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CATFORD, James S.. Photographic views of north devon.

5, High Street and 29, Portland Square, Ilfracombe. [James S. Catford, s.d., c.1870s]
Oblong 8vo. [1-title], [11]ff, each with mounted sepia photograph to recto and verso, captioned beneath in manuscript. Original publisher's mauve cloth, gilt. A trifle marked and a little rubbed to extremities. Short tear to one leaf, just clipping photographs
A handsome and early example of commercial photographic works published for the tourist trade, produced by Ilfracombe photographer James Stoyle Catford (1846-1916). An influential figure in the early commercial photographic world, and the English pioneer of landscape photographic postcards, Catford's Ilfracombe based business opened in the 1860s, and continued to operate until the early 1890s.

The 22 images here, each captioned in manuscript, include views of Ilfracombe, Watermouth, Lynton, Lynmouth and Clovelly.

Unrecorded in OCLC and COPAC; there is however a copy at the Ilfracombe Museum.
£ 625.00 Antiquates Ref: 30361