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Frith, Francis
EGYPT, SINAI, AND JERUSALEM: A SERIES OF TWENTY PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS... WITH DESCRIPTIONS BY MRS POOLE AND REGINALD STUART POOLE. LONDON: JAMES S. VIRTUE, [C.1858]
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 289,250 GBP
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Frith, Francis
EGYPT, SINAI, AND JERUSALEM: A SERIES OF TWENTY PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS... WITH DESCRIPTIONS BY MRS POOLE AND REGINALD STUART POOLE. LONDON: JAMES S. VIRTUE, [C.1858]
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 289,250 GBP
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Frith, Francis
EGYPT, SINAI, AND JERUSALEM: A SERIES OF TWENTY PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS... WITH DESCRIPTIONS BY MRS POOLE AND REGINALD STUART POOLE. LONDON: JAMES S. VIRTUE, [C.1858]
Large folio (738 x 530mm.), 20 mounted albumen prints (485 x 390mm., or the reverse), several signed and dated 1858 in the negative, contemporary dark green half morocco, flat spine, gilt edges, upper cover lettered in gilt, some scattered spotting, binding slightly rubbed, some restoration to spine and corners
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Literature

Gernsheim, Incunabula (London, 1984) 130; Röhricht p.506; Hilmy I, p.249; Jacobson, K., Odalisques & Arabesques: Orientalist Photography 1839-1925 (London, 2007, pp.88-89, 232-234); Parr and Badger, The Photobook (London, 2007, vol.1, p.28); Foster, Heiting and Stuhlman, Imagining Paradise (NY, 2007, p.63)

Catalogue Note

"The largest book with the biggest, unenlarged prints ever published." (Gernsheim). "Few publications in the history of photography are its equal in either presentation or ambition. The twenty photographs feature Egyptian subjects, with just a single view of Jerusalem. Frith's views of the Pyramids, in particular, are groundbreaking and became the works for which he is now best known. The photographs are accompanied by texts written by Sophia Poole and Reginald Stuart Poole (a mother-and-son team), recognised writers on Egyptian history and customs" (Imagining Paradise).

See also endpapers for another illustration from this work.

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