Photographic Books Collection

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Just five years after William Henry Fox Talbot patented the first viable positive/negative photographic process in 1839, he published one of the earliest photography books. Artistic ambitions, combined with new photomechanical print processes such as photogravures, collotypes, and woodburytypes, gave rise to a tradition of books and periodicals in which the photographs themselves became the subject matter of the publications in which they were printed. The university library's Photographic Books Collection comprises some of the earliest examples of this hybrid medium, and also contains fine examples of early to mid-20th century seminal texts as well as contemporary works. All of the books listed here can be viewed on the University Library's Catalogue 'SAULCAT'.

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Photobook Collection
Photo Book Collection
Photographically Illustrated Rare Book
Photographic Book Collection

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