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