Stone, Sir Benjamin (Photographer)
Souvenir of the Reception of Admiral Caillard and the Officers of the French Fleet by the Houses of Parliament. Westminster Hall, 12th August 1905.
Seller ID: 969
London: Blades et al.,n.d. Quarto, fancy gilt decorations and lettering, in white faux vellum, a.e.g. A suite of ten fine photographic studies (15cm x 20cm) of the Houses of Parliament by an important English photographer and recorder of social and political life. Stone 'had a deep concern for British heritage, and among his photographs were recorded many British customs and festivals, parliament and parliamentarians, Westminster Abbey, and royal palaces. His photographs of the coronations of Edward VII and George V caused him to become known as the royal photographer' (Chinn, ODNB). With brief titles, descriptions in French. Covers rubbed and worn at the corners, top and bottom of spine; tissue guards browned, lightly but not offensively offset onto text pages. Plates are clear and sharp. Quite a handsome production, housing work by an important photographer.
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