Lot 90 of 446:
Among 1st UK announcements of photography  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$120
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
The Saturday Magazine. Volume the Fourteenth, January to June M.DCCC.XXXIX

Author:

Place:
London

Publisher:
John William Parker

Date:
1839

Description:

[4], 256 + 4 ad pp. (4to) 28.6x19 cm (11¼x7½"), period purple cloth lettered in gilt on spine. First Edition.

This issue contains an article describing the invention of photogenic drawing, wherein the “camera obscura” produces an image on paper. Henry Fox Talbot is credited with the invention, and Daguerre with the invention of the daguerreotype. Among the earliest British notices of the invention of photography. The article quotes Fox Talbot: "To give an idea...of the degree of accuracy with which some objects can be imitated...Upon one occasion, having made an image of a piece of lace, of an elaborate pattern, I showed it to some persons at the distance of a few feet, with the inquiry whether it was a good representation; when the reply was that they were not so easily to be deceived, for that it was evidently no picture, but the piece of lace itself."


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Spine darkened with sunning and discoloration to covers, some rubbing; hinges cracked or starting, leaves somewhat toned; about very good.


 
Item number:
312778
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