THE BRITISH LIBRARY Catalogue of Photographically Illustrated Books
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W., I. 
Record of the death-bed of C. M. W. 
Shelfmark: C.193.a.25. 
Publisher: [London: Gilbert & Rivington, printers ..., 1844.] 33, [1]p., frontispiece (port.). 16 (15 cm). 
Country: England 
Subject: Death and burial - England 
Acquisition: P 29 June 1893 
Notes: One of the first books to be published with a photograph. - Signed: I. W. [i.e. John Walter]. - On the death of Catherine Mary Walter. - Imprint from colophon. 
Photographer: Henneman, Nikolaas (assistant to William Fox Talbot) 
Description or title: Early Talbotype of a sculpture bust of Catherine Mary Walter (1819-1844), seen in profile. This was one of the earliest examples of a photographically ilustrated book. William Henry Fox Talbot's assistant Nikolaas Henneman was commissioned to produce prints from a negative of the bust of C. M. Walter after her death in 1844. This work was completed a few months before 'The Pencil of Nature', making it the first published photographically illustrated book. 
Contains photos of: Art 
General photo size: 5.7 x 7.5 cms 
Photographs:
1   Catherine Mary Walter born December IInd. MDCCCXIX died January XVIth. MDCCCXLIV. [Bust] 

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