London: Henry Greenwood & Co., 1870-1963. First editions. 12mos.; variable paginations; many containing original illustrations from a variety of photographic processes. 60 volumes as follows: 1870, 1893 - 1895, 1899, 1901 - 1902. 1910 - 1963. Most volumes are bound in the publisher's original cloth, style varied over time, and several volumes have been recently repaired. Largely acquired from the Camera Club of New York, with their stamps. Item #29810
The British Journal Photographic Almanac is the oldest photographic yearbook in the world and was first published as a wall calendar for the year 1860, and given away as a supplement to the 15 December 1859 issue of The British Journal of Photography. In 1861, it became a separate publication and the editorship closely mirrored that of the Journal. Each volume contained a calendar noting photographic events and society meetings, a summary of the years technical developments, formulas, and articles on various processes and aesthetic considerations. There are numerous illustrated advertisements, and often an original mounted photographic illustration from a variety of processes including photogravure, Woodburytype, bromide print, etc. Many of the earlier volumes bear the stamp on the title page of the New York Camera Club Library.
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