Anna Atkins. Cynotypes of British Algae

Anna Atkins. Cynotypes of British Algae
Cynotypes of British Algae is considered to be the first work with photographic illustrations.
Atkins’s book was produced 8 months before Henry Fox Talbot’s ‘The Pencil of Nature’ was released.
Only 13 copies of the handwritten book are known to exist, each copy featured handwritten text.
October 14th 1843 marks the anniversary of the purchase of it by the British Museum.
And for this, the 14th Octber is the International PhotoBook Day.

• see on British Library online catalog
• or on the NY Public Library digital catalog