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Names
Herschel, John F. W. (John Frederick William), Sir (1792-1871) (Former owner)
Atkins, Anna (1799-1871) (Photographer)
Collection

Photographs of British algae: cyanotype impressions

Volume 1

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1843 - 1853
Place Term: Halstead Place, Sevenoaks
Date Issued: 1850-12
Date Issued: 1843 - 1853
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Shelf locator: Spencer Coll. Eng. 1843 93-440
Topics
Algae -- Great Britain
Photography
Notes
Content : Accompanied by the green cloth portfolio with ms. label "Mrs. Atkins's British Algae, Vol. 1" and typescript label "Cataloged by M.F.H." in which item was housed in the Herschel library.

Content : Cyanotyped throughout on J. Whatman Turkey Mill paper. Text reproduced from the author's handwriting. For detailed account of publishing history and illustration process and description of extant copies, cf. Sun gardens : Victorian photograms / by Anna Atkins ; text by Larry J. Schaaf. New York : Aperture, c1985.

Content : Each part and vol. issued in Prussian blue wrappers.

Content : Issued as 12 parts numbered I-XII, 1843-1850, and 3 volumes, 1850-1853. Each part contains 1 leaf of text (table of contents, with part designation) and 12 plates, except pt. I, which contains 4 leaves of text (t.p., dedication, preface, contents) and 8 plates. These parts were intended to be incorporated with the subsequent plates issued in 3 v., with volume title pages and tables of contents cancelling the earlier ones applicable to the parts and some cancellations of individual plates, for a total of 14 leaves of text and 389 plates. Extant copies vary greatly in content and makeup; cf. Schaaf.

Content : Spencer Coll. copy comprises pts. I-II, 2 issues of pt. IV (with varying contents leaf), pts. V-XII and v. 1; no. 2 in Schaaf's inventory (p. 41). Part I of this copy is reproduced in Schaaf, p. 10-22.

Content : Spencer Coll. copy has ms. "Notice" inserted in v. I.

Content: Author's presentation copy, inscribed to Sir John F.W. Herschel (inventor of the cyanotype process), Oct. 1843.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 photograph
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC : NYPG93-B73161
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b11861683
UUID: 87455510-c612-012f-df08-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1792: Creator Born
  • 1850: Issued
  • 1871: Creator Died
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Dumontia filiformis." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1843 - 1853. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47d9-4aaa-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Dumontia filiformis." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 26, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47d9-4aaa-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. (1843 - 1853). Dumontia filiformis. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47d9-4aaa-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Dumontia filiformis.