Arlington, MA: NP, (2005). Softcover. Folio. Unpaginated (34pp). Glossy wrappers bound in bolted aluminum bracket and aluminum backboard covered by textured slide-on wood slipcase. Abrasions on lower part of front wrapper. Five-inch strip of tape remnants on slipcase. Two-inch split on top-edge of slipcase still firmly holding. Foreword by & signature of Jack Naylor. Stunning catalog of Naylor's collection profusely illustrated with reproductions of photographs in vibrant colors & b/w photos of cameras, images, photographic technology, associated ephemera as well as Naylar's famous extensive espionage collection. This was one of the finest privately-owned photographic collections. The Naylor Collection has been described as representing the "complete history of photography" (hence the title). In truth, the Collection was really many collections, each representing a period of time or an important category within the development of photography which are present in the contents of this work*. "From Daguerreotypes to digital imaging, from entertainment to espionage, the Naylor Collection traces the profound and pervasive influence of photography on all human endeavor." The core of the collection was sold at an unreserved auction on October 18-21, 2007 by Guernsey's Auction. This catalogue was published to give the potential buyer's an overview of the most interesting items in the collection. Includes DVD inside pocket in rear. Printed on Mega Gloss by M-real. Binding and slipcase in overall very good, interior in near fine condition. Scarce. vg. Item #21475
* Contents: Introduction by Jack Naylar / Megaletoscopio / The Earliest Photography / The Naylor Espionage Collection / Important Photographers and Photographs / Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868-1952) from original Glass Plates / Library of Photography / Pre-Photography / The Daguerreian Period / A Sewing Purse for Queen Victoria / Stanhopes and Microscopic Photography / Three-Dimensional Photography / Magic Lanterns / Photography by Mathew Brady / Civil War Memorabilia / Dr. Harold E. Edgerton (1903-1990) Technology and Signed Photographs / The First Print Made in America: Reverend Cotton Mather of Boston / Kodak Cameras and Ephemera / Dr. Edwin Land's Instant Photography / A Wide-Ranging Collection of Cameras / Specialized Cameras / Three "Greats" of Photography: Margaret Bourke-White, Leopold Godowsky, Jr. and Leopold Mannes / The Playboy Camera / Dr. Bradford Washburn's Photography / An Overview of Items in the Naylor Collection / List of Illustrations.