Rochester: Eastman Kodak Company, 1910. First edition. Oblong 4to., (ii) frontis, 7 - 67 pp., 98 b&w photographs. Cloth over boards with buckram spine. The front board is warped and the cloth faintly stained; the cloth on the rear is more prominently stained; spine is somewhat mottled. Item #53662
This scarce and early book by Ryland W. Phillips of Philadelphia (1866 - 1925), features the portraiture of renowned studio photographers from the U.S. as well as Europe. Each is represented by a short introduction to their working methodology and then several photographs showing a subject sitting for their portrait and then the various permutations the image follows until the final portrait is presented. The photographers were: A. F. Bradley, New York; Mary Carnell, Philadelphia; E.B. Core, New York; Mr. E.E. Doty, Belding, Michigan; Rudolph Duhrkoop, Hamburg, Germany; George Edmondson, Cleveland, Ohio; William Shewell Ellis, Philadelphia; John H. Caro, Boston; Elias Goldensky, Philadelphia; Clarence Hayes, Detroit; Dudley Hoyt, New York; Miss Belle Johnson, Monroe City, Mo.; Miss Frances Benjamin Johnston, Washington, D.C.; Knaffl Bros., Knoxville; Louis M. Koehne, Chicago; Charles L. Lewis, Toledo, Ohio; Pirie MacDonald, New York; Mary E. McGarvey, Bellefonte, Penn.; J. Ernest Mock, Rochester; Morris Burke Parkinson, Boston; Ryland W. Phillips, Philadelphia; Mrs. Sarah F.T. Price, Mount Airy, Philadelphia; Miss Blanche Reinecke, Kansas City, Mo.; David D. Spellman, Detroit; and Will H. Towles, Washington, D.C.
[with] Two original platinum photographs of slightly differing poses of a young girl in an elegant bonnet and white dress, both approximately 6 1/8 x 4 1/8 inches, mounted on edge-chipped textured gray boards, 13 5/8 x 10 1/2 inches. Both are signed in pencil beneath the photograph on the lower right corner. Fine. Ryland Phillips achieved stunning tonal qualities by use of selective brush development of her negatives, as outlined in the text on p. 54 of WITH OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS.