The Pencil of Nature

The Pencil of Nature

by William Henry Fox Talbot
     
 

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One of the first days of the month of October 1833, I was amusing myself on the lovely shores of the Lake of Como, in Italy, taking sketches with Wollaston's Camera Lucida, or rather I should say, attempting to take them: but with the smallest possible amount of success. For when the eye was removed from the prism-in which all looked beautiful-I found that the… See more details below

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One of the first days of the month of October 1833, I was amusing myself on the lovely shores of the Lake of Como, in Italy, taking sketches with Wollaston's Camera Lucida, or rather I should say, attempting to take them: but with the smallest possible amount of success. For when the eye was removed from the prism-in which all looked beautiful-I found that the faithless pencil had only left traces on the paper melancholy to behold.

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"Nice for history of photography collections." —Library Journal (October 6, 2011)

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ISBN-13:
9780981773667
Publisher:
KWS Publishers
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Edition description:
Facsimile
Pages:
164
Product dimensions:
10.20(w) x 12.50(h) x 0.90(d)

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