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The Philip Banham Collection of Optical Toys, Optical Prints and Stereoscopic including the Great Exhibition of 1851

Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood Live Webcast Auction 06 Mar 2019 10:00 GMT

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  • 09:00 GMT - 17:15 GMT
  • 09:00 GMT - 17:15 GMT

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  • St. Edmund's Court
  • Okehampton Street
  • Exeter
  • EX4 1DU
  • United Kingdom

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Outdoor Stereoscopic Ambrotype:, an interesting and excellent example of these rare stereoscopic ambrotypes showing an outdoor scene of a young b...

A rare stereoscopic daguerreotype of the Visit of Napoleon III and Empress Eugenie with Queen Victoria and Prince Albert to Crystal Palace, Sydenh...

A rare stereoscopic daguerreotype:- Crystal Place at Sydenham:, showing a view from the Grand Terrace with a water tower to the distance, arched p...

A group of twenty eight stereoscope photographs of Crystal Place at Sydenham:, the majority on thin grey or off-white card mounts by T R Williams ...

Two hand painted panoramic magic lantern slides of the Royal Carriage Procession to the opening of the Great Exhibition in 1851:, one depicting t...

Stereoscope Viewer. A late 19th century walnut table top Achromatic stereoscopic viewer by R&J Beck London:, the double section lift up top enc...

Lot 67

Zoetrope.

Zoetrope. : A Victorian 'Wheel of Life' Zoetrope by the London Stereoscopic and Photographic Co:, the 12 inch Russian lacquer drum with base card ...

Shadow Puppet. A Javanese 'wayang kulit' shadow puppet of Setyatid:, the hand coloured cut hide puppet with bamboo rods for articulated movement...

Stereoscope Viewer : A mahogany and lacquered brass tabletop achromatic stereoscope by R & J Beck, Cornhill, London, number 2917:, with rack and ...

A group of nineteen monochrome stereoscopic diapositive glass slides:, mostly by Ferrier & Sourier comprising Continental topographical views, in...

A late Victorian walnut magnifier/stereoscope viewer:, with 5 inch magnifier and folding adjustable stand, 8cm x17cm x27cm.

A Victorian brass and leather bound photograph album:, containing sixty carte de visite photographs, all family portraits with pencil annotation.

Photograph Album : containing 50 carte de visite photographs, contemporary embossed red morocco with brass fittings and clasps, oblong 4to, c1860s...

Photograph Album : containing 50 carte de visite photographs, contemporary brown bevelled morocco with brass corners, defective clasps, 4to, c1860...

Photograph Album : containing 38 carte de visite photographs, contemporary morocco backed mother of pearl covers with brass clasp, small 4to, c186...

A family group of three daguerreotypes in red leather cases:, comprising individual portraits of a father, mother and daughter, together with a sm...

Stereo Viewer. : A mirror stereoscope by Smith Beck and Beck, mahogany body with two brass achromatic lenses, rack and pinion focus, holding handl...

Stereo Viewer : An inlaid walnut Brewster type stereoscope viewer, with hinged front with magnifier and ground glass screen.

A late 19th century 'La Praxinoscope' by E C Reynaud:, the central drum with an arrangement of 12 mirrors, paper label as per title to the top, ra...

Photograph Album : containing cabinet photographs neatly mounted on illuminated leaves, contemporary embossed red morocco, 4to, c1860s

Glogau, Charles - Le Modele Feminin : 101 Etudes en Phototypie - photographic nude studies, faux leather boards, folio, a good example, c1880s.

"Photographic Groups of Eminent Personages" : [so titled on the upper cover] an album in concertina format, containing five large photographs illu...

Tinted photographs : A set of " Velvotint " powder colours for tinting photographic prints, contained within lidded mahogany box, J. Barnard & Son...

A 19th century Chinese brass shadow ball:, the pierce work bird and fauna engraved ball enclosing a gimballed oil lamp, 8cm diameter* Notes Ofte...

Camera Lucida : brass body, prism and clamp, contained within original velvet lined morocco covered case 210 mm long, A. Abraham, Liverpool.

Lithophane Light Box : large lithophane plaque 215 x 165 mm, set into a wooden box (converted to an electric lamp), depicting two grandly dressed ...

Kaleidoscope : wooden paper covered tube containing green glass pieces, 17cm high, together with 'Pyramid' kaleidoscope (2).

