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ANTIQUITIES OF CHESHIRE IN PHOTOGRAPH, with short descriptive notes: to which are added views of several Ancient Buildings in Shropshire and North Wales
Chester and London: Hugh Roberts, Parker, Whittaker and Co., 1858.. FIRST EDITION 1858. Folio, 370 x 280 mm, 14½ x 11 inches, pages: [6], 1- 55; TWENTY FIVE ORIGINAL ALBUMEN MOUNTED PHOTOGRAPHS. Modern black crushed morocco spine, modern brown cloth covers, gilt lettering to spine, new endpapers. Slight rubbing to spine, corners bumped, 3 small closed tears neatly repaired to head of title page, 1 closed tear neatly repaired to bottom edge of half-title, last 2 pages have tiny chips to edges, a few small white marks to edge of upper cover, damp stain affecting the bottom quarter of all pages, affecting 1 corner of all photographs, on 13 photographs the damp stain is visible, on the rest it is not. 2 photographs have slight silvering to edges, foxing to margins of first 2 plates and last plate, foxing to prelims and occasionally to margins. A stained copy of a very rare photography book. Only 1 copy listed as being sold at auction in American Book Prices Current in over 30 years and 2 copies listed in Copac, held at Oxford and Cardiff. See: Helmut Gernsheim, Incunabula of British Photographic Literature 1839-1875, page 26, No.83. Bryans undertook to preserve many fine architectural examples which were disappearing at the time of publication, due to wear or the 'improvements' of modern restoration. The photographs include views of halls (Poole, Lower Huxley, Crewe, Dorfold), castles (Conway, Rhuddlan, Caernarvon), abbeys (Haughmond, Buildwas), and historic streets etc. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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