London: Lovell Reeve, 1858. First edition. 8vo., 451 pp., approx. 45 pp. advertisements, including the catalogue of one hundred stereoscopic views of Egypt and Nubia, published by Negretti & Zambra; 20 mounted albumen stereographs with tissue guards, engraved map. Gilt-decorated textured cloth, t.e.g. Lightly rubbed on extremities, head and foot-cap rebuilt, owner's name in pencil on endpaper, and light foxing to several tissue guards; else a very good copy. Item #25970
This is the first book to contain original mounted stereographs; the exposures were made by Smyth on Teneriffe in the mid 1850s, and serves as an important astronomical report.
TRUTHFUL LENS No.152. Gernsheim - INCUNABULA No. 79. Roosens and Salu No. 9814.