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Printed Book 'The Home Life of Sir David Brewster', by Mrs Gordon, Edinburgh, 1869

Inventory Number: 12672
Object Type:
Persons: Margaret Maria Gordon (Author)
Sir David Brewster (Subject)
Date Created: 1869
Place Created: Edinburgh Scotland United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1940-6
Brief Description: Mrs M. M. Gordon, The Home Life of Sir David Brewster (Edinburgh: Edmonston & Douglas, 1869).

Contents include (see separate entry): woodburytype portrait as frontispieve.
Primary Inscriptions:
Provenance: Presented by Dr A. E. Gunther in 1986. Part of the collection of his father R. T. Gunther, founding Curator of the Museum, previously on loan to the Museum.
Collection Group: Gunther Collection
Material(s): Paper
Card
Cloth

There are no associated narratives.

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Photograph (Woodburytype) of Sir David Brewster, by Edwin Musgrave, 1869

Inventory Number: 12672
Object Type:
Persons: Margaret Maria Gordon (Author)
Sir David Brewster (Subject)
Date Created:
Place Created: Edinburgh Scotland United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1940-6
Brief Description: Woodburytype mounted on paper and bound as frontispiece of Mrs M. M. Gordon, 'The Home Life of Sir David Brewster' (published 1869). Portrait of Sir David Brewster, seated half length, turned slightly to left but looking front. Oval. The photographer's name is given on page xii.
This is an early example of the use to which woodburytypes were most familiarly put, as book frontispieces. The process was patented in 1864 by Walter B. Woodbury.
Primary Inscriptions: Facsimile signature on page below photograph.
Provenance: Presented by Dr A. E. Gunther in 1986. Part of the collection of his father R. T. Gunther, founding Curator of the Museum, previously on loan to the Museum.
Collection Group: Gunther Collection
Material(s): Paper
Card
Cloth

There are no associated narratives.

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