London, South Kensington
22 November 1996
Peter Henry Emerson
Idylls of the Norfolk Broads, London: The Autotype Company, 1887
Portfolio of twelve photogravures, 2 7/8 x 2 7/8 in. to 5½ x 9¾ in., with descriptive text and introduction by P.H. Emerson, printed list of plates, title page and dedication page, inscribed Proof No. 14 in pencil on title page, bound with tape, cloth-backed boards with cover design in gilt by T.F. Goodall, ribbon ties, oblong folio.
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Brandon-Jones, Life and Landscape: P.H. Emerson Art and Photography in East Anglia 1885-1900, p. 110 (illus.)
The introduction states "The proofs on India paper are limited to one hundred and fifty copies".
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