exactly reproduce art and distribute it among a great number of people. But these kind of books soon became obsolete when fine colour reproductions became available. They have not been valued in the 20th. century. Most copies have been thrown away, which means that these importatant documents on early photo reproduction are scarce today. Rare.

Item No: 2706