12 Color & 78 b/w Illustrations (chiefly photographs) Very Good- in J Very Good- jacket. New York: Clarkson N. Potter. 1967. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good-. Few small nicks, slight rubbing and browning to jacket (chiefly to edges); tape marking to foredge of jacket front flyleaf; slight internal warping to few leaves (chiefly preliminaries); clipping to few leaves at edges (chiefly to foot of title page, last printed leaf and rear blank); slight internal browning to edges. ix, , 135,  pages. "...a comprehensive and scholarly survey" (jacket front flyleaf) of American daguerreotypists, 1840 to 1860; includes biographical notes, selected bibliography and index. Additional relevant material (chiefly daguerreotype reproductions from various printed sources) present.
Near Fine in J Near Fine jacket. 4to Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. ix, 135 (4) pp, acknowledgments, List of 89 color and b&w illustrations, Introduction, 1. The Daguerreian Art and Portraiture, 2. Color Comes to the Portrait, 3. the Daguerreian Scene, 4. Miniature Cases for Daguerreian Art, notes to the text, biographical notes: artists and Daguerreians, selected bibliography, index. This is a comprehensive and scholoarly survey, including a generous sampling of portrait artists, Levi Hill, who invented a color process, a number of landscape scenes, and examples of decoration of miniature cases. Price clipped with minor edgewear to tips of corners dj. Slightly rubbed spot at bottom edge near hinge of ffep, else, Pristine. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with gilt lettering to spine.
Fine- in Good jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. 139 pages, profusely illustrated in b&w. "The photographic process of daguerreian art, a result of experiments by Louis Daguerre and a fellow Frenchman Nicephore Niepce, was introduced in America in the fall of 1839 by Samuel F. B. Morse, and quickly became an established art. This book is a comprehensive and scholarly survey of the work of those often unknown artists. There are brief biographies of all notable daguerreian artists, a selected bibiliography and an index." FINE-HARDCOVER, GOOD DUST JACKET.
Fine in J Very Good-Very Good + jacket. 4to Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-Good +. ix, 135 (4) pp, acknowledgments, list of 89 illustrations (12 in full color), introduction, 1. The Daguerreian Art and Portraiture; 2. Color Comes to the Portrait; 3. The Daguerreian Scene; 4. Miniature Case for Daguerreian Art; notes to the text, biographical notes--artists and daguerreians, selected bibliography, index. First Edition, 1967. " This book is a comprehensive and scholarly survey of the work of those often unknown artists. Starting with a generous sampling of the most popular type--portraits--the authors then show that some artists were actually able to introduce color into the process, including the notable career of Levi Hill, who invented a color process, is fully covered for the first time, and there are samples of his remarkable work. The authors then show a number of landscape scenes, and include exasmples of the decoration of miniature cases." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Small chips along top and bottom edge dj with crackling around top edge of same, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with gilt lettering to spine.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Publisher's hardback in very good condition: firm, square and tight with no snags or splits. Complete with original dustjacket: in decent shape, just slightly rubbed and moderately edge-worn, now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Contents sound and clean; no pen-marks. Not from a library so no such stamps or labels. Thus a tidy book in presentable condition.
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