Very Good in Good jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" Tall. Mylared dust jacket has rubbing. Blue boards with silver imprint on spine, lightly bumped corners. Clean interior. Black and white and some color illustrations, 446 pages. Includes "a biographical listing of some 2, 000 daguerreotypists and other related to the art--by far the most comprehensive list of its kind ever published, " and a listing of hallmarks.
Near Fine in J Near Fine jacket. 4to Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. x, 446 pp, acknowledgments, introduction, I. A Historical Survey: 1. Events Leading to Photography in America; 2. The Pioneer Days, 1889-1840; 3. The Formative Years, 1841-1846; 4. The Years of Expansion, 1847-1850; 5. The Affluent Era, 1851-1860. II. The Images: 6. Daguerreotype Plates, Apparatus, and Processes; 7. Stereoscopic Daguerreotyps; 8. Color and the Daguerreotype; 9. Art Influences; 10. Art and the Portrait; 11. Minature Cases; 12. Reflections of an Age. Biographies: Key to abbreviations, Professional and Amateur Daguerreotypists; Manufacturers and Wholesale Suppliers; Case Manufacturers and Engravers. Appendix: 1. A Tabulation of Hallmarks Found on Extant Daguerreotypes; 2. United States Patent Records; notes, a dictionary of Daguerreotype terms, index. First Edition, 1997. "In a single volume, the authors offer a historical survey of the daguerreian art that flourished between 1840 and 1860, technical details of the daguerrotype processes including color, a discussion of the impact of the earliest photography on 19th-century American life and art, and a biographical listing of some 2, 000 daguerreotypists and otherrs related to theart. The book is richly illustrated with representative examples of carefully sellected color and b&w daguerreotype." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Only the slightest wear to bottom edge, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Purper cloth with red back cloth backstrip, gilt lettering to spine. and decorative endpapers.
Light spotting to upper corner, otherwise very good in original two-toned cloth and near fine pictorial dust jacket. Important work. Heavy--will require extra postage. Quarto. 446 pages. Fully illustrated with reproductions of black-and-white and some color photographs.
This is an excellent book on American Daguerreotypes. Even though the first edition was printed in 1981, the wealth of info and the phots of dags in this book is exceptional. I believe this is really one of the life time achievements of the Rinharts. I use this book for reference including the types of plates and the types of mat design. This is good book for dating some of the dags. I think this book is in most dag collectors libraries.
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