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The Resource Sun pictures in Scotland, by H. Fox Talbot, Esq., F.R.S. &c. &c. &c

Sun pictures in Scotland, by H. Fox Talbot, Esq., F.R.S. &c. &c. &c

Label
Sun pictures in Scotland
Title
Sun pictures in Scotland
Statement of responsibility
by H. Fox Talbot, Esq., F.R.S. &c. &c. &c
Creator
Contributor
Donor
Former owner
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Illustrations
photographs
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Sun pictures in Scotland, by H. Fox Talbot, Esq., F.R.S. &c. &c. &c
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Talbot's principal intention here was to demonstrate photography's potential as a documentary medium. The result, however, was the first themed photobook. Sun Pictures in Scotland depicts Talbot's travels through the region in October 1844, inspired by the life and writings of Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832). The 1830s and 1840s was a period of intense interest in the Scottish poet. The 200-foot-high Scott Monument in Edinburgh was nearly completed when Talbot photographed it, and he included it as the second plate in Sun Pictures"--From the website of Donald A. Heald Rare Books, Prints & Maps
  • Twenty-three salt prints from calotype negatives mounted on 18 leaves; with hand-ruled borders and manuscript numbers
  • The UCLA copy is incomplete, lacking print no. 3 ("Abbotsford").
  • The UCLA copy is extra-illustrated with an additional 19 early specimens of Talbotypes (2 in duplicate) mounted on 19 leaves of stiff card following the "Sun pictures."
  • In addition to the title leaf, and a leaf containing the "List of Plates," the UCLA copy has an extra leaf of stiff card, on which is mounted a printed slip of paper captioned "Notice to the Reader" with text reading: "The plates of the present work are impressed by the agency of Light alone, without any aid whatever from the artist's pencil. They are the sun-pictures themselves, and not, as some persons have imagined, engravings in imitation."
  • This is the second book ever published using original photographs as illustrations
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
[2] leaves, 23 salted paper prints on 18 leaves
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: half binding of dark green wave-grain cloth and dark green leather; gilt rules along spine and outer corners; red marbled endpapers; top edges gilt. Engraved armorial bookplate on front pastedown of C.M. Ingleby, LLD of Valentines (London, England). In modern dark green cloth phasebox and matching dark green leather and green marbled paper slipcase; gold-stamped spine title "Talbot. Sun pictures in Scotland. 1845." Gift of Albert Boni.
Other physical details
all illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)12043398
  • ucoclc12043398
Label
Sun pictures in Scotland, by H. Fox Talbot, Esq., F.R.S. &c. &c. &c
Publication
Note
  • "Talbot's principal intention here was to demonstrate photography's potential as a documentary medium. The result, however, was the first themed photobook. Sun Pictures in Scotland depicts Talbot's travels through the region in October 1844, inspired by the life and writings of Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832). The 1830s and 1840s was a period of intense interest in the Scottish poet. The 200-foot-high Scott Monument in Edinburgh was nearly completed when Talbot photographed it, and he included it as the second plate in Sun Pictures"--From the website of Donald A. Heald Rare Books, Prints & Maps
  • Twenty-three salt prints from calotype negatives mounted on 18 leaves; with hand-ruled borders and manuscript numbers
  • The UCLA copy is incomplete, lacking print no. 3 ("Abbotsford").
  • The UCLA copy is extra-illustrated with an additional 19 early specimens of Talbotypes (2 in duplicate) mounted on 19 leaves of stiff card following the "Sun pictures."
  • In addition to the title leaf, and a leaf containing the "List of Plates," the UCLA copy has an extra leaf of stiff card, on which is mounted a printed slip of paper captioned "Notice to the Reader" with text reading: "The plates of the present work are impressed by the agency of Light alone, without any aid whatever from the artist's pencil. They are the sun-pictures themselves, and not, as some persons have imagined, engravings in imitation."
  • This is the second book ever published using original photographs as illustrations
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
[2] leaves, 23 salted paper prints on 18 leaves
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: half binding of dark green wave-grain cloth and dark green leather; gilt rules along spine and outer corners; red marbled endpapers; top edges gilt. Engraved armorial bookplate on front pastedown of C.M. Ingleby, LLD of Valentines (London, England). In modern dark green cloth phasebox and matching dark green leather and green marbled paper slipcase; gold-stamped spine title "Talbot. Sun pictures in Scotland. 1845." Gift of Albert Boni.
Other physical details
all illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)12043398
  • ucoclc12043398

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