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Title: Desire Charnay: Expeditionary Photographer.
Description: Albuquerque, NM: The University of New Mexico Press, (1981). (1981). - Quarto [approximately 10-1/4 inches high by 8-1/4 inches wide], cream buckram in a dust wrapper. The spine of the dust jacket & the adjacent edges of its panels are slightly darkened & there is some minor soiling to the rear panel. xii & 212 pages. Profusely illustrated in black & white. Very good.

First edition.

Desire Charnay [1828-1915] was a traveler and writer of considerable fame in the late nineteenth century. He took the first photographs of the Mayan ruins in Mexico in 1859. Later he made many other photographs in Mexico and in Madagascar, Java and Australia. These photographs have been rescued from oblivion by Keith Davis's account of Charnay's life and work. Very good .

Keywords: PHOTOGRAPHY; FRENCH PHOTOGRAPHER; TRAVELER; EXPLORER; DESIRE CHARNAY: EXPEDITIONARY PHOTOGRAPHER; KEITH F. DAVIS; ANTHROPOLOGY; ARCHAEOLOGY; ARCHEOLOGY; MAYAN RUINS; FIRST EDITION; 1ST EDITION.

Price: US$ 35.00 Seller: Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd.
- Book number: 35642

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