Bayard [1 of 1590 copies]

1943. Item #A5240

Lo Duca. Bayard. Paris: Prisma 1943. 30p + 49 pls. followed by fold-out captions. Good hardcover (original boards). Backstrip is chipped, with some pieces missing, but the binding is sturdy and the content is very good (pages age browned, as always). In French. One of 1590 numbered copies. ** The first book on Hippolyte Bayard, the early French photographer of the 1840s. Reproduces his portraits (including his famed self-portrait as a drowned man), Paris exteriors and interiors, still lifes of gardening implements, etc., all made from paper negatives.

Price: $40.00

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