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TENERIFFE, AN ASTRONOMER'S EXPERIMENT: Or, Specialities of a Residence Above the Clouds.
London: Lovell Reeve, 1858.FIRST EDITION 1858, approximately 190 x 130 mm, 7½ x 5 inches, LACKING FRONTISPIECE, 19 photo - stereographs with tissue guards, 1 map, pages: xvi, 1 - 451, plus publisher's adverts dated January 1858, origlnal publisher's purple cloth, original spine relaid on new matching cloth, new cloth visible, gilt lettering to spine and gilt picture to upper cover, brown endpapers, bookbinder's small ticket to last pastedown. Rubbing to binding, slight shelf wear to edges, inner paper hinges neatly strengthened with matching paper, a few photographs are pale, occasional brown spots to margins, tissue guards foxed and stained, 1 has small closed tear, margins of a few photographs dusty, small hole to 1 top margin due to adhesion to opposite page, book - plate on first pastedown showing unicorn, good copy only. See: Helmut Gernsheim, Incunabula of British Photographi Literature 1839 - 1875, page 25, No. 79. "This is the first book ever illustrated with stereoscopic photographs". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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