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1 ROOT, M. A. THE CAMERA AND THE PENCIL; OR THE HELIOGRAPHIC ART, ITS THEORY AND PRACTICE...DAGUERREOTYPE, PHOTOGRAPHY, &c.; together with its history in the United States and in Europe,...illus. with fine engravings on steel and wood.
Philadelphia M. A. Root...J. B. Lippencott...D. Appleton & Co., NY 1864 Hardcover 
1st edition. Small octavo in publisher's embossed brown leather with gilt decoration of camera and painter's brushes & palette on front cover and with four raised bands and gilt lettering on the spine. All edges gilt. Beveled edges with ornate gilt decoration, a bit rubbed, and chip from edge on front free and rear endpaper. With engraved illustrations and diagrams. Includes discussions on portraiture....both photographic and painterly; the "Fitting Up of Rooms" where portraits will be made; Harmony of Colors; The artist and his sitters; Lights and shadows in pictures; Weather; On coloring photographs; Modes of producing or finishing permanent solar impressions; the camera and the microscope; History of photography in Europe and America; Applications of photography for the present and future; a consideration of photography vs painting in portraiture, &c, &c. Marcus Aurelius Root (1808-1888), writing teacher and daguerreotypist, was influential in the development of early photography in America. Root's book is one of the first serious discussions of the artistic merits of photography. 
Price: 1200.00 USD
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