A.H. Smith Mushrooms View Master Reel illustrations

PBA Galleries

PBA Galleries

2015-11-02 12:15:48

Lot 236: Author: Smith, Alexander H. Title: Mushrooms in Their Natural Habitats. Place Published: Portland, Ore. Publisher: Sawyer's Inc. Date Published: 1949. Description: 2 volumes. Text volume: xiv, 626 pp. Illustration volume in the form of a faux-book, opening to reveal a smaller album containing 33 "view-master" reels, each with 7 color "stereo-photographs", and the original black plastic view-master viewer. (8vo) 23x15 cm (9x6") original faux red leather, lettered in gilt. First Edition. 231 color images of mushrooms taken by the inventor of the View-Master, William. B. Gruber. The View-Master system was introduced at the New York World's Fair in 1939. Condition: Light wear, front hinge of second volume cracked; very good. PBA Galleries' Rare Books & Manuscripts Sunday, 1st November 2015 Estimate: $1000-$1500
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