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London
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Telephone 020 7297 4888
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Specialists Art, Architecture, Economics, Philosophy, English, European Literature, Early Printing, Islamic World, Natural History, Science & Medicine, Photography, Travel, Manuscripts, Music, Politics, Law, Human Sciences, Archives, Valuations
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PHOTOGRAPHY

JACOBSON, Ken, and Jenny JACOBSON.

Carrying Off the Palaces: John Ruskin’s Lost Daguerreotypes. , London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd 2015

Small 4to, (250 x 300 mm), pp. xxvi, 406 (including 601 illustrations); cloth-bound with pictorial dust-jacket. ISBN 978-0-9563012-7-7.

Note
The inspiration for this book was a remarkable discovery made by the authors at a small country auction in 2006. One lightly regarded lot was a distressed mahogany box crammed with long-lost early photographs. These daguerreotypes were later confirmed as once belonging to John Ruskin, the great 19th-century art critic, writer, artist and social reformer. Moreover, the many scenes of Italy, France and Switzerland included the largest collection of daguerreotypes of Venice in the world and probably the earliest surviving photographs of the Alps.

Core to this book is a fully illustrated catalogue raisonné of the 325 known John Ruskin daguerreotypes. The overwhelming majority of the newly-discovered plates are published here for the first time. There are an additional 276 illustrations in the text and an essay describing the technical procedures used in conserving Ruskin’s photographs. Ten chapters extensively study Ruskin’s photographic endeavours. A chronology, glossary, twenty-page bibliography and comprehensive index complete this handsome hardback book.

Condition
New
£85