Photography/Nature Printing

Images worth a thousand words, and nature telling its own story

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Atomic bom...
Atomic bombs: Operation Crossroads, "Able" and "Baker" events.
Bikini, [not published], 1946. Two original photo prints. Each 25.4 x 20.6 cm.
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From a direct witness: the first Bikini bombs, exploding
Mission of...
Reinburg, P.
Mission officielle commanditée par le Ministère de l'Instruction Publique pour un voyage d'étude en Amérique latine (1909-1913).
Paris, unpublished, 1909-1913. 266 framed glass positives (including colour positives), 9.9 x 8.5 cm with handwritten descriptive labels (positive size 7.0 x 7.0 cm); preserved in one wooden box (28.5 x 11.0 x 11.1 cm) and 25 contemporary cardboard boxes, mostly with pictorial printed labels.
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From an unknown Andes expedition: an exciting and unique collection of original glass positives
Unique pho...
Unique photo album of Renault cars 1918-1935-[1938].
France [?], no publisher, 1935-[1937]. Oblong folio (22.3 x 26.7 cm). 57 original photographs with typescript captions, mounted. Black, gilt-bordered half morocco over dark green pebbled boards. Gilt bands on the spine. ADDED: a second, chronologically consecutive photo album of similar design; larger, and blue, with another seven photos of Renault cars; the first four mounted, with captions, two mounted without captions, and two loosely inserted (one much smaller, at 6.8 x 10.8 cm).
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Unique original photographs of Renault's most renowned pre-WWII cars
Album with...
Rhine river [photos]
Album with original, large photographs of the building of the locks in the Rhine at Kembs, France (1929-1932).
Kembs, no publisher indicated, [1929]-1932. Oblong photo album (board size 22.5 x 34.0 x 3.0 cm). 26 tissue-guarded original photographs mounted on 26 cardboard sheets with printed captions. Original burgundy half cloth over marbled boards. Marbled endpapers.
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A fine and luxurous photo-album on an economically important building operation along the river Rhine in the 1930's
Deutsche m...
Deutsche medicinische Wochenschrift. The first papers on the application of Röntgen or X rays in medicine.
Leipzig und Berlin, [Thieme], 1896. Folio (31.5 x 23.6 cm). Numerous pages and illustrations including original, mounted photos. Later half cloth over marbled boards.
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The Big Bang of Roentgenology
Etna. Eruz...
Silvestri, O.
Etna. Eruzione e terremoti del Maggio-Giugno 1879. Fotografie fatte per incarico del R. Governo Italiano sotto la direzione del Prof. Orazio Silvestri.
[Catania], A. T. Tagliarini, "1879" [1880]. Oblong folio, with 30 (of 33 or 34?) original albumen prints of slightly variable size, on average 17.5 x 32.0 cm (plates 1-22), or four times 19 x 24 cm (plates 23-24), all mounted on 24 (of 25?) very large printed boards, each 48.5 x 56.8 cm and with a gilt frame of 29.2 x 39.1 cm (plates 1-22), or four times 20.4 x 25.8 cm (plates 23-24) with printed captions mounted, and printed captions on the boards. In clamshell box of navy pebbled cloth over marbled boards (58.3 x 51.4 x 3.7 cm) with original printed labels on the front board recto and verso.
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The second recorded copy
Taber, I. W. and C. R. Savage
Collection of 15 [11 by Taber and 4 by Savage] original albumen photographs (circa 1875).
Salt Lake City, UT, San Francisco, CA, privately published, ca. 1890. 11 photos measuring circa 23,7 x 19,3 cm [9.3" x 7.6"]; two measuring 28,6 x 23 cm [11.3" x 9.1"] and two messuring 15,8 x 10,3 cm [6.2" x 4.1"]. Each photograph is mounted on thick cardboard, measuring 36 x 26,5 cm. Unbound, taken from an album.
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Rare and seldom seen photos of the western United States
Tyndall, John
(1820-1893). A fine oval mounted original photograph.
London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, [1877]. Woodbury type, mounted on a single leaf (27.0 x 21.0 cm)., with an engraved oval border by Lock and Whitfield.
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A fine portrait of Irland's most important microbiologist in "Woodbury Type"
Very early...
X-Rays: Friedrich Haller & Söhne Atélier und Laboratorium mit Röntgen'schen Strahlen
Very early applied radiology [Röntgen photographs, X-rays] including the first use of X-rays in authentication of fine art (i.e. painting by Albrecht Dürer).
Munich, Friedrich Haller & Söhne, Atélier und Laboratorium mit Röntgen'schen Strahlen, 1897. Loose in folio album. Set of nine extremely early, mint conditioned X-Ray-photographs mounted on six presentation cardboards (three with two photographs each) and with manuscript descriptions; the photographs measuring between 6.6 x 5.6 cm, and 34.4 x 23.6 cm, all housed in contemporary gilt cloth portfolio titled Album .
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First X-ray verification of fine art - Dürer meets Röntgen
Zangaki, C. or G. Zangaki
[southern Egypt, Sudan or Eritrea] Original photos.
[Alexandria or Port Said], Zangaki, [ca. 1880]. Three original photographs (21.5 x 27.5 cm) of Beja people.
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Original early anthropological photographs from Abyssinia (north eastern Africa)