LIST Of STEREOSCOPIC, ALBUM, CABINET And IMPERIAL VIEWS. 1873.; By G. W. Wilson, Photographer, 24 Crown Street, Aberdeen. Trade Catalogue, George Washington . Cades Wilson, Wm. H. - Former owner, 1823 - 1893.
LIST Of STEREOSCOPIC, ALBUM, CABINET And IMPERIAL VIEWS. 1873.; By G. W. Wilson, Photographer, 24 Crown Street, Aberdeen.
LIST Of STEREOSCOPIC, ALBUM, CABINET And IMPERIAL VIEWS. 1873.; By G. W. Wilson, Photographer, 24 Crown Street, Aberdeen.

LIST Of STEREOSCOPIC, ALBUM, CABINET And IMPERIAL VIEWS. 1873.; By G. W. Wilson, Photographer, 24 Crown Street, Aberdeen.

Aberdeen: Free Press Office, 1873. 1st printing thus, i.e., of this catalogue. 59, [1] pp. 12mo. 5-3/8" x 3-1/4". Original publisher's printed buff paper wrappers, sewn. General wear & soiling to covers. Cades signature & stamp in numerous places. Extensive period PO annotations, in red ink, to a few of the view subject areas, e.g. Ireland. A Very Good copy of this rare survivor. Item #49641

Some rudimentary on-line research determined Cades operated a lending-library of stereoviews, which certainly would explain the markings herein. Cf. Stereo World; Vol 14, No. 6; January/February 1988.

Wilson "was a pioneering Scottish photographer. In 1849, he began a career as a portrait miniaturist, switching to portrait photography in 1852. He received a contract to photograph the Royal Family, working for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. He pioneered various techniques for outdoor photography and the mass production of photographic prints as he gradually began to largely do landscape photography in the 1860s." [Wiki]

Very rare catalogue from this prominent Scottish photographer; OCLC finds just one listing [at the Harry Ransom Center, TX] for an 1863 list issued by Wilson, none from 1873. COPAC adds 1 other Wilson catalogue, from 1877, in the University of Aberdeen.

An invaluable primary source for documenting & researching the history of the stereoview industry in Scotland, both production & use.

Price: $1,250.00