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' Mongst Mines and Miners; or Underground Scenes By Flash-Light : a Series of Photographs, with Explanatory Letterpress, Illustrating Methods of Working in Cornish Mines
London & Camborne, 1893. vi; (7) - 32 pages. Folding sectional plan of Dolcoath Main Lode, 29 photographic plates. Original red cloth decorative lettering in gilt, and some point the lower corner of the book has been exposed to damp conditions, the endpaper is a little wrinkled, as some of the red dye from the cover has slightly bleed on to the margins of the first part of the book, it is not unusual for this scarce book to suffer in this way, however the text and most importantly the photographic plates are not affected. OVERALL THIS IS A GOOD SOUND COPY. Authors signed presentation copy to Captain J. Richards, of Blue Hills where some of the photographs were taken (acknowledged in the preface). 4 pages subscriber's list loosely inserted. Generally regarded as the first book printed in English to be illustrated with original flash light photography, the results were achieved by the use of magnesium lamps combined with lime-light, and printed on gelatino-chloride paper. The author gives a detailed account of the process used and the sheer technical difficulties of taking photographs with heavy equipment 2000 feet below the earth's surface.. First Edit. Hard Cover. Very Good.. 4to.
      [Bookseller: Roger Collicott Books]
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