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HAMILTON PALACE COLLECTION.. Catalogue of the Collection of Pictures, Works of Art, and Decorative Objects, the Property of His Grace the Duke of Hamilton, K. T.: Which will be Sold by Auction...1882

London: Christie, Manson & Woods... 5 Parts in one, 8vo (240 x 155 mm), 234pp., separate printed title page to each part, 78 sepia carbon photo plates by James Craig Annan (each image has a pencil note of lot number and price achieved), inner hinges a little shaken, related newspaper cutting pasted onto front flyleaf, orig. red cloth, lettered in gilt. The complete 5 sales (2213 lots over seventeen days) of the works of arts from Hamilton Palace which produced the enormous sum of £397,539 over seventeen days. The photographer who's images illustrate this work, was James Craig Annan (1864-1946), he continued the successful portrait practice of his father, Thomas Annan (1829-1887). Artistically he was concerned with creative, pictorial work, mostly using the photogravure process, which he had introduced into Britain. Provenance: Bookplate of W. H. Lever, Thornton Manor; Booklabel of the Willis Collection of Photographica.

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