Joseph Weaver Allen - Photographer - Eighth Series from the Hardwicke Knight Collection

By: Knight, Hardwicke

Price: NZ$140.00

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Book Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Uncommon. An edition of 100 copies. [4], 129 pages + 3 folding plates. Page dimensions: oblong 297 x 209mm. Plastic comb binding. Cover title: "Joseph Weaver Allen Photography". Typeset and printed by the University of Otago Printing Department. Reproductions of the Joseph Weaver Allen's 19th century photographs. Many remarkable photographs of early Dunedin in the 1860s. Informative captions accompany each illustration. "Allen's earliest plates were mostly of the half-plate (6 1/2 x 4 3/4 inch) size and it was with these he used a lens that did not fully cover the focal plane. Later, he used a larger size of commercial plates and achieved good coverage without fall-off. All his later original plates that I have seen (many hundreds) are sharply focused and correctly exposed. It is unfortunate that he was not as skillful when preparing his early wet plates." - page 14.

Title: Joseph Weaver Allen - Photographer - Eighth Series from the Hardwicke Knight Collection

Author Name: Knight, Hardwicke

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Dunedin, Published by the author: (1997)

ISBN Number: 0958344922

ISBN Number 13: 9780958344920

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 19563

Keywords: New Zealand regional history photography