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Notices of Sculpture in Ivory, consisting of a lecture on the history, methods, and chief productions of the art, delivered at the first annual general meeting of the Arundel Society, on the 29th June, 1855. And a Catalogue of Specimens of Ancient Ivory-Carvings in Various Collections, by Edmund Oldfield

Wyatt, M. Digby

London. Office of the Arundel Society. 1856
The ivories represent European work of the 6th-14th centuries, illustrated in a series of nicely-reproduced albumen prints of varied size. When the Society began selling casts of the originals they gave a booklet describing them to each purchaser. The author comments that it took some time to make the required number of photographic prints needed for the undertaking.
[Gernsheim - Incunabula of British Photographic Literature, no.51].
Frontispiece, title page, (iv), 54. 4to. With 9 tipped-in original albumen photographic plates by J. A. Spencer. Original leather-backed printed boards; slightly warped and stained; rebacked in modern cloth.