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Dammann, C. and F.W.
ETHNOLOGICAL PHOTOGRAPHIC GALLERY OF THE VARIOUS RACES OF MEN. LONDON: TRÜBNER & CO., [1875]
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 3,750 GBP
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FROM THE SVEN GAHLIN COLLECTION

Dammann, C. and F.W.
ETHNOLOGICAL PHOTOGRAPHIC GALLERY OF THE VARIOUS RACES OF MEN. LONDON: TRÜBNER & CO., [1875]
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 3,750 GBP
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Dammann, C. and F.W.
ETHNOLOGICAL PHOTOGRAPHIC GALLERY OF THE VARIOUS RACES OF MEN. LONDON: TRÜBNER & CO., [1875]
Oblong folio (302 x 420mm.), engraved title, 167 ALBUMEN PRINTS on 24 sheets of card (mounted recto and verso) with printed captions and text, original green embossed cloth over bevelled boards, upper cover lettered in gilt, gilt edges, some soiling and spotting, minor edge wear and creasing to paper guards
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Provenance

Royal Institution of Great Britain, blindstamp on title

Catalogue Note

One of the first and most encompassing anthropological and ethnological photographic studies of the world, described by anthropologist Edward B. Tylor as "one of the most important contributions ever made to the science of man".

Edwards, Elizabeth (editor) Anthropology & Photography 1860-1920 (1992), pp.55, 57; Tylor, E.B., 'Dammann's Race-Photographs', Nature, 13 (1876), pp.184-185

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