An early Brewster stereoscopic viewer by Negretti and Zambra:, circa 1850s/60s with two brass eye pieces (one detached), covered in morocco leathe...

Stereo Viewer. : A black papier-mache Brewster style viewer, inlaid with mother of pearl, hinged front with ground glass screen.

Stereo Viewer. : A mahogany and brass Brewster pattern stereoscopic viewer, hinged front with magnifier, ground glass screen, one eye piece and le...

Stereo Viewer. : Brewster pattern, hand held burr walnut with ebony and copper screw focusing lenses, hinged front with magnifier, ground glass sc...

Stereo Viewer. : A rosewood and brass Brewster pattern stereoscopic viewer, with hinged front with magnifier and ground glass screen.

A Victorian ' Ship's Wheel Kaleidoscope,':, by the London Stereoscopic Company, with brass turning piece, imitation fish skin covered body contain...

Lot 96

Lithophane.

Lithophane. : A hand tinted lithophane depicting two ladies and a dog in a rural setting, 180 x 145 mm.

Lot 97

Zoetrope.

Zoetrope. A collection of eight zoetrope cards by The London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company:, comprising No.4 'Headwork', No.12' Nobody's Lit...

A French anamorphic print of Queen Victoria:, highlighted in colours, inscribed lower right 'Lith,Walter Fres.r. Paradis Pre 28'. 17cm x 20 cm, t...

Four late 19th century French handcoloured lithograph anamorphic discs:, comprising a fireman, 16cm x 19.5cm, a drunk, 16.5cm x 20cm, a woman with...

A 19th century polychrome engraving of a woman and child at a table with a zograsope:, unsigned, framed and glazed, 22cm x 18.5cm. ...

Lot 101

Megalithoscope.

Megalithoscope. : Two linen backed photographic prints of Venice, in wooden frames, 350 x 260 mm, late 19th century.

Protean & Transformation Prints. : 'Spooner Protean views No 14, Alloway Kirk with Burns Monument, Changing to the scene of Tam O' Shanter and the...

G W's Transparencies 'Fisherman's Hut':, London, Published by Reeves & Sons , Cheapside and W, Morgan 64 Hatton Garden, transformation hand colour...

G W's Transparencies 'French Smuggler's':, London, Published by Reeves & Sons , Cheapside and W, Morgan 64 Hatton Garden, transformation hand colo...

G W's Transparencies 'Smuggler's cave':, London, Published by Reeves & Sons , Cheapside and W, Morgan 64 Hatton Garden, transformation hand colou...

A late Victorian relief platinum print portrait photograph by N J Toolseley:, depicting a woman in hat , cape and scarf, signed in ink lower righ...

A 19th century hand cut paper transformation silhouette of figures in boats on a lake:, brown and white paper layered to produce a day/night trans...

Theatre Optique : coloured theatre bill for the 'Pantomimes Lumineuses Theatre Optique, Paris, 1892; and one other related.(2)*Notes- perhaps the ...

Lot 109

Wilson, G.

Wilson, G. W - Photographs of English and Scottish Scenery : Edinburgh - 12 original mounted photographs, org. green cloth, 4to, A. Marion, London...

Lot 110

Grundy,

Grundy, William - Sunshine in the Country : embellished with photographs from nature - 20 original mounted photographs, org. cloth, 4to, Richard G...

Bedford, Francis - The Holy Land, Egypt, Constantinople, Athens, etc. etc. A series of forty-eight photographs : org. blue gilt cloth, contents co...

Photograph Album : containing 24 carte de visite photographs, contemporary ivory and morocco with brass clasps, contents becoming detached from bi...

A Victorian watercolour on ivory portrait of parents bathing an infant:, unsigned, glazed and mounted in a red leather Union case, subject size10...

A cased daguerrotype of a seated woman:, dressed in a white bonnet and black dress within an arched gilt frame in a red leather case, subject size...

Photo-Micro Photographs : Two Victorian glass micro-dot slides - 'The Leviathan' and 'Duke of Wellington'.*Notes- After the success of the Great ...

Erotic Stereo Cards : Le Lever de la Parisienne', 6 tissue stereo cards in original box with printed paper label, B. K. Paris.

Bernhardt, Sarah (1844-1923) French Actress:, a signed sepia photograph depicting the actress as Theodora, an unusual version with both arms spre...

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