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BEDFORD, Francis
The Holy Land, Egypt, Constantinople, Athens, Etc. Etc. a Series of Forty-Eight Photographs Taken By Francis Bedford ... With Descriptive Text and Introduction By W. M. Thompson
(London): Day & Son, 1867. viii; 99 pages. 48 original albumen photographs all with printed titles in the margins. Occasional light foxing not affecting the photographs. neat contemporary ownership inscription on the front endpaper, and in the upper margin of the title-page. Original blue gilt bevelled cloth, neat professional repair to the upper hinge. A LOVELY BRIGHT COPY. Gernsheim, 366 " This is a popular edition in book form of a selection of the much larger photographs, originally published without text by the same publisher in 1863, in three large portfolios." Francis Bedford was an acomplished architect, as well as a draughtsman, and lithographer. In 1854 he was commissoned by Queen Victoria to photograph objects in the royal collection. He later photographed previously unrecorded sites when accompanying the Price of Wales on a trip to Egypt.. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good.. 4to. Hardcover.
Bookseller: Roger Collicott Books [United Kingdom]
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