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From the Mundane to the Magical : Photographically Illustrated Children's Books, 1854-1945 and Beyond [Brand New in perfect condition]

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From the Mundane to the Magical : Photographically Illustrated Children's Books, 1854-1945 and Beyond [Brand New in perfect condition]

by White, Mus

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Los Angeles, California: Dawson's Book Shop, 1999. Brand New in perfect condition. Bright, clean, square and tight. Sharp corners. NO owner's name or bookplate. NOT a remainder. Fresh and crisp -- obviously never read. Full descriptions for 1,421 first editions, including details of publication, collations, photos included, bindings, variants, etc. "The most important bibliographic reference to date." -- James Frazer (PHAEDRUS). Limited to 1,000 copies. Published @ $150. With 58 illustrations including a frontispiece. From the prospectus: This is "the first major bibliography linking the fields of photography and juvenile literature… This landmark publication… details over 1400 books in the field of American and international juvenile literature illustrated with original photographs or related photo-mechanical processes [e.g. salted paper print, albumen print, carbon print, platinum print, silver print, gravure print, halftone, black-and-white, color]… Noted photographer, Duane Michals, has contributed a whimsical preface… Mus White has written an essay which provides an historical overview of the field of photographically illustrated children's books as well as a perspective on the methodology of her bibliography… The core of the bibliography follows a chronological format providing detailed bibliographic descriptions for titles published between 1854 and 1945. The bibliography includes an author/title index as well as an index of photographers and illustrators. In addition there is an index of reproduction processes linked to specific books in the bibliography… In addition to a glossary of photographic processes, other important reference tools include a list of recognized photographers followed by the titles in which their photographs have appeared. This list is current for publications through 1995." Bound in the original gilt-stamped blue cloth. 8.5" wide by 11.25" tall.. First Edition, Limited to 1,000 copies. Oversize Hardcover. New/No jacket, as issued. xlii, 269pp.+ 24 unnumbered plates. Great Packaging, Fast Shipping.


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From the Mundane to the Magical : Photographically Illustrated Children's Books, 1854-1945 and Beyond [Brand New in perfect condition]
White, Mus
Book condition
New New
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No jacket, as issued
First Edition, Limited to 1,000 copies
Dawson's Book Shop
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Los Angeles, California
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Photography; Children's Books / Young Adult Literature; Book Collecting / References for Book Collectors;

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