TWENTY-THREE YEARS UNDER A SKY-LIGHT, OR LIFE AND EXPERIENCES OF A PHOTOGRAPHER. H. J. Rodgers.
TWENTY-THREE YEARS UNDER A SKY-LIGHT, OR LIFE AND EXPERIENCES OF A PHOTOGRAPHER
TWENTY-THREE YEARS UNDER A SKY-LIGHT, OR LIFE AND EXPERIENCES OF A PHOTOGRAPHER
TWENTY-THREE YEARS UNDER A SKY-LIGHT, OR LIFE AND EXPERIENCES OF A PHOTOGRAPHER

TWENTY-THREE YEARS UNDER A SKY-LIGHT, OR LIFE AND EXPERIENCES OF A PHOTOGRAPHER

Hartford: H.J. Rodgers, Publisher, 1873. Second printing. 12mo., 236 pp., frontispiece with tissue guard, numerous engraved illustrations. Publisher's cloth, decorated in blind. Board tips slightly curled and rubbed; the first few leaves are lightly foxed. The copy of Lloyd E. Vardon, with his neat stamp on the blank pastedown. Very good. Item #26926

Consists largely of advice to sitters, much of it humorous. Running title: The people's guide to photography. Originally published: Hartford : H.J. Rodgers, publisher, 1872 (235, [2] p.). The 1873 issue is printed from the same electrotype plates as 1872, with some modification of contents: the note on p. 12 regarding the illustrations is removed; the text of p. 135 is modified in accordance with an erratum on p. [237] of 1872 issue; the main text, which in 1872 ended on p. 219, is extended with further anecdotes of tintype studios, replacing the New York times' account of the funeral of Samuel F.B. Morse; and, the "conclusion", originally printed on p. 220-221, is moved to p. 233-234 (not corrected in the table of contents), followed by a chapter plugging "David S. Brown and Grandson's Nonpareil Glycerine Soap", p. 235-236. According to the note that concluded the list of illustrations on p. 12 of the 1872 issue, many of the wood engravings were furnished by the publishers of S.R. Wells' New physiognomy (1866 and later eds.); others were engraved by H.C. Curtis, and a number of the designs and drawings were made by "the young and talented." Contains the following chapters: Phrenological Photography, Facial Resemblance Between Man and the Brute Creation, To Young Men - How to Look Well in Pictures, To Young Women - How to Look Beautiful in Pictures, Perplexities of a Photographers' Life, Hair Invigorators and Restorers, etc. from OCLC 3092171 entry.)

Roosens and Salu No. 9369; failing to mention this expanded edition, which is far less common than the 1872 first printing.

Price: $450.00

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