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IMPORTANT PHOTOGRAPHS & PHOTOGRAPHIC LITERATURE

by Swann Auction Galleries

Platinum House

580 lots | 345 with images

May 18, 2006

104 East 25th Street

New York, NY, 10010 USA

Phone: 212.254.4710

Fax: 212 979 1017

Email: swann@swanngalleries.com

FENTON, ROGER (1819-1869) Belwys y Coed, Wales.

Lot 1: FENTON, ROGER (1819-1869) Belwys y Coed, Wales.

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Description: FENTON, ROGER (1819-1869) "Belwys y Coed, Wales." Albumen print, 14x17 inches (35.5x43 cm.), flush mounted, with Fenton's signature and title on mount recto, and a caption on mount verso that reads: "Photographed in 1854 by the well known artist Fenton, who himself is in the picture." 1854

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STEREO VIEWS  watkins; muybridge; et alia Group of 55 stereo views of California,

Lot 2: STEREO VIEWS watkins; muybridge; et alia Group of 55 stereo views of California,

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Description: WITH 2 SIGNED BY WATKINS STEREO VIEWS watkins; muybridge; et alia Group of 55 stereo views of California, comprising 17 by carleton watkins (2 are hand captioned and signed); 6 by helios/muybridge; 20 by thomas houseworth; 7 by e. & h. t. anthony; and 5 by soule; plus 7 miscellaneous views. Albumen prints affixed to various yellow and orange mounts with printed captions on mount recto. 1860s accompanied by--Select group of 18 "boudoir" cards by Watkins. Albumen prints, 71/2x33/4 inches, each with a printed credit, inventory number and caption on mount recto. 1880s.

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FISKE, GEORGE (1835-1918) Photographs of the Yosemite Valley and Big Trees (Summer and Winter views).

Lot 3: FISKE, GEORGE (1835-1918) Photographs of the Yosemite Valley and Big Trees (Summer and Winter views).

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Description: FISKE, GEORGE (1835-1918) "Photographs of the Yosemite Valley and Big Trees (Summer and Winter views)." With 61 mounted albumen prints, each measuring 41/4x71/4 inches or the reverse ( 10.5x18.5 cm. or the reverse), with Fiske's credit and inventory number in the negative, and a numeric notation and letterpress caption beneath each print. 4to, gilt-lettered calf, edgewear, lacks portions of backstrip; contents very good. 1870s A Sample Book featuring an assortment of Fiske's picturesque summer and winter views of Yosemite Valley. The prints are mounted on one side of the page and each is captioned.

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GARDNER, ALEXANDER (1821-1882) Photographic Sketch Books of the War, Volumes I  &  II.

Lot 4: GARDNER, ALEXANDER (1821-1882) Photographic Sketch Books of the War, Volumes I & II.

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Description: GARDNER, ALEXANDER (1821-1882) Photographic Sketch Books of the War, Volumes I & II. Together, 2 volumes. With 58 (of 100) plates, comprising 32 in vol. I and 26 in vol. II Albumen prints, 7x9 inches (17.8 x22.8 cm.), on the two-toned "Incidents of the War" mount with the photographer's and printer's captions and credit on mount recto. Oblong folio, gilt-lettered morocco, front covers detached; text leaves chipped, a few leaves detached. Washington, D.C., 1866 Includes "A Sharpshooter's Last Sleep, Gettysburg" (pl.40), and "Home of a Rebel Sharpshooter, Gettysburg" (pl. 41). with-- "Lincoln at Antietam," "A Harvest of Death" (pl. 36) * "The Halt" (pl. 50) * and "Chesterfield" (pl. 10) Together, 4 photographs. Albumen prints, 7x9 inches ( 17.8x22.8 cm.), on the two-toned mounts, with the photographer's and printer's credits, dates, and titles on mount recto; 2 are framed. 1862-66.

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FERREZ, MARC (1843-1923) Group of 6 photographs of Brazil.

Lot 5: FERREZ, MARC (1843-1923) Group of 6 photographs of Brazil.

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Description: FERREZ, MARC (1843-1923) Group of 6 photographs of Brazil. Albumen (5) and printing-out paper (1) prints, 83/4x61/4 to 101/2x81/4 inches (21.5x16 to 26.6x20.6 cm.) or the reverse, each with Ferrez's credit and title in the negative or his hand stamp on verso. 1870s-90s Untitled street scene * "Tijuca [Petite Cascade]" * "Tijuca--Pie do Papagaio" * "Musée nacional--Saõ Christovaõ" * "Le coreovado [do largo dos leoes]" * "Gar du chemin de fer central".

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