The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné

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Object within Schaaf no. 851

IX. Fac-simile of an Old Printed Page.

Object details

Alternate titles

Plate IX in "The Pencil of Nature", fascicle 2, January 29 1845

Created: Between 1 Aug 1835 and 31 Jan 1845

Object Type: Salted Paper Print

Mount: Pencil of Nature page with ruled edge

Provenance:
Princeton University Library, purchased 1963
George R. Rinhart
Mrs Lorraine Dexter, Vermont, early 1950s

Owner: Princeton University Library

Object owner number: (GAX) TR144.T2q

Collection: Rare Books And Special Collections, Graphic Arts Collection

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Bookplate on the inside cover

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This object is part of Schaaf no. 851

IX. Fac-simile of an Old Printed Page.

In the text that accompanies plate IX of 'The Pencil of Nature', Talbot informs us that the original book page he photographed was written in Norman french and relates to statutes of King Richard II.

A Talbot project blog post has been dedicated to this photograph.