The Pencil of Nature. Photographs and text by William Henry Fox Talbot. With a new introduction by Beaumont Newhall. A facsimile of the 1844-1846 edition. Da Capo Press, 1969. Unpaged. Small folio (13 x 10 in./33 x 26.5 cm.) Clothbound illustrated dust jacket. Gilt embossed boards and spine. Quarter cloth slipase. 24 reproductions tipped-in. with original tissue guards. 8 x 5 1/2" addnedum bound in.
"The Pencil of Nature is a classic. It is a collection of paper photographs made by the inventor of the process, William Henry Fox Talbot, with his account of the discovery and prediction of uses to which it might be put. It is the first book illustrated with photographs and the first mass production of photographs. It stands in relation to photography as does the Guttenberg Bible to printing."--from Beaumont Newhall's introduction
Trace of rubbing to extremities of slipcase; otherwise Fine+/Fine+.