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JENKINS, Charles Francis.

Picture Ribbons.

An Exposition of the Methods and Apparatus Employed in the Manufacture of the Picture Ribbons used in Projecting Lanterns to Give the Appearance of Objects in Motion.

C. Francis Jenkins, Washington DC , 1897 Stock Code: 102230
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First edition of the author's book on chronophotography and proto-film reels. Charles Francis Jenkins (1867-1934) was a prolific inventor (over 400 patents were issued to his name) and an important pioneer of cinema and television. He devised a "motion picture projecting box", which, on 6 June 1894, became the first apparatus to project a film in front of an audience, an event which took place at Jenkins's cousin's jewellery shop in Richmond, Virginia. That same year the Lumière Brothers shot "Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory", which is generally considered to be the first film ever made but which was not shown until 28 December 1895. Picture Ribbons is a surprisingly comprehensive work, considering it was written at the infancy of film. As well as presenting Jenkins's projector, the "Phantoscope", the book covers all aspects related to film reels, from manufacturing, photographing and developing, to perforating and splicing. A rare title with exquisite illustrations.

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Description

Octavo. Original dark red cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt, bevelled boards, patterned endpapers, six leaves of advertisements at rear.

Illustrations

Frontispiece photographic portrait, photographs and diagrams throughout.

Condition

Small contemporary sticker to foot of spine reading "290". Extremities gently rubbed, small dent to bottom edge of both boards, a few minor marks to cloth, the occasional spot or light finger mark to contents but overall bright and crisp. An excellent copy.

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