The Spirit of Fact: The Daguerreotypes of Southworth & Hawes, 1843-1862
Place Published: Boston and Rochester
Publisher: David R. Godine & The International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House
Date Published: 1976
Edition: Limited Edition
Book Id: 41007
163pp. Oblong quarto [27 cm x 31 cm] Orange cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine and front cover. Very good. The front cover is concave, and the bottom fore edge corners of the covers are bumped. There are small stab marks in the inside margin of the half title page. The dust jacket is in good plus condition, with creasing and tearing to the edges.
One in an edition limited to 3,600 copies. The first definitive monograph on Southworth & Hawes. From the dust jacket- "Among the portrait studios that prospered in America in the early 1840s, one Boston firm achieved international prominence: the studio of Albert Sands Southworth and Josiah Johnson Hawes. Formed in 1843 and dissolved in 1862, their partnership produced an extraordinary range of portraits and views widely celebrated for their technical brilliance and aesthetic superiority."