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Care and Identification of 19th Century Photographic Prints

From: Douglas W. Nishimura <dwnpph<-at->
Date: Friday, October 2, 2009
Care and Identification of 19th Century Photographic Prints by James
M. Reilly

This is to let you all know that we (IPI) got permission to
(re)print a limited run of Director, Jim Reilly's, classic book,
Care and Identification of 19th Century Photographic Prints.  I
remember that we had interest particularly from educators looking
for enough copies for their classes. The price is US$60 per copy and
includes the ID chart. Order at the URL given at the bottom.

Care and Identification of 19th-Century Photographic Prints, by
James M. Reilly is now available! This popular book has been out of
print for about the last five years, but permission was granted to
print a limited run of the book (due to popular demand) so it is
once again, available. We've seen it selling for as much as $200
[someone recently told us $1250 on e-bay] on the internet, but it
now sells, new, for US$60.

This book contains everything one needs to

    *   approximately date a print
    *   correctly catalog by print type
    *   provide a safe enclosure
    *   recognize forms of deterioration
    *   store, handle, and display prints safely
    *   manage the preservation of a large collection
    *   deal knowledgeably with a professional conservator

Over the years, archivists, curators, librarians, and many others
who care for and care about historical photographs have used this
important publication as their complete reference handbook on all
aspects of the identification and preservation of 19th-century
photographic and photomechanical prints. The text presents technical
information in plain, understandable language and is supported
throughout by high-quality color reproductions showing the various
print types and their forms of deterioration. The fine details of
print structure are pictured in numerous photomicrographs.

A key feature of the book is its practical, detailed system for
19th-century print identification. The pull-out flowchart that comes
with each book is an important component in this system. The front
of the chart gives step-by-step guidance for identifying major print
types. The reverse side of the chart shows examples of each print
type and gives dates of use.

Chapter Titles:

    The History of Photographic Printing in the 19th Century

    The Component Materials of 19th-Century Prints and Their Forms
    of Deterioration
    Stability of Specific Print Materials
    Identification of 19th-Century Photographic and Photomechanical
    Print Processes
    Preservation and Collection Management
    Handling, Display, and Care

For more information or to order,


    **** Moderator's comments: The above URL has been wrapped for
    email. There should be no newline.

Douglas Nishimura
Image Permanence Institute
Rochester Institute of Technology

                  Conservation DistList Instance 23:11
                Distributed: Wednesday, October 7, 2009
                       Message Id: cdl-23-11-010
Received on Friday, 2 October, 2009

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