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The Resource Attitudes of animals in motion : a series of photographs illustrating the positions assumed in performing various movements : taken at Palo Alto stock ranche [sic], California, in 1878 and 1879

Attitudes of animals in motion : a series of photographs illustrating the positions assumed in performing various movements : taken at Palo Alto stock ranche [sic], California, in 1878 and 1879

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Attitudes of animals in motion : a series of photographs illustrating the positions assumed in performing various movements : taken at Palo Alto stock ranche [sic], California, in 1878 and 1879
Title
Attitudes of animals in motion
Title remainder
a series of photographs illustrating the positions assumed in performing various movements : taken at Palo Alto stock ranche [sic], California, in 1878 and 1879
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Language
eng
Summary
This photographic album is very likely a manuscript mock-up by Muybridge in preparation for his 1881 publication, The attitudes of animals in motion : a series of photographs illustrating the consecutive positions assumed by animals in performing various movements. In Gordon Hendricks' Eadweard Muybridge: father of the motion picture (1975), the author describes Muybridge's preparations for the published copy of these photographs by saying that Muybridge had spent late 1880 and up to May of 1881 "... processing, printing, collating, and arranging his 1878-79 photographs into a book ... published in May 1881, with the copyright date being May 17". Hendricks questions that date, however, since "...the book could not have been written, printed, bound, sent to Washington, and copyrighted in two days" (p. 116). However, it was possible to send a mock-up to LC for copyrighting purposes and perhaps this copy was one of a few attempts at putting together a well-designed mock-up for that purpose. It is further possible that the "upright" layout of this book was found to be unfriendly to a well-designed mounting of the photographic sheets, leading Muybridge to decide that an "oblong" layout would be better for the publication. This would explain the differing formats between this manuscript (upright) and those of the published copies (oblong). In Anita Ventura Mozley's introduction to the Dover ed. of Muybridge's Complete human and animal locomotion (c1979), the 1881 ed. was described thus: "The edition was small, about ten albums of original photographs, accompanied by the title page, dedication to Stanford, an index and a brief description of the equipment ...". The volume described in this record includes only [3] leaves of prefatory text (hand-lettered in ink in block capitals), and lacks a separate leaf containing a dedication to Stanford: p. [1] is the t.p., p. [2] contains "Plan adopted in taking these photographs" (which is not as much a description of the equipment as it is a description of the operation) and p. [3] is the index, which is keyed to the particular arrangement of photos herein
Cataloging source
CLU
Illustrations
photographs
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Attitudes of animals in motion : a series of photographs illustrating the positions assumed in performing various movements : taken at Palo Alto stock ranche [sic], California, in 1878 and 1879
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Publication
Note
  • Title from manuscript t.p. (leaf [1])
  • "Copyright, Edward [sic] Muybridge, 1881."
  • Photographs are mounted on rectos of 81 leaves of dense card stock (30 x 23.5 cm); most are arranged two to the page, with some pages containing only one or as many as five. All photographs have hand-inked captions in block letters and all leaves with mounted photos are hand-foliated
  • Manuscript, bound in light brown morocco, central blind-ruled panel contains two large blind-tooled interlocking triangles forming a six-pointed star with a circle in the center on upper and lower boards; spine title "Photographs XII;" blind-tooled fillets on turn-in; marbled endpapers; edges stained red. Large illustrated bookplate on front pastedown featuring the monogram "AFL" [?] in a cartouche decorated with cherubs and stacks of books. From the library of Albert Boni. In modern light blue clamshell case
  • Laid in: typewritten letter from Gordon Hendricks to Albert Boni, dated 8/31/63, giving Hendricks' findings on the whereabouts of all known copies of the published work
Dimensions
31 cm
Extent
[3] leaves, 81 leaves of plates, bound
Immediate source of acquisition
Albert Boni,
Other physical details
chiefly illustrated (196 mounted albumen photographs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881458114
  • ucoclc881458114
Terms governing use
Property rights to the physical object belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Label
Attitudes of animals in motion : a series of photographs illustrating the positions assumed in performing various movements : taken at Palo Alto stock ranche [sic], California, in 1878 and 1879
Publication
Note
  • Title from manuscript t.p. (leaf [1])
  • "Copyright, Edward [sic] Muybridge, 1881."
  • Photographs are mounted on rectos of 81 leaves of dense card stock (30 x 23.5 cm); most are arranged two to the page, with some pages containing only one or as many as five. All photographs have hand-inked captions in block letters and all leaves with mounted photos are hand-foliated
  • Manuscript, bound in light brown morocco, central blind-ruled panel contains two large blind-tooled interlocking triangles forming a six-pointed star with a circle in the center on upper and lower boards; spine title "Photographs XII;" blind-tooled fillets on turn-in; marbled endpapers; edges stained red. Large illustrated bookplate on front pastedown featuring the monogram "AFL" [?] in a cartouche decorated with cherubs and stacks of books. From the library of Albert Boni. In modern light blue clamshell case
  • Laid in: typewritten letter from Gordon Hendricks to Albert Boni, dated 8/31/63, giving Hendricks' findings on the whereabouts of all known copies of the published work
Dimensions
31 cm
Extent
[3] leaves, 81 leaves of plates, bound
Immediate source of acquisition
Albert Boni,
Other physical details
chiefly illustrated (196 mounted albumen photographs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881458114
  • ucoclc881458114
Terms governing use
Property rights to the physical object belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

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