The Pencil of Nature.

Photographs by William Henry Fox Talbot. Commentary by Larry J. Schaaf.
Hans P. Kraus, Jr., Inc., New York, 1989. Unpaged, 24 hand tipped-in 300 line tritone reproductions,, 10x13".



About the Ltd Edition
This limited edition facsimile of the world's first commercially published photographic book, The Pencil of Nature by the inventor of the positive-negative process, William Henry Fox Talbot, was released to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the invention of photography. First published in London in 1844, fewer than 40 reasonably complete copies of this major work still exist throughout the world. Lovingly created and printed on acid-free paper, this facsimile is remarkably true in appearance to the original, with hand tipped-in plates that are virtually indistinguishable in color and tonality to the originals. Bound as the original, each of the six parts reproduces the ornate chromolithographed cover and is backed in genuine red leather. It is protected in a custom clamshell box, with a partition for the seventh reference volume containing commentary by Larry J. Schaaf, a preemminent Talbot scholar.

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