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John Thomson 
The Crawlers 
[Street Incidents] 
1877 (ca, taken) 1881 (published) 
115 x 90 mm (ca) 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions 
Auction Sale: Sept 3, 2008 - Lot: 156 
Street Incidents, a series of twenty-one permanent photographs, with descriptive letter-press, 1st ed. of this abridgment, 1881, twenty-one mounted woodburytypes, each approx. 115 x 90 mm or the reverse, mounted as issued on individual leaves with printed borders and captions in red, a few plates loose, text leaves spotted, title and last leaf of text browned, orig. red pictorial cloth gilt, soiled and lower cover stained, rubbed and worn with loss to head and of foot of spine and lower edges, 4to
First edition of this abridgment of Thomson's pioneering work 'Street Life in London'. The superb woodburytypes were made from Thomson's original dry-plate negatives. The Truthful Lens, 169.
For an analysis of this photograph: Juliet Hacking (ed.), 2012, Photography: The Whole Story, (Prestel), pp. 152-153 

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