Fifty Masterpieces of Photography
Fifty black and white plates, loosely inserted in pictorial portfolio with ribbon tie and Smith's portrait on the upper board; folio pamphlet with a tipped-in colour portrait of Smith; original stiff card portfolio with metal clasp; front of pamphlet wrapper sunned, and some wear to outter portfolio, but plates in fine condition.
Melbourne: McLaren & Co, 1949. This beautiful facsimile surveys the work of Julian Smith (1873-1947), a respected surgeon and pioneering photographer in Australia. The rich tones of Smith's photographs, predominately character studies and portraits of prominent civil servants and individuals, were attained using a special printing technique developed by the artist. (Item ID: 1215)