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The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute

Materials from the Research Library, Getty Research Institute located in Los Angeles, CA. The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute includes books from the 1840s through the 1870s, which are illustrated primarily with salted paper prints or albumen prints. These were the first photographic media viable for publication purposes yet the production of such books was very labor-intensive: the images were printed individually from paper or glass negatives and then mounted ...



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The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute
by Fergusson, James, 1808-1886; Waterhouse, James S., 1842-1922, photographer; Griggs, William, 1832-1911, lithographer, photographer; Great Britain. India Office; W.H. Allen & Co., publisher; Eyre & Spottiswoode, printer
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Signatures: a⁶ A-2H⁴
Topics: Tree worship in art, Serpent worship in art, Art and mythology, Buddhist sculpture, Stupas,...
The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute
by Hillard, E. B. (Elias Brewster), 1825-1895, photographer; Griffiths, Harry S., printer; N.A. & R.A. Moore (Firm), publisher; Bingham & Dodd, lithographer
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Includes 6 albumen prints depicting Samuel Downing, Daniel Waldo, Lemuel Cook, Alexander Millener, William Hutchings and Adam Link
Topic: American Revolution (1775-1783)
The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute
by Eyre & Spottiswoode, printer
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Signatures: [A]⁸ B-4A⁸ 4B⁴
Topic: Bible
The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute
by Watson, J. Forbes (John Forbes), 1827-1892, author; India Museum; Great Britain. India Office, publisher; Eyre & Spottiswoode, printer
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Library's copy illustrated with 9 hand-coloured albumen prints
Topics: Textile industry, Textile fabrics, Costume
The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute
by Muybridge, Eadweard, 1830-1904; Muybridge, Eadweard, 1830-1904. Animal locomotion; Chapman and Hall, publisher; William Clowes and Sons, printer
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"Commenced 1872, completed 1885."
Topics: Animal locomotion, Photography of animals
The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute
by Albert, Honoré Paul Joseph d', duc de Luynes, 1802-1867; Mauss, Ch; Sauvaire, Henri Joseph, b. 1831; Lartet, Louis, 1840-1899; Vignes, Louis, 1831-1896; Vogüé, Melchior, marquis de, 1829-1916; Bertrand, Arthus, fl. 1800-1857; Ciceri, Eugène, 1813-1890
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Publication date from preface
Topics: Geology, Geology
The appendix contains descriptions of the cathedrals of Exeter, Norwich, Canterbury, Rochester, Lichfield, Worcester, Lincoln, Gloucester, Salisbury, and Peterborough; the south gateway of the church at Malmesbury; York minster; Beverley minster; Croyland abbey, and Bath abbey
Topics: Wells Cathedral, Sculpture, Cathedrals
The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute
by Drouin, F. (Felix)
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Translation of: Stereoscope et la photographie stereoscopique
Topics: Stereoscope, Photography, Stereoscopic
The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute
by Beresford Hope, A. J. B. (Alexander James Beresford), 1820-1887
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Contains 1 original photograph
Topic: Cathedrals
The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute
by Johnson, William (Civil servant), photographer; Johnson, W. J., publisher; Bolton and Barnitt (Firm), publisher
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Binding: gilt and blind tooled publisher's cloth
Topics: Ethnology, Caste, Portrait photography
The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute
by Páez, Ramón; Charles Scribner and Company, publisher
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Published later, with additional matter, under title: "Travels and adventures in South and Central America ..."
Topics: Venezuela -- Description and travel, Llanos (Colombia and Venezuela) -- Description and travel
The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute
by Albert, Honoré Paul Joseph d', duc de Luynes, 1802-1867; Mauss, Ch; Sauvaire, Henri Joseph, b. 1831; Lartet, Louis, 1840-1899; Vignes, Louis, 1831-1896; Vogüé, Melchior, marquis de, 1829-1916; Bertrand, Arthus, fl. 1800-1857; Ciceri, Eugène, 1813-1890
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Publication date from preface
Topics: Geology, Geology
The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute
by Blanquart-Evrard, Louis Désiré, 1802-1872
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Salt prints (Blanquart-Evrard process; ca. 24 x 18 cm. or smaller) mounted on rectos of leaves within printed gold borders. Sequence nos. 1-36 are printed in gold above, captions below. Most leaves have blind stamp with album title at foot
Topics: Art, Architecture
The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute
by Renaldi, Lorenzo. Nei solenni funerali di Maria Teresa di Toscana, archiduchessa d'Austria, regina-vedova di Sardegna celebrati nella chiesa metropolitana di Torino il XXVII febbraio MDCCCLV; Charvaz, André, 1793-1870. Discours prononcé aux funérailles solennelles de la reine de Sardaigne Marie Adélaïde, célébrées dans l"église métropolitaine de Turin le III mars MDCCCLV; Isnardi, Lorenzo. Nei solenni funerali di Sua Altezza Reale Ferdinando Maria di Savoia duca di Genova...
