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Early works to 1850
|All Authors / Contributors:||
William Henry Fox Talbot; Larry J Schaaf
|Notes:||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"--Page 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.
Library of Congress has copy no. 124.
|Description:||1 box : illustrations, facsimiles (1 color), portraits ; 33 cm|
|Other Titles:||H. Fox Talbot's The pencil of nature|
|Responsibility:||by H. Fox Talbot.|