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Rijksmuseum aquires 1st photo illustrated book by 1st female photographer

The Rijksmuseum has acquired an extremely rare copy of the first photographically illustrated book, a compendium of British algae created and privately published by botanist Anna Atkins. The museum bought the book from a private collector for €450,000 ($500,000) with funding from the lottery and family foundations. These were contact prints, technically photograms rather than [...]
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