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Following are some of the photographic highlights of our Auctions 14 & 15, with links to fuller decriptions and more photography. Our.Auction 15 offers the collector more in the way of photography, featuring such luminaries as Adams, Fiske, Muybridge, and others, but there is an interesting bit of Civil War photography in Auction 14. Below are short descriptions with an example photo. Simply click on the links to see more. Some long load times may be involved, depending on your connection. Given the nature of these collections, there will be some overlap between photography, iconography, and cartography.

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77. FISKE, George. Album of Yosemite photographs. 24 leaves (approximately 17.5 x 24.2 cm; 7 x 10 inches) containing 47 mounted albumen photographs (each approximately 11 x 19 cm; 4-1/4 x 7-1/2 inches). N.p., ca. 1880-1890s. Oblong 4to, period brown cloth photo album, embossed and gilt-lettered, photos mounted to cards bound into covers with string through linen mounting tabs.
($3,000-6,000)
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2. ADAMS, Ansel. “Poplars, Autumn, Owens Valley, California.” Gelatin silver photograph. 32.7 x 22.9 cm; 12-7/8 x 9 inches. Signed by Adams in pencil on mount at lower right; titled, dated, and rubber-stamped in ink on verso.
($3,000-6,000)
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ADAMS, Ansel. Sierra Nevada and the John Muir Trail. Berkeley: Archetype Press, 1938. 50 leaves of plates consisting of 50 mounted photogravures. ($3,000-6,000)
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116. KNEELAND, Samuel. The Wonders of the Yosemite Valley, and of California. Boston & New York, 1872. 10 mounted photographs, maps, illustrations. Large 8vo, original cloth. Second edition, enlarged and extending the text to include two articles largely by John Muir, marking his first appearance in a book Currey & Kruska 225: “One of the better early guide books to the Yosemite region.
($750-1,500)
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153. PALÓU, Francisco. Noticias de la Nueva California. San Francisco: Imprenta de Edouardo Bosqui y Cia., 1874. xx, 270 + 301 + 315 + 253 pp., 18 original mounted albumen photographs (missions, views, scenes, architecture, cityscapes). 4 vols., 8vo, contemporary three-quarter dark green sheep over marbled boards, spines gilt-lettered.
($3,000-6,000)
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210. VISCHER, Edward. Vischer’s Pictorial of California Landscape, Trees and Forest Scenes. Grand Features of California Scenery, Life, Traffic and Customs. San Francisco, April, 1870. [San Francisco,1870]. Vischer is among the early California photographers, and Dr. Hart considered him the first (see Companion to California)
($7,500-15,000)
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28. HEARTSILL, W[illiam] W[illiston]. Fourteen Hundred and 91 Days in the Confederate Army: A Journal Kept by W. W. Heartsill. For Four Years, One Month, and One Day, or Camp Life; Day-by-Day.... [Marshall: Privately printed, 1876]. 61 original albumen photographs.
($30,000-50,000)
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148. MUIR, John. My First Summer in the Sierra. With Illustrations from Drawings Made by the Author in 1869 and from Photographs by Herbert W. Gleason. Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin; Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1911. Photographic frontispiece, 11 photographic plates (all on tinted grounds), text illustrations
($500-1,000)

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22. FRANCE. COMMISSION SCIENTIFIQUE DU MEXIQUE. Guillemin-Tarayre, Edmond. [Wrapper title]: Mission Scientifique au Mexique et dans L’Amérique Centrale, Ouvrage Publié par Ordre du Ministre de l’Instruction Publique...Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1871. Lithograph from photographs, on tinted ground. Native Americans of the region (including Utah).
($1,000-2,000)
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