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Book Description
The Delux Edition (probably issued for civic presentation) in full Olive Green Crushed Morocco Inside dentelles,aeg. with elaborate blind stamped and Gilt Blocking. First Edition with 16 mounted albumen prints by the Sheffield photographer Theophilus Smith and text by Holland. (Identified in the one plate edition pub by Pawson & Brailsford). " Mr T.Smith laid upon the table a handsome volume, entitled "Sheffield and its Neighbourhood Photographically Illustrated," which he had just published and which was greatly admired.The Illustrations of which there are sixteen - are very fine; consisting principally of views of places more or less historically interesting.There is also one which may be said to be of national interest being an interior view of John Brown & Companys Armour Plate Works wherein are represented the forgeman at their work. Another illustration is specially interesting to photographers, being an instantaneous street view (High Street) taken so late in the year as an afternoon in Sept " [The British Jnl of Photography 13/1/1865 pp 22] Crown Quarto xii.132pps Gersheim 279.Original endpapers with the heraldic bookplate of Baron Foley of Kidderminster to the pastedown. *The publication of the book by the leading London publisher of photographically illustrated books placed a Sheffield photographer in the company of Roger Fenton and Francis Bedford and would presumably have been a source of civic pride. The book put Sheffield on the map artistically and historically whilst reminding readers that the towns wealth prosperity was in part, the production of world-class armaments.
Author Smith,Theophilus [HOLLAND, John]

Price: £550.00

Offered by John L Capes

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