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PORTRAITS OF MEN OF EMINENCE, in Literature, Science, and Art, with Biographical Memoirs
London, Alfred William Bennett, 1866.. FIRST EDITION 1866, 1 volume only of 6, EDITED BY EDWARD WALFORD. 24 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS FROM LIFE BY ERNEST EDWARDS, INCLUDING A VERY EARLY ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH OF CHARLES DARWIN. 8vo, approximately 235 x 170 mm, 9 x ¾ inches, 24 mounted photographs by Ernest Edwards, pages: half-title, title page and contents page, 1-134, each photograph has a few pages of biography, original publisher's pebbled cloth, gilt lettering to spine and central gilt decoration to upper cover, blind decoration to covers, original endpapers, gilt top edge, binder's small label on last pastedown (Westley). Binding slightly worn and rubbed, some fading to photographs, a few have black spots, tissue guards have pale age-browning, some pale age-browning to some margins and on the blank side of some mounts, occasional pale foxing to text, otherwise a very good copy. See: Helmut Gernsheim, Incunabula of British Photographic Literature 1839-1875, page 39, No 208. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
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