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Loder, Sir Edmund (1849-1920) Album of Photographs, 1880s.






Books & Manuscripts - 3176B
Date / Time :
November 18, 2018 11:00AM


Loder, Sir Edmund (1849-1920) Album of Photographs, 1880s. Large folio-format photographic album containing approximately 205 albumen prints, ranging in size from 3 x 4 in. to 9 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. (most 7 x 9 in.), including images of personal events; photos of the buildings, grounds, interiors, and gardens at the Loder home, Leonardslee, in West Sussex, England; photos of Whittlebury Lodge, Northampton; trees in Whittlebury Park; a photograph of the Great Melbourne Telescope (built by Thomas Grubb in Dublin, Ireland in 1868); other country house photos of Floore (including six photographs of exotic hunting trophies and an observatory); a refracting telescope by T. Cooke and Sons of York; two images of an equatorially mounted reflecting telescope by A Martins, Eichens and Paul Gautierat the Paris Observatory c. 1884 (protected by a moveable building, the telescope was used outdoors with a viewing platform that moved on a circular set of rails); two images of the Great Telescope at the Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C.; a large photograph of the moon taken through De la Rue's telescope at Oxford; several striking views of Craigside; British landmarks and tourist sites; the Victoria Regia House at Kew Gardens; photographs of plants; images of New Zealand, China, India, Algeria, and Madagascar; and private images of Loder's family and friends taken in the 1880s, including hunting scenes and portraits of dogs; six Taber images of the telescope at the Lick Observatory; two photos of Wimbledon, and others; modern full leather binding, 13 x 17 in.; [together with] Sir Alfred Pease's Edmund Loder, a Memoir, London: Murray, 1923. (2)
Estimate $10,000-15,000

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De la Rue, Alfred Pease, Thomas Grubb, Edmund Loder, Paul Gautierat, Eichens Gautierat, Astronomical imaging, Astronomy, Loder baronets, Reflecting telescope, Refracting telescope, Telescope, Telescope types, Algeria, China, India, Madagascar, New Zealand, United Kingdom, London, Oxford, Washington, D.C., West Sussex, York