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Cover title
Topics: Savoy, House of, Maria Teresa, Queen, consort of Charles Albert, King of Sardinia, 1801-1855, Maria...
Sloan candidate
Topics: Pompeii (Extinct city), Vesuvius (Italy) -- Eruption, 79
The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute
by Frith, Francis, photographer
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37 photographs; most measure 23 x 16.5 cm. and are signed and/or dated in negative: "Frith 1857"
Topics: Pyramids -- Egypt -- Pictorial works, Pyramids, Egypt -- Pictorial works, Thebes (Egypt : Extinct...
The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute
by Garnier, Charles, 1825-1898 architect
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115 albumen photographs on letterpress mounts, each captioned: Durandelle, photographe. Each volume accompanied by a list of plates
Topics: Opéra de Paris, Decoration and ornament, Architectural, Architecture, Sculpture, French, Mural...
Includes 3 calotype illustrations
Topics: Celtic philology, Welsh literature, Price, Thomas, 1787-1848, Authors, Welsh -- Biography, Welsh...
The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute
by Leslie, Charles Robert, 1794-1859; Clarke, Harriet Ludlow, d. 1866; Williams, Samuel, 1788-1853; Cooper, James Davis, 1823-1904; Whymper, Josiah Wood, 1813-1903; Scharf, George, 1788-1860; Cozens, John Robert, 1752-1797; Girtin, Thomas, 1775-1802
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Plates by H.L. Clarke, S. Williams, J. Cooper, and J.W. Whymper; after G. Sharf, Cozens, and Girtin
Topics: Painting, Aesthetics
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by Himes, Charles F. (Charles Francis), 1838-1918, author
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38 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates : 23 cm
Topics: Photography, Photography of leaves
Includes 3 calotype illustrations
Topics: Celtic philology, Welsh literature, Price, Thomas, 1787-1848, Authors, Welsh -- Biography, Welsh...
The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute
by Garnier, Charles, 1825-1898 architect
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115 albumen photographs on letterpress mounts, each captioned: Durandelle, photographe. Each volume accompanied by a list of plates
Topics: Opéra de Paris, Decoration and ornament, Architectural, Architecture, Sculpture, French, Mural...
The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute
by Frith, Francis, author, photographer; James S. Virtue (Firm), publisher
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Originally issued in parts to subscribers
Topic: Frith, Francis
The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute
by Hardy, A. (Alfred), 1811-1893, author; Montméja, A. de, 1841- photographer
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Includes 49 original photographs, some of which are hand colored. The photography is by A. de Montméja
Topics: Skin, Dermatology, Medical photography, Skin Diseases, Skin
The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute
by Albert, Honoré Paul Joseph d', duc de Luynes, 1802-1867; Mauss, Ch; Sauvaire, Henri Joseph, b. 1831; Lartet, Louis, 1840-1899; Vignes, Louis, 1831-1896; Vogüé, Melchior, marquis de, 1829-1916; Bertrand, Arthus, fl. 1800-1857; Ciceri, Eugène, 1813-1890
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Publication date from preface
Topics: Geology, Geology
The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute
by Irving, Washington, 1783-1859; Jefferson, Joseph, 1829-1905; G.P. Putnam & Son, publisher; Sarony & Co, photographer
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"The Jefferson edition"--Half t.p
Topic: Van Winkle, Rip (Fictitious character)
The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute
by Hudson, John, photographer; Duthie, Andrew, 19th cent., publisher; Simpkin, Marshall & Co., publisher; W.H. Smith & Son, publisher
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The illustrations are mounted albumen prints
Topic: Killarney (Kerry, Ireland) -- Pictorial works
The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute
by Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (Great Britain). Committee of General Literature and Education
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"January, 1857"--Preface
Topics: Light, Photography, Light, Photography
The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute
by Frith, Francis, author, photographer; James S. Virtue (Firm), publisher
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Originally issued in parts to subscribers
Topic: Frith, Francis
The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute
by Frith, Francis, photographer
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37 photographs; most measure 23 x 16.5 cm. and are signed and/or dated in negative: "Frith 1857"
Topics: Pyramids -- Egypt -- Pictorial works, Pyramids, Egypt -- Pictorial works, Thebes (Egypt : Extinct...
