Book Description

The 'camera lucida', a diminutive sketching aid was invented by William Hyde Wollaston in 1806. It enjoyed considerable popularity among 19th century artists & scientists, and underwent several changes with a form of it surviving to this day, adapted to the optical microscope. In this fascinating account of the camera lucida's many guises & uses the authors cover the invention, development and decline of this once popular sketching aid
Author John H Hammond & Jill Austin
Date 1987 (First Edition)
Binding Brown boards with gilt titles on the spine + decorative d/w (unclipped)
Publisher Adam Hilger (Bristol)
Illustrator Black/white photographs, repros. of engravings, diagrams, & drawings
Condition VG+ in VG+ dust wrapper
Pages 202

Price: £25.00

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