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HUNT, Robert.
On the Applications of Science to the Fine and Useful Arts.

CONTAINED IN - THE ART UNION MONTHLY JOURNAL: No. CXV, January 1848. pp. 17-18. [INTRODUCTION]. No. CXVI, February 1848. pp. 37-40. GUTTA PERCHA (THIS IS NOT THE SEPARATE MONTHLY ISSUE BUT HAS BEEN EXTRACTED FROM THE ANNUAL VOLUME). No. CXVII, March 1848. pp. 71-72. THERMOGRAPHY. No. CXVIII, April 1848. pp. 101-103. 2 text figures. THE ELECTROTYPE. No.CXIX, May 1848. pp133-136. 8 text figures. PHOTOGRAPHY, PART I. No. CXX, June 1848. pp. 193-195. Double-sided embossed colour plate. CARVING BY MACHINERY. No. CXXI, July 1848. pp. 221-223. SYMMETRICAL AND GEOMETRICAL FORMS OF ORGANIC REMAINS (part I). PLUS p. 223 'Daguerrotype Portraiture'. No. CXXII, August 1848. pp. 237-238. PHOTOGRAPHY PART II. No. CXXIII, September 1848. pp. 264-266. BLACK LEAD PENCILS. No. CXXIV, October 1848. pp. 309-311. 27 text figures. SYMMETRICAL AND GEOMETRICAL FORMS OF ORGANIC REMAINS (part II). No. CXXV, November 1848. pp. 325-327. MIRRORS - DRAYTON'S PATENT PROCESS FOR SILVERING GLASS. No. CXXVI, December 1848. pp. 363-364. MACHINE FOR ENGRAVING FROM THE STATUE.

All in the original printed wrappers [ these separate issues are considerably scarcer than the bound volumes, and more attractive, with extensive advertisements], with all the advertisement pages [except for the February issue], uncut, some pages unopened, front cover of MAY dusty and marked, JUNE issue lacking rear wrapper and front cover torn at the lower corner with slight loss, front cover of AUGUST detached, occasional corner creased, backstrips showing a little wear, good copies overall.

*See GERNSHEIM Incunabula of British Photographic Literature 1839-1875, #1097 and #1098, for the MAY & AUGUST issues above. ROBERT HUNT [6th September 1807 17th October 1887], a scientist and antiquarian, was born at Devonport, Plymouth. He was involved in statistical, mineralogical and other studies. Hunt's father, a naval officer, drowned while Robert was a youth. He began to study in London for the medical profession, but ill-health caused him to return to settle in Cornwall. In 1829, he published The Mount's Bay; a descriptive poem ... and other pieces but received little critical or financial success. In 1840, he became secretary to the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society at Falmouth where he met Robert Were Fox, and carried on some physical and chemical investigations with him. Following Daguerre's discovery, Hunt took up photography with great enthusiasm, developed the actinograph and introduced business processes. His Manual of Photography (1841, ed. 5, 1857) was the first English treatise on the subject. Hunt also experimented generally on the action of light, and published Researches on Light (1844).

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