WILLIAM HENRY JACKSON
U. S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF THE TERRITORIES
an album of 76 Albertypes from photographs by William Henry Jackson of the 1871 Hayden Geological Survey, each with credit, title, survey information, plate number, and publisher and process information, 1871, printed by Edward Bierstadt in 1874. Folio, modern buckram with gilt-stamped leather spine label
Each image approximately 7½ by 9½ in. (19 by 23.5 cm.) or the reverse
A detailed report for each plate is beyond the scope of this condition report; those wishing information on individual plates are welcome to contact the Photographs Department.
The binding is tight and in generally excellent condition. There is occasional soiling at the edges of the plates, and a few small tears to some of the interleaves.
Specific condition notes include:
'alberttype plates' is written in pencil in an unidentified hand on 'Plate I: Camp at Ogden, Utah'.
The interleaf after 'Plate XXX: Upper Falls of The Yellowstone' is torn and has been inexpertly repaired.
'Plate XII: Boiling Cauldron' and 'Plate XIII: Mud Spring' have some slight tears along the leftmost edge of the plates.
The following 5 plates bear a 'Franklin Institute Library' stamp: 'Plate V: Port Neuf Cañon', 'Plate XII: Hydraulic Gold Mining', 'Plate XIV: Mystic Lake', 'Plate XXIII: Devil's Slide', and 'Plate XLIV: Yellowstone Lake'.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Cody, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Yellowstone Discovered, March - August 2016