The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute
by Lassus, Jean Baptiste Antoine, 1807-1857, architect; Viollet-le-Duc, Eugène-Emmanuel, 1814-1879, architect; Celtibère, writer of added commentary; Hibon, Auguste, 1780-1857, engraver; Ribault, Auguste Louis François, active 1831-1865, engraver; Normand, Alfred Nicolas, 1822-1909, engraver; A. Morel (firm), publisher; Bisson frères, photographer; Imprimerie Lemercier et cie, lithographer
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Published earlier with title: Notre-Dame de Paris; recueil contenant 80 planches ... et une notice archéologique, où l'on recherche la nature, l'origine et la raison d'être de toutes les parties du monument, par Celtibère. Paris, Grim, 1853. Cf. Brunet, Manuel du libraire
Topics: Notre-Dame de Paris (Cathedral), Cathédrale Notre-Dame (Paris, France), Church architecture,...
Illustrations: 223 collotype images on 96 plates
Topic: Costume
Contains 4 albumen prints
Topics: Church decoration and ornament, Christmas decorations
The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute
by Catholic Church; Curmer, L. (Henri Léon), 1801-1870; Delaunay, Henri, 1804-1881; Wierix, Antonie, -1604; Wierix, Jan, 1549-approximately 1620; Wierix, Jeronimus, 1553-1619; Catholic Church. Liturgy. French
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Part of the illustrations, also a plate, in v. 3 are mounted photographs
Topics: Jesus Christ, Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint, Bible, Illumination of books and manuscripts, Decoration...
The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Stanesbury, Samuel; Griffith & Farran
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Published in 1859. Cf. McLean
Topic: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
381 p. : 19 cm
Topics: Photography, Photography, Industrial, Photography
Illustrations: 223 collotype images on 96 plates
Topic: Costume
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by Duchenne, G.-B. (Guillaume-Benjamin), 1806-1875, author, photographer
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Photographs signed: Duchenne (de Boulogne), phot
Topics: Physiognomy, Facial expression, Face, Electrophysiology, Medical photography
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by Scott, Walter, 1771-1832 author
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Contains 12 leaves with mounted albumen prints
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by Bary, A. de (Anton), 1831-1888; Grimm, Jul
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Included are Peronospora, Erysiphe, etc
Topics: Plant anatomy, Histology, genealogy
Includes index
Topics: Portrait photography, Biography
The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute
by Laborde, Léon, marquis de, 1807-1869; Akerhielm, Anna Mȧnsdotter, 1642-1698; Renouard, Jules, publisher
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"Handlingar angaeende jungfru Akerhjelm" (including biography, correspondence and journal) in Swedish and French: v. 2, p. [256]-349
Title printed in red and black
Topic: Travel
The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute
by Johnson, William (Civil servant), photographer; Johnson, W. J., publisher; Bolton and Barnitt (Firm), publisher
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Binding: gilt and blind tooled publisher's cloth
Topics: Ethnology, Caste, Portrait photography, Ethnology
The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute
by Pugin, Augustus Welby Northmore, 1812-1852; Pugin, Edward Welby, 1834-1875, editor; Ayling, Stephen, photographer
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Illustrated chromolithographic title pages
Topics: Pugin, Augustus Welby Northmore, 1812-1852, Pugin, Augustus Welby Northmore, 1812-1852, Dessin...
Includes index
Topic: Photography
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by Galton, Francis, Sir, 1822-1911
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xii, 387, [6] leaves of plates : 23 cm
Topics: Ability, Eugenics
15 mounted albumen photographs (7 x 11 cm)
Topic: Architecture
Pierre Trémaux (1818-1895) was a French architect, photographer, traveler and writer of scientific and ethnographic texts. Beginning in 1847 he recorded his expeditions to Asia Minor, Egypt, Libya and Tunisia first in sketches and daguerreotypes and then in calotypes for greater veracity, all of which were also reproduced as lithographs in his publications
The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute
by Woodward, Joseph Janvier, 1833-1884; Army Medical Museum (U.S.)
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Cover title
Topics: Diatoms, Insects
Series title also at head of title page
Topics: Hypnotism, Mental suggestion
The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute
by Lytton, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron, 1803-1873
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543 p. ; 17 cm
Topic: Rienzo, Cola di, d. 1354
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by Bérot, J
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Illustrated, lithographed title page
Topics: Journalists, Portrait photography
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by Woodward, Joseph Janvier, 1833-1884; Army Medical Museum (U.S.)
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Cover title
Topics: Mosquitoes, Mosquitoes
Topic: Devon (England) -- Biography
The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute
by Cramb, John, photographer; Buchanan, Robert, 1802-1875, writer of added commentary
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The plates are albumen prints
Illustrations: 223 collotype images on 96 plates
Topic: Costume
The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute
by Bessent, Thomas; Stanesby, Samuel
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Plates printed in colors by Thomas Bessent
Topics: Illumination of books and manuscripts, Sermon on the mount -- Illustrations, Sermon on the mount,...
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by Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882
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First edition published London, 1872
Topics: Expression, Emotions, Psychology, Comparative, Instinct
Includes index
Topics: Photography, Photochemistry, Photography
The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute
by Poncet, Jean-Baptiste, 1827-1901
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Illustration: original mounted albumen print photograph of the artist
Topic: Flandrin, Hippolyte, 1809-1864
The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute
by Marey, Etienne-Jules, 1830-1904 author
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xvi, 283 pages, 13 unnumbered pages : 20 cm
Topics: Animal locomotion, Flight, Locomotion
The illustrations are albumen prints
Topics: Transatlantic cables, Telegraph cables, Transatlantic cables
Contains 10 albumen prints
Illustrated with three mounted photographs
Topics: Harvey & Reynolds (Firm) -- Catalogs, Photography -- Equipment and supplies -- Catalogs
The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute
by Andersen, H. C. (Hans Christian), 1805-1875; Howitt, Mary (Mary Botham), 1799-1888, translator; Ward, Lock, & Tyler, publisher
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Date of publication from preface
Topic: Andersen, H. C. (Hans Christian), 1805-1875
The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute
by Annan, Thomas, -1887, photographer, publisher; Glasgow Art Gallery and Museum, host institution
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At haed of title: Under the auspices of the lord provost, magistrates, and town council of Glasgow
Topics: Portrait painting, Scottish, Portrait painting, English
The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute
by Laborde, Léon, marquis de, 1807-1869; Akerhielm, Anna Mȧnsdotter, 1642-1698; Renouard, Jules, publisher
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"Handlingar angaeende jungfru Akerhjelm" (including biography, correspondence and journal) in Swedish and French: v. 2, p. [256]-349
The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute
by Walker, James P. (James Perkins), 1829-1868
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The plates are mounted photographs of engravings of Raphael's Madonnas, executed by various engravers
Topics: Raphael, 1483-1520, Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint, Christian art and symbolism, Painting,...
The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute
by Delessert, Benjamin, 1817-1868; Raimondi, Marcantonio, approximately 1480-approximately 1534; Goupil & Cie; P. & D. Colnaghi & Co
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Raimondi, Marcantonio, approximately 1480-approximately 1534
The plates consist of 4 folding letterpress genealogical tables and [78] mounted photographs (albumen prints)
Topics: Romanov, House of, Romanov, House of, Zimniĭ dvoret︠s︡ (Saint Petersburg, Russia)
The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute
by Delamotte, Philip H. (Philip Henry), 1821-1889 author
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Cover title: Delamotte's practice of photography
Topics: Photography, Photography -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute
by La Bedolliere, Emile de, 1812-1883; Rousset, Ildefonse
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Contains 9 mounted albumen landscape photographs, including t.p. vignette
Topic: Marne (France) -- Description and travel
The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute
by Cherbuliez, Victor, 1829-1899
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Later editions issued under title: Un cheval de Phidias
Topics: Phidias, approximately 500 B.C.-approximately 430 B.C, Horses
The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute
by Luynes, Honoré d'Albert, duc de, 1802-1867; Mauss, Ch; Sauvaire, Henri Joseph, b. 1831; Lartet, Louis, 1840-1899; Vignes, Louis, 1831-1896; Vogüé, Melchior, marquis de, 1829-1916; Bertrand, Arthus, fl. 1800-1857; Ciceri, Eugène, 1813-1890
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Publication date from preface
Topics: Geology, Geology