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Item #BB2545 Photographs of English and Scottish Scenery. Dunkeld. 12 Views. G. W. WILSON, George Washington.
Photographs of English and Scottish Scenery. Dunkeld. 12 Views
Photographs of English and Scottish Scenery. Dunkeld. 12 Views
Photographs of English and Scottish Scenery. Dunkeld. 12 Views

Photographs of English and Scottish Scenery. Dunkeld. 12 Views

Aberdeen: 24 and 25, Crown Street: Printed by John Duffus, 1866. First Printing. Original Cloth. A superb copy in original cloth, with twelve albumen prints by Wilson, from his series on towns and villages. Demy 8vo (220 x 179mm): twelve albumen photographs of Dunkeld (97 x 80mm) mounted on card with printed title beneath, each followed by a leaf of descriptive letter press printed on recto only. Original pebbled green cloth paneled in blind, front cover stamped in gilt, brown coated end papers, all edges gilt. Several pages and mounts (not prints) lightly spotted, but an excellent example. Rare. Gernsheim 309. Not in Margolis & Moss. Near Fine+. Item #BB2545

Part of a series of at least 12 titles by Wilson published between 1865 and 1868, each on a separate town or area of England and Scotland and each with twelve views (original albumen prints). Early on, Wilson grasped the potential of photography to provide tourists with souvenirs of their travels, and he began photographing popular haunts and picturesque spots. This volume was one result. Dunkeld is a cathedral town on the north bank of the River Tay, opposite Birnam, called the "Gateway to the Highlands, one of thew best preserved eighteenth-century country towns in Scotland. The surrounding countryside is heavily wooded, and has some notable trees, including the Birnam Oak, believed to be the only remaining tree from Birnam Wood named by Shakespeare in Macbeth. The largest collection of Wilson's work—containing some 27,000 negatives—is the George Washington Wilson Photographic Archive at the University of Aberdeen. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).

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