Lot 45: SAMUEL KNEELAND. The Wonders of the Yosemite Valley and of California.
25 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
The Wonders of the Yosemite Valley and of California.
With 10 mounted albumen prints credited to John Payson Soule, the images measuring approximately 3 1/2x3 1/4 inches (8.9x8.3 cm.), and the reverse, with red printed captions and red rules; also with 3 wood-engravings. Tall 4to, original plum gilt-decorated cloth, sunned and corners bumped; with the original tissue guards; contents clean; all edges gilt. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY KNEELAND AND WITH A LENGTHY INSCRIPTION.
Boston: Alexander Moore, 1871
Notes: The photographs are credited to Soule, but it is now thought that he purchased the negatives from a California photographer, possibly Edweard Muybridge, to whose work these photographs have a strong affinity. NYPL Checklist, 233.