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Traveling the Pennsylvania Railroad: The Photographs of William H. Rau
ISBN: 0812236254
Book #: 007104

Author: Finkel, Kenneth; Panzer, Mary; Stilgoe, John R. and Van Horne, John C. [Editor]
Illustrator: n/a
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Place: Philadelphia
Year: 2002
Edition: Edition Unstated

Book Cond.: Near Fine Condition
Jacket Cond.: Near Fine
Binding: Hardcover
Size: Octavo (standard book size)
Book Type: n/a
Signed: n/a

Description / Comments:
Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Brown gilt stamped cloth over boards, 260 pages, Index, List of Contributors, Bibliography of William H. Rau’s Writings, Inventory of the William H. Rau Collection, extensively illustrated with reproductions of Rau’s photographs. In a pictorial dust jacket that is lightly bumped at top corners and head of spine. “In the 1890s Philadelphia’s preeminent photographer, William H. Rau, was commissioned to take more than 450 photographs on the routes of the Pennsylvania Railroad in order to promote travel on the railway to the general public. Using a mammoth view camera that made 18 x 22 inch glass negatives, Rau produced a spectacular series of images for the Railroad’ s promotional use. This volume reproduces almost 100 of the photographs, carefully selected for their historical and artistic significance, as full-page quadtone plates, capturing the impact of the originals as closely as possible.” Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 3 lbs 8 oz. Category: Railways; Photographic Works; ISBN: 0812236254. Inventory No: 